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Canggu Beach

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Address: Jl. Batu Bolong, Canggu, Indonesia

Canggu Beach is North of Seminyak. It's mostly famous as a place for...

Canggu Beach is North of Seminyak. It's mostly famous as a place for surfing with 2 famous beaches : Echo Beach, world class wave and Batu Bolong also known as Old Man which is the ideal spot for beginners, longboards and funboards.Those 2 beaches are reef breaks.The sand is black on the 2 beaches, but it's also a nice place to rest and watch the surfers.

In the past year Batu Bolong has became a super trendy place with many young European hanging out in the evening. The new athmosphere reminds a bit of Ubud, but with the surf as a background.

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Very busy, lots of young surfers

Gorgeous beach but very busy. People everywhere. Can watch from up above at Old mans restaurant, unsure if ok for swimming, may be best for surfing

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Amanda Z
Bunbury, Australia
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Lodz, Poland
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I can't understand why people come to this dirty beach of black sand full of garbage and waste. Except good wave for surf there is nothing else unless you want a drink on the crowded noisy beach .

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Bunbury, Australia
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Gorgeous beach but very busy. People everywhere. Can watch from up above at Old mans restaurant, unsure if ok for swimming, may be best for surfing

Thank Amanda Z
Shanghai, China
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Good place to catch some waves and do more extreme water activities. Wouldn't recommend it if you're into crystal blue waters.

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London, United Kingdom
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This is a black sand beach that's quite near the various villas in Canggu. It's walkable without issue, and the water was the perfect temperature when we went in January. There were a lot of surfers about, and speaking of the water, the thing that makes it a good surf spot - strong waves - means you really must be... More 

Thank Thomas Q
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We lived about 10min away from this beach while in Bali. This beach is a black sand volcanic beach so don't expect white sparkling sand and clear blue water, but the beach is clean and so is the water. Lots of surfers which is fab to watch. Finns beach club offers nice drinks and food to sit and watch the... More 

Thank Alex W
Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is excellent! Lots of surfers and lots of people (Canggu is primarily Australian tourists) but the beach is very clean!! There are some really nice spots to get in the water and play with the waves. Lots of good people watching, and lots of little shops right on the beach with chairs, surf boards for rent and bintang/coconuts... More 

Thank maleeam23
Western Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Canggu Beach is a black sand volcanic beach which makes it look a little unattractive for us Australians used to white sand and sparkling blue seas. However I found it a really good place to hang out and have conversations with fellow travellers at various bars that line the sand. These range from wildly expensive (Western priced) complete with swimming... More 

Thank triki997
Central America
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet spots can be found, not too overcrowded with westerners - looked like lots of surf schools in the morning

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Canggu or Echo beach to see the surf and the sunset.the surf was reasonable and the waves were crowded all day. There appeared to be some significant rips and not a good place for the learner or poor swimmer. Good the have a beer in the bars and watch.

Thank Don D
Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can rent surfboards for 50,000 for 2 hours. Easy rolling waves, but gets crowded. There's a good club Old Man's for evening after surf fun.

Thank Tereza H

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