Canggu is fast developing into the next big expat area and certain beaches are popular hangouts for the western crowd. One such beach is Echo Beach, with a string of beach side warungs and The Beach House restaurant, famous for its night time bbqs and live music. Some of Canggu’s beaches are still undeveloped and the other day I checked one out.
Pantai Seseh is reached by following the main road Jl. Raya Canggu) towards Canggu. Reaching the big tree at the intersection in Munggu, with the sate sellers camped out and attracting locals, you hang a left towards the coast. The next 10 minutes are a dream come true as far as lovely quiet sawah. Looking around you’ll see no villas, few shops and views of the coast. The beach itself is nothing to shout about and locals with gather before sunset to gaze at the waves and the setting sun.
Pantai Seseh is rugged and windswept, with dark volcanic sand. One can spot the remnants of ceremonies scattered around and see all the way to the southern end of Kuta Bay. Heading back one can hang a left and take a slow cruise back to the main road via narrow local lanes. The look on the faces of the surprised locals is worth the trip and in places you will see sweeping sawah and locals tending it. Some sections of the ricefields are in different stages and it can be interesting to see the ripening crop next to a section young shoots. Pantai Seseh can be reached within 40 minutes from Kuta via the Sunset Rd, Jl. Raya Kerobokan and Jl. Raya Canggu. Back out at the tree on the main road you can hang a left and continue to Tanah Lot, or visit The Beach House for a cold Storm beer. Its all here for you if you have some transport and time.