Canggu Beach Attractions
What to See and Do in Canggu Beach
Canggu Beach is one of Bali’s most exotic yet easily accessible coasts, with grey to black sand, and a fine combination of rural village scenes with flowing verdant rice fields. It’s a great place to experience the best of both highlights that Bali is known for. Some of the different beaches in Canggu are also named after landmark sea temples that guard the coasts, such as Pura Batu Mejan, overlooking one of Canggu’s most popular surf breaks that was rechristened by wave riders as ‘Echo Beach’.
Other black sand beaches such as Pantai Nelayan are dotted with fishermen’s traditional ‘jukung’ outrigger boats, with local fisherman bringing in the daily catch in the early mornings. Canggu Beach is also a favourite horse riding area, with several stables available. As Bali’s densest expatriate community, among Canggu’s numerous highlights catering to an international clientele is the Canggu Club, filled with leisure activities. Find out about all you can see and do in Canggu Beach right here.
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Private Sunset at Tanah Lot Temple with Dinner
- Kintamani Volcano, Ubud & Barong Dance Performance
- Whitewater Rafting on the Ayung River
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Private East Coast Tour
- Bali Hai Dolphin Cruise
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
All Attractions in Canggu
Bali Equestrian Centre
Canggu has a handful of renowned horse stables available, and the Bali Equestrian Centre is one on top of the list. The 2.5Ha facility is manned by certified international instructors and features over 40 school horses in its collection, comprising local and imported breeds. The centre welcomes families for a fun day out, with pony rides and day camps for kids, as well as riding lessons and leisurely beach and village tours. Riding packages include meals at its onsite restaurant, with a pool and playground overlooking the riding arena. A 45-minute private riding lesson starts from USD 68 (IDR 950,000), and a one-hour village tour from USD 50 (IDR 700,000).
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 07:45-11:45; 14:45-18:45
- Location: Perumahan Canggu Asri, Jalan Karang Suwung, Berawa, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 844 6533
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/BaliEquestrianCentre
Bali Island Horse
Located at the far northern end of the Canggu area and bordering with Tanah Lot, the Bali Island Horse stables at Yeh Gangga Beach offer riding tours over the quiet black sand coast. This stable puts its horses’ welfare foremost, all in its collection are naturally fed, with consulting from a leading equine nutritionist from Australia. They also enjoy daily massage treatments, or ‘equissage’, as well as acupuncture and red light therapy. Two-hour walking-lead beach riding tours passing villages, local temples, rice fields and rivers, includes a stopover at a bat cave. Try riding down the beach at sunset for a memorable moment. You can also swim with the horses near the coast. Sunset rides start from USD 90.
- Opening Hours: 07:00-15:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Yeh Gangga, Sudimara, Tabanan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 846 9616
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/Bali-Island-Horse-91485677365
Berawa Beach is one of Canggu’s beaches closest to Seminyak, within only a half-hour drive north from Seminyak’s main dining and shopping hubs, and just a minute hop north of Batubelig. This dark grey and black sand beach features the largest lagoon along the Canggu coastline, which largely forms part of the hotel beachfront of the Lv8 Resort Hotel. To reach the beach, take the namesake Jalan Pantai Berawa, ending right at the Legong Keraton Beach Hotel.
Berawa Beach is also one of the last stops in Canggu for avid surfers who prefer to escape the more crowded coasts of the south. There are some rocky reefs that anchor the Read More...
