Are you are interested in having a vacation to Canggu Bali. If yes, you will have these questions. What are the tourist attractions in Canggu Bali? What makes Canggu’s tourism unique and different from the tourist attractions in southern Bali? Both of these questions will be on your mind if you have never vacationed to Canggu Bali. Therefore on this page, I will write about one of the tourist attractions in Canggu which is the Batu Bolong beach Canggu Bali.
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Tourists are currently visiting Batu Bolong beach in Canggu, especially visitors from Australia, Germany, and Sweden. Several things make Australian, German and Swedish travelers love to have holidays to Batu Bolong beach Canggu. Due to Batu Bolong Beach offers high and strong waves, making it suitable for surfing spot. Then what if you don’t have surfing skills, just like me! What are the exciting things to do while on vacation to Batu Bolong beach in Canggu? To answer this question, please continue reading this page! Because there is information about;
- Canggu tourism area general information.
- List of beach attractions in Canggu Bali.
- Batu Bolong Bali attraction.
- Similar to Tanah Lot beach attractions.
- Canggu Bali sunset view.
- Learn to surf in Canggu beach.
- Batu Bolong beach Canggu address.
- Transportation options.
- The journey to the beach.
- The entrance fee to the beach.
- Hang out at Batu Bolong Bali.
Canggu Tourism General Information
Canggu Bali is a village in the North Kuta sub-district and located in the southwest of Bali island. The Canggu area currently categories as one of the new tourist attractions in Bali. Also, Canggu tourism popularity is increasing every year. The reason due to there are many supporting tourism facilities now available in the Canggu area. Such as hotels, villas, shopping center, spas, restaurants, cafes, bars, and paved roads.
Also, the main thing makes Canggu Bali getting more popular because of its location close to Kuta Bali. From Kuta beach, heading to Canggu only takes 30 minutes drive. However, the Canggu area is not as busy as Kuta beach Bali.
Because the Canggu tourism area is currently not as busy as the tourist attractions of Legian, Seminyak or Kuta, therefore, many travelers who want a vacation to a quieter beach attraction in Bali, choose to visit one of the Canggu beaches. Of course, as an alternative beach vacation spot in southern Bali.
Aside from being a vacation spot, many expatriates who are living in Bali, choose a place to live in the Canggu area. Along with the increasing number of expatriates living in Canggu Bali, also increase tourism facilities in Canggu every year. Facilities such as dining places, hangouts, children’s playgrounds, and shops that sell daily necessities.
List Of Beach Attractions In Canggu Bali
When visiting Canggu beach in Bali, don’t expect you will find white sand beaches. Such as; the Pandawa beach in Kutuh Bali or the Padang-Padang beach Bali. The beach sand in Canggu Bali is blackish gray and sparkles in the daytime.
There are three famous beach attractions in the Canggu area. Like, Berawa beach Canggu, Batu Bolong beach, and Echo Beach Canggu. The three beaches in Canggu above are the most popular beach attraction in Canggu Bali. Although the names and locations of the three famous beaches in Canggu above are different, the character and appeal of the Canggu beach are the same. Due to the three beaches in Canggu are a continuation of the same beach sand, only the location and name are different.
The attractiveness of Canggu’s Batu Bolong Beach
If you want to visit Batu Bolong beach in Canggu for the first time, for sure, you will this question! What are exciting things to do and things to see on the shore of Batu Bolong beach in Canggu?
When planning a vacation to Bali, choosing the right vacation spot is essential. In selecting the thing to see in Bali according to your preference, you need to know about the main attraction of each Bali attraction on your raw itinerary. By understanding the main attraction of the place you want to visit in Bali, it will be easy to choose Bali attractions that suit your criteria. Then what are the exciting things to see on Batu Bolong beach Bali?
Close Similarity to Tanah Lot Beach
Batu Bolong Beach in Canggu bears a resemblance to the Tanah Lot temple attractions in Tabanan Bali. Similarities exist with the presence of Hindu temples located on the shores of the coast, and there are black rocks along the coastline. The name of Batu Bolong beach taken from the name of the Batu Bolong temple located on the beach shoreline.
