Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – I found Balangan Beach as a great place for having fun. This is where I first saw a beach with a series of unique and neat coconut trees. It was very rarely, I seen a beach with beautiful coconut tree formation in Bali. Although I don’t know if these coconut trees are growing naturaly or some man-made, which is might be owned by some resort around here. It is clear that composition of white sand beach combined with neat palm trees is somehow make me feels more comfortable and quiet.
Indeed, when discussing and describing beaches in Bali seemed to have no end. Maybe this thousand temples island can also eligible receiving a thousand beach island as its new nickname. Bali surely have many exotic and unique one in each of it’s corner. Balangan Beach also included here, you not only find exotic sand beaches, but also the interesting sights along the way to the beach.
Hidden in the southern part of Bali, Balangan beach which is inside Pecatu region is located between two steep cliff. Maybe once Balangan beach is formed by the waves that hitting the hill section, and splitting it. Well, almost every beach located in the southern region of Bali have the same type, mostly located between two cliff. But unlike Tegalwangi Beach, this one has some stairs leading to the white sand beach area. So, the access is fairly easy.
Balangan beach has long coastline, it is about 1 km long, and facing to the north. That’s why I can see the activity of Ngurah Rai International Airport in the distance. The eastern side, bounded by high cliffs with indentations underneath because eroded by waves. Western section of the beaches bounded by high cliffs filled with plants, especially coconut trees. Balangan beach also have some sort of cottage for traveler who want to enjoy the beach from a height.
I feel that Balangan Beach sand texture is a little bit rough, because it’s not a type of beach which have sand as fine as flour. But you might want to try setting foot on the beach while enjoying the quiet atmosphere. Trust me it is so comfortable and quiet. You can’t found this kind of atmosphere in Kuta Area.
Swimming and surfing is an activity that appears to be the main attraction in Balangan Beach, but because this beach is located in the southern part of Bali the waves are big enough. You should always be careful with your activity, furthermore it is also no lifeguard on duty at Balangan.
Fact about Balangan Beach :
- Beautiful beach which have spot to swim, surf, and relax. Especially for those of you who don’t really like crowded beaches.
- There are many accommodations that can be cheaper than in Kuta, Bali. So if you want to stay here, it is not a problem at all.
- Its location close to Dreamland Beach, walking towards the west along the shoreline you will get to Dreamland Beach. But, it can only be done when the sea was receding.