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An ever-evolving scene, Bingin comprises several funky lodgings scattered across cliffs and on the strip of white-sand beach below. A rough 1km road turns off the paved main road (look for the thicket of accommodation signs).

An elderly resident collects 5000Rp at a T-junction (and will offer you a bootleg DVD) near parking for the trail down to the beach. The surf here is often savage but the sands are calm and the roaring breakers mesmerising.

The scenery here is simply superb, with sylvan cliffs dropping down to a row of surfer cafes and the foaming edge of the azure sea. The beach is a five-minute walk down a fairly steep path.

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