Then which one is better to have a visit between Tanah Lot beach VS Batu Bolong beach in Bali? The answer depends on your vacation criteria. If during a holiday to Bali you want to sit back, seeing the Bali sunset, and want to look at a unique Balinese Hindu temple. Then it would be best if you visited Tanah Lot temple. If you are looking for a beach suitable for water sports activities such as surfing, and kite surfing, also, you like to hang out at a beachside cafe, then the Batu Bolong beach Bali is more suitable for you to visit while on vacation in Bali.
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Non-surfer visitors, choose to visit Batu Bolong beach in the afternoon around 17:00. Due to the sand temperature is warm, the sun is not too bright, and close to sunset which usually occurs at 18:00. Because of the beach location facing the southwest, making the Batu Bolong beach sunset view beautiful. The beach shorelines are somewhat sloping with blackish-gray sand. Also, there are things you need to know if you are visiting a black sand beach. Set your foot on the black sand beach, during the day it’s scorching, in contrast to the white sand beach.
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Learn To Surf
Not all travelers who have a vacation in Bali want to visit tourist attractions. Some of the travelers who have a holiday in Bali aim to try challenging Bali water sports activities such as surfing, and kite surfing or other Bali outdoor adventure such as Bali white water rafting.
If you require to learn to surf in Bali, Batu Bolong beach in Canggu is one of the best locations for learning to surf. Due to Batu Bolong beach, waves are slower and easier to get. Therefore, it makes Batu Bolong beach surf become a favorite location for beginners to surf in Bali. You will face long lines queues to hit the waves, especially in the morning from 7 – 8 am and evening. You also don’t need to bring a surfboard, because in the beach area there are many surfboard and bodyboard rentals.
The averages price of renting a surfboard on Canggu Beach around IDR 100,000. However, you can bargain the surfboard rental price if you only use a surfboard for a while. If you are afraid to surf alone and want to be accompanied by an instructor, you can easily search for surfing instructors at Batu Bolong Beach surf.
Not Dared To Surf
However, if you have not dared to surf and want to try nautical tourism activities for beginners, then you should have a vacation to Tanjung Benoa beach. Along the Tanjung Benoa beach coastline, you will find many water sports activities better known as water sports Tanjung Benoa Bali.
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Pantai Batu Bolong Canggu Address
The address of Batu Bolong beach is on Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Village, North Kuta District, Badung Regency, Bali. If you depart from Seminyak Square, it will cover a distance of about 12 kilometers. If you deviate from Mengiat Beach Nusa Dua, then you will travel approximately 31 kilometers. Please note, in the Seminyak Bali tourism area, there is a beach that has a similar name to Batu Bolong Beach in Canggu. The named of the beach in Seminyak is Batu Belig beach, Kerobokan.
The road conditions at Canggu are paved and are very easy to find if you use GPS on your mobile phone. To create simpler for you to find the Batu Bolong beach location, please use the map below!
For holiday transportation in Bali, there are two types. Public transportation, and private transportation. For public transportation options, you can use Gojek, online taxis or taxi meters like Blue Bird. As for private transport, motorbikes and cars are available in Bali. If you want to use private transportation, it’s easy to find it in Bali. You only need to use Google to search for motorbike rental services and Bali car rental services.
For motorbike rental prices in Bali around IDR 100,000 – IDR 200,000/24 hours. Also, the motorbike rental price depends on the type of motorbike you are using. Likewise with Bali rent car. Car rental prices in Bali vary depending on the car type. For example, the rental cost of the Toyota Avanza in Bali for one day is IDR 225,000.
If you are having a vacation with more than 7 participants, then the transportation option is to get minibus rental services in Bali. The Minibus rental in Bali such as Toyota Hiace or Izusu Elf. For the 14 seaters, Isuzu Elf rental price in Bali with a driver include fuel around IDR 700,000/12 hours. For me using private vehicles, is the best transportation choice to have holidays to tourist attractions in Canggu Bali. Because the road infrastructure is good and there are many parking lots available, with cheap parking fees.
