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Echo Beach – An Amazing 101 Guide

Echo Beach is a famous surfing spot in Canggu, Bali. The local name is Pantai Batu Mejan but it is popularly called Echo Beach.

This black sand beach with big water waves, relentless tides, and reef break is suitable for surfing.

This beach does not count in the list of the most splendid beaches in Bali but it is clean and maintained, hence attracting tourists.

1. Things to Do at Echo Beach

1.1. Surfing

Surfing is the most common thing to do at Echo Beach. A variety of surfers from beginners to medium-pace, and professionals can enjoy it.

Surf lessons accompanied by instructors and shacks offerings surfboards on rent are available here. Different surfing spots are there for the different levels of surfers.

  • Echo beach reef break- this left-hand wave opposite the breakwater, is suitable for skilled surfers and experts.

  • Sand bar surf spot- this spot too breaks abruptly, more challenging than Echo reef sometimes but a little bit safer because of the sand bottom. The waves run on both sides. Suitable for medium to skilled surfers.

  • Echo beach River mouth surf spot- this is the last spot with a right-hand wave running to the sand bar. Suitable for beginners.

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1.2. Sunbathing and Relaxing

Enjoy sunbathing, relaxing strolls, and photography here at Echo beach. Plenty of sun loungers are scattered on the beach, just soak up the sun rays and chill.

Or soak your feet in the clear water and relax. Parasols and beanbags are also there along the coastline and on low-lying rocks.

1.3. Hangout at the La Brisa

La Brisa is the famous upmarket beach club right on the beach. This place has beautiful, soothing, sustainable, and eco-friendly decorations made of reclaimed wood.

You will experience the amazing hospitality of Bali’s culture. Hang out in the bamboo playground here and feel the beautiful surrounding view while having tasty food.

1.4. Enjoy Dining

Barbeque restaurants at Echo beach club along the promenade are the most common place to visit in the evening. Relish the special boat-shaped buffet offering fresh seafood, other cuisines, and drinks served here. You can visit these restaurants during the daytime also.

2. Location and Route to Echo Beach

Echo Beach is present at the Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan’s road ends in Canggu, Bali. It is near Dojo Coworking situated in the sight of Echo beach club.

The distance of the beach from the Batu Bolong main street is walkable when you are staying in Canggu. If you are staying at another distant place, you can rent a scooter, bike, private car, or minibus according to your preference.

Some guided tour options are also available.

3. Suitable Season and Time to Visit Echo Beach

Echo Beach is the center of attraction in Canggu for locals and tourists. The appropriate season to come to this beach is from April to October, this period is called as dry season and is considered the best beach weather.

You can visit Echo Beach throughout the day. For quiet and leisure time, early daytime is best. For surfing and sunbathing, mid-day and early evening are suitable. To admire beautiful sunsets visit here in the evening.

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4. Accommodation

There are different types of accommodation facilities available, you can opt for your choice. Luxury hotels with private pool villas, free massage at the spa center, and free bicycle and shuttle service to the nearby areas are there.

Mid-budget hotels offering comfort with reasonable prices are also available, providing basic room facilities. Some budget-friendly lodges and hostels are also there.

Conclusion

Visit Echo Beach for less crowded, refreshing, and relaxing vibes with great surfing. You can visit other places like Pantai Batu Mejan ( a Hindu Temple), and Batu Bolong Beach in Bali.

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