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Uluwatu Beach

Wax up your board and paddle out to one of the world’s best surf breaks, under one of Bali’s most beautiful temples.

Uluwatu Beach is a hidden gem, famous amongst surfers for its powerful waves and stunning sunsets. To get to the beach, you need to go down a set of steep, rocky steps. The beach is nestled underneath a cliff, on the top of which rests Uluwatu Temple, one of the oldest Hindu temples in Bali.

Paddle out to sea and get your heart pumping as you ride perfect waves, fueled by southeast winds. Between sets, marvel at the clifftop temple, spot turtles gliding by or simply relax on your board in the tranquility of this beautiful setting.

Even if you aren’t a surfer, you can enjoy the clifftop views and stunning sunsets, and visit the Uluwatu Temple. Built in the 10th century, this temple is one of Bali’s directional temples. A directional temple is one that, according to Hinduism, guards the island from evil spirits.

After exploring the site, enjoy a bite to eat at the nearby warungs (restaurants) on the top of the cliff. Relax to the sound of the waves crashing below and enjoy the cool evening breeze.

This small and intimate beach is not as accessible as other beaches in southern Bali. Because of the extremely powerful waves, swimming is not advised here and surfing is for the experienced only. For calmer waters with easy access, head to the beaches at Padang and Bingin. Other well-known surfing beaches in the area include Impossible Beach, Dreamland Beach and Suluban Beach.

Uluwatu Beach is located near the village of Pecatu, in Bali’s South Kuta district, a 35-minute drive from Denpasar Airport. There are plenty of accommodation options in the region. The beach has a parking area and shower. While it’s advisable to bring your own equipment, there is a surf shop at the top of the cliff where you can pick up wax and supplies.

Make the most of your time at Uluwatu Beach. Below is a list of the top activities:

If you're chasing more options, examine our Pecatu things to do page.


Guide to Exploring around Uluwatu Beach


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Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali $572
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

Jl Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu, Bali
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated by the sea, this luxury resort is steps from Bukit Peninsula and Uluwatu. Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach are also within 15 minutes.

    Blue Point Bay Villas and Spa $47
    Blue Point Bay Villas and Spa

    Blue Point Bay Villas and Spa

    Jl Labuansait, Uluwatu, Pecatu, Bali
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Pecatu villa is located by the ocean, just steps from Bukit Peninsula and Uluwatu. Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      2 BDR Private Villa-sunset Roof Terrace Views-ulus
      2 BDR Private Villa-sunset Roof Terrace Views-ulus

      2 BDR Private Villa-sunset Roof Terrace Views-ulus

      Pecatu, Bali
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Pecatu, this villa is steps from Bukit Peninsula and Uluwatu. Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach are also within 10 minutes.

        The Pande Hill Homestay $22
        The Pande Hill Homestay

        The Pande Hill Homestay

        Jalan Raya Uluwatu Pecatu, No.188, Pecatu, Bali
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is steps from Bukit Peninsula and Uluwatu. Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach are also within 15 minutes.

          Uluwatu Jungle Villa $34
          Uluwatu Jungle Villa

          Uluwatu Jungle Villa

          Jalan Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu, Pecatu, Bali
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in the entertainment district, this spa bed & breakfast is steps from Bukit Peninsula and Uluwatu. Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Batu Kandik Homestay $18
            Batu Kandik Homestay

            Batu Kandik Homestay

            Jalan Batu Kandik No. 1, Uluwatu, Pecatu, Bali
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is steps from Bukit Peninsula and Uluwatu. Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach are also within 15 minutes.

              JACKO HOUSE ULUWATU
              JACKO HOUSE ULUWATU

              JACKO HOUSE ULUWATU

              Jln Pantai Suluban Gg Arya 3 No 3 pecatu, Kuta selatan badung bali, Pecatu, Bali
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Pecatu, this guesthouse is steps from Bukit Peninsula and Uluwatu. Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Ketty Homestay
                Ketty Homestay

                Ketty Homestay

                Jalan Pantai Suluban Uluwatu, Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, Bali
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Bukit Peninsula and Uluwatu. Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).