All About Bali Beaches (Part 4)

Bingin Beach

Bingin Beach
Bingin Beach

Bingin is situated 20 minutes drive South of Kuta and Denpasar airport. A surfers dream on the most beautiful stretch of beaches in Bali with the breath taking 180’ views of Dreamlands, Bingin, Impossibles, Padang-Padang and Uluwatu.

For those not into surfing, there is huge array of activities for all ages to enjoy, such as; snorkeling & swimming, water skiing, boat trips etc. At low tide you can stroll to the infamous Dreamlands Beach and Padang-Padang. Or enjoy a relaxing massage, overlooking the amazing surf that makes Bingin Beach famous.

Celukan Bawang Beach

Celukan Bawang Beach
Celukan Bawang Beach

On the northern coast of Bali, just beyond the reaches of the popular beach resort of Kuta and the relatively bustling (in Balinese terms) city of Singaraja, is the quiet town of Celukan Bawang. Located in the middle of a secluded bay, it’s the perfect place to come if you’re looking for some rest and relaxation while also being within easy reach of the island’s more energetic hotspots.

Everyone knows that Bali is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the world, and from the moment you arrive in port at Celukan Bawang you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of amazing coastal stretches. For example, you could head to the nearby beach of Lovina, which consists of striking black sand, making for quite a contrast against the sparkling blue sea. Alternatively, you could take the short trip to Kuta itself and watch the experts take on the surf – or even have a go yourself.

Staying in Celukan Bawang itself, you’ll find a wealth of excellent shops, restaurants and boutiques, and if you fancy taking in some Balinese culture then be sure to check out the stunning water temple of Pura Ulun Danu Beratan.

Double Six Beach

Double Six Beach
Double Six Beach

Double Six Beach or  66 Beach is a beautiful sandy beach located on the west coast of Bali.

If you are staying in or near the region of Seminyak and Legian, you will likely come to Double Six Beach every day. Double Six Beach is situated in the village of Seminyak at the end of Jalan Double Six, a road which runs perpendicular to the beach and connects it to the village’s main thoroughfare, Jalan Raya Seminyak. This Balinese village is known for its excellent restaurants, resorts, spas and shopping centres, so there are plenty of options away from the beach.

It is a more peaceful spot than many of the other beaches in the surrounding area, particularly during the daytime, making it perfect for relaxation. If you visit early in the morning, you will almost certainly be able to enjoy the beach in peace.

Rent a surfboard and take a surfing lesson—the sandy bottom and waves at Double Six Beach are particularly suitable for beginners. Those in search of a more lively and active experience won’t be disappointed. There are plenty of other water and beach activities on offer too, including swimming, snorkelling, football and volleyball.

The gentle waves and sandy bottom of Kuta Beach make it suitable for all levels of surfers. The local surf school can teach you how to ride the waves and how to avoid the crowds in the water. There’s plenty to do if surfing is not your thing. Parasail, go on a banana boat trip, get a temporary tattoo, enjoy a traditional Indonesian massage or have your hair braided.

Enjoy the spectacular sunset that has captured the hearts of so many.

Relax under an sun umbrella or swim, snorkel and surf at one of the most visited spots in Bali. Famous for its warm water, great surf, affordable massages and impressive sunsets, lively Double Six Beach attracts millions of visitors from all over the world.

Dreamland Beach

Dreamland Beach
Dreamland Beach

Dreamland Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali than Kuta beach. This beach is located in the area Pecatu, a region in the south of Bali. The beach is located not far from the Uluwatu in Bali is very famous for its beauty. The beauty and cleanliness of the beach add to the attraction of visitors, not only from domestic but also foreign tourists.

Dreamland Beach was in the village of Pecatu, Badung regency, located in the southern island of Bali. You can reach this beach is about 30 minutes from Kuta Beach at Jimbaran. The beach is still beautiful and natural is located at the southern tip of South Badung. You’ll find this beach on the way to the famous temple in Bali, Pura Uluwatu.