My Trip To The Beach
When I visit Batu Bolong beach, I departed from Denpasar city through Jalan Gunung Agung, Jalan Raya Canggu and turned left onto Batu Bolong beach road. I still see a lot of rice fields, local community housing, and villas. Restaurants, guest house cafes, spas, and shopping places have also seen on the side of the road. Besides that, I also passed a children’s playground, and the name is Taman Segara Madu Water Park.
The road in the afternoon looked pretty crowded, but it didn’t get a traffic jam. Chances are, most road users also want to go to Canggu beach. When I arrived at the end of Batu Boling beach road, on the left side, there is an extensive vehicle parking area. The parking area also adjacent to the shoreline. So the trip to the beach is effortless and get trough paved roads. The parking area is widely available, and beach access from the parking lot is adjacent. Most visitors to the beach are teenagers who bring their surfboards, either by motorbike or by car.
If you like to see a wooden bridge on top of the lagoon which connects the white sand beach with the land, then you should visit Kayu Putih Beach Canggu Bali.
Batu Bolong Beach Entrance Fee
Before arriving at the beach, I thought there would be a ticket fee to enter the beach that must be paid by visitors. As you know, some of the famous tourist attraction in Bali have an entrance ticket for visitors. However, for coastal tourism in Bali, some beaches are charging for entrance fees, while some do not charge admission tickets. Then how much is Batu Bolong beach entrance fee?
When I visit Batu Bolong beach in Canggu, I don’t pay for the entrance ticket, or it’s free entry. However, you still need to pay for the vehicle parking. Motorcycle parking costs IDR 2,000 and car parking is IDR 5,000. Therefore, if you are looking cheap beach attractions in southern Bali, then Batu Bolong beach in Canggu Bali is worth your visit.
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Tourist Activities on the Beach
When you set your foot in the Batu Bolong Beach sand, you can see a long stretch of beach shoreline. Possibly the beach shoreline as far as 2 kilometers shoreline. Along the coastline, I saw that there were many sunbeds for rent. I also saw many small shops on the beachside selling roasted corn and soft drinks. From the left side of the beach, I heard music coming from Old Man’s Bar.
Looking far out to sea, I saw many surfers crashing in waves. Also, most visitors to the Batu Bolong Bali beach are a foreigner. Then what if you don’t want to surf, is there any exciting things to do on this beach?
When I visit the Batu Bolong beach in Bali, I immediately look for sunbeds rental, of course not for sunbathing. I came at 17: 30 so that it would not be stung by the sunlight while I sit back enjoying snacks and cold drinks. When I sit casually on the beach, I see visitors ride horses. Also, I saw several visitors having massages, while most visitors sit back and relax on the beach.
Is it suitable for swimming?
I see many vacationists are on family vacations with children at Batu Bolong Beach, and mostly their children playing sand. How about swimming? I saw the waves at Batu Bolong beach quite strong, and there were many rocks around the beach. So if you want to swim, you have to be good at swimming. Also, if you are vacationing with children, your children should always be under adult supervision while playing on the beach.
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Hang out on Canggu’s Batu Bolong Beach
There are restaurants/cafes right on the edge of Batu Bolong Beach. The cafe offers unique Balinese designs and the most famous for beachside hangouts is The Old Man´s Canggu. The design of The Old Man´s Canggu is unique. Maybe can be considered as one of the unique cafes in Bali located close to beach shoreline. From The Old Man´s Canggu location, you can still see the beach and sunset views.
The Old Man´s Canggu provides food, drinks, and Gelato menu. To order food and beverages, you must come to the cashier. When I visited The Old Man´s Canggu, I ordered Garlic Tiger Prawn for IDR 76,000, and Nachos for IDR 68,000. For drinks, I ordered one young coconut, two bottles of cold beer. I forget what the price of the beverages. However, I still remember ordering three scoops of Gelato for IDR 55,000.
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