About Bingin Beach
Situated on the south west coast of Bali along the Bukit Peninsula, Bingin Beach is tucked away between the beaches of Padang Padang and Dreamland and is home to one of the best surf breaks in Bali.
To access Bingin Beach from Melali, expect a 10 minute walk through the village to the cliff top (or 2 minute scooter ride to Bingin carpark). From here, there are approximately 150 steps down to this unique beach.
Bingin Beach is unique in the fact it remains one of the last bastions on the Bukit Peninsula yet to be overrun by big development. It is dotted with quirky beach huts and local warungs offering food, drinks and shelter from the hot Indonesian sun, for tourists, expats and locals alike.
To get there, you traverse the famous stairs and snaking alleyways leading you to the beach below. Its relaxed village vibe is immediately felt as soon as your feet hit the sand. Scattered across the beach watching the world go by are surfers, swimmers, sun bakers and local ‘Ibu’s’ (women) peddling their wares.
As the day crawls to a close and hunger sets in, there are a handful of dining options. One not to be missed is the the nightly seafood BBQ offered by a few local warungs. Their fresh, daily caught seafood is cooked on beach grills, all you have to do is choose your seafood, order a beer, sit back and feel the sand between your toes.
Facing west, Bingin Beach is the perfect spot to watch the sun go down into the shimmering Indian Ocean.
Bingin Beach. Bali. Images by Ryan Robson