Dreamland Beach is a beautiful beach with white sand stretch 100 meters and leaned on a steep of white stone cliff overlooking to the amazing view of Indian Ocean. This beach is very attractive for tourist including the surfers offering the elegant, tranquility and spectacular sunset view that create the romantic nuance that make it as one of the place many visited by tourist every day. Dreamland Beach is located in strategic area of Pecatu Graha, the huge area of luxurious residences, hotels, villas, world-class golf course (New Kuta Golf), water fun game and more that finally make this beach is increasingly popular. The advantages of this beach are big and powerful wave that make it as one of the most demanded surfing points in Bali Island by the experience until professional surfers. You will be very easy to locate the public facilities at this surfing point like restaurant and accommodations. This beach is also suitable for family holidays where you can do relax at the beach while enjoying the warm tropical atmosphere.

Green Bowl Beach

Green Bowl Beach
Green Bowl Beach

The beach is called Green Bowl because every time the sea water recedes, it will form a bowl of reefs which is green when you look from the top of the Hill. The name Green Bowl is also the name of the company that built the resort around there. The color of sea grades from light blue to dark blue and light green to the color of the blue of the sea so that it becomes more beautiful with the blue sky and the black cliff around the beach. The beach has not been too explored yet so that it is still clean.There is a cave which is a sacred temple on the beach. To reach the beach, we have to down the 328 stairs with various height. More above, there are many monkeys but they are not dangerous.

Jimbaran Bay

Jimbaran Bay
Jimbaran Bay

Jimbaran is just south of the airport and Kuta. This was formerly a real backwater of south Bali, just a tiny fishing village with a daily market. That all started to change in the 1980s and Jimbaran is now home to several world class 5 star beach resorts, plus a few more moderate mid-market hotels. There is, however, little in the way of budget accommodation and there are also many high-end villas in this area, particularly on the ridges of high ground above Jimbaran Bay. This has resulted in monikers such as the “Beverly Hills of Bali” or “Millionaire’s Row”.

The bay itself has a pleasant white sand beach and is very safe for swimming. The three clusters of grilled seafood restaurants on the beach are a major tourist draw in the evenings, as is the truly stunning sunset.

Jimbaran remains very attached to local traditions, specially when it comes to religious activities. The temple in front of Jimbaran market is the center for celebrations with regular parades from the temple along Jalan Pemelisan Agung street to the beach.

Jimbaran has an increasing number of rather chic shops but there is little or no nightlife here. It has the advantage of being a little closer to Kuta and Seminyak and the cultural highlights of Central Bali.

Kerobokan Beach

Kerobokan Beach
Kerobokan Beach

Kerobokan Beach is a beautiful destination tucked away in the upmarket and fashion-conscious town of Seminyak; a must-visit getaway for your Bali vacation.

You can find this beach on the south-eastern coast of the island, right in the heart of most of the action.

A few years back, there was not much here except for the beach itself. Today, the beach area has undergone a transformation because of the massive tourist boom that has come to Bali.

The grey sands of Kerobokan Beach stretch as far as the eye can see, which this means that there is more than enough space to enjoy your beach holiday. The beach is a quiet location, and its sparse population allows you to enjoy some rest and relaxation here without the hoards of tourists.

A holiday in Kerobokan Beach is incomplete without marvelling at the amazing sunsets. The evening is tranquil as the sun’s golden rays reflect on the sand, making for a romantic setting. Watch all this from the comfort of your hotel room, or take a romantic walk with your partner. The beauty of this destination makes it an alluring option for special events such as weddings, engagements and honeymoons.

Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach
Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach is located near Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport, only 15 minutes’ drive by car from the airport. It is the most famous beach resort on the island. Kuta Beach is the bustling area with the most tourists in all over Bali. In the past, it was only a very small village. Nowadays, it has developed into a prosperous tourist resort. On the beach, there are many peddlers along the street, selling various local specialties, such as crafts, T-shirts, beach clothes and accessories. As the beach is windy with high waves, it is not suitable for boating or swimming there. But it is an ideal place for wind surfing, which is favored by the young who look for excitement. It is also an ideal place for watching the beautiful sunset. At night, there are local Balinese singing and dancing, performing especially for tourists.

Kuta Beach is just like a holiday paradise with beautiful clean beach, numerous shops, bars, restaurants and shopping centers. Kuta Beach is not only a unique scenic spot for sun bathing and water activities, but also a perfect place for watching sunset. The commercial area in the center of Kuta Square is a new and modern shopping skyscraper.

