The Canggu beaches are some of the most popular destinations in Bali. So here’s our complete guide to the best beaches in Canggu, and reasons to visit.
Canggu Beaches Guide – The Best Beaches In Canggu
What To Pack? We’ve put together our Ultimate Travel Packing List for every type of trip.
Getting around Canggu couldn’t be easier. There are generally 3 options:
RENT A SCOOTER:
We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves.
However be sure to read up on our Renting A Scooter In Bali guide beforehand!
Most accommodations will allow you to store your big bags with them, even after checkout.
So if you’re comfortable on two wheels, and looking for somewhere to rent scooters from, you can book a trusted scooter rental here.
HIRE A DRIVER:
Another option is to rent a driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).
You can opt for standard 5 seater vans, or larger minibuses for bigger groups.
This is a great option for those looking to design their own itinerary. Simply jump in, tell you driver exactly where you wish to go, and he’ll navigate the most efficient route.
If you’re looking for for a reliable service, you can book a private car with a driver for the day here.
TAKE A TOUR:
Some of the best days out we’ve had in Bali have been on private tours.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
There’s even a Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour, for those looking to photograph its most recognisable locations.
From sunrise hikes, to waterfall treks and island hopping, there’s plenty to keep you busy on the bustling island!
Book your Canggu tours: Canggu: Top Tours & Activities
WHAT TO PACK
DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod
Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50
Sunscreen: Banana Boat Sunscreen SPF-50
Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket
The best of the beaches in Canggu for sunset!
Batu Bolong Beach is located right at the end of the busiest strip in Canggu. With it being in the prime location, it’s surrounded by some of the most popular and recognisable restaurants and bars, like ‘Old Man’s’ and ‘The Lawn’.
Batu Bolong is always packed out with tourists as this is where the majority of people gather for sunsets, beach clean ups, drinks at the beach bars and even weekend markets.
At Batu Bolong Beach, you’re always guaranteed a great atmosphere, whether it’s day or night.
One of the most popular beaches in Canggu for surfing!
Whether it be at beginner level, or for those that are fully capable, Echo Beach is where the majority of Canggu surfers head.
Board rental starts at 60,000 IDR for 2 hours, or you can grab a 2 hours lesson for 350,000 IDR (including board rental). You can book a surf lesson in advance with a trusted instructor here.
This Canggu beach is a black sand one, so definitely not one of the most beautiful beaches in Canggu. Nevertheless there are sun loungers scattered all the way along Echo Beach, with tourists using it as a great spot to hang out and catch a tan.
The quietest of the Canggu beaches.
Another black sand and surfing spot, however this one is much more popular with locals than tourists.
Generally populated with dog walkers and Indonesian families, you won’t find any food stalls or sun loungers for rent at this Canggu beach. However, there is a cocktail truck at the entrance, serving fresh coconuts and both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.
A great spot in Canggu for those afternoons you just want a little peace and quiet away from the crowds.
A little drive North of Canggu, Pasut Beach is around 30 minutes further from Tanah Lott Temple.
If you’re driving up from Canggu, it takes roughly an hour by scooter and the drive mainly consists of local village roads.
Many locals, and now tourists, head to Pasut Beach specifically to ride their bikes up and down the unique black sandy coastline.
There’s also an oddly shaped palm tree that has caught many people’s attention, and thanks to social media, this Canggu beach is now a must see destination for those heading to Bali.
So we’ve added this one to the best beaches in Canggu list, mainly for its crazy palm, black sand beach and insane sunsets!
Luxury – Theanna Eco Villa and Spa – One of the most highly rated hotels in the area! Set in Canggu, a 6-minute drive to Echo Beach, Theanna Eco Villa and Spa offers villas with private pools. Guests can enjoy pampering massages at the spa centre. The villa also provides free use of bicycles and free shuttle service to the surrounding areas. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the villa and the whole setting is beautiful.
Mid-Budget – Frii Hotel – Perfect location and just off the main road, this hotel is definitely a spot of luxury at a reasonable price. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, minibar and electric kettle. The rooms also feature an en suite bathroom with shower, which comes with slippers and towels. Some rooms have sea view or pool view.
Budget – The Hideout Hostel – Situated in the Pererenan district of Canggu, The Hideout Hostel provides free bikes, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. Among the various facilities are a terrace and a shared lounge. There is a restaurant. The units in the hostel come with a coffee machine. The rooms come with a seating area.
For more places to stay in Canggu you can check the latest prices here.