Going to the beach is a must and always listed in the "to do list" of the traveler who visiting Bali. So it is not as rare as some beaches like Kuta, Nusa Dua, and Sanur are always crowded, both by local and foreign visitors. Crowded, bustle, and still enjoyable for visitors.
But for the traveler who wants a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, Bali is still providing plenty of options, one of which is Ketewel Beach. This beach has a beautiful black sand and known to the peaceful environment situation. Ketewel beach also has a beautiful view of the sea and the waves are big and powerful, so that it becomes a paradise for surfers.
This beach is located in Ketewel Village, District of Sukawati, Gianyar Regency, Bali. The beach is located close to the main road of Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, or also known as the "sunrise road". The existence of this road has opened the accessibility to the coastal region of Gianyar Regency.
Before the sunrise road is built, access to the beach is relatively far away and quite challenging. The starting point is from Batubulan, followed by a journey through the rice paddy fields and traditional Balinese housing, before finally arriving on the natural beach of Ketewel.
Ketewel Bali Surf
This gorgeous beach was originally known as the Secret Beach. Due to difficult access, visitor have to travel long distances and walk, so very few people who visit this beach. In 1988, a surfer from Sanur and two surfers from Kuta colleagues find the beach and try out the waves.
The source mentions that Ketewel Beach is a sheltered reef break that does not work very often. Best time to surf is during the wet season from November until April. Most surf come from groundswells. A right hand reef and best around high tide when the tide is rising. This condition can be a challenge and are recommended for professional surfers.
Ketewel Beach Bali
Visitors who come to this beach can do some activities such as sunbathing, morning walk while enjoying the sunrise, relaxation with a beautiful panorama, and more. However, visitors are advised not to perform activities of bathing and swimming at the beach. It is associated with huge waves and strong.
The beauty of Ketewel Beach is also a paradise for lovers of photography. This beach has a panoramic view and beautiful landscape, with beautiful black sand exposed to sunrise.
The beach is also blessed with a sunset view that is so romantic. In addition, the traditional fishermen moor their boats here. A traditional fishing boat, colorful, and beautiful. An interesting place for your photographic creativity and skill.
Ketewel Gianyar Bali
Like any other beach in Gianyar, this beach also has a potential of fisheries for supporting the economy of the population, especially in Badung Strait. On any given day many tourists and fishermen who come to this beach for fishing. They will throw a fishing rod on the shore and wait for the fish take the bait. In addition, fishermen are also using traditional boats for fishing in the sea.
Ketewel beach and the coastal of Gianyar are also a migratory passage for several species such as turtles (green turtles / Chelonia mydas, hawksbill turtles/ Eretmochelys imbricata, and olive ridley turtles / olive ridley sea turtle) and Cetaceans (common bottlenose dolphin / Tursiops fruncatus and spinner dolphin / Stenella longirostris).
This coastal region has a complex oceanographic character, which is strongly affected by the Indonesian Flow-through, the major exchange of tropical oceans between the western Pacific and Indian Ocean and frequent upwelling.
In addition to this potential, the beach is also experiencing problems such as erosion / abrasion that threatening the loss of land, destruction of settlements, sacred buildings including area, and also infrastructure. The area around the Ketewel beach, with ramps and flat characteristics, are also prone to high winds and rising sea level.
- wikipedia.org _ Gianyar_Regency _ on January 27, 2017
- Image : Original Collection