Merely 2 km from Uluwatu Temple, the gorgeous Uluwatu Beach is a great place for beach bums and surfers. The lime stone rocks amid the mountains make the beach looks like a postcard picture. The gorgeous and exotic location offers a perfect setting for restaurants with a view.
|Pro surfers at Uluwatu beach|
The road from the temple to the beach spot is smooth and beautiful. You might lose your GPS signal on the way since the road runs through wilderness. Hence do not shy away asking for directions from locals or shopkeepers.
You can park your two wheeler near the shacks where they charge you 3000 IDR as
"parking fee". 5000 IDR is the fee for car park.
Dont worry about helmet or unlocked items on bike. No body steals in Bali. (Of course you wont leave your camera and wallet behind). From the "parking" walk abuot 50 meters to reach a flight of steep stairs. Descending is easy but ascending becomes a humongous task. You might find monkeys lazing around the stairs and most of the times they do not bother tourists. Stay calm and quiet while passing by them. Not making an eye contact with them might help averse attack.
After descending the first flight of stairs, you'd cross a crowded market place selling food and renting beach essentials. Cross the market to reach another staircase that stands atop the beach. The sight of the beach is absolutely thrilling.
My thrill doubled on spotting two dogs. A lazy, hairy, no-so-friendly dog on the stairs and one super friendly, adventure loving, black dog on the beach. The latter loved splashing in the water. Needless to say I befriended the canine immediately.
Aug 2017 Surfing canine. A super friendly canine at Uluwatu Beach, who loves to play in the waves and happily gets clicked by visitors. My travel diary is full of such good memories where I meet new furry friends and almost strike a conversation with them ;) #UluwatuBeach #Bali #Indonesia #traveladdictshilpi #TravelBlogger #AnimalLove #CanineFriend #traveller
|He is a skilled surfer|
|The not so friendly Hachiko|
The beach place resembles a place from a fairy tale book where the ocean waves lash through two huge rocks. Its too picturesque for words.
Aug 2017 Among all the beautiful beaches of Bali, Uluwatu Beach is not only beautiful but adds streak of adventure too. While the limestone caves make this beach picturesque, the fierce sea waves suddenly lash the shores, sometimes upto 5 feet high. One sudden high tide wave washed away my bag and footwear. Thanks to the gentleman who leaped into the water to retrieve the things for us. One gotta be very careful at this little beach in Bali. #BaliDiaries #Indonesia #GlobeTravel #UluwatuBeach #BeachesofBali #TravelAddictshilpi #Nomad #Travellerbyheart #TravelsecretsMagazine #indiblogger @indiblogger @roamtheplanet
It's advisable to keep your belongings on the rocks at a height, safe from water. The waves gush through the mountains and rise as high as five feet. I had almost lost my bag and shoes in one such wave. Thanks to the gentleman on the beach who leaped into the water to retrieve my things. Even the not-so-friendly dog got annoyed when he got wet. haha Locals warn of high tide in evenings. Better leave the place before evening when the shore is submerged in water.
Before the wave lashed the shore, husband and I soaked in the beauty. He even took the risk of wading to rock in the center. The enormous sea made him speechless. You can cross the beach stretch beneath the staircase and walk further for surfing or other water sports.
|That rock in the center gets submerged in water during high tides.|
|The beautiful sea shells that dot the beach|
You can go beach hopping on several other beaches around Uluwatu. Each beach promises breathtaking views, adventure and pleasant ambiance. Padang Padang, Suluban and Dreamland Beach are to name a few.
P.S. This trip of mine to Bali was in Aug 2017.
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