Kuta Beach History, Since the 18th century Kuta has served as the entry for foreigners visiting southern Bali. In the 1830s Kuta was a thriving slave market, attracting a wide variety of inter­national ‘lowlifes’. Since its rediscovery by hippies and surfers in the 1960s, Kuta and Legian have expanded so rapidly that the district is now one of the busiest tourist areas in the world. At three hundred year ago, in this place had been built a Konco (Buddhist Temple) located beside of Tukad Mati ( Dead River) where it river can be navigable at that time. The boat steps into the hinterland of Kuta, so that Kuta is a port trade. Mad Lange is a merchant from Denmark in 19 century had built its trade station in the river periph­ery. During living in Bali, he often becomes the medium between king of Bali and Dutch. Mad Lange has mysteriously died and his grave is located inside of Konco ( Buddhist Temple ) right in the river periphery. Kuta is quiet fisherman countryside in the past, but now it has been turned into the hilarious town and it is completed by post office, po­lice office, market, pharmacy, photo center, and shop. There are a lot of hotels which are designed luxury and comfortable set in a long side of white sandy beach of Kuta .

Kuta Beach Night Life, Party central, Kuta at night refers to the area extending about 7km north of the original village of Kuta. This area now includes Legian, Seminyak and even Basangkasa. The Kuta area is the epicenter of Balis nightlife. The majority of Bali’s better entertainment places offer anything and everything a ‘night owl’ would want. Located at the center of the original village are Kuta’s many open-air pubs and discos.

Entrance to bars is usually free with special drinks promotions and Happy Hours from 6pm to 9pm, and sometimes even longer. Jalan Legian and Jalan Padma have the biggest concentration of watering holes. Take up the option of joining surfers to guz­zle beer, play pool and watch surfing videos at Tubes Cafe. Or drop by the eye-catching and uniquely sailship-shaped Bounty Res­taurant I, which sways to the music of its dance floor till dawn. Other happening out­lets in town are the trendy 66 Club (but say ‘double six’) and hyper chic Gado Gado. For Kuta’s magnetic live music, The Maccaroni Club is irresistible.

One of Bali’s latest and most extraor­dinary; this place jazzes it up every Sunday from 10.30pm and invites guests to jam along on Friday nights. For a rare and special combination of Balinese dancing and rock bands near the beach, head straight for the Zero Six in Tuban while the new Hard Rock Cafe draws the crowds with live music and pricey drinks. Other live music spots include the Aussie-style ‘pubs’ along Jalan Melasti and the semi-submerged Joni Sunken Bar Restaurant. Classier up-market hotels like the Bali Padma Hotel on Legian beach offer more relaxed entertainment.

Lebih Beach

Lebih Beach
Lebih Beach

Lebih Beach, situated in Lebih village, about 9 km south of Gianyar city must be the best-known beach in Gianyar. It has good waves for surfing and an abundance of tasty seafood served along the shore.

The leader of Fishermen’s Association in Lebih, Made Bebas said that this beach had great potential as a marine tourism site. He also pointed out that the beach is a perfect place for surfing and any other water sport, while the panorama of the beach is also very beautiful.

Spokesman of the Gianyar local government, Wayan Arthana, S.H said that sports events are held annually in order to promote the Lebih Beach. Various water sports are held, such as swimming, beach tug of war, beach volley-ball and swimming competitions.

Many kinds of local sea food are served, including Sate Languan (fish roasted on skewer), grilled fish, fried fish, fish balls, pepes ikan (roasted fish wrapped in banana leaf), and many others, all at very reasonable prices.

Visitors can also enjoy the row of thousands of traditional boats moored along the beach, the scene being especially attractive in the morning. The row of the unique boats on the black sands is very beautiful when seen from a distance.

Legian Beach

Legian Beach
Legian Beach

Close to the Kuta action but far enough for some down time, Legian is less hectic than downtown Kuta but still has a funky nightlife zone. Legian is a no-holds barred beach where locals, expatriates and tourists mingle, bargain with the best, play paddle ball and football, indulge in a massage and manicure, catch up on reading, meditate, exercise. Legian and Seminyak were small villages a few years ago a short distance from Kuta.

