It was few years ago, I went to one of Bali’s beautiful beach, Tegalwangi beach. Some people also called the beach by Tanjung Tegalwangi, while I give an additional name to this beach “Bali’s hidden beach, found by me” :). I try to search this beach location few times, but I got no lucky finding it. Because there is no clear direction and guidance how to find the beach. Even though finally I got lucky during my little vacation, I finally found Tegalwangi.
Tegalwangi seem less popular than other beach in Bali on my first visit, the condition are still naturally preserved, unlike Kuta beach that already re-touched by human. I only met some traveler and locals who enjoy the beach, this beach is a little bit quiet. But, I love beach the most when it is quiet, just like Tegalwangi Beach. The beach location is under the cliff, common type of South Bali natural landscape. My stamina was prepared for trekking downhill, as there is no stairs to the Beach.
Few minutes later my feet touch Tegalwangi Beach fine sand, I don’t feel tired anymore whend I see beautiful beach ahead me. The waves are quite big, but not good for surfing here. For good swimmer, you might love swimming in Tegalwangi. For me, I like walking around the beach and enjoy the atmosphere. Unlike Kuta Beach, Tegalwangi doesn’t have any coast guard, so you must be careful swimming here. If you make a mistake, no one will save you.
Visiting Tegalwangi Beach before sunset is really recomended, because Tegalwangi offer one of the best Bali sunset view. Also I can choose from where should I enjoy the sunset here, from the beach, or from the top of the cliff. My favourite one is enjoying sunset from the top of the cliff. During good and clear weather condition, Mount Agung is clearly visible from here. Don’t you think that, this is a good bonus from enjoying sunset?
Fact About Tegalwangi Beach :
- Tegalwangi beach is located near Pura Segara Tegalwangi, Desa Adat Jimbaran
- This beach is also populer for Pre-Wedding photoshot. I seen some people doing it while I was there.
- Free entrance for all.
- Some spot are good for fishing activity.
Why You Should Visit Tegalwangi Beach?
There are many ways you can do to enjoy a holiday on the island of Bali. Usually, tourists who like crowds will spend time in the Jimbaran area to visit various famous restaurants and cafes.
On the other hand, it turns out that Jimbaran offers tourist attractions that are suitable for lovers of calm. You can visit Tegalwangi Beach which is now popular with tourists because of its beautiful panorama. This beautiful beach is known by foreign tourists as “Jimbaran Hidden Beach”.
This beach in Jimbaran is quite hidden because it is covered with many large rocks. Therefore, the atmosphere at Tegalwangi Beach tends to be quiet. Tourists who come to this beach usually do relaxation or just escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
About Tegalwangi Beach
Tegalwangi Jimbaran Beach is not the only beach in Bali. Being in a place that is quite hidden, this beach becomes one of the beaches that you must visit if you want to calm down. Tegalwangi Beach is increasingly popular is not without reason. Some features of Tegalwangi Beach below can be an attraction for tourists to visit:
Has a unique meaning
This beach name consists of two syllables, namely Tegal and Wangi. The word “Tegal” means the word plantation, while the word “Wangi” means fragrant. When combined, the “Tegal Wangi” means a very fragrant plantation. Although the meaning is like that, there isn’t any special smell when you are on this beach.
Melasti activity center during Nyepi Day
Having clean white sand and turquoise sea water, Tegalwangi Beach deserves to be a tourist destination in Jimbaran which is targeted by tourists. Besides being a tourist attraction, this beach is also used for the place of the Melasti Hari Raya.
Melasti itself is a self-purification ceremony to welcome Nyepi Day by all Hindus in Bali. On this special day, local people will come in droves to worship at Tegalwangi Beach.
Location Popular for pre-wedding photo session
Besides being a center for Melasti activities at Nyepi, Tegalwangi Beach is also often used as a location for pre-wedding photos. This is inseparable from the very beautiful beach atmosphere, thus creating a romantic impression.
The beauty of this beach is supported by the presence of high coral cliffs around. Coupled with views of the waves breaking rocks, pre-wedding photos will definitely look better and more memorable. Not only couples from Indonesia, foreign brides are willing to pay more so they can take pre-wedding photos at Tegalwangi Beach.
One of the best sunset spots in Bali
Tegalwangi Beach beauty can not only be enjoyed in the morning or during the day. At dusk before dusk, Tegalwangi Beach will showcase amazing sunset views. Usually, visitors like to watch sunset moments from the top of a cliff.
From the top of the cliff, you can see the sunset view on the left side, complete with the silhouette of Mount Batur and Mount Agung on the right side. It is this mountain range that you will not necessarily find on other Balinese beaches.
Apart from the top of the cliff, you can also enjoy the sunset panorama from the sand area of Tegalwangi Beach. The scenery that you can remain awesome. If you want to watch the sunset moment, you have to come at 16:00 to get the best spot to enjoy the scenery.
Exciting activities at Tegalwangi Beach
It’s incomplete if you visit the beach without doing exciting activities. As with Tegalwangi Beach, of course you want to do interesting things to make your vacation more memorable. For that, you can do some of these fun activities at Tegalwangi Beach:
Enjoy the beauty of the beach from the top of the cliff
Given its quite hidden location, Tegalwangi Beach is a tourist spot on the Island of the Gods that still has a natural and clean environment. Here, you will be spoiled with a beautiful view of the white sandy beach that blends with the high coral hills.
