Balian Beach Bali is a black gray sandy beach in the southern coast of west Bali which is very famous for surfing, Balian Bali beach is also called Pantai Tukad Balian has beautiful natural scenery with waves that are good and suitable for surfing spot and is one of the best surf spots on the island of Bali Indonesia.
Along the coast, grows a lot of coconut trees or palm trees, so the atmosphere in this area still looks very beautiful and natural. Balian Beach Bali visited by many tourists and surfers when they are on holiday in Bali and it's became the paradise for surfers and surfing hobbyist. The tourist spot Balian beach is located in the village area of Lalang Linggah, Sub-District West Selemadeg, Tabanan Regency, Bali Indonesia.
History of The Name Balian Beach
Balian is actually the name of a river in the village of Lalanglinggah. History of the name of Balian is related to the arrival of a holy priest from Java called Dang Hyang Nirartha, people also called him Danghyang Dwijendra or Pedanda Sakti Wawu Rauh, he is also the founder of Tanah Lot Temple. In the 15th century, he passed through this place on his sacred journey to visit Bali island via the southern coast of Bali.
It is said that, when he arrived in this place, he found many people who are sick, then with his powers, he stuck a wand in the upstream of the river then ordered those who are sick to bathe in the downstream of the river, then immediately those people are healed. Because of the efficacy of the river in curing disease, the locals call it Balian river.
Balian in Balinese means shaman/healer (which can cure the disease), Balian River has 11 tributaries and the river is considered sacred by the locals, it is still used for ablutions (penglukatan). The waters from Balian river flows directly into the sea, and the downstream of the river is on the shore, it can be concluded that the name of Balian beach is mentioned because the downstream from Balian river are at the beach, then up to now the beach is called and known as Balian beach.
Balian Beach - How to get there?
Balian beach is situated close to the main road that connects between Denpasar and Gilimanuk. Balian Beach can be reached with a distance of approximately 60 km or about 2 hour drive from the city of Denpasar, Kuta or the surrounding area, or about 84 km from the port of Gilimanuk Jembrana, Bali, and around 30 minutes from Medewi beach.
To visit Balian Beach can be reached using buses, taxis, and motorcycles or cars that can be rented on-site vehicle rentals. For tourists who have never visited the beach of Balian, highly recommended to rent a vehicle with driver for your comfort, for safety and to avoid misguided in the way.
Balian Beach - Where to stay?
Balian Beach is a popular tourist destination as surf spot visited by many surfers, then the surrounding area there are many lodging or villas for the convenience of travelers who wants to stay overnight with the price of stay varies according to the accommodation facilities provided. So, to live and stay around the Balian beach does not need to worry about.
Additionally, in the coastal areas were also found bars and restaurants offering a wide variety of food and drinks, typical food menu offered at the restaurants around the Balian beach is a menu of seafood, such as grilled fish, crabs, and grilled squid, etc.
Best Time to Visit Balian Beach
Like most other beaches in Bali, the best time to visit Balian beach is just before sunrise/sunset , while on the Balian beach as it is located on the southern coast in the western part of Bali, the best time to visit is in the late afternoon before sunset, But if you want to surf and try the waves then usually adjusted with the weather conditions, the state of currents, and the spot as well as the tide.
Read more about Balian Surf Report and Forecast.
Although Balian beach is famous for its beautiful waves and became the paradise for surfers, but the surfers must remain vigilant against shark attacks. Sometimes the bull sharks were seen wandering around the beach of Balian.
And according to the news, the incidence of shark attacks are rare in the waters of Indonesia, but during this time it had just happened on the beach of Balian. So, for the surfers are urged to always be alerted, no matter pro surfers or beginners, Safety is the main priority.
Read more about Shark attacks in Balian Bali.
Attractions around Balian Beach
In addition to the tourist attractions of Balian beach, there are also several other attractions located not far from the coastal areas of Balian, such as Soka beach which has beautiful scenery, and Lumbung Berkat Agrotourism Dragon Fruits (Pitaya) Gardens which is located in the village of Antap. Agrotourism Lumbung Berkat is the only object of agrotourism in the District of Selemadeg, Tabanan, which has an area of about 50-acre garden and covered more than 3,000 Pitaya plants.
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