Bingin Beach

Bingin Beach

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Bingin is a reef break with only one take off point and the thing I hear from my Aussie mates is that sometimes tempers get a little frayed when everyone including the locals are trying to get on the same wave at the same time.

High tide seems to be the best time to surf and I have also seen surfers at mid-low tide, the edge of the reef becoming more obvious.

A Bingin local told me that the beach is safe to swim on and that swimmers should stick to the left side of the beach at high-tide and anywhere on the beach at low tide.

Getting to Bingin from Kuta means taking the Bypass in the direction of Nusa Dua. Look for the Uluwatu turn-off to the right after a couple of miles. Take that turn and head through Jimbaran up the hill towards Uluwatu at the far west of the Bukit.

Up the hill you will pass through a small intersection, just keep going towards Uluwatu. And after another 4 kms you will come to this turn-off to the right at the village of Pecatu. Easy to spot as there are not many turnoffs of this size and on the left side of the road is this Balinese temple. You will also notice the Indonesian flag and the Wartel (phone office) on the right.