Bali Backpacker's Guide

KUTA BEACH (Pantai Kuta) + SURFING + SUNSET

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS BEACH?

SPOT FOR SUNSET
This beach is the one of the best beach to watching the sunset.
Kuta beach is popular as sunset beach in Bali.

SURFING BEACH
Kuta beach waves offering you for surfing.
No coral, it’s perfect place for surfing lesson.

ACCOMMODATION & RESTAURANT
You can found dormitory room till luxurious hotel in here.
Dozens of international foods & local bali food restaurant.

SHOPPING CENTER & NIGHTLIFE
You can found traditional market till luxurious shops here.
It’s party zone, good vibes & atmosphere.

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DESCRIPTION:

Kuta beach was a pioneer tourism spot in Bali after Sanur beach in 1963. It became main attraction in 1970, many investor came and build accommodation, restaurant and entertainment spot. Many people topless in the beach because local bali people also topless in the past time.

Kuta beach known as sunset beach. It’s the opposite of the Sanur beach (sunrise beach). It’s perfect place for sunbathing and watch the sunset with the local beer (Bintang). Kuta beach also known as surfing beach, especially for surfing lesson. It has friendly waves and without coral, suitable for beginners.

Kuta area become bigger and bigger after massive development of accommodation, restaurant, cafe, shopping center, pubs and dance clubs. It spread along the beach, to the north and south of the Kuta beach. It will be so crowded on the peak season, especially on July-August, christmas and new year.

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WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Kuta
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Kuta
City (Kotamadya): Badung
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 13 km southwest of Denpasar or 42 minutes.
About 39 km southwest of Ubud or 1 hour 30 minutes.
About 4.2 km north of Ngurah Rai airport or 17 minutes.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE BEACH?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is cheap public transport to get there. Trans SARBAGITA Bus. Ticket only IDR 3,500. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans SARBAGITA. Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From UBUD :
please to reach Batubulan Bus Station – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte,
please take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the ‘Kuta Central Parking’ Shelter/Halte.

Then, take a walk or take a taxi scooter to the Kuta beach.

*) Make sure that bus will stop in the Kuta Central Parking since the bus ‘not always’ reach the Kuta.

From DENPASAR :
please to reach Ngurah Rai Stadium – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte,
or reach ‘Kamboja’ or ‘Surapati’ or ‘Sudirman’ Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then, take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 1 – Stop in Pesanggaran Shelter/Halte.
Then,  take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the ‘Kuta Central Parking’ Shelter/Halte. Then, take a walk or take a taxi scooter to the Kuta beach.

*) Make sure the Corridor 2 bus that you will will stop in the Kuta Central Parking since the bus ‘not always’ reach the Kuta.

**) You can take a taxi or you can take an online scooter taxi such as Go-jek or Grab bike. Their free is so reasonable. But, you have install the apps first.

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*) Sunbathing, relax, drink your beer and watch the sunset.

HOW MUCH IS THE ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRY TICKET:
Free

PARKING FEE:
scooter: IDR 2K.
Car: Not available, drop off only.

SURFING LESSON:
IDR 250K-350K.

*) The surfing can not be done in November till January because so many garbage on the beach such as plastic, branch, coconut skin, etc. It caused by the west wind blows and bringing the waste from other island and landed in Bali.

MY FIRST SURF BOARD

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LOCAL PEOPLE PLAY FOOTBALL

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are strong signal for your smartphone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are many cafe, restaurant & bar.

RESTROOM:
There are some restroom.

SUNSET AT KUTA BEACH

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ROMANTIC MOMENT

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SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR KUTA BEACH BALI:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Kuta beach:

1. Legian beach.
2. Segara beach.
3. Bali classical dance.
4. Double six beach beach.
5. Gusto Gelato ice cream.

6.

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 6 itinerary.

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