Different from the beach, usually that can only be enjoyed from the seaside area, Tegalwangi Beach allows you to enjoy the view from the cliffs. From here, the sea will appear to have no boundaries as if it merges with the blue sky above it. On this cliff, visitors usually choose the best spot to watch the sunset panorama.
In addition to enjoying the beauty of the sunset, you can also swim or just play water at Tegalwangi Beach. It’s just that you have to be careful because there isn’t a watchman watching. One of the advantages of the Tangi Wangi Panti that is rarely owned by other beaches is the natural jacuzzi near the beach that you can use to soak.
If the vacation time is long enough, try to spend time at Tegalwangi Beach until evening. You can enjoy the beauty of the lights that emit from Tuban and Kuta. From the cliff, there will also be a busy airplane flying and landing at Ngurah Rai Airport.
The best time to visit Tegalwangi Beach
Whenever you come to Tegalwangi Beach, you will surely find beautiful and amazing natural scenery. For those who want to enjoy the sunset, you should have been on the beach since 4:00 p.m. In addition to not leaving the sunset seconds, you can choose the best spot to watch the panorama.
Before dusk, you can enjoy this beach by doing self-indulgent activities such as sunbathing. Don’t forget to prepare sunscreen so that your skin stays protected from the sun while on the beach.
Facilities and accommodation at Tegalwangi Beach
Even though you are in a hidden location, you don’t have to worry about accommodation around Tegalwangi Beach. Here, a choice of star hotels is available. Some of these hotels are only about 1 km away, so you can easily and often visit Tegalwangi Beach.
Not only hotels in Tegalwangi Beach, around this beach there are also several cafes and restaurants. If you feel hungry or want to relax for a while after tired of doing activities, you can try visiting Damar Terrace, I.C.E, Sami-Sami Authentic Italian, or Ayana Rock Bar. The menu served is quite diverse, ranging from Balinese specialties, Indonesian food, to western-style food.
In addition to eating in places that have been mentioned, you can also enjoy the delicacy of seafood in the Jimbaran area to fill your energy before or after visiting this beach. Tegalwangi Beach is quite close to Jimbaran area, only about 5 km.
Location and How To Get to Tegalwangi Beach
Tegalwangi Beach is located on Jalan Tegal Wangi, Jimbaran Village, South Kuta. Access to this location is also easy because the road to the beach is covered with asphalt. You can use a private vehicle or rent a vehicle to reach this beach.
If you depart from Ngurah Rai Airport, you only need to travel for 40 minutes by driving. Meanwhile, from Denpasar you can travel for 1 hour to reach Tegalwangi Beach.
If you are confused by the direction of the road, you can enter the name “Pura Segara Tegal Wangi” or “Hotel Ayana” to the online map application on the mobile to direct the road to this beach. From Segara Tegal Wangi Temple, you only need 15 minutes to reach this beach. In fact, from this temple you can also see firsthand the beauty of Tegalwangi Beach because of its location on a cliff.
Passing the limestone stairs to the beach
Including one of the beaches that are quite hidden, access to this place is a little unique. To reach the lips of Tegalwangi Beach, you must pass the lime stairs first. No need to worry about not finding this staircase because from a distance there are already directions to the beach. In fact, the natural atmosphere has been felt since the trip because of the many shady trees.
Ticket prices and operational hours of Tegalwangi Beach
Tegalwangi Beach does not have special operating hours. Opened every day for 24 hours, you can freely come to this beach to your heart’s content. You also don’t need to think about costs because Tegalwangi Beach does not specify an entrance ticket system.
It’s just that, for those who come to Tegalwangi Beach with private vehicles, you have to prepare money for parking fees. Motorbike parking will be charged a fee of IDR. 5,000, while the car parking fee is IDR. 15,000. You also need to bring more money if you plan to stop by at one of the restaurants around Tegalwangi Beach.
But, if you prefer to bring your own food and drinks, make sure you don’t leave the trash at Tegalwangi Beach. In addition to preserving nature and respecting other visitors, you also need to remember that Tegalwangi Beach is often used as a place of worship by the Hindu community during Nyepi Day.
Tegalwangi Beach can be an alternative destination for those of you who are getting tired of the crowded atmosphere of Jimbaran or Kuta. Satisfy your time alone or enjoy this beautiful, still awake coast with your closest friends. That way, you will have memorable experiences that are rarely found in crowded tourist spots in Bali!
Hotel Near Tegalwangi Beach
Want to stay at a hotel or inn not far from here? How come, there are many hotels and inns that are located not far from this beach. So if you want to stay at a hotel near Tegalwangi Beach, you can try staying at some of the inns or hotels below.
- Villa Ayu, The Halcyon Villas.
- AYANA Residences Luxury Apartments.
- The Villas at AYANA Resort.
- Royal Tulip Springhill Resort – Jimbaran.
- RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA.
- Villa Aum.
- The Bali Barn.
- Sakura House Jimbaran.
- Villa Bukit Heights By The Kulawi.
- Taman Suci Villa.
- Equity Jimbaran Resort & Spa.
- La Joya Bungalows.
- Ayana Residence Bali Apartment.
- AYANA Resort and Spa.
- The Mutiara Jimbaran Boutique Villas.
- Balangan Garden Bungalow.
- Nayla Boutique Villa.
- Kayumera Villa Jimbaran – Bali.
- Jro Balangan Homestay.