Bingin Beach (Pantai Bingin) Travel Guide 2023

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After spending almost 4 months living in Uluwatu, we spent A LOT of time in Bingin Beach and rightly so as it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Uluwatu.

Bingin Beach is one of Uluwatu’s most popular beaches and is tucked away on the island’s southern coast.

Not only does this place have some of the best surf breaks around, but it also has a few restaurants with fun vibes! We love spending the day in Bingin just hanging out, swimming, and eating some delicious food.

Although Bingin Beach is known for its amazing waves, there are still a handful of things to do for non-surfers.

In this Bingin Beach guide, I will share a few of our top local recommendations on things to do, when to do, where to stay and more.

Bingin Beach
Aerial view of Bingin Beach in Uluwatu

Where is Bingin Beach?

Bingin Beach is this super cool spot on the Bukit Peninsula, right on Bali’s southern coast in Indonesia. It’s in the Pecatu area, close to the famous Uluwatu region, where you can catch those awesome cliffside views and stunning sunsets.

Bingin Beach is right in the middle of Bali’s surf heaven, with other epic surf breaks like Padang Padang and Dreamland just around the corner. Spending the day at Bingin beach is one of the best things to do in Uluwatu.

Bingin Beach or Pantai Bingin is halfway between Balangan Beach and Padang Padang.

Bingin Beach attracts surfers from all over the world because of its wicked waves, but it’s also the perfect place for anyone looking to kick back and soak up some Bali sunshine.

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Map of Bingin Beach
Map of Bingin Beach

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How to Get to Bingin Beach?

If you’re coming from Uluwatu, getting to Bingin Beach is a breeze. I recommend you rent a scooter and simply follow the Google Maps going to the area.

There is a parking lot where you can park your motorbike for around 2,000 IDR ($0.14). Once you’ve parked your car, just follow the narrow alleyway and stairs going down the beach.

The walk down (and back up) can be a bit steep at times but is totally manageable. Just keep this in mind for those with limited mobility.

Renting a motorbike is the best way to get around Bali! This company will even deliver it straight to your hotel.

If you’re unsure about driving a motorbike, you can also just hire a private car with a driver to take you around the best beaches in Uluwatu.

If you’re coming straight from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), Bingin Beach is about a 45-minute to 1-hour drive from the airport, depending on traffic.

Taxis and private transfers are available right at the airport, but make sure to negotiate the price beforehand or use a metered taxi to avoid overpaying.

If you’re coming from Kuta, Seminyak, or Canggu, it’ll take you around 1 to 1.5 hours to reach Bingin Beach, depending on your starting point and traffic conditions.

Alternatively, you can hire a taxi or use ride-hailing apps like Bluebird, Grab or Gojek. Just be wary as technically some of these platforms aren’t allowed in certain areas due to local politics.

Sceneries of Bingin Beach

Best Time to Visit Pantai Bingin

In general, there are two main seasons in Bali: the dry season and the wet season.

Dry Season runs from April to September and is considered the best time to visit Bingin Beach. During this time, you can enjoy sunny days, lower humidity, and favorable winds for surfing.

The consistent swells during this period make it a popular time for surfers, especially between June and August.

The dry season is also a great time for sunbathing, swimming, and exploring the Bukit Peninsula without worrying about rain.

Wet Season runs from October to March. During this time, you can expect less crowds but the weather can also be a little less reliable.

However, speaking from experience, rainy season in Bali means a couple of hours of rain with some sunshine sprinkled in.

Surf conditions can be less predictable during the wet season, but there are still days with good waves, especially for less experienced surfers or those looking for a more laid-back experience.

Sunny weather in Bingin Beach
You rent beach umbrellas at Bingin Beach

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Things to Do in Bingin Beach, Uluwatu

As one of the best surf spots in Bali, Bingin Beach is known for its consistent, powerful waves that attract surfers from around the globe.

Whether you’re an experienced surfer looking to catch some epic barrels or a beginner seeking to hone your skills, Bingin Beach provides a thrilling surfing experience.

There are surf schools and board rental shops nearby if you need lessons or equipment. Surfboard rentals average 100,000 IDR for two hours.

