Set on the west coast of Bali between Seminyak and Canggu, the rolling surf and dark sands of Batu Belig Beach offer travelers beautiful sunsets, fun beach bars, and waves that are generally gentle enough for adventurous children to enjoy. The beach bars come into their own at sunset, which is a classic time to head to Batu Belig.The Basics
There’s no charge to visit Batu Belig Beach, although locals do apply a small parking fee. Most travelers arrive independently, though some come as part of a beach- and bar-hopping tour. Spend the day catching rays or friendly waves, or pass the evening at one of the beach’s simple bars or vibrant beach clubs. Surfboards and sun loungers are available for rent on the beach, though watching a stunning sunset reflect on the dark sands is absolutely free.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Less busy than either Seminyak Beach or Kuta Beach, Batu Belig Beach is a popular west coast choice for families, and the beach bar scene draws an older crowd.
- Watch for the flags on the beach, as waves can get big and the current strong.
- Bring sunscreen—even on overcast days, the UV rays can be surprisingly intense.
How to Get There
Batu Belig Beach sits on Bali’s west coast, between Seminyak and Canggu, approximately 8 miles (13 kilometers) from Ngurah Rai International Airport. There is no public transport to Batu Belig and it’s not on the tourist bus routes, so most travelers arrange a private driver.When to Get There
As with all Bali beaches, Batu Belig Beach is at its best during the dry season, roughly May to September). The beach is at its most beautiful during sunset, and looks ideal viewed from a beach bar with a cool drink in hand. During the peak of the rainy season (December through February), plastic trash on the beach can be an issue.The Sundowner: a Bali Tradition
Sipping a refreshing beverage by the ocean at sunset is a treasured Bali tradition, and one that will make the most of any holiday. Batu Belig Beach is one of the more popular west coast slots for sunset cocktails, with options ranging from simple warung
(casual café or kiosk) such as Warung Pantai to stylish beach clubs such as Tropicola and DJ-led beach bars such as 707.