Dreamland Beach Surf Spot
Once a tranquil and sleepy beach town, today Dreamland Beach in Bali causes visitors to recall John Milton’s Paradise Lost.
Nestled beneath a barrage of development from luxury hotels and condos to golf courses sprawling from Balangan to Bingin, Dreamland Beach is a common haunt for modern tourists hoping to experience a Bali that today is becoming tougher and tougher to find. All this being said, Dreamland is still a beautiful stretch of beach on the Bukit peninsula. If you’re not staying in one of the beachfront hotels you’ll need to shell out a bit of cash to access the 100-metre long mix of (super) soft sand, exposed rock, blue/green crystal clear water, and heavily vegetated exposed cliffs.
What kind of wave is Dreamland Beach?
Dreamland: Beach Break
Dreamland: Shortboard, Fish or Soft top
Dreamland: Medium Crowds
Dreamland: Inexperienced surfers, exposed rock
Best swell direction:
Best wind direction:
What tide is best:
Dreamland: Low tide
Best tide movement:
Dreamland: Mid to low
Best time of year:
Dreamland: Dry Season; April – October
Dreamland: Mellow but crowded at times
Other names for spot:
Dreamland: Pantai Cemongkak
How do you get in and out of the surf?
A short paddle from the beach will get you into the line-up. Look for channels on either side of the peak to paddle out in.
What is the beach like?
The beach is a mix of soft white sand and exposed rock tidepools. While the beach is beautiful, there are constant buses of tourists arriving to take photos on the beach and dip their toes in the water. This might not be the best spot for die-hard surfers looking to surf their brains out but is great for families, beginners and intermediate surfers.
Where should I stay?
Cheapest Price Range – Taman Asih Dreamland Beach Homestay
Taman Asih Dreamland Beach Homestay gets high marks from surfing travellers. As mentioned previously, if you’re not staying on the beach, it can be a long jaunt to arrive at dreamland. Travelers typically need to drive to a paid parking lot, catch a bus, and then walk down to the beach. Travelers at Taman Asih Dreamland Beach Homestay have the perks of being a quick two-minute walk down to the beach. With small cottages on offer at the homestay, decent food, and views of the neighbouring vegetation, this is a great place for the budget conscious couple looking for a quiet place to rest your head.
Mid Price Range – Klapa Resort
Travellers visiting Dreamland give Klapa Resort mixed reviews onTripAdvisorr. Some say the rooftop pool and ocean views gave them the perfect Bali resort experience while others complain about false advertising, and heavy crowds on dreamland beach. If you’re an experienced luxury traveller, this might not be your first choice, but if you’re familiar with accommodation in Bali and looking for a clean, comfortable, and beautiful place to stay (walking distance from the beach) Klapa Resort will keep you happy.
Is there food nearby?
You can always make your way to the local Warung but if you’re looking for something a bit more high-end, there are a number of restaurants in neighbouring hotels and areas.
El Kabron Spanish Restaurant & Cliff Club offers spectacular views and a trendy vibe. A picturesque restaurant located high on the edge of a rugged cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean and surf breaks of Dreamland, Bingin and Impossibles. This superb restaurant serves up tasty tapas and authentic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. A great spot for a cocktail and sunset.
What else is there to do in the area other than surfing?
do I need
Where is Dreamland Beach?
Dreamland is a part of Ungasan Village in the South Kuta District of the Badung Regency of Bali’s Bukit peninsula. The beach is surrounded by resorts that cover a lot of land area where recent luxury resorts are still being built and golf courses have been developed.
How to get around?
Having a scooter or car is recommended in this part of Bali. Traffic isn’t so hectic in this area and you’ll want to have some wheels to get around the peninsula.
Is there parking fees?
If you’re not staying at one of the beach access resorts or hotels parking fees cost 5,000Rp. There is a bus from the resorts in the area to the beach and large tour groups visiting the area as well. If you heading there to surf just park up at the parking lot and it’s a short walk to the beach.