Balangan Beach

Balangan Beach

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Balangan Beach is a real find. A long, low strand at the base of the cliffs is covered with palm trees and fronted by a ribbon of near-white sand, picturesquely dotted with white sun umbrellas. Surfer bars, cafes in shacks and even slightly more permanent guesthouses precariously line the shore where buffed first-world bods soak up rays amid third-world sanitation. Think of it as a bit of the Wild West not far from Bali's glitz.

At the northern end of the beach is a small temple, Pura Dalem Balangan. Bamboo beach shacks line the southern end, visitors laze away with one eye cast on the action at the fast left surf break here.

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