Double Six Beach in Bali, is a 500-metre stretch of bay located in the Seminyak area. It came to be one of our favourite beaches in Bali thanks to the beautiful sunsets that take place there most evenings.
The beach is popular among guests of the nearby hotels, beginner surfers, and local families. And although not exclusively an LGBT-friendly beach in Bali, it is especially popular among the LGBT community.
In this guide, we share our experience at Double Six Beach in Bali, so you can decide whether it’s worthy of your Bali Itinerary.
Double Six Beach Bali – An Ultimate Guide
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How to Get to Double Six Beach in Bali
Located South West of the island, Double Six Beach Bali is easily accessible from Canggu or Kuta. We drove a scooter from Ubud, and the journey was approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes each way.
To rent a scooter in Bali is around 60,000 IDR per day. This is the cheapest and easiest way to travel around Bali.
Alternatively, if you are not comfortable driving a scooter, you can use a local taxi or Grab Taxi. The latter tends to be the cheaper option.
Double Six Beach Bali Map
What to Expect at Double Six Beach Bali
- Entrance Fee – Free. Parking Fee -2,000 IDR/vehicle.
- A relatively quiet beach compared to others in Bali
- A clean beach with golden sand
- Not a suitable beach for swimming as strong waves.
- Popular Beach among beginner surfers
- Easy access to the beach.
- Restaurants, hotels, and Bars dotted along the beach.
- Sun Loungers and Umbrellas available to rent for 50,000 IDR/pax
- Incredible sunset spot.
Our Experience at Double Six Beach Bali
Upon arriving at Double Six Beach late one afternoon, we were pleasantly surprised to find the vast stretch of beach relatively quiet. While a number of hotels, bars and restaurants adorn the coastline, the golden sand beach doesn’t feel touristy at all. You are most likely to find residents of the island walking their dogs. Or beginner surfers taking to the waves.
The waves were pretty fierce the day we were there. So we can understand why not too many people use the beach for relaxing. Thankfully we were not looking to swim this day. We had heard the beach was the perfect spot to watch the sunset. And we teamed up with some friends to watch the spectacle unfold.
What makes this beach stand out from others in Bali, is the mesmerising reflections that are created during golden hour. Without trying to sound too technical, (because I have no idea of the science behind it). When the sun sets, it radiates a magical light over the wet sand, resulting in a striking mirrored effect.
Avid photographers will swoon over this location at golden hour. You can create some pretty unique photos in these conditions. And this is why we feel Double Six is a strong contender for one of the most instagrammable spots in Bali.
Are you following us on Instagram? Follow us here! Instagram aside, however, Double Six Beach is without a doubt one of the best sunset spots in Bali. To witness the colours in the sky reflect off the golden sand is truly a sight to behold and the perfect way to round off any day.
Where to Stay in Canggu
Hostel – Matra Bali Surf Camp – If you are in the Seminyak or Canggu area to surf or learn to surf then Matra Bali Surf Camp is a top pick for you. Boasting a swimming pool and views of the rice fields, guests can benefit from the excellent location close to the beach.
Budget Private – Serenity Eco Guesthouse – For a relaxing experience in the area Serenity Eco Guesthouse is the perfect tranquil retreat. Boasting a swimming pool, yoga classes, and permaculture garden, you are guaranteed a zen time at this eco-friendly guesthouse.
Luxury – Villa Verano – If you are on holiday with your friends and seek a touch of luxury then the luxury Villa Verano on Echo beach is an unrivalled choice. This beachfront property has it’s own private pool, 4 master bedrooms, and is located in the best-rated area in Canggu.
For other places to stay in Canggu you can check the latest prices here.
When enjoying your time at the beach, it’s important to be mindful of the environment.
In the meantime, here are some things to keep in mind when visiting any beach.
- Be careful with any rubbish that it doesn’t fly away. Keep it secure until you can dispose of it properly.
- Do not leave anything on the beach, or take anything away – unless you’ve purchased it from a local supplier.
- Wear Reef Safe Sunscreen.
- Try to avoid touching anything underwater.
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Well, that concludes our guide to Double Six Beach in Bali. If you have any questions or feel we have missed anything, please reach out to us in the comment section below. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram here!
Stay Adventurous and Happy Travels!
Charlotte & Natalie x
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