Bali’s beaches: Bukit Peninsula part 1

The tropical Southeast Asian island of Bali lies in the Indian Ocean, north of western Australia, and is one of the over 17,500 islands that make up the country of Indonesia.

The Bukit Peninsula is the southernmost point on Bali and is connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. Bukit swells out below the isthmus like a ‘wood’ golf club.

Bali itself is unique in many ways and distinguishes itself from the rest of Indonesia via its wondrous nature, rich culture and spiritual traditions. Bukit is home to some of Bali’s most beautiful and beloved beaches; made internationally famous after surfers discovered the incredible waves there.

So whether you’re into incredible beaches, amazing culture and year round warm weather, or if you’d like to surf some of Bali’s most renowned breaks, here is a brief rundown on some of Bukit’s beaches.

photo by Brent Fitzgerald (burnto on Flickr CC)

Padang Padang is one of Bukit’s most gorgeous beaches and home to Rapture Surfcamp Bali. It is a sandy beach situated 3km (2 miles) north of Uluwatu temple and can be reached via a stepped path. Padang Padang is a truly great spot for swimming surfing and canoeing.

Dreamland is a more touristy beach, as is evident by the local resort development and the beach’s proximity to the Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park. Regardless of how developed this beach has become, it is still a sought-after surfing spot and has beautiful, if less rustic, views.

Bingin Beach is another lovely beach with green cliffs and rustic dwellings. It is located between Padang Padang to the south and Dreamland to the north. Less accessible than Padang Padang due to high cliffs, it is nonetheless worth the trip for the incredible views and great surfing.

To be continued…

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