We all need crystal clear waters, salted swims and lashings of sunshine in our life. Grab your swimwear and get all set to lounge - here are Bali's vacation destinations finest beaches for your sun-soaked bucket list.
Salty hair, sun-kissed skin which book you've been passing away to get penetrated for months-- beach life doesn't get better than that, right? Well, when it comes to Bali's finest beaches, that's simply the beginning. Include some sundown mixed drinks, first-rate browsing and a perpetual lineup of water sports to keep the kiddos busy-- not to discuss a few palm-studded bays that you'll swear are straight out of a postcard.
Yup, Bali is blessed with a few of the best beaches on the planet, and we've taken the liberty to explore them all (someone had to do it ...). So load your sun block and your favorite swimsuit, wrap up your sarong and prep your hottest summertime playlist, due to the fact that you'll want to check off alllll of Bali's best beaches on your island adventure. From secret bays with the supreme surf waves, to the most family-friendly waters and dreamy diving locations-- beach mode is officially on!
BALI'S BEST BEACHES
1. Seminyak Beach-- best for the hedonists
Sundown over the colourful Seminyak Beach in Bali, Indonesian
With beach clubs, bars and first-class hotels lining the golden sands, Seminyak Beach is a sun-soaked, hedonistic play ground!
If being in the heart of Bali's oceanfront action is your kinda thang, then Seminyak Beach is the place for you. Along this excellent 5km stretch of golden sand, you'll discover beach bars aplenty, first-class hotels and Seminyak's really best restaurants simply steps from the waves-- not to point out world-famous beach clubs in every direction.
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2. Nusa Dua Beach-- finest for families
Nusa Dua's blue sea and white sand - among Bali's finest beaches
Treat the kids to sea, sunlight and shopping at Nusa Dua Beach!
A relatively limitless stretch of powder white excellence, Nusa Dua Beach is so flawless, it almost looks manmade. Not only are the beaches impeccably clean and the waters calm, the coastline is complete of family-friendly dining establishments, water sports and even a shopping complex.
3. Echo Beach (Canggu)-- finest for people watching
Girl seeing the browse in Canggu at Echo Beach
Echo Beach-- the Canggu beach to see and be seen (Image credit: The Surfers Views).
What was as soon as the go-to location for a romantic beachfront barbecue has actually now become one of the coolest oceanfront areas to see and be seen. Echo Beach is the watering hole of Canggu (quite actually) with countless surf spots in every instructions and shabby-chic bars dotted along the black sands facing the ocean. And what an ocean view there is. Expect beach babes in their Brazilian-cut bikinis, scruffy haired web surfer men with sun-kissed bods, and cherished Bali dogs with their expat owners taking a sunset stroll. This vibrant, community-driven coastline goes from a play ground of sun and surf by day, to a wild celebration area by night. Bring an acoustic guitar for extra street cred, and don't forget the canine treats.
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4. Jimbaran Bay-- best for seafood sundowns.
Settle in to Jimbaran Bay for seafood, sunsets and sultry vibes.
This long, expansive, soft white sand beach is not just well known for its gorgeous scenery (the glittering sands stretch for a full 3km), but also as the area where regional anglers sell their fresh-from-the-net seafood each early morning at the dynamic markets. Or if it's sunlight you're after, discover a quiet area away from the stalls and enjoy the calm waters from dawn up until dusk-- it's the best bay to travel around on a stand-up paddle board.
5. Thomas Beach-- finest for secluded beach strolls & sunbaking.
Brilliant blue sea and white sands of Thomas Beach in Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia.
This secluded strip of white sand at Thomas Beach is well worth descending down the cliff for.
Since the opening of some cool Uluwatu dining establishments at the top of this concealed bay, Thomas Beach is no longer a secret-- though it's still among the quietest beaches in the Bukit (and probably still the best beach in Bali!). Available only via a gravel lane and then a winding set of collapsing stairs, this remote strip of white sand beach is well worth descending down the cliff for. Fringed by blue-green waters and remarkable stones that protrude from the sand, this is postcard-perfection to a tee.
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6. Sanur Beach-- finest for sunrise & cycling.
Sanur's 5km seaside path and stretch of white sand warranties and easy-breezy day at the beach.
If it's a leisurely day out at the beachfront you seek, then head to sleepy Sanur for an easy-breezy day at the beach. Besides its seemingly relentless stretch of white sand, Sanur's main beachfront destination is the coastal boardwalk that extends over 5km long. This ocean course curves past resorts, beachfront coffee shops, wooden fishing boats under repair work and several sophisticated old villas built decades back by the wealthy expats who fell under Bali's spell. Take a romantic stroll with your partner, or get some exercise on a bicycle with the family. Top idea: Sanur remains in prime position for amazing daybreaks, so you'll want to start early.
7. Keramas Beach-- best for swimming pool hangs & front-row surf seats.
At Keramas Beach, it's all about poolside grazing, volcano views and front-row seats to the browse.
With Mount Agung behind you and pumping waves in front of you, Keramas Beach is a sight to be seen. Sitting on the east coast away from the crowds, Keramas is best known for its standalone beachfront location, Komune Beach Club. Amed Beach-- finest for diving & snