Bali has so many beach. If Badung regency has Kuta beach, then Jembrana regency has Medewi beach. In general, the characteristics of this two Bali beaches are same, same Bali weather and also have a big waves suitable for surfing. In addition, both Bali beaches are situated on the southern coast of Bali. Sunset at Medewi not less beautiful than in Kuta or Petitenget beach. Perhaps, the exotic of Medewi beach not equivalent with Kuta because Kuta has white sand while the Medewi has black sand.
But on the other hand, Medewi has advantages that have been abandoned by the Kuta decades ago. Because the location is far from downtown, the beach is still not much visited by tourists. May be, this place is not the best beach for sunbathing, but its quiet atmosphere and its serene is very good to relieve stress and relax. Visitors are mostly local residents and also the foreign tourists who seek a new location for surfing.
Indeed, this beach is known as one of the best places to surf in Bali. Waves at Medewi can be played by all levels of surfer expertise. The right time for surfing in this location is in about August, because the waves and Bali weather are very good.
Medewi beach located 72 kilometers from Denpasar (about 2 hours drive), or about 34 kilometers west of Tabanan City, located in the Medewi village, Pekutatan, Jembrana regency, Bali. The beach is a bit remote location, near Ketket forestry that numerous in western Bali long time ago. Then in 1912, the forest near the beach was opened by the citizens so the access to the beach becomes easier.
To find the beach location, visitors should go about 100 meters from the main street of Denpasar-Gilimanuk. The road condition is pretty good, could be crossed by motorcycle or car. In addition, Medewi is also equipped with other tourist facilities or Bali accommodation such as lodging, restaurants, bathrooms complete with swimming pool. It’s just that quality is probably not as advanced Kuta. There are two best Bali accommodation near Medewi beach, namely Puri Dajuma Beach Eco Resort & Spa and Kelapa Retreat & Spa Hotel.