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Balian Beach

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Address: | Desa Lalah Linggah, Selemadeg Barat, Tabanan, Indonesia

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Surfer's Paradise in Bali without the glitz

Balian Beach is on the West Coast of Bali. It is a relatively quiet village with lots of accommodation and restaurants but without the noise and partying of Kuta, Legian etc. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Michael B
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Melbourne, Australia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed @ Pondok Balian Homestay in Balian beach twice on our trip in Indonesia. We loved it here. AWESOME family homestay with big clean rooms friendly owners and a pool. Great surf, people, yoga and night market on the highway with cheap delicious food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had one week of consistently good! My dad was on a stand up paddle board and I, a short board, and it definitely catered to both of us. Their are two main peaks,I stayed on the closer-to-the-shore peak and had great left-handers, chest to head and a half high, but consistent in their form so when a bigger set... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Balian Beach is on the West Coast of Bali. It is a relatively quiet village with lots of accommodation and restaurants but without the noise and partying of Kuta, Legian etc. The beach is less than pristine but evidently the surf is brilliant. There are many surfers of all ages and from countries all over the world and they are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The beach was nice, quite, and good waves for beginner surfers. Not lot of options around this area for surfboard rental (seems to be overpriced as well - 150k for an hour for old broken board). If you are looking for a quiet surf spot, this beach may become your consideration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The area surrounding Balian reminds me of Bali from about 25 years ago. The beach itself is quite spectacular, black volcanic sand with crashing surf. This beauty can change within one tropical downpour. After a night of heavy rain the river emptied its contents into the ocean. I was absolutely appalled, amazed and saddened by the amount of rubbish that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful surf spot. It's a bit to dangeres to swim at the moment. Because of the strong current and big waves.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Nice to get away from the tourists which fill the other surf beaches but doesn't offer much to anyone else. No swimming at the beach because of the rips and no shopping at all. A couple of nice places to eat but unless you are happy to surf all day maybe pick somewhere else

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

balian is such a change from the hussle of kuta legion.a quite sufing village two hours drive west of kuta.a beautiful country type village with awesome waves and plenty of accommodation.night markets at the top of balian is a pleasant expieriance with cheap Indonesian food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Peaceful little surfing village with great restaurants and laid back vibe of old Bali. Sit and watch the surfers while enjoying a cold drink on shore. Be sure to check out Tekor restaurant just back from the beach 1 block.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent for long walks, not always very clean but nice layout and good views. Good for early morning or evening walks

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