Bali is a volcanic island, and therefore Bali has several black sand beaches, predominantly located on the east and north-west coast. White sandy beaches you will find in Bukit Peninsula, Sanur, Nusa Lembongan and some places in East Bali, as Padangbai and Candi Dasa.
Beaches in South Coast of Bali
A huge wide beach, where you can enjoy the feeling of the Bali vibe very well. Busy with tourists, locals and merchants. Food and drink are available in abundance. On the street there are trees where you can spend your time in a pleasant shadow. Kuta beach is for surfers the ideal beach to learn surfing. However for those who are looking for seeking peace and quiet this is not the beach to be.
Blue Ocean Beach
At the end of Jl. Double Six you will find Blue Ocean Beach, about 15 minutes from Kuta. In the afternoon it is very crowded over here. Many cafes and restaurants where you can eat. Zanzibar restaurant is a must to go, for a drink Blue Ocean is an entertaining bar. This beach is known for the many ball games played here.
Pantai Gado Gado
At the end of Jl. Dhyana Pura you have restaurant Gado Gado . A cozy spot with a beachfront patio, where you can enjoy a romantic dinner. For cheaper options at Jl. Dhyana Pura you can also eat in one of the many warungs with delicious Indonesian food. In a short walk to the north, you will arrive at the Ta Ku Restaurant, located at the end of Jl. Oberoi.Ku De Ta is a trendy place where many people at the end of the day come to enjoy the sunset. Pantai Gado Gado is popular among locals and expats for spending some relaxing time with their family.
Echo Beach Canggu
Echo Beach Canggu is located approximately 30 minutes north of Kuta. The beach is quite remote, few merchants and a good surfing spot. At the beach is a real 'hotspot' The Beach House. Here you can enjoy BBQ on Sunday afternoon. The beach is not suited to have a swim.
Pantai Seseh Canggu
Pantai Seseh you can reach by following Jl. Raya Canggu direction Canggu. At the big tree at the intersection in Munggu, hold to the left towards the coast. The last piece of the trip to the beach is truly beautiful. A beautiful area with rice paddies. The beach itself is not very special. Pantai Seseh is a rough and windy dark volcanic beach.
Pantai Berawa Canggu
Pantai Berawa is a pretty local beach near Seminyak. The beach is clean and light brown. At the beginning of the beach you will find trees, but not the palms, like you should expect in paradise.
Pantai Berawa, and probably all beaches in Canggu, is very windy. Souvenir sellers are at the entrance of the beach but the beach itself is pleasant quiet. Legong Keraton is a lovely place to have a drink and relax.
Jimbaran Bay is located south of the airport and the Four Seasons Hotel. Jimbaran Beach is a sandy brown beach, where the waves are not too high and where you really can enjoy swimming.
Jimbaran originally is a fishing village. Especially in the evenings you still see this. Over the entire beach restaurants put their tables and chairs down so that the people on the beach can enjoy delicious fresh fish. These fresh fish you can pick it from the aquariums yourself and thereafter it will be prepared in a delicious way.
Sanur Beach is located 3 km south east of Denpasar. The beach is located in a bay, making it an ideal spot for swimming and snorkeling.
Sanur is a mixture of traditional village life and tourist spots. The atmosphere here is certainly a lot calmer than in Kut.
Semawang Beach is located in the south of Sanur. Sheltered from the waves it is a quiet place for families. On the beach lies the Stiff Chili Restaurant.
The Bukit is a large limestone plateau. The beaches are light yellow to white. East of the Bukit is the largest beach in Nusa Dua, the largest beach west of the Bukit is Dreamland.
Dreamland Beach is located at Bukit Peninsula, about 25 minutes from Kuta. A great surf spot, and a nice little beach. At the top of the beach you will find Klapa restaurant and hotel with a beautiful pool, from which you can overlook the ocean during a stunning sunset.
A beautiful bay with white sandy beaches. The large quantity of expensive, luxury hotels makes this place very touristy.
Uluwatu is a great spot to relax, to visit the temple and to watch the surfers.
The next stop after Uluwatu is Padang Padang. A famous surfing spot among surfers. Bring along plenty of sunscreen, the only shadow you will find under the trees at the back of the beach.
Geger Beach is located east of the Bukit Peninsula. This beach is one of those classic Indonesian beaches with gorgeous white sands and clear blue water and has his own Beach Club from which you can hire a sun bed, order drinks, lie back and relax. Therefore this beach is ideal for families with young children.
Pura Tegal wangi
One of Bali's 'secret beaches' is the white beach at Pura Tegalwagi. Pura Tegalwagi is certainly not the most famous temple in Bali, but the beach is truly gorgeous.
Tourists dont come here because there are plenty of other beaches closer to Kuta or because they simply do not know this beach. The beach is an ideal place for those who seek tranquility.
Bali Beaches in the east
Pandangbai is a small fishing village on the southwest coast of Bali. You can do excellent snorkeling and locals offer all kind of water activities as jet skis.
Pandangbai is at the end of the main road Klungkung - Candi Dasa. There is here a busy main beach and two smaller quiet beaches, Blue Lagoon and Pantai Kecil, which means small beach. Pantai Kecil is by far the best beach of Pandangbai.
In the past Candi Dasa beaches. But today, most beaches are swept away. The locals have destroyed a large part of the reef. As a result, large parts of the original beach have been washed away.
Pasir Putih is a pristine white beach with little development.
Lipah Amed Beach
The journey from Kuta to Amed is a great ride. You will drive through a landscape like this on many postcards. Amed is a quiet laid-back town, where the evening not so much offers. The beaches are quiet and are full of traditional fishing boats. It is a lovely place to do snorkeling and scuba diving.
Bali Beaches in the north
Lovina is located in the north of Bali and has a gray volcanic beach. The atmosphere is completely different compared to the beaches in the south. It is a good place to relax and chill. Early in the morning you can go to sea in traditional Balinese boats to see dolphins swimming.
Tejakula located in the northeast of Bali and is one of the most peaceful areas of Bali. The black beach is generally close to the street, the water is clear and there is little activity. The nearest town is the ancient capital of Bali, Singaraja, approximately one hours drive from Tejakula.