Bali Has Closed its Beaches Due to Bad Weather Conditions

Bali Has Closed its Beaches Due to Bad Weather Conditions

Don't be bummed, beach bums.

If you’re headed to Bali soon, you might have to cross out frolicking on its world-class beaches from your itinerary.

Owing to high tidal waves that have hit the island’s southern regions, several of its popular beaches have been closed. In these affected areas, you’ll find mountains of trash and driftwood blanketing the beaches – which can pose dangers to surfers and beachgoers. (FYI – the paradisical island is currently considering rolling out a tourist tax to address its increasingly rubbish-littered beaches.)


According to The Jakarta Post, the beaches affected by the closure include the five-kilometer coastline covering Kuta, Seminyak, Legian, and Petitenget.

As part of its closure, tourists are prohibited from entering the waters or doing water activities like swimming and surfing. Its beaches are also lined with red flags to alert visitors on the safety risks.

It’s uncertain how long the beaches will be closed for. “We have closed the beaches for all water activities since Tuesday morning because of bad weather and will reopen the beaches after the weather returns to normal,” shares lifeguard coordinator Ketut Ipel with The Jakarta Post.

Watch this space for more updates on Bali’s beach closure.



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