This beach is best known for its huge pumping surf break out past the shallow reefs. Along the Uluwatu Peninsula the reefs can be quite tricky to traverse if you aren’t a seasoned beach goer or confident surfer, then maybe take a guide or more experienced friend with you. In this area, the Indian Ocean can be quite unforgiving to those who cannot read the waves well, so of course there are surf lessons available at other nearby beaches for everyone who would like to try out a something new. People within the local surf community have dubbed Balangan as the best surf spot on the island, it certainly looks challenging from the shore line.
During a day on Balangan Beach you can expect to relax in the sun, maybe get a massage or two from the sweet Balinese women who spend their days pampering people on the lounges and of course a few icey cold Bintangs. There are several small warungs where you can get the very basic food and drink, usually popular local dishes like nasi goreng and fresh young coconuts feature on the menus.