Over the last few years, accommodation has expanded around Legian with many simple family-owned guest houses upgraded; complemented by boutique style hotels and first class hotels. Kuta is literally five-minute taxi ride away. Sunset is peak time at Legian Beach, when the beach bars fill up, the football field is at its busiest and the locals knock off work and wade fully clothed, skirts swirling, into the waves. Now part of the greater Kuta area, both offer quieter alternatives and a more sophisticated nightlife scene focusing on dining-out and socializing rather than full-on partying.

Lovina Beach

Lovina Beach
Lovina Beach

Lovina Beach is a laid back 12 km stretch of coast to the West of Singaraja in North Bali. It is a welcome break from the bustle of the South. These days the mix of tourists is mainly families and couples rather than the backpackers of yesteryear. It is comprised of several narrow stretches of black volcanic sand. Lovina, like most of Bali, fills up with tourists from all over the world in August and Australians at Christmas.

Kalibukbuk is the largest and most developed village but it is just two streets of hotels, bars, restaurants, and dive shops running down to the beach. There is a wide range of accommodation and restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes. There are two clubs and several bars, but the nightlife is generally low key and easy going.

You can easily get to Lovina by bus from all parts of Bali, but it is a long ride from the East or South. Getting your own car with or without a driver (I don’t recommend without!!) is a much easier way to get to the North. Bemo’s are the local public transport buses and they ply all the local routes. Again it is much easier to hire a driver and car for any longer journey. You can travel from Kuta in less than 3 hours and from the airport or Sanur in about 2.30 hours. You will travel through (Pura Ulun Danu) Bedugul and could go the pretty way through Munduk if you are not in a hurry. So you could stop to take in the temple, lakes and rice paddies on your trip and make a day of it.

Sightseeing trips are easy to organise either with drivers on the street or through your hotel. Some sugestions are:

Air Banjar Hot Springs – Located west of Lovina, Air Banjar (or Panjar) is an enchanting hot springs with stone carved mouths gushing water among a lush garden setting. A nominal entrance fee is charged. Go in the morning if you want some peace and quiet, you will have the place to yourself if you get there before 9am.

Dolphin Trips – These trips leave early each morning and are great fun for the kids, despite the critiscism that the boats tend to outnumber the dolphins. Prices are fixed by a dolphin cartel, they are around 50,000 (4 euro).

Snorkeling is possible on the reef just offshore from Kalibukbuk in the mornings around 10am. You will need to hire a boat for this and it costs about 50,000 per head (includes gear, although your own will be a better fit). Snorkeling and scuba diving trips leave from Kalibukbuk for Menjangan and other north shore dive spots. There are several dive operators based out of Lovina that operate daily dive trips to Menjangan Island, Tulamben and Amed, as well as night dives from the local shore.

Eating and Drinking – ‘Kakatua’ in Kalibukbuk is one the most popular with tourists and not without reason. The menu is varied, the staff friendly and you can see the food being prepared and cooked from fresh ingredients. There are many good restaurants and bars listed on other pages in the site.

Masceti Beach

Masceti Beach
Masceti Beach

Masceti beach is one of the three beach attractions in the Blahbatuh district, precisely at the Village Medahan – Keramas area that has special appeal because of the beach area is excellent for carrying out or seeking a spiritual tour or silence the soul, on the northern part of the Temple area which is highly sacred by the community surrounding because in this Temple the community usually held ceremony to invoke prosperity and perform other religious ceremonies.

Mengening Beach

Mengening Beach
Mengening Beach

Bali known as the paradise island with many beautiful beaches. Mengening beach is one of them. Lovely surrounding coastal plains of the island, you can find during a visit to Mengening Beach located in Cemagi village, Mengwi, Badung regency near Tanah Lot Temple just about 60 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport. As typical in the area of Canggu beach sand black sand beaches, and nearby are filled with rocks, at first glance looks like atmosphere attraction Tanah Lot. Because at this location there is a temple also the Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus located on top of the boulder coral, so it will look more perfect if you are in the east Pura and in moments of sunset, the beauty of sunset integrated perfectly with the existence of the temple on the rock this reef.

