The Impossible Beach, Bali. View from the top

Best Beaches In Uluwatu for Female Solo Travellers

Dear Traveller, Uluwatu is one of the best destinations in Bali for a beach holiday. If you are travelling solo, going to these beaches on your own is 100% safe, relaxing and delightful!

In this blog post, I will tell you precisely the best beaches in Uluwatu for female solo travellers and which ones I recommend based on your needs. 

Ready? Let’s dive in!

#1 Padang Padang beach

Best beaches in Uluwatu for female solo travellers - Padang Padang Beach, Bali

Best for: Swimming and surfing

Difficulty to get to: very easy

Padang Padang Beach tops the list as an ideal spot for solo female travellers looking for a relaxing swimming experience. Sometimes the monkeys would come to visit the beach so make sure you have no valuable things or food when going for a swim. If you want to be more safe, get a drink from one of the stands on the beach and ask them to look after your bag. Another tip would be to choose a spot on the beach that is not close to the rocks because that’s where they mostly hang out!

Padang Padang is also a great beach for surf classes which normally take place within a good distance from the swimming area. I would probably spend half a day here and move to another beach in the afternoon. 

#2 Bingin Beach 

Best beaches in Uluwatu for female solo travellers- Bingin Beach, Bali

Best for: Surfing, people watching, sunsets, food, good vibes

Difficulty to get to: Medium. Lots of steps!

Despite a moderate climb, Bingin Beach is a must-visit for female solo travellers. There are quite a few steps to reach this beach for about 10-15 minutes but it’s very safe and easy and most importantly – it’s definitely worth it! It’s hard to tell if it’s a rocky or sandy beach because it depends on the high/low tide but you need to go regardless because this is the place to be in Uluwatu!

You can totally spend all day here, there are lots of good facilities and food. Make sure to bring some cash because some places are cash-only. There is a mixture of locals and tourists especially in the evening. They are all sitting together with their eyes glued to the sunset. 

#3 Nyang Nyang beach

Nyang Nyang Beach Bali, Indonesia

Best for: Relaxing with your book, tanning and swimming

Difficulty to get to: A bit of a hike

This beach is really big and wild. One of the best beaches in Uluwatu for female solo travellers who don’t want to get disturbed at all whilst reading or sunbathing. There is only one cafe that I’m aware of. Nothing else! It’s beautiful and quiet. Especially during low tide hours, you can go there with your book thinking you probably own the beach as none is there. It’s also incredibly easy to get some shade as there are many beautiful bushes by the beach.

The way down from the main road to the beach is paved and easy to walk, however, it’s really steep so if you are riding a motorbike, don’t go all the way down to the beach unless you are an experienced driver! The walk is between 10 and 15 minutes, very easy but just quite steep at times.

#4 Impossible beach

Best beaches in Uluwatu for female solo travellers - The Impossible Beach, Bali

Best for: Surfing, reading, sunbathing, exploring around during low tide

Difficulty to get to: Really hard

Guys let me tell you why this beach is called “impossible beach”, it’s because getting there is no joke! The way down is not totally paved and it’s not easy. If you love that beach so much you should stay at The Korowai Hotel. This place is right by Impossible Beach and you can stay there for as long as you like, the restaurant is amazing so there is no need to come up!

The beach is stunning and not busy at all. The busiest I’ve seen was with 5 people me included. It’s small but amazing. During low tide, you can walk until Padang Padang! There might not be many people on the beach but there are quite a few surfers coming in and out of the water. You must check this beach at least once!

#5 Thomas Beach

Best beaches in Uluwatu for female solo travellers- Thomas Beach, Bali

Best for: swimming, tanning, relaxing

Difficulty to get to: fairly easy

Thomas Beach is one of the easiest beaches to reach (after Padang Padang). It’s the dreamiest place for swimming. There is lovely bright sand, no crowds and the sea is quite shallow to begin with and deepens further ahead. There are a few stands by the beach if you need a snack or a cold drink.

If you are looking for a place to stay in Uluwatu, make sure to check this blog post for the best options for female solo travellers! 🛏️


I hope this blog post was useful for you. Remember to bring your SPF because none sells it on the beach or nearby! Also, most of the beaches would have cafes around, but it’s better for you to carry your water in a water bottle that keeps the water cool. The fewer plastic bottles you purchase in Bali. the better! Have fun in Uluwatu!

Ciao for now, 

Silvia x

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