GREEN BOWL BEACH (Pantai Green Bowl) – A Small & Quiet Beach in The South of Bali

GREEN BOWL BEACH

– All Details to Know About Green Bowl Beach –

bali ungasan green bowl beach

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT GREEN BOWL BEACH?

HIDDEN BEACH
This beach located in the back of the hill.
You need trek down the hill to reach the beach.

QUIET BEACH
Unlike other touristic beach,
This beach is less visitor.

NO ENTRANCE FEE
There is no official entrance fee.
But, they will ask you for a parking fee.

SURFING BEACH
A place for surfing.
Small coast and beautiful white sand.

A FOOTPATH TO GREEN BOWL BEACH

bali badung ungasan pantai green bowl beach foot path stairs

*) 329 stairs to reach the beach.

WHAT IS GREEN BOWL BEACH?

DESCRIPTION:

Green Bowl beach named by tourist who came and popularized it. This name is given because the shape of the coral reef is like a huge green bowl. You will never know if you are not in a high place or use a drone.

This beach is very small beach in Bali. Even maybe the smallest beach in Bali. It located in the back of the hill and monkey jungle. The way to the beach by passing or trek down hundreds of stairs. 

GREEN BOWL BEACH

bali ungasan green bowl beach

bali badung ungasan pantai green bowl beach

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT GREEN BOWL BEACH?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

DRY SEASON:
April  – October.

*) July – September are the most ideal months to visit this beach since it is little rain and sometime no rain et all.

**) If you visit on west wind season (November – February), you will found the beach so dirty, full of garbage such as plastic, branch, coconut skin, etc. It caused by the west wind blows and bring the waste/garbage from other island and landed in Bali island.

LOW & MEDIUM TIDE:
Depend on the sun & moon position.

*) When high tide come, sometime the waves covering the beach. You can not explore the beach.

**) When low tide, you can’t swim here. But, you can see fishes & corals.

WEEKDAY:
Monday  – Friday.

*) In the weekend or Indonesian holiday it will be crowded by local tourist.

WEST SIDE OF GREEN BOWL BEACH

bali badung ungasan pantai green bowl beach

EAST SIDE OF GREEN BOWL BEACH

bali badung ungasan pantai green bowl beach

HOW MUCH IS GREEN BOWL BEACH ENTRANCE FEE?

GREEN BOWL ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : Free
Child : Free

NEW ENTRANCE FEE PER 2020:
Adult : IDR 5K
Child : IDR 5K

GREEN BOWL BEACH ENTRY TICKET

bali ungasan green bowl beach entrance fee entry ticket

OTHER FEE:

PARKING FEE:
Bike : IDR 2K
Car  :  IDR 5K

NEW PARKING FEE:
Bike : IDR 5K
Car  :  IDR 10K

GREEN BOWL BEACH

bali ungasan green bowl beach

*) Images source: courtesy of Wanderlust Eva.

WHERE IS GREEN BOWL BEACH LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Ungasan
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Kuta Selatan
Regency (Kabupaten): Badung
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 27 km south of Denpasar or 1 hour.
About 49 km south of Ubud or 2 hours.
About 22 km south of Kuta beach or 1 hours.
About 21 km south of Ngurah Rai airport or 45 minutes.

MAP OF GREEN BOWL BEACH:

bali badung ungasan pantai green bowl beach

*) If you drive a scooter, you can just click the map above. It’s your driving guideline.

HOW TO GET TO GREEN BOWL BEACH?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there.

*) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this temple and use google map as your navigation.

GREEN BOWL BEACH

bali badung ungasan pantai green bowl beach

*) If sunny day (hot) or heavy rain you can take shelter into the cave.

A TOURIST RELAX & ENJOY AT GREEN BOWL BEACH

bali badung ungasan pantai green bowl beach

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

*) Use Telkomsel SIM card for relative better service compare to other telecom operator.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet on the cafe. Better bring your own pocket tissue.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
Some simple cafe (warung) near parking area.

SURFBOARD RENTAL:
No.

