Beaches in Bali

SEMINYAK BEACH

Seminyak- known for it’s great restaurants, shopping, beach, and nightlife.

This beautiful beach extends several kilometers north of Kuta. Given its similar characteristics, this beach also makes a perfect getaway for surfers. Besides the allure of the ocean, the streets leading to these beaches are lined with handicrafts and souvenir shops, as well as a wide range of restaurants to whet your gastronomical curiosity.

PETITENGET BEACH (in Seminyak.)

There is a temple at this beach called ‘Pura Petitenget’ that’s why this beach is called Petitenget. With grey sand, Petitenget Beach looks very mysterious, tourists rarely come to this beach; it’s mostly locals who come to swim and play in the water. Ideal for surfing and you can also find horseback-riding adventures here as well.

NUSA LEMBONGAN 

Nusa Lembongan is brimming with colorful sea life, so diving and snorkeling are also very popular sports in Nusa Lembongan. One can also enjoy the glass bottomed boat rides. With the backdrop of Mount Agung, Nusa Lembongan has spectacular scenery and offers unforgettable adventures.

LEBIH BEACH 

The black sand of Lebih Beach is contrasted against the blue ocean backdrop. There are various water sports or sailing on the ‘Jukung’ the traditional boats can be done at this beach. On the black sand, you can have picnic with your friends or family and enjoy the grilled sea food.

AMED BEACH – Simply Beautiful On Bali’s East Coast

Amed is actually made up of a string of smaller villages located on a 10km road in the Karangasem province. It starts with the village Amed in the north followed by Congkang, Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Selang, Banyuning and Aas. Amed is a quiet fishing village with stunning ocean views and is truly a place that you must visit.

Amed is arguably the best place to go scuba diving in Bali, and travelers come here to marvel at the diverse sea life. Besides diving and snorkling the main activity is just relaxing far away from the tourist crowds in the south. As mentioned the Amed area offers stunning ocean vistas with headland after headland offering amazing ocean views of turquoise crystal clear water.

NUSA PENIDA 

Nusa Penida offers fine swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and sunbathing, also dramatic walks, unspoilt scenery, deep caves, and delightful friendly villagers. Nusa Penida is the most gorgeous dive place in Bali with a vast spread of coral reefs and rich with color and fish. Most visitors stay in Jungut Batu on Nusa Lembongan and come over to Nusa Penida island on day trips.

SANUR BEACH

Sindhu Beach and its neighbor share a huge lagoon which is protected by a circling reef. The lagoon isn’t buffeted by large waves and is therefore ideal for water sports like Kite surfing, Parasailing and Windsurfing. There is a paved walkway that stretches approx 7 klms from Mertasari Beach in Sanur’s south all the way north u to the Inna Grand Bali Beach hotel and along the way there are literally hundreds of shops, warungs, bars and restaurants.

KUTA BEACH

Kuta Beach, although a go to place for mass tourism is not for everyone. Once a poor fishing village, it is now known for its chaotic energy, nightclub scene, surfing, cheap cafes, massages, and merchandise vendors. While it does have family friendly resorts, this city tends to be more for the crowd who likes to surf by day and party by night.

Barter shopping, taking surf lessons, grabbing a Bintang beer and watching the sunset are a few of the notable highlights of Kuta.

DOUBLE SIX BEACH

Double Six Beach is a great place to go if you want to swim, surf, sunbathe, play football, volleyball or simply relax. Cruise up and grab a drink and some food at one of their many restaurants/ bars along the beach, and then make sure to head down and catch the exquisite sunsets that Bali is known for. This is a favorite of many Expats and locals. There is also a nightlife scene where you can dance the night away. A must see if you want a nice mixture of activities and nightlife.

LEGIAN/CANGGU BEACHES

These beautiful beaches extend several kilometers north of Kuta. Given its similar characteristics, these beaches also make a perfect getaway for surfers. Besides the allure of the ocean, the streets leading to these beaches are lined with handicrafts and souvenir shops, as well as a wide range of restaurants to whet your gastronomical curiosity.

CANGGU- Known as a surfer’s paradise, the reef brake brings out great waves and offers good conditions for intermediate to advanced surfers. Not advised for swimming.

 ECHO BEACH (also in Canggu)

Echo Beach is world renowned as an ideal surf spot- not for your casual swimmer. The beach is rocky and the sand is black (volcanic). The surfing attracts crowds of surfers and watchers alike- it’s very entertaining to watch the action from the seawall, while enjoying the food at The Beach House Restaurant or another beachside warung. The road to Echo beach has only recently been upgraded and resurfaced- still under construction at the moment.

TANAH LOT BEACH

Tanah Lot Beach is a stunning beach amongst rocky cliffs with a Hindu temple set on a rock and appointed as a famous tourist destination in Bali. You are not allowed to enter the temple, and it can become quite crowded, but at low tide you are able to walk around and take incredible photos, as well as take in the beautiful Balinese sunsets.

JIMBARAN BEACH

Jimbaran Beach is just south of Kedonganan beach, with beautiful white sand and clear waters, making it perfect for recreation and relaxation. It’s quieter than most neighboring beaches, but has many hotels and seafood restaurants nearby. In fact, Jimbaran is known for its delicious grilled seafood with the famous Jimbaran secret sauce that is a must try!

NUSA DUA is an enclave of 5 star, luxurious hotels and fine dining. It is also known for its golf resorts, diving, and surfing, or to simply catch up on some R &R. It is located 22 km from Denpasar.

LEBIH BEACH (in Nusa Dua)

The black sand of Lebih Beach is contrasted against the blue ocean backdrop. There are various water sports or sailing on the ‘Jukung’ the traditional boats can be done at this beach. On the black sand, you can have picnic with your friends or family and enjoy the grilled seafood.

GEGER BEACH (in Nusa Dua)

Often referred to by tourists as a hidden paradise, and known for its small crowd and laid back vibe, Geger’s clear waters offer an idyllic swimming spot. Get a massage right on the beach. Those without sea legs may prefer an alternative activity at the Bali Golf Nusa Dua course, which is only a 5-minute drive from the beach.

ULUWATU

One of the more chill, laid back parts of the island- known for surfing, relaxing, and the spectacular cliffside views. It has everything from 5 star resorts, to beach side huts. From exclusive beach clubs, beauty spas and fine dining, to restaurants where you order the catch of the day, throw off your shoes, and grab a table in the sand, listening to the ocean waves roll in. This was definitely one of our favorite spots on the island and has something for everyone.

PADANG PADANG BEACH (in Uluwatu)

Padang Padang Beach is beautiful and secluded, you will need to walk through the narrow rock stairs, which some consider to be quite steep, to reach to this beach. Good one for swimming or just lazing around. Also a nice spot for beginner surfers.

IMPOSSIBLE BEACH (in Uluwatu)

Impossible beach is located next to Balangan beach. You will need to walk down the narrow rock stairs, but once you hit the sand, Impossible beach is beautiful and secluded, a great place to swim and relax.

LABUAN SAIT BEACH (in Uluwatu)

Labuan Sait Beach is located a few km north of the Uluwatu Temple, facing the vast Indian Ocean. From the parking lot, visitors have to walk down many stairs, but the white sandy beach and turquoise sea contrasted with the stone cliffs is breathtaking and worth tackling the stairs (good exercise!)

DREAMLAND BEACH (in Uluwatu)

A few hundred meters up from Bingin is Dreamland beach, which overlooks every other Bukit beach all the way to Uluwatu. Because of its gorgeous, white sand and cliff backdrop, it has become one of the more chic beaches of Bali, and it is usually fairly busy with tourists. It has quite a number of warungs and small bungalows that have been built in the area. It is a great beach for swimming and surfing, as it offers a sand- bottom break, but often has a strong rip current.

BINGIN BEACH (in Uluwatu)

Bingin beach is located on the Bukit, which means “hill” in Indonesian, and one of the area’s main attractions. White limestone cliffs contrast the brilliant blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The views from this beach are breathtaking. It appeals to those looking for somewhere quiet, yet aesthetically pleasing and majestic.

MEDEWI BEACH

Medewi beach is located midway between Gilimanuk and Denpasar, just off the main road in Airsatang. This beach is perfect for surfing as the waves vary from 3m to 7m high. The beach is divided in to two portions, the eastern half, which is rocky, with large grey stones and black sand, and the western half which is sandier, and easier on the feet. It’s not the best beach for sunbathing or lounging, but a fantastic place to watch the sunset.

