Double Six Beach, named after the 66 nightclub that used to stand on its shores, is one of Bali’s most popular beaches. Part of the busy Seminyak strip and located in front of a row of beachside restaurants and nightclubs, it is never quiet, with a constant stream of travelers, and something always going on, whether soccer, beach volleyball, concerts, drum circles, or outdoor club nights.
During the day, families, surfers, and tourists of all shapes and sizes congregate to laze around, look at each other, drink beers, and play in the waves, but things get crazier around sunset when the action shifts to partying at the busy beach bars.
The beach itself is pretty enough with dark golden sand but is not Bali’s most beautiful or peaceful. It is a good, cheerful place for surfing, jogging along the beach, or playing a game of beach tennis or soccer with the locals, but swimmers should be careful not to go too deep, as the ocean here sometimes has strong currents that can pull you out to sea quickly. Although there are almost always lifeguards here, they have many people to watch over. Other than the currents, a soft sand bottom means that this is not a
particularly dangerous beach, but it also offers nothing in terms of snorkelling.
Kids should not be unattended near the water but will enjoy playing in the shallow water at low tide. The best time to visit is the dry season, as changes in ocean currents can mean that during the wet season, the beach becomes rather polluted. Double Six Beach can easily be reached by motorcycle or car, and it is in the middle of Seminyak. Parking can be tricky and coming in or out after sunset may be challenging, especially with a car. This is a good place to go with a scooter, taxi or driver, and it can also easily be reached on foot from the surrounding areas.