Nusa Dua Beach

Nusa Dua Beach
Nusa Dua Beach

Nusa Dua, was designed to be an ‘all-inclusive’ type of tourist destination. The Indonesian Tourism Development Centre or ITDC (formerly Bali Tourism Development Centre / BTDC) is a main enclave of world-class hotels, complete with an upmarket shopping complex with well-maintained facilities, and with a luxurious 18-hole golf course, white-golden sandy beaches and many other nearby highlights.

The name ‘Nusa Dua’ is derived from the two small islands on its eastern shoreline. Though it’s the most developed area in Bali, it still houses many temples, a museum, and many other attractions to see and visit. The enclave is an idyllic place for honeymooners and for those who bring the entire family for a memorable Bali holiday.

Padang Bai Beach

Padang Bai Beach
Padang Bai Beach

There’s a real traveller vibe about this little beach town that is also the port for the public ferry connecting Bali with Lombok and many of the fast boats to the Gilis.

Padangbai is an attractive stop: it sits on a small bay and has a nice little curve of beach. A compact seaside backpacker hub offers cheap places to stay and some fun cafes.

The pace is slow, but should ambition strike there’s good snorkelling and diving plus some easy walks and a couple of great beaches. Meanwhile you can soak up the languid air punctuated by the occasional arrival and departure of a ferry.

Padang-Padang Beach

Padang-Padang Beach
Padang-Padang Beach

The island of Bali is home to some of the best beaches in the world and Padang Padang Beach is one of our favourites. Located next to well-known surf break Impossibles, Padang Padang like most beaches in Uluwatu, is famous for its super consistent surf. With no off-season, Padang Padang attracts a year-round crowd. But despite being one of the busiest beaches on the Bukit Peninsula, its golden sand and clear aqua waters are well worth a visit.

If you’re coming by car or scooter, there’s a handy carpark directly opposite the entry to Padang Padang Beach. Head down the concrete stairs, past the monkeys (watch your sunglasses and snacks) and you’ll reach a crazy narrow staircase that’s built in between the limestone cliff face. Follow it down and you’ll find yourself in the thick of the bustling beach. There are stalls selling colourful sarongs and plaited friendship bracelets, guys hiring out a range of different surfboards including paddleboards, and a bunch of warungs selling fresh coconuts, cold drinks and freshly-caught seafood.

Padang Padang Beach is located at Jalan Labuan Sait at Pecatu Village. It’s a 20-30 minute drive from the international airport and a quick 10-minute drive from the neighbouring area of Uluwatu.

Purnama Beach

Purnama Beach in Gianyar Bali
Purnama Beach in Gianyar Bali

Purnama Beach is located in Banjar Mortar Telabah, Sukawati village, Ubud district, Gianyar regency, about 11 km from Denpasar city. Some activities that you can be do include relaxing, sunbathing, surfing, or fishing. Purnama Beach is also often used as a place of religious ceremonies by the locals, such as Melasti and Melarung.

Purnama Beach deserves it’s place on your priority list while on holiday in Bali. The beauty and charm will attract and amaze anyone. This beach has black sand-like crystals, big waves and a beautiful view from the green paddy fields.

This place offered us a great escape from Gili crowds. The location is half way from Kuta, Denpasar, Padang bai, Ubud, or Mt Batur so you’ll need to stock up your fridge before arriving since there’s nothing around. The waves were just what we needed to sleep us away at night, though sometimes the sounds of hitting the beach were almost scary.

Saba Beach

Saba Beach
Saba Beach

Saba is a tranquil black sand beach just few minute drive to the east of Sanur and has easy access to Ubud area, making it a perfect place for a romantic get away and honeymoon for those who want to stay in a secluded and peaceful beach but still has easy access to tourism and entertainment facilities in Sanur and Ubud area. Saba Beach also offers good range of activities to spend your time.

Horse Riding, Saba stable offers a good horse riding activities along Saba beach. You can choose a horse out of selection of tame and healthy horses to explore the beautiful beach with see breeze blowing. The stables are set close to the beach with tropical plantation around it.

Beach Activities, Saba Beach offers a good rang of activities from swimming, sunbathing or just walking along the beach to enjoy the cool breeze and beautiful scenary.

