Uluwatu is where most of my favourites beaches of Bali are – no jokes!
They generally all have white sand, which is not common on the island of Bali; turquoise blue water, and the majority of them are never crowded.
Bali’s waves welcome surfers with open arms, but not really the swimmers!
The great thing is that Uluwatu has beaches where you can relax in the water without fearing to be taken away by the current.
My advice: head to Padang Padang, Uluwatu beach, and Geger beach.
If you’re a surfer looking to escape Canggu and Kuta’s crowds, Uluwatu is definitely your place. You will encounter few people in the water, contrarily to Batu Bolong where you need to fight for a wave.
Be aware that Uluwatu is a peninsula surrounded by cliffs. It has unique viewpoints overlooking the ocean, and this also implies that you need to go down a lot of stairs to get to some beaches.
Let me talk you through the different choices you have in terms of beaches worth a visit.