PADANG BAI BEACH

Padang Bai Beach, a picturesque bay surrounded by majestic cliffs, it is the perfect escape. It’s famous for its pure white sandy beach and harbor views, as it is a transit hub to Nusa Penida and Lombok Island.

SULUBAN BEACH

Suluban beach is located a few km north of Uluwatu, close to Bingin beach and Labuan Sait. ‘Suluban’ means ‘walking or passing under something’. The beach was named Suluban because the visitors have to pass under the coral reef cave in order to reach its wide sandy beach. The water is crystal clear, and its big waves make it one of the most reputable surfing beaches among surfers from around the world.

NORTH BEACHES

CANDI DASA BEACH

Candi Dasa has been mostly washed away due to the heavy coral picking. This has since ceased, and tidal walls have been erected in an effort to restore the beach. The coral is slowly returning, and Candi Dasa is again becoming a popular tourist destination. Unfortunately, the beach is not suitable for swimming.

LOVINA BEACH

Lovina Beach is located approximately 10km west of Singaraja. Its black sandy beach is beautiful and a fantastic place for swimming. There is no surfing, but plenty of coral areas for snorkeling and diving. It’s also a great place to see dolphins in the early morning. This beach is very tranquil.

SNORKELLING AND SCUBA DIVING BEACHES 

PEMUTERAN BEACH

Pemuteran Beach is located in Pemuteran Village in Bali’s northwest region. This beach has many exotic fishes, turtles, and other marine habitats and coral reefs. There is also a turtle conservation nearby. Pemuteran beach is ideal for activities, such as tramping at the National Park, swimming, snorkeling and diving.

While the beaches in Bali’s resort areas might have a reputation for being ‘sceney’, the Pemuteran area in North Bali encompasses quiet coastal communities. It encompasses quietness and solitude.

SOUTH EAST ISLANDS

NUSA LEMBONGAN

In Balinese, Lembongan means mushroom. Nusa Lembongan is one of the most popular destinations for sailing. The pristine white sandy beaches with aquamarine bays are brimming with sea life, so diving and snorkeling are very popular sports, as well as bottomed glass boat rides. With Mount Agung as your backdrop, Nusa Lembongan offers spectacular scenery and unforgettable adventures.

LEBIH BEACH

The black sands of Lebih Beach stretches against a beautiful blue ocean. There are various water sports or sailing on the ‘Jukung’. On the black sand, you can have picnic with your friends or family and enjoy the grilled seafood.

AMED BEACH 

Amed is actually made up of a string of smaller villages located on a 10km road in the Karangasem province. It starts with the village Amed in the north followed by Congkang, Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Selang, Banyuning and Aas. Amed is a quiet fishing village with stunning ocean views and is truly a place that you must visit.

Amed is arguably the best place to go scuba diving in Bali, and travelers come here from all over the world to marvel at the diverse sea life. Besides diving and snorkeling, the main activity is just relaxing away from the tourist crowds in the south. As mentioned, the Amed area offers stunning ocean vistas with stunning ocean views of turquoise crystal clear water.

NUSA PENIDA

Nusa Penida offers swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sunbathing, adventurous walks, exquisite scenery, caves, and friendly villagers. Nusa Penida is the most gorgeous dive place in Bali with a vast spread of coral reefs, and exotic fish. Most visitors stay in Jungut Batu on Nusa Lembongan and come over to Nusa Penida island for a day trip.

SANUR BEACH

Sanur Beach has a lagoon, which is protected by a circling reef. The lagoon isn’t buffeted by large waves and is therefore ideal for water sports like kite surfing, parasailing, jet skiing, and windsurfing. There is a paved walkway that stretches approx 7 km from Mertasari Beach in Sanur’s south all the way north to the Inna Grand Bali Beach hotel. Along the way there are many shops, warungs, bars, and restaurants.

TULAMBEN BEACH

Lava floods and huge volcanic stones dragged the shipwreck of Liberty to the depth of 30 meters above sea level and fragmented it into two parts. This shipwreck then became home to hundreds of species of coral fish and shrimp. Tulamben is therefore quieter, but popular for diving and snorkeling.

The white sandy beach, is the perfect place for surfing, and includes wonderful warungs (restaurants) and accommodations. In the morning you can see the beauty of the sunrise, also the Mount Agung can be seen from this beach. And in the middle of the year, the Bali Kite Festival is held here.

 

 

 

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