Attraction Jalan Gunung Payung 1, Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia Published on: 24-03-2016
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Why Gunung Payung Beach is special ?
Pura Gunung Payung sits atop the bluff behind this isolated yet beautiful beach. When looking at the temple you’ll see a road running off to your right. This runs through a small grove to a parking area where a longish set of stairs takes you down the steep but grassy escarpment.
On the way down you can enjoy the view of the offshore break and the very clear waters. Again the weather wasn’t great for this visit, but it must be stunning in the sun.
As with the previous beach, Gunung Payung was deserted with good deep sand and a few rock overhangs that would have made for a good campsite through the day.
It was here that we spied the first sailing skiffs offshore that fishermen were using to skate along the surface, presumably to collect seaweed or go fishing. The roar of the violent surf on the reef was ever-present.
What to explore at Gunung Payung Beach?
Tourists can enjoy the beautiful hills and the incredible panorama of the beach. The hills along with the beach has presented an exotic beauty. Because of its panoramic beauty, tourists are attracted to visit the beach. There have been many publications about the beach. This is why, many travellers, both foreign and domestic, include the beach to their travel plan. Although the beach is not as popular as Kuta or Dreamland, the beach is worth visiting, especially for those who want to find leisure.
Gunung Payung Beach is situated in Adat Kutuh Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency, Bali. The beach is about 30 km south of Denpasar. If you are in Nusa Dua, you only need 15 minutes to reach the beach, while if you are in Ngurah Rai Airport, it will take 20 minutes to the beach. The infrastructure toward the beach is not too bad. Once you have arrived at the beach, you will see an exotic view. You will see a natural beach with its stunning white sand. On top of the hill surrounding the beach, you will see a sacred temple called Gunung Payung Dhang Kahyanga. The temple along with the beach adds the exoticism surrounding the area.
Many activities, such as surfing, sunbathing, beach hopping or yoga, can be done in the beach. If you want to surf, there are many surfing rental offering snowboard to you. However, the most exciting activity is visiting the temple on top of the hills surrounding the beach. Although it takes some efforts to reach the temple, you will not regret it. To reach the temple, you have to walk through many stairs. The number of the stair is about 450 steps. It surely takes efforts to reach the temple. But once you have reached the temple, you will soon be able to see a magnificent panorama below. You can see the beach which is so wide that it were as if touching the horizon. That is so amazing.
How to get to Gunung Payung Beach?
The beach is located to the east of the famous Pandawa Beach so one can easily ask locals around the area to get there. Alternatively you can try looking for the Gunung Payung Temple. But prepared for some serious stair climbing (300 steps)!
- Nice beach with a stunning lagoon on it
- Worth the effort!
- Just wonderful!
- Stunning secret beach
- Hidden beach
Jalan Gunung Payung 1, Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Tips for you
Finally we got experience to visit Gunung Payung Beach after two times rejection because of construction. The access to get the parking and the temple is look good, but the path that we have to get the beautiful beach need to have an extra energy. It was also sunny day and the weather was hot (its around at 3 PM). We tried to reach the down stairs and finally meet the beach with its blue sea water and white sandy beach. There is also some caves that you might see. If you go along straight to your right after the stairs, you will find the Pandawa Beach which is connected from Gunung Payung Beach. Visited January 2016
in fact I very often come to this beach to just exercise and unwind. But this photo is the first time I came to this beach. The my first impression is beautiful place (really) but I suggest to bring a drink or lunch while in the beach and dont spend a lot of your energy, because when we wanna back home u will need extra power to climb hundreds of stairs and of course very tiring. Besides the advice I immediately go home before dark because there is no lamp lights along the road n at least avoid the things we dont want to. And along the way, sometimes we will see a bunch of monkeys playinaround.