Thomas Pecatu Beach, Enjoy Tranquility Behind the Steep Hill Cliffs
Bali, an island with an endless coastline. There are still many hidden beaches that need to be explored further. Like this beach, the loud waves cannot be heard from a distance, but it has a beautiful charm when you get there. That's Thomas Beach, its beauty is hidden behind steep hill cliffs, giving visitors a private area to enjoy tranquility from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Bali is a famous island with beauty its beaches are diverse. One attractive beach to visit is Thomas Beach, which is located in the area of Pecatu, South Kuta District, Badung Regency.
Thomas Beach has an expanse of sand soft and clean white, with colored sea water blue greenish. This beach is surrounded by cliffs tall and covered with trees green, so the atmosphere of beautiful nature envelops the expanse of the beach. The trees This is also a habitat for various types of birds and animals, which adds riches to nature on the beach.
Thomas Beach has a hidden location behind the hills, providing a calmer and more private atmosphere for visitors. Its hidden existence means that this beach is rarely visited by tourists, because they only pass through the small alley which is the entrance to the end of the cliffs at Thomas Beach, without going there. To get to this beach, visitors must pass a path that descends from the top of the cliff. This road is quite steep and rocky, but this adventure will take visitors to stunning and cool beach views, without distractions from the hustle and bustle of busy cities or pollution.
Coral Rocks at Thomas Beach (Source: Personal Collection)
Thomas Beach has a unique name, which is taken from the name of its discoverer, a foreign visitor named Thomas. Thomas is a surfer who visited Bali in 1998 and discovered this beach by accident while looking for a new surfing spot. Thomas then named this beach after himself and introduced it to his friends who were also surfers. The name Thomas Beach is starting to be known by local and foreign surfers, although this beach is still rarely visited by general tourists.
Like the history of its name, one of the main attractions of Thomas Beach is its high and fast waves, which are very suitable for surfing. The waves on this beach don't just come at one point, but all along the coastline, so water sports lovers can choose surfing spots according to their level of difficulty and individual preferences. In this way, Thomas Beach has become a paradise for surfers, both local and foreign.
Apart from that, Thomas Beach has many photo spots that are no less beautiful. The existence of rocks that jut out into the sea at several points attracts visitors to nest under them, either to take selfies or take shelter from the heat of the day.
Sunset View at Thomas Beach (Source: Personal Collection)
The beautiful panoramic view of the sunset also adds to the exotic view of Thomas Beach in the afternoon. The sunset on this beach has different colors, ranging from yellow, orange, red, to purple, which creates amazing color gradations in the sky and sea. The sunset on this beach is also the perfect background for taking photos or relaxing with your partner or family. The right time to enjoy the sunset on this beach is around 06.00 to 07.00 PM, depending on the season and weather. Sunset at Thomas Beach is one of the natural views that should not be missed when visiting Bali.
Thomas Beach has quite complete facilities to support the needs of visiting visitors. These facilities include sufficient parking areas, stalls selling food and soft drinks around the beach, and surfing equipment rental at affordable prices so the visitors don't have to bother carrying surfing equipment from the top of the cliff. This beach can be visited by anyone without an entrance fee or it is free.
Activities are usually done at Thomas Beach apart from relaxing, taking selfies, and surfing are sunbathing, playing in the water, and swimming. This beach has a romantic and calm atmosphere, making it suitable for couples or families who want to spend quality time with their loved ones.