Healing and Resting, Saba Beach is an excellent place for healing and rest retreat. Villa Kishi-Kishi that is located in this area offers yoga and reiki healing treatment and class by Ida Bagus Putu Wijaya, a test-and-proven healer and also the manager of the villa. You can also stay in Kishi-Kishi Villa as this villa offers four one-bedroom villas in a quiet and tranquil setting.

Sightseeing, Saba Beach is located halfway between Sanur and Ubud, giving it an easy access to interesting tourism attractions in these areas. Saba Village and beach also offer many beautiful views for a morning walk.

Sanur Beach

Sanur Beach
Sanur Beach

Sanur is one of Bali’s biggest traditional villages but it’s also one of the most established tourist areas. Sanur was Bali’s first beach resort but still retains its Balinese character and old style village ambiance. On the southeastern side of Bali, Sanur beach is easily reachable from Denpasar, about a 5 to 10 minute drive. Sanur is an excellent site to watch the sun rises, as we jog along the white sandy beach. Being one of the first resorts developed in Bali, Sanur maintains its traditions. Only a stone thrown away from the beach, ancient temples stand as solemn as they have been in centuries past.

Palm-lined beach, facing the Indian Ocean towards the east, Sanur is an excellent place to see the sun rise in the morning. “Bali is the morning of the world”, it is the right sentence for Bali if we has visited Sanur. Offshore reefs protect the beach against the waves, and make it popular for windsurfing, boating, and other water sports. It is one of the first areas where one can find good hotels, restaurants, shops, and other tourist facilities.

It’s also the place for some of Bali chic fashion shops, hot hotels and well-known restaurants. It is a good location to explore the rest of Bali. Fine hotels, restaurants and modern entertainment venues complement traditional village activities like drama and dance, so it’s a good place to enjoy the delights of a tropical island and gain a real appreciation of Balinese culture and local life. Gradual and early development has meant that Sanur has grown alongside the village, with hotels located right next door to local meeting halls and Brahmanic temples. Many hotels have expansive gardens that face the ocean in a picturesque unbroken seaside promenade.

Seminyak Beach

Seminyak Beach
Seminyak Beach

Seminyak is Bali’s most fashionable beach, home to among the island’s luxurious resorts and host to a number of fine restaurants and boutiques. Fashion stores and top dining spots with international chefs cooking up world-class cuisine line the streets, from Jalan Petitenget to Jalan Kayu Aya.

Seminyak’s Petitenget Beach offers a more secluded ambiance compared to its sister strands of Kuta and Legian to the south. However, after sunset a livelier nightlife scene takes over. Chic hotels such as the W Retreat & Spa, or premier dining and entertainment venues such as Ku De Ta and the Potato Head Beach Club, have all garnered an international following.

Siyut Beach

Siyut Beach
Siyut Beach

For teenagers who would like to express their hobby of trail bike riding while racing, this is the appropriate venue to visit. This location is very challenging for motorcycle racing. In addition, the panorama of Siyut Beach is also very good because we can see the ocean waves from this shore. It is situated in the east of Lebih Beach.

Suluban Beach

Suluban Beach
Suluban Beach

Suluban Beach is one of the most exotic beaches in Bali. It is located really close to Uluwatu Temple.  ‘Suluban’ came from Balinese word which means ‘walking or passing under something’, since the visitors have to pass through the coral reef cave before reaching its wide sandy beach. This naming adjusted with typical beach where to get on the coast is clear water blue , you need to down the stairs past the hallway or in the narrow gap between the giant rocks . Some corals even that seemed to be similar to the cave entrance to the coast . When you pass the coral reef cave, it will be amazing experience. And when you pass the coral reef cave, you will find a beautiful white sandy beach. It’s Very Beautiful.

Beautiful view of Suluban Beach is not the only one interesting thing of this beach. Suluban line is not too wide , as if wedged between giant rocks . However, the beauty of the natural scenery of the sea is extremely fascinating . This white sandy beach has great waves , perfect for surfing.

Suluban beach is located in Pecatu Village, Southern part of Badung regency. It takes approximately 30minutes from Bali international Airport, 45 minutes from Kuta, 30 minutes from Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa. To reach this beach, you can use the public transportation such as taxi or private transportation provided in your hotels that can be hired with some period of time.

 

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