Kuta Beach and Beyond
Kuta beach extends in a long and gentle curve from just north of the airport through Kuta proper, then Legian, Seminyak and beyond. The sand is fine, hard-packed and yellow, and the surf that breaks along the length of the beach originates somewhere near the Antarctic and is famous worldwide. So too are Kuta’s sunsets. It is far and away Bali’s finest beach.
Kuta is in every possible way the diametric opposite to, for instance, Nusa Dua. Its developments were unplanned. It is in many places ramshackle. Very cheap food and accommodation are available everywhere. There are touts on every hand, and at the south end of the beach barely five minutes pass without someone approaching you to buy t-shirt or give you a massage. To some people this is an intolerable intrusion, even though you do not have to walk very far in the direction of Legian to avoid most or all of this attention.
But the fact remains that, in addition to its supremely magnificent beach, Kuta teems with irrepressible life. The beach scene at the southern airport end resembles nothing so much as a circus, but it’s the circus of democratic life in the late twentieth century and is, in many ways, something not to be missed. It’s doubtful if there’s anywhere else in the world quite like it.
Yet a few hundred meters away a hundred or more Balinese may be performing a post-cremation ceremony involving a procession in full traditional dress and the scattering of ashes on the waves accompanied by the release onto the water ducks, chickens and doves.
The key to it all is that while Kuta remains an extraordinarily cheap and “exotic” holiday destination for a huge numbers of Australians, Japanese, Germans, French, British and many others who flock there, this same conglomeration is an unparalleled magnet to Balinese for whom tourism represents an opportunity to make profits unheard of in other departments of the island’s life. Everyone thinks he has a bargain at Kuta and the result is a fairground of happy buying and enthusiastic selling, all under the glorious sun on one of Asia’s most fabulous beaches.
There is only one setback to Kuta Beach, but it’s one that could prove very serious. Hundreds of thousands of people swim safely at Kuta every year, but the fact remains that at certain points along the beach current pull out seawards from the shore. Their strength varies according to the size of the surf and the phases of the moon. These danger areas are well known to the Kuta Surf Rescue teams and every day safe-bathing ares are marked and watched all along the beach.
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