Sitting between Balangan and Bingin on the west coast of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula is Dreamland beach.
For some reason Dreamland gets described as one of Bali’s “hidden beaches” - this may have been true 30 years ago but with the development of numerous resorts and a golf course on the cliff tops above there isn’t really much hiding this beach. In fact Dreamland beach gets pretty busy these days.
Since the development of Dreamland beach began the official name has changed to New Kuta beach. Given Kuta’s reputation you may think this doesn’t bode well for what was once a secluded and beautiful, laid back beach frequented by surfers and nudists. In many respects it doesn’t and the vibe of the beach has been destroyed. On the other hand the beach itself still has plenty of appeal.
Set at the foot of sheer limestone cliffs, Dreamland beach’s pale-golden ribbon of sand stretches for a good distance. The water here is as clear and turquoise as anywhere on Bali and any reefs are a little way off shore .
Aside from enjoying the surroundings and topping up the tan you can swim and snorkel at Dreamland. We wouldn’t recommend this unless the sea is calm though as the waves can be powerful and currents strong.
Dreamland is also home to some pretty good waves. The surf out front is often suitable for all levels but head either way and you will find the expert waves of Impossibles and Balangan.
- Diving & snorkelling
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