- Location: Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu
Bounce Bali is located within the Canggu Club, and is the only large-scale trampoline centre on the island, catering to both kids and adults. The indoor facility is air conditioned, and features spring-loaded frames that enable participants to enjoy higher rebounds, and with almost vertical arrays that allow for much freedom and even perform some acrobatic tricks. The many square frames and springs are thickly well-padded for safety. Organised activities at the facility include trampoline dodge ball or basketball. There’s also a small bar and café onsite. An hour’s jumping pass is at IDR 100,000 per person. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00-22:00
- Location: Canggu Club
- Tel: +62 (0)361 848 3939
The Canggu Club is a world-class, entertainment and leisure sporting hub that is home to several different facilities, including Bounce Bali Trampolince Centre, fitness centre, a water park, a bowling alley, tennis centre, a kids club, spa and multiple food and beverage outlets. Started off as a high quality leisure and one-stop sports centre for expatriates living in Canggu, the Canggu Club now welcomes all, including locals and visitors, and is a much popular weekend destination for families. Canggu Club also frequently plays host to sporting and community events, including annual gatherings for the Melbourne Cup. Day passes are IDR 300,000 for adults and IDR 180,000 for kids from ages Read More...
- Opening Hours: 06:00–22:00
- Location: Jalan Canggu Club, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0) 848 3939
Tugu Hotel is one of the most unique hotels in Canggu, if not all of Bali. All of the antiques and art pieces that it displays profusely throughout its public areas and villas are authentic items in the collection of its art-collector and founder. Its cooking class also follows this authentic approach to Indonesian heritage, presented by Indonesian chef Iboe Soelastri, who began her cooking journey as her grandmother’s sous chef when she was just four years old. The class begins early morning with a visit to a traditional Balinese market, then back at the hotel’s traditional kitchen, guests cook from a vast collection of Iboe Soelastri’s Javanese and Balinese Read More...
- Location: Tugu Hotel Bali, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 4731 702
Deus Ex Machina is an Aussie surf and motorsports enthusiast’s company that opened shop in Canggu, featuring vintage motorbikes and surfboards and even has its own bike workshop, board factory, and art gallery onsite. While not admiring the custom bikes in its showroom, art lovers will find much to see in its dedicated art gallery that regularly holds pop art, graffiti and surf art exhibitions. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sun-Sat, 08:00 - 22:00
- Location: Jalan Batu Mejan No. 8, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 368 3386
Echo Beach is the nickname of one Canggu’s most popular surfing beaches, otherwise known locally as Pantai Batu Mejan, after a significant Balinese Hindu sea temple onsite. It features reef breaks for advanced surfers, with 180-degree seascape and sunsets for non-surfers to admire, and an array of delicious seafood cafes set on a high vantage point from where foodies can take in all. The black-sand beach is approximately 35km northwest of the main proper of Kuta. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu
Those looking for a unique experience while on holiday in Canggu can try out the jewellery making and art classes offered by the House of Alaia. The centre welcomes both kids and adults. Founded by two jewellery artists who met here, the centre sets out to bring people together and allow them to freely explore their creative sides. Classes are available for beginners and even the advanced, with one-day and multiple-day classes on offer, ranging from IDR 50,000-300,000 with private and custom-designed courses. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 27B, Canggu
- Tel: +62 821-4734-8746
Kuda Bahagia Stables is one of the horse-riding centres available in Canggu, where you can plan your fun and enjoyable days out riding over the black sand beaches of Pererenan and Umalas. Some of the horses at the Kuda Bahagia Stables were transfers from the once-popular and pioneering Umalas Stables which recently closed its doors after over a decade of operation. The stable features a wide range of mounts, including local ponies, thoroughbreds, Arabians, Lipizzaner and French crosses, some of which are imported. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Pura Dalem Lingsir, Banjar Pengembungan, Pererenan, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)85 100 655 597
Kuda P Stables
As one of the several stables located within the Canggu area, particularly near the black sand coast of Pererenan, the Kuda P Stables is a great choice. The stables are Aussie-owned, with handlers having over 50 years’ experience with horses in England, ‘Down Under’ and now in Bali. Its facility overlooks the verdant rice fields of the farming village, and in its collection are well-trained and groomed horses that are ready to take you for a joyride through several available tours, such as through the rice fields, nearby villages and along exotic Pererenan Beach. Tours start from USD 14 (IDR 200,000). Kids under 6 years are welcome to try out their pony rides from USD 5 (IDR 75,000), and the stable is also a few to offer therapeutic rides for the disabled. Totally new to horses? They have also lessons on offer.
