If the idea of a beach is what excites you , if your summers are not done right till the time you spend some time on the beach; then pack your swimming costume , grab that favourite book of yours and get set to lounge on the best beaches of Bali with crystal clear water, swimming your way in that sunshine *grabs two bottles of sunscreen*
Beach Life does not get better anywhere else, but Bali. It offers an assorted variety of Beaches, one for every kind; the surfers, family, couples etc. You will encounter dreamy white sand beaches with palm trees, cliff-guarded hidden spots, black sand shorelines with undisturbed coves etc. So embrace yourself and prepare to get the Best Beaches of Bali checked-off your Travel Bucket list.
Seminyak Beach: South Bali is where all the action takes place. So head south to Seminyak Beach to witness a long stretch of white sand beach accompanied by various bars and restaurants. It is a great place to surf too.
Sanur Beach: This beach can prove to be a perfect family getaway, due to its quaint and laid back atmosphere. The water here is calm and serene, with small restaurants and bars.
Nusa Dua Beach: This is more like the resort area of Bali where you can find all the fine hotels and restaurants. Though the beach is quite clean and calm offering blue water and some mangrove area. You can enjoy water sports, shopping etc.
Jimbaran Bay Beach: This Island is surely a sea-food hub as fishermen here sell there fresh from the net fishes each morning. You can find various beachside barbeques along the beautiful white sand coastline. It is a perfect bay to get your hands on the stand-up paddleboard.
Padang Padang Beach: It is a lesser-known beach, only famous among the surfers. Padang Padang offers a handful of cafes, hotels and restaurants to indulge into. The waves are distant; hence you can enjoy swimming here.
Legian Beach: The meaning of Legian in Indonesian translates to ‘sweet’ and so will be your experience here. Though it is quite famous among the tourists, still have this laid back approach. You will find plenty of options to stay and the nightlife here is not to be missed.
Echo Beach: Echo beach has a lot of Surfing points, along with other water sports. It is truly a paradise to dine in and watch the sunset here. Rejoice the beauty around, it offers amazing landscapes.
Medewi Beach: It is a lesser-known beach perfectly placed at Bali’s sunset coast. The place has its flavours intact before tourism. Come here for a tranquil escape amidst villages, rice fields and a palm-studded coastline. Medewi is mostly less crowded, not much of action here but a great place to surf.
Balangan Beach: It is one of the best among all other surfing beaches. Worry not, even if you are not a surfer, you can lounge with the umbrellas on and lie and relax soaking the sun and listening to the waves.
Balian Beach: A perfect place for backpackers as it offers a variety of budget hotels. This beach offers black sand and blue skies, with a perfect contrast to be mesmerized by. It can be visited throughout the year, its charm never decreases.
Pasir Putih Beach: Also known as the white sand beach or virgin beach is surely an off beaten path. It is a remote beach usually attracts road trippers with its soft white sands, and black volcanic sand as a contrast. Enjoy the local BBQ shops here along with crystal clear waters apt for swimming.
Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida: Take a boat trip to the Island of Nusa Penida. This place has to offer you some stunning cliffs, white sandy beaches and beautiful turquoise water. Though the place is underdeveloped, that is the real beauty. You can explore small cafes serving fresh food.
Karma Beach: This is a private beach owned by the Karma Kendra Resort, also known as Nammos Beach. Due to this, it is one of the most exclusive beaches in Bali. Indulge yourself in luxury with some entrance fee that can be used for some Mediterranean food and watch a movie on the big projector during sunset.
Blue Lagoon Beach: This place accounts for a perfect holiday picture; with calm waters, white sand, palm trees on one side of the lagoon and rocky hills as a backdrop. It is a perfect beach to spot Nemo, so indulge in snorkelling or dive into that lagoon. The place has coral reefs and underwater wildlife in abundance.
Gunung Payung Beach: It is a hidden spot in southern Bali and named after a Balinese Hindu temple complex. The temple is located in a cliff from where the beach is visible; to reach the same you have to pass 300 steps. There you will not find any food or beverage options; hence it is advisable to carry your water and snacks.
Keramas Beach: Keramas Beach is a delight for the eyes with Mt Agung at one side and beautiful waves in front of you. Enjoy the infinity pool, learn some surfing lessons during the dusk or laze around on the sea beds in the black sand beach.
Amed Beach: Enjoy the beauty of Black sands at Amed Beach, which perfectly contrasts with the blue waters. It is said that the black sand here is due to the volcanic deposits. It is a perfect place for backpackers providing cheap accommodation. You can enjoy the best seafood here on the beach.
Padang Bai Beach: A perfect destination for aqua sports; a session of snorkelling or exploring the underwater life. It is a hidden beach, famed as the seaport of Bali.
Thomas Beach: Thomas is one of the quietest beaches in Bukit, there has been less of impact even after the opening of some great restaurant in Uluwatu. To reach this beach you have to descend a narrow trail to reach the white sand beach with protruding boulders and turquoise water. It is yet another remote shoreline, so get your food and water.
Kuta Beach: It is one of the most famous beaches in Bali, totally action-packed and full of tourists. You will find an array of colourful umbrellas on the beach shore with lounge chairs. There are major bars, restaurants, eateries and resorts available here. You may encounter a lot of traffic and people to be prepared for the same.
Here are some other names that are equally amazing beaches in Bali, have a look:
- Tanjung Benoa Beach
- Lovina Beach
- Suluban Beach
- Bias Tugal Beach
- Green Bowl Beach
- Atuh Beach
- Soka Beach
- Nusa Lembongan
- Dreamland Beach
- Crystal Bay Beach
- Mushroom Bay Beach
Hope this list is going to help you to decide on an itinerary and not miss on anything mesmerizing. Which one of these are your favourites? Let us know about your experience. We will be happy to hear about the same.