Category: Bali Beaches

Bali has some of the best beaches in the world. Here’s where you should go and why.

Best Beaches in Bali

There are amazingly many different types of beaches in Bali, many of which have white sand and palm trees. For such a small island, the number of beaches is astounding. You can find top Bali scuba diving sites, cliff beaches (popular with the surfers) and plenty of black volcanic beaches. Forget swimming in a hotel pool, here is a list of Bali’s best beaches. From soft-sand beaches to chill out on to busy beaches for fun in Bali.

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1. Jimbaran – South Bali

Jimbaran is located just under Kuta beach. Unlike the other beaches located north of Jimbaran and popular among travellers. This beach has soft, clean sand and is away from the madding crowd.

Unlike other Bali beaches, hawkers are not allowed here. So, once you’re on Jimbaran beach, you can relax in the sun and refreshing sea breeze without being hassled.

And when the sun is about to set, and you get hungry, Jimbaran is just a stroll to a plethora of restaurants located right on the beach. Imagine eating grilled seafood washed down with a glass of wine by candlelight. Bliss!

2. Sanur – South Bali

Sanur Beach is a clean beach set along a walking path and home to a string of Bali beach resorts. A lot of activities take place on Sanur beach, from sunbathing on the comfortable sunbeds and massages on the beach to renting traditional boats for a tour along the coastline.

You can also stroll along the walking path on the beach for a lovely walk. But don’t worry, it’s not too strenuous There are plenty of food and drink stalls along the way.

3. Padang Padang – South Bali

Padang Padang beach is in a beautiful and secluded bay. To get to the beach, you need to climb down a few stairs.

Soft sand and crystal clear water are the hallmarks of Padang Padang. Actually, the water is a brilliant green-blue emerald hue.  So, it’s no wonder day, it’s a popular spot for surfers on big-wave days. But most of the time the water is calm and the atmosphere is relaxing.

4. Balangan – South Bali

Balangan beach only has a couple of accommodation options, which makes it a quiet spot to spend a couple of days on the beach.

Surfers come here to catch some waves, but at low tide, puddles form near the beach where you can lie in and cool down. The soft sand makes it a perfect spot for a stroll while enjoying the sunset.

If you want to experience the white tropical beach, then this is the place to be…

5. Balian – West Bali

This black sand beach is a drawcard for surfers so if you’re into catching waves, you’ll want to stay here for more than a night. There are some decent accommodation options in Balian to choose from too.