Aside of being popular of having two names, this beach is always going to be in all surfers’ list. Surfers from all over the world with all level of surfing skill visit this place all year round to challenge its waves. Located in the southern area of Bali or in Kabupaten (regency) Badung Selatan to be exact, it is famous for its beautiful waves. Almost all beaches that located in the southern area are indeed blessed with this amazing feature. What makes Blue Point Beach special though is its easy accessibility as well as its surfing and accommodation facilities. In fact, it is not astonishing for visitors to find a couple of surfing tournaments held here every year.
What to do:
So if you are not a surfer, does it mean that Blue Point Beach should be scratched from your to do list in Bali? Absolutely not! “What should I do there?”, you may wonder. Well, as a starter, you could watch all the pro surfers doing their actions to conquer the waves. But, if it is still not really your thing, you could opt to relax in one of the cafes that located at the cliff on top of the beach and enjoy the scenery while waiting for the sunset. The sunset view from here has been said as one of the most indescribable beauty that one can witness in their lives.
In addition to that, you could also swim in one of the natural pools formed by the coral reefs that surrounded the beach. These pools are only accessible during lowtide in the late afternoon. At other times, they will all be covered by water due to hightide. It is not advisable for you to swim during this period as it could be dangerous.
However, if your priority is to sunbath, Blue Point Beach might not be suitable for you. It’s because during hightide that occurs mostly at noon- late afternoon, most of the beach area will be covered by water.
Best time to visit:
- Surfing: Noon – afternoon
- Sunset: (5.30 pm-6.30 pm)
If you are coming either from Ubud, Denpasar or Kuta, go to Nusa Dua direction through Jalan I Gusti Ngurah Rai. Afterwards, head to Jalan Raya Uluwatu Jimbaran and Jalan Raya Uluwatu Pecatu. Follow both main streets all the way. Then, you could either head to Jalan Labuhan Sait to enter the beach from Blue Point Resort main entry or head to Jalan Pantai Suluban.
Estimated time required (with no traffic):
- from Ubud 1 H 30 min; from Denpasar 45 min; from Kuta 45 min