All you need to know about Canggu's most famous black sand beach.
Oh Echo Beach Bali, how many fond memories. This black sand beach in Canggu was once the go-to destination for a romantic beachfront barbecue and endless views of empty horizons. But now, this popular Canggu beach has become one of the coolest oceanfront spots to see and be seen.
Echo Beach is the watering hole of Canggu (quite literally) with countless surf spots in every direction and shabby-chic bars dotted along the black sands facing the ocean. And what an ocean view there is. Expect beach babes in their Brazilian-cut bikinis, scruffy haired surfer dudes with sun-kissed bods, and beloved Bali dogs with their expat owners taking a sunset stroll.
You can walk to the famous Echo Beach surfing breaks, and the Echo Beach BBQ bar (it’s what first made us Canggu converts) or stroll behind the busy beachfront scene to find the famous Deus Ex-Machina café (where concerts and markets take place on the regular). And next to that is our loves – the healthy and organic hippie-loving Belenut Café and Shady Shack vegetarian restaurant.
This lively, community-driven coastline goes from a playground of sun and surf by day, to a wild party spot by night. Bring an acoustic guitar for extra street cred, and don’t forget the dog treats.