How to Visit the Amazing Dreamland Beach in Uluwatu Bali

Dreamland Beach

Dreamland Beach in Uluwatu is hands down one of the most popular in all of Bali! Massive waves crash against the shore and beach chairs and umbrellas dot the sand. From how to get there, parking tips, and the sunset rush, we share everything you need to know to help plan your visit to Dreamland Beach.


Where is Dreamland Beach in Bali?

On the West coast of the Bukit Peninsula, Dreamland Beach is easily one of the most famous on the island. One of the reasons that it’s so popular is it’s one of the only beaches in this area that don’t take dozens of steps to get to! 

Many of the best beaches in Uluwatu actually require steeps steps up and down to access. At Dreamland there is a road down where you can park and stroll right down to the sand! To the South is Bingin Beach and to the North is Balangan. Both are very must-visits, but not as easy to get to as Dreamland Bali.

How to Get to Dreamland Beach

One important thing to know about Dreamland Beach is that there is a different entrance for cars and motorbikes. They are are actually two different sides of the river. So if you are traveling to Dreamland on your own it’s import to know where to park! The links below will take you to the exact locations so you don’t have any trouble.

Car/Taxi Drop Off: Whether you’re driving yourself or being dropped off, you’ll need to know where this entrance is to the beach. The parking area for cars will connect to a long flat walkway with lots of shops selling souvenirs from Bali. 

Motorbike Parking: If you have a motorbike then there is a separate parking spot for Dreamland Beach Uluwatu. You’ll first need to drive down the steep hill past the entrance to the El Kabron Bali club. At the bottom there is a small 5,000 IDR fee to park so make sure to have small bills! The parking area is always packed and you’ll need to be careful not to knock over other motorbikes while parking.

Dreamland Beach Parking

Dreamland Beach Walkway

Where To Stay Around Uluwatu Bali

Ultra Luxury – Alila Villas Uluwatu – If you have some money to spend and want a taste of luxury near Uluwatu Temple, this is the spot for you! Most villas include private pools and incredible views of the ocean.

Fun Vacation – Village Bali – Add a fun twist to your Bali vacation with the cool and colorful decor. This hotel is located perfectly near Padang Padang Beach.

Boutique HotelHari Indah Boutique Hotel & Spa – Upscale bed and breakfast surrounded by a beautiful jungle setting. On site spa & restaurant, Bali decor, and a great swimming pool! 

Relaxing StayDavu Sundara Villa Uluwatu – A family run guesthouse with large rooms that overlook a lush jungle swimming pool. Quiet and relaxing area just outside of the main hustle and bustle of Uluwatu. 

For more places to stay in Bali Indonesia you can explore the latest prices here!

Dreamland Uluwatu Bali

Tips For Your First Visit to Dreamland Bali

With the beautiful white sand, blue water, and large limestone cliffs, it is easy to see what makes Dreamland Beach one of Bali’s best! However, with that comes the tourists and crowds.

If you want to have the ultimate full beach day then you will have to get here early. For 200,000 IDR ($13 USD) you can rent a set of sun beds with an umbrella.

During late morning to mid-afternoon, Dreamland Beach Ulwuwatu  is typically the most crowded which also happens to be the sunniest time of day. To the left of the beach there is a large cliff that travelers sit under and grab some shade to avoid get blasted by the sun. Be extra careful here as rockslides have happened before!

If you take a walk down the right side of Dreamland Beach there is less people as many don’t ever leave the beach chair area. Before leaving, take a walk up the small hill on the left hand side near the parking area. This is the most beautiful view over Dreamland Beach Bali!

Dreamland Bali

Dreamland Bali Uluwatu

Dreamland Beach Swim & Surf Warning 

There is another very important thing you should know about Dreamland Beach in Bali. Due to the way the waves crash into the shoreline it can be super rough during certain tides.

This means some days are not the best for swimming and the rip current can be dangerous. There will also be times where it is more flat and you won’t see a single soul surfing or boogie boarding.

Dreamland Beach Bali

Dreamland Beach in Bali
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Sunset at Dreamland Beach Bali

One of the most fun times of day to be at Dreamland Beach in Uluwatu is the hour before sunset! Because of the way the cliffs face on the Bukit Peninsula, you can’t see the actual sunset from everywhere in this part of Bali. Yet, at Dreamland this isn’t the case. The sun sets directly in front of the crashing waves and to make golden hour even more magical! 

We love grabbing a Bintang Beer at the bar and watching the surfers as the colors change in the sky. We recommend leaving just before it gets dark as everyone goes to leave all at once afterwards. It’s always best to avoid the traffic jam of travelers leaving the beach!

Dreamland Beach Bali Sunset

Exploring More Beaches in Uluwatu

Uluwatu is an amazing part of the island to explore and is good for 2-3 days of your Bali itinerary. That way you can visit the beautiful Uluwatu Temple, swim at different beaches, and watch the sunset from the cliffs. As we’ve said, this entire coast is known for having some of the best beaches in Bali! It is common to spend hours in Uluwatu bouncing from one beach to another for a full day of fun in the sun. Below are some of our favorites to check out in the area after you experience Dreamland Beach.

Uluwatu Bali Beaches

Have any questions about this article or want to share your own tips for visiting Dreamland Beach Uluwatu? Leave us a comment below! 

Safe Travels,
Brigitte & Jake

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Indonesia Travel Planning 

 Flights: We always find deals using Skyscanner and Kayak. That’s how we got flights from Singapore to Bali for $60 USD, and Bali to Surabaya for less than $40! 

 Accommodation: Compare competitive sites for hotels such as and Agoda. Also, Hostelworld should be your go-to source if you’re traveling on a budget. 

Transportation: 12Go is where we look first in Asia for ferries, trains, buses, and transfers! From speed boats to the Gili Islands and bus transfers around the country. 

Tours: Check out Get Your Guide for activities all over Bali. We recommend taking a sunrise Mount Batur hike with breakfast, an authentic cooking class in a local village, and the Ubud waterfall tour

 Travel Insurance: Never travel abroad without being covered. We’ve been using SafetyWing for the last few years on the road and they are there when we need them.

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