The wave in Bingin Beach is about 100 meters away from the beach and can be reached easily by paddling straight to the peak on mid or high tide. As you can’t really talk about Bingin Beach without talking about surfing, I will go into this in more detail in the section below.

Since Bingin Beach is a reef break, I personally don’t recommend going out on your own if you’re a beginner. Instead, get lessons first until you know the type of wave that comes as it’s always useful to get local knowledge on the different surf spots.

Aside from surfing, you can also spend time in Bingin swimming, depending on the tides. You can find locals who rent beach umbrellas for a couple of dollars and spend the day chilling in the sand.

It’s important that you know that Bingin doesn’t have the longest stretch of sand so there isn’t a ton of space to chill out, especially if the tides are high!

Next up is my favorite activity in Bingin Beach…eating!

surfing in Bingin Beach
Bingin Beach has some of the best surf in Uluwatu

Where to Eat in Bingin Beach

Bingin is located on the side of a cliff and there are numerous restaurants, hotels, and small warungs in the area.

Here are a few of my favorite restaurants in the area:

Lucky Fish BBQ: This popular beachfront joint is a must-visit for seafood lovers. At Lucky Fish BBQ, you can enjoy a variety of freshly caught fish and seafood, all cooked to perfection on a traditional open grill.

Choose your favorite catch of the day which you can enjoy while sitting in their restaurant which has a panoramic view of the ocean or right by the tables that they set on the beach.

They also have a dimsum menu which is pretty decent!

Kelly’s Warung: Kelly’s Warung is a laid-back, beachside spot that offers a diverse menu of both local and international dishes.

Kelly’s Warung is the perfect place to refuel after a surf session or to simply unwind with a cold drink in hand. I love their chicken satay sticks and their pancakes!

If you want to enjoy a meal while looking at the beach, these two restaurants above are my top recommendations.

The Cashew Tree: A short scooter ride from Bingin Beach, The Cashew Tree is a health-focused cafe that serves up a variety of plant-based and organic dishes.

We love going to Cashew Tree for brunch (highly recommend their smoothie bowls) as well as their breakfast burrito. They also have a delicious chicken teriyaki!

Around the area, there is also Latino Bingin, Gooseberry, as well as Seed Bingin.

Bingin Beach
Founder of this blog, Tom enjoying his lunch at Lucky Fish

Surfing in Bingin Beach

Surfing at Bingin Beach is an unforgettable experience, as it’s known for its world-class waves and idyllic setting.

Bingin Beach is a reef break that offers consistent, powerful left-handers, making it a sought-after destination for surfers from around the globe.

Here’s what you need to know about surfing in Bingin Beach:

Bingin Beach features fast, hollow, and barreling waves that break over a shallow reef. These waves are best suited for intermediate to advanced surfers who are skilled enough to navigate the powerful swells and challenging conditions.

The waves at Bingin Beach are often compared to those at Padang Padang, another famous surf spot on the Bukit Peninsula, as both offer thrilling rides and epic tube time.

The waves at Bingin Beach can vary depending on the time of year, tide, and swell direction. Generally, the waves range from 3 to 6 feet, but during the dry season (April to September), when the swells are larger and more consistent, the waves can reach heights of 8 feet or more.

I recommend checking Magicseaweed for surf forecasts before you go.

As mentioned, the waves break over a shallow reef, which can be unforgiving, especially during low tide.

Be cautious and mindful of the reef and other surfers in the water to ensure a safe and enjoyable surf session.

Surfing in Bingin
Bingin Beach is known for its world-class waves and idyllic beach views

Where to Stay in Bingin Beach

If you want to stay right in the heart of the action, basing yourself in Bingin Beach is a great idea. They have a couple of beautiful hotels as well as budget accommodations. Here are a few recommendations on places to stay in Bingin Beach:

Legends Beachfront Resort

If you want to stay in a place with incredible views of the ocean, I can recommend Legends. The rooms are tastefully decorated have the most amazing views of the surf! Talk about a room with a view.

The Bingin Beach Villas’ Bungalow Resort

The Bingin Beach Villas’ Bungalow Resort is a charming tropical retreat nestled on the stunning Bingin Beach, offering a perfect blend of comfort, relaxation, and adventure. All rooms have a terrace with pool view.

