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Uluwatu Beach

Brave some of the best surf on Bali's coastline, and explore one of the country's finest cliff top temples.

If surfing is your thing, you’ll probably already know about Uluwatu Beach. The majority of surf spots here are solely for those who can handle a board. However, the stunning setting of Uluwatu Beach, along with its majestic sunsets, makes this a place where everyone will feel welcome.

It's a truism that some of the best places are the hardest to get to. Uluwatu Beach is accessible only by a precipitous staircase set into a rock. There are no railings; take your time making your way down, and wear something other than flip-flops. Once you're down onto the beach you'll instantly know the effort was worthwhile. The humble in size, yet pristine sands of the beach sit directly under a cliff face, on top of which teeters the Uluwatu Temple. Take some snaps of the ancient building from below before going for a dip. Otherwise, admire the efforts of surfers from the comfort of your beach towel. Be warned that due to the sheer power of the waves, you shouldn't risk much more than a paddle unless you absolutely know what you're doing.

Earn your lunch break by ambling back up the cliff to one of the restaurants that looks out over the ocean. The combination of good food and spectacular views pays dividends. Order a cocktail or two and stick around to see the rich, heady sunsets that blaze across the sky.

If you're looking for safer swimming options (and especially if you have children in tow), the beaches at nearby Padang and Bingin offer suitable alternatives. There are numerous accommodation options in the immediate area, many of which afford wonderful views of this stretch of the southern Bali coastline.

Uluwatu Beach is close to the small village of Pecatu, which is about 35 minutes by road from Denpasar Airport. Parking and shower facilities are available at the beach.


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Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali AU$976
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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 within a 15-minute walk of Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach. Padang Padang Beach and Uluwatu Cliffs are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    2 BDR Private Villa-perfect for Short or Long Term-enquire for More Discounts
    2 BDR Private Villa-perfect for Short or Long Term-enquire for More Discounts

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    Jl. Gn. Tengger, Pecatu, Bali
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Pecatu, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach. Padang Padang Beach and Uluwatu Cliffs are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Blue House Uluwatu AU$31
      Blue House Uluwatu

      Blue House Uluwatu

      Jl. Batu Jaran, Pecatu, Pecatu, Bali
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Pecatu, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu Temple, and Uluwatu Beach. Padang Padang Beach and Uluwatu Cliffs are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Artha Mulia House
        Artha Mulia House

        Artha Mulia House

        Jl. Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu - Pecatu, Pecatu, Bali
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Pecatu, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach. Padang Padang Beach and Uluwatu Cliffs are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          The Pande Hill Homestay AU$33
          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 within a 15-minute walk of Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach. Padang Padang Beach and Uluwatu Cliffs are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Uluwatu Jungle Villa AU$51
            Uluwatu Jungle Villa

            Uluwatu Jungle Villa

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

              Situated near the airport, this spa bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach. Padang Padang Beach and Uluwatu Cliffs are also within 2 miles (3 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 within 1 mile (2 km) of Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach. Padang Padang Beach and Uluwatu Cliffs are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                One Bedroom Uluwatu Jungle Villa AU$76
                One Bedroom Uluwatu Jungle Villa

                One Bedroom Uluwatu Jungle Villa

                Jl. Pantai Suluban, No 18, Pecatu, Bali
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated by the ocean, this historic bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach. Padang Padang Beach and Uluwatu Cliffs are also within 2 miles (3 km).