West Coast Bali
The west coast of Bali stretches over 100km from Kuta in the south to Gilimanuk in the north and is home to some of the island’s rugged natural beaches, lesser-known temples and unspoilt fishing villages. Also on this coastline is Tanah Lot, one of the island’s most important and famous temples, which was built on a small island. There are a number of excellent surfing spots on the west, including the popular beach of Canggu and Medewi which is claimed to have Bali’s longest left hand wave. Fishing remains an important source of income for locals in the west of Bali, which is evident in the Perancak estuary where you can see brightly-coloured Buggis fishing boats, a design which dates from the Arabic conquest. The further north you travel the hotels and restaurants give way to real Bali of paddy fields, jungle and rural villages.