- Opening Hours: 08:00-15:00
- Location: Gang Sabana, Banjar Kang Kang, Pererenan, Canggu
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/KudaPStable/
You can encounter some very unique and local rituals throughout the island, held at certain times of the year. Mekotekan, sometimes referred to as mekotek, is held in Munggu Village, several kilometres east of Tanah Lot Temple, and coincides with the day of Kuningan Saturday, a Balinese Hindu observance that follows ten days after the bigger Galungan day celebrations. The day sees adult male village members – sometimes over a thousand – thronging at the village’s Pura Dalem temple, all brandishing long stiff bamboo poles. Participants cheerfully converge their poles at one point to form a pyramid for their hero to climb up to and face-off at its rickety peak Read More...
- Location: Munggu village, Mengwi, Badung
Nelayan Beach is a local fisherman’s landing coast situated between Canggu’s two other better known beaches, namely Batu Bolong and Berawa. The black sand coast spans only 300m bounded at both ends by small rivers that lead to the ocean. Several small villas have sprung up here, offering a secluded atmosphere and great views at sunset. Public access is via the namesake Jalan Nelayan. Come in the mornings, and you might get the chance to witness traditional wooden outriggers hauling in with their fresh early catches. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Nelayan, Canggu
Nirwana Bali is one of Bali’s most scenic and principal international standard golf courses, part of the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort. It was developed in close proximity to the iconic Tanah Lot sea temple, which in turn serves as a stunning backdrop for one of its three cliff-side holes. The lush landscaping balances green terraced rice paddies, blue ocean backdrop and colourful tropical gardens throughout, making for pleasant rides from hole to hole. The course is rated "Difficult" with a slope rating of 134-146, and beginners can practice their swings at an adjacent driving range on the eastern side of the resort. An unlimited golfing package inclusive of greens, Read More...
- Opening Hours: 06:00 – 18:00
- Location: Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Tabanan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 815 960
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/PanPacificBali
Pererenan and Seseh Rice Fields
Bordered by the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean and flowing green rice fields, most of the villages within the Canggu Beach area offer magnificent sceneries. However, you can best experience a scenic drive down the main roads of two local seaside villages in Canggu, namely Pererenan along Jalan Raya Pererenan and slightly north along Jalan Raya Seseh. You can pull over anytime to see the local farmers tending to their crops from up close and breathe in the fresh countryside air. Most come to Seseh for the scenes, the relaxing atmosphere, and as a stopover on day trips to Tanah Lot Temple.
- Location: Jalan Raya Seseh, Munggu
Perhaps one of the most popular horse-riding beaches on the island, partly due to the number of stables in the area, Pererenan Beach also welcomes you to serene black sand coast to enjoy sunsets. Namesake Pererenan village also offers green views with its expanses of rice fields, which has attracted a considerable number of expats and developers to build their villas here. Mostly quiet and not really a swimming beach with rough tides and rocks, Pererenan is at times a great surfing playground for those who like to get away from the crowds of the more common beaches further south. Location: Jalan Pantai Pererenan, Pererenan village, Mengwi, Badung Read More...