GREEN BOWL BEACH SANDS

bali badung ungasan pantai green bowl beach sand

GREEN BOWL BEACH SUNSET

bali badung ungasan pantai green bowl beach sunset

bali badung ungasan pantai green bowl beach sunset

SAFETY NOTICE:

  1. There is one spot on Green Bowl beach that has ‘rip current’. It impact to you if you swimming in this spot. You will hard swim back to the beach. It’s really tiring until you loose energy and drown. You can see and recognize rip current from the unbroken wave. The wave pattern is different than other. You can compare it along the coast line. Just watch out to this spot.
  2. When high tide, the white sand covered by sea water. If you decide to swim in this situation, you need to swim carefully. The strong wave may come suddenly. It flushing your body and might crash you to the rocks & walls. I don’t recommend you swimming in high tide. Also there is no lifeguard in Green Bowl beach.
  3. When low tide, the depth sea water level so low. It’s not possible for you swimming here because there are so many corals and rocks around.
  4. When you enter the cave, make sure it’s not high tide soon. If you trapped inside the cave, it could be dangerous and deadly situation. Just make sure it’s safe enough when you enter the cave.

*) Having fun on the beach is fine. But, having fun and stay safe is the best. There is no lifeguard on Green Bowl beach. As long you have a knowledge and know how to manage the risks, you are fine to do the activities here.

RIP CURRENT SPOT AT GREEN BOWL BEACH

bali ungasan green bowl beach rip current spot

GREEN BOWL BEACH CAVE

bali badung ungasan pantai green bowl beach cave

*) This beach has small coast line only, even it will gone when the high tide come. But, it has nice view and good place for relax if you visit on weekday.

GREEN BOWL BEACH

bali ungasan green bowl beach

*) I think this is the reason why this beach called as ‘Green Bowl’ beach.

**) Images source: courtesy of Wanderlust Eva.

PROS AND CONS:

PROS:
1. Clean beach.
2. White sand beach.
3. Quiet beach.
4. Surfing spot.
5. Wide parking space.

CONS:
1. Tiny beach.
2. Crowded beach on weekend/student holiday/Indonesian holiday.
3. Many monkeys in parking space.
4. Dirty beach on Monsoon (west wind) season.
5. Many stairs to reach the beach.

UPDATE STATUS OF GREEN BOWL BEACH:

OPEN FOR ANY VISITOR/TOURIST

*) Since March 21st, 2020 Green Bowl beach has been closed according to government instruction to avoid Corona spreads.

**) Since July 9th, 2020 (Bali New Normal) period, Green Bowl  beach has been officially open for tourist.

SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR GREEN BOWL BEACH BALI:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Green Bowl beach:

1. Melasti beach (5 km or 11 minutes).
2. Pandawa beach (5 km or 12 minutes).
3. Nusa Dua beach (10 km or 30 minutes).
4. Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) culture park (9 km or 30 minutes).
5. Dreamland beach (12 km or 30 minutes).
6. Tanjung Benoa beach (14 km or 40 minutes).
7. Uluwatu temple + monkey forest + sunset + bali dance show.

 

 

 

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 8 itinerary.

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2 thoughts on “GREEN BOWL BEACH (Pantai Green Bowl) – A Small & Quiet Beach in The South of Bali

  1. Wanderlust Eva

    The Green Bowl beach is indeed a nice little white sand beach at the south tip of Bali! It’s hidden at the bottom of a cliff and like a private beach not many people coming there. To reach the beach we must walk down 350s stairs, so prepare extra effort and enough water to reach the beach and to climb back.

    But, hundred of stairs is worth for this beautiful beach!

    When i was there, the tide was low, the water was so clear, clean, and pleasant and the wave was mild that i couldn’t resist not to take a plunge into the water. It was very refreshing! The beach has a lot of shaded spots like small caves that you can sit in or want to be out of the sun.

    However, do check the TIDE before visiting this beach as during high tide, the beach might disappear under water…

    Also, there are also lots of monkeys at the parking area who are hungry, so be warned.

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Thank you for the tips and share your experience in Green Bowl beach.
      Keep wandering and stay healthy, Eva!

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