Aloha Beach House Bingin

If you prefer to stay in a villa instead of a hotel, Aloha Beach House Bingin is a great pick! Located 200m away from Bingin beach, this pool villa is perfect for those who want a spacious retreat after spending the day exploring around Uluwatu.

Mahi Mahi Villa, Suites & Beach Shack

Last but not least is this gorgeous resort offering suites and villa type accommodations. The resort is located 400m from Bingin Beach and has a variety of rooms from pool villas to large suites overlooking the ocean.

This place is highly recommended!

Other Beaches in Uluwatu

Uluwatu is blessed with an array of stunning beaches, each offering its own unique charm and allure. In fact, I think Ulu has some of the best beaches in all of Bali!

Compared to the beaches of Canggu, Uluwatu beaches are 10x better in my opinion!

While Bingin Beach is undoubtedly a must-visit, there are several other beaches in the area that are worth exploring. We spent all our time in Ulu hopping from one beach to the next.

Here are a couple that I recommend you visit while you’re in the area.

Beautiful view in Balangan Beach

Balangan Beach: Located on the northern side of the Bukit Peninsula, Balangan Beach is a long stretch of white sand surrounded by rugged cliffs.

This picturesque beach is a popular spot for surfers, as it offers consistent waves that cater to both beginners and experienced surfers. With its laid-back local vibe and stunning views, Balangan Beach is an ideal place to relax, surf, or soak up some sun.

Melasti Beach: Tucked away beneath towering limestone cliffs, Pantai Melasti is a hidden gem that boasts crystal-clear waters and pristine sands.

This secluded beach is perfect for those seeking a peaceful retreat away from the crowds. Melasti Beach is home to a couple of popular beach clubs, making it a popular destination in Uluwatu.

Pandawa Beach: Often referred to as the “Secret Beach,” Pandawa Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand and turquoise waters nestled at the base of towering limestone cliffs.

The beach is accessible through a winding road that passes between the cliffs, revealing mesmerizing views of the ocean.

These are just a few of the many incredible beaches that Uluwatu has to offer. For a complete list, check out our full guide to the best beaches in Uluwatu

Pandawa Beach
Pandawa Beach

Uluwatu Tours

If you want to explore the best of Uluwatu and its many beaches, I recommend you check out this full day tour. This tour takes you to a few of the best Uluwatu beaches plus a kecak dance in Uluwatu temple.

The Kecak fire dance is one of the best cultural experiences in Bali and is something I highly recommend doing!

kecak show uluwatu
The famous kecak fire show in Uluwatu is a MUST!

Conclusion

Hopefully, this guide to Bingin Beach has given you a ton of ideas and information about it! Uluwatu is one of our favorite places in Bali so I am excited that I got to share a little bit about this place with you.

Happy travels!

FAQ about Bingin Beach

Can you swim in Bingin Beach?

Yes, you can swim at Bingin Beach; however, be cautious of the strong currents and waves, especially during the surf season.

How many steps are there to Bingin Beach?

There are approximately 200 steps leading down from the cliffside to the shore at Bingin Beach. The stairs up and down are totally doable for anyone who is relatively fit and healthy.

Do you have to pay for Bingin Beach?

No, there is no entrance fee to visit Bingin Beach. However, visitors may need to pay for parking if arriving by car or scooter which is very minimal.

Is Bingin Beach good for beginner surfers?

Bingin Beach is not generally recommended for beginner surfers due to its fast and powerful waves. The beach is more suitable for intermediate to advanced surfers who are experienced in navigating challenging surf conditions.

Is Bingin Beach good for surfing?

Yes, Bingin Beach is an excellent surf spot and is famous for its consistent and powerful left-hand waves. However, it is recommended for intermediate to advanced surfers due to the fast and hollow, barrel like nature of the waves.

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Anna is a co-founder of Adventure in You and has been traveling the world for the last 9 years, living in 5 different continents. She is passionate about giving destination advice, entrepreneurship, outdoor travel and discovering good food while on the road. Her expertise on travel, gear, and building businesses have been featured on Foundr, Business Insider, Forbes, Yahoo! Travel and more.

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