This quiet black sand strip spans an approximate kilometre with several small tributaries in between running to the ocean. Seseh is also one of the favourite surf spots along Bali’s western coast offering challengingly fast and mostly long lefts. Other than that, the somewhat bland seascape bordered by small coconut groves and green shrubs offers a different kind of setting to enjoy lonesome sunsets, and with only a few local snack and drink stalls around. The beach also serves as a major pilgrimage destination for local Balinese Hindus during the Melasti processions leading up to the Saka New Year Eve. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Raya Seseh, Munggu, Mengwi, Badung
The latest addition to Bali’s collection of fun water parks is Splash, which is located adjacent to the main facilities of the Canggu Club. Comprising pools and slides over an approximate 2,400sqm, Splash Water Park may not be as big as the island’s premier Waterbom Bali, but it does feature world-class slides and supporting facilities that promise a fun day out for the whole family. Rides include Giant Racer, a high 90m-long slide that welcomes up to four participants for a single ‘race’. For younger kids, there’s Speed Racer, which is slightly smaller. Other thrills include Super Bowl and Big Red while the Crazy Creek lets you unwind with a Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 18:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa, Banjar Tegal Gundul, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 848 3939
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/splashbali
There are very few international standard tenpin alleys in Bali, and the latest and perhaps greatest addition to the collection is Strike Bowling at the Canggu Club. Located right across the road from the main Canggu Club facility along Jalan Pantai Berawa, Strike welcomes families and groups who are looking to team up together for an enjoyable time out. The bowling centre features a total of six lanes with automatic pinsetters, while computer-aided system takes out the hassle of keeping track of your scores. Little ones aren’t left out as gutter bumpers are available so they can also keep up with the fun. Drinks and light bites are served at its air conditioned restaurant and bar on site. Passes for four persons per lane are IDR 75,000 per player per hour until 16:00, and IDR 125,000 after 16:00.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Berawa, Banjar Tegal Gundul, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 848 3939
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/strikebowlingbali/
Surf Jam Festival Bali
Meet up with likeminded people (mostly Russians) who manage to mishmash surfing with something akin to Comic-Con, into this annual surfing event held since 2012 on Balian Beach, some 90 minutes’ drive from Kuta. The event is usually held around the month of November. While the main surf competition features shortboard and longboard highlights, which gained approval by the Russian Surfing Federation, among the Surf Jam Fest’s other spectacle is a Fun Contest, where participants not only throng to the beach with their best boards, but also in crazy and unthinkable costumes. Think Darth Vader or Borat surfing.
- Tel: +62 (0)819 9910 8764
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/BaliSurfJam
Taman Segara Madu Water Park
An affordable and locally managed swimming pool and water park is Taman Segara Madu, located on Canggu’s main Jalan Raya Batu Bolong. The park has an Olympic size main pool with eight lines, where competitions are regularly held, as well as several leisure slides that are good for kids and adults. Lifeguards are on standby throughout the operational hours. Taman Segara Madu also has programs that you can join such as water yoga, and supporting facilities include gazebos overlooking adjacent rice fields, locker rooms and showers, as well as an onsite restaurant serving Chinese, Western and local cuisine. Passes are IDR 30,000 for kids and IDR 40,000 for adults.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-18:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Batu Bolong No. 39, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 844 5553
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/TamanSegaraMadu.BALI/
One of Bali’s most iconic sea temples, Tanah Lot is a must-visit as you can capture for yourself the famous offshore landmark with dramatic sunset backdrops that has graced many Bali postcards. The rugged coastline of Tanah Lot also offers several other highlights, such as rocky cliff bases that are home to banded sea snakes, which are actually revered by locals as ‘guardians’ of the site. Meanwhile, onshore are several smaller temples and numerous leisure facilities such as small restaurants, shops and a cultural park where you can view regular Balinese dance performances, including the so-called kecak ‘fire dance’ depicting a colossal episode from the Ramayana epic. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 19:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Beraban Village, Kediri, Tabanan
The Garden - Early Learning Kids Club
Those looking for somewhere educational to take their kids to while in Canggu can check out this childcare centre that is designed as a fun and stimulating learning environment. The Garden Early Learning Centre welcomes kids under 12 years of age to its 2,000sqm indoor and outdoor facilities together with professional childcare service staff. Besides a stimulating playground, activities that the little ones can enjoy include Balinese arts and crafts, cooking classes, kids’ yoga and pottery. Rates are IDR 60,000 per hour.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Semat 18a, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 407 1268
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/thegardenbali/