Known as one of the best surfing points in Bali with a stunning sunset to boot, the black sand Echo beach is about 30km northwest of Kuta. The Beach can be found at the end of Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan which used to be its first name before it was changed into the easier pronounced Echo Beach.
It is a 45 minute drive from the International airport and is not only popular with surfers for its advances reef breaks but also for its sunsets which can be admired while chilling at one of the great seafood cafes. Intermediate surfers will find the waves challenging and families with children should know it is not suitable for easy swimming. Echo beach is an all day event for surfers, photographers and people who enjoy great seafood.