Bali’s beaches: Bukit Peninsula part 2

The limestone, golf club-shaped promontory that is the Bukit peninsula “hangs” from the south coast of the island of Bali, one of Indonesia’s 17,500 plus islands and among world’s top travel destinations.

The Bukit peninsula differs ecologically and geographically from the rest of Bali. Beaches on the northern part of the island tend to have black sand while southern beaches are white. Though Bali is known for its tropical wet climate, the Bukit is comparatively dry.

Continuing from the previous post about beaches on the Bukit, we now look at a few more coastal treasures, namely Balangan, Suluban and Nyang Nyang.

photo by Tom Booth (tboothhk on Flickr CC)

Balangan is widely considered to be the nicest beach on the Bukit and by some the best beach on Bali. It is a beautiful, wide, white sand beach with great surf (fast, left hand breaks). Despite its famed beauty, the beach is less crowded due to its remoteness. Balangan also has a few small, family owned shops and places to eat.

Suluban beach lies west of Padang Padang and is another wide, white sand beach backed by stunning cliffs. Suluban is also isolated and only accessed by walking through a cave. This secluded spot is a great place for surfing or wading and enjoying the gorgeous views and spectacular rock formations.

Nyang Nyang beach is another hidden paradise only accessible by a rocky path, which leads from the main Uluwatu road, followed by a 500-step descent onto the beach. The waters are rocky and the waves high, so Nyang Nyang isn’t recommended for swimming or for novice surfers. However, for those up for a bit of adventure and expert surf conditions, Nyang Nyang is a stunning and isolated spot.

See part 1 for more on on Bali’s beaches.The limestone, golf club-shaped promontory that is the Bukit peninsula “hangs” from the south coast of the island of Bali, one of Indonesia’s 17,500 plus islands and among world’s top travel destinations.

The Bukit peninsula differs ecologically and geographically from the rest of Bali. Beaches on the northern part of the island tend to have black sand while southern beaches are white. Though Bali is known for its tropical wet climate, the Bukit is comparatively dry.

Continuing from the previous post about beaches on the Bukit, we now look at a few more coastal treasures, namely Balangan, Suluban and Nyang Nyang.

photo by Tom Booth (tboothhk on Flickr CC)

Balangan is widely considered to be the nicest beach on the Bukit and by some the best beach on Bali. It is a beautiful, wide, white sand beach with great surf (fast, left hand breaks). Despite its famed beauty, the beach is less crowded due to its remoteness. Balangan also has a few small, family owned shops and places to eat.

Suluban beach lies west of Padang Padang and is another wide, white sand beach backed by stunning cliffs. Suluban is also isolated and only accessed by walking through a cave. This secluded spot is a great place for surfing or wading and enjoying the gorgeous views and spectacular rock formations.

Nyang Nyang beach is another hidden paradise only accessible by a rocky path, which leads from the main Uluwatu road, followed by a 500-step descent onto the beach. The waters are rocky and the waves high, so Nyang Nyang isn’t recommended for swimming or for novice surfers. However, for those up for a bit of adventure and expert surf conditions, Nyang Nyang is a stunning and isolated spot.

See part 1 for more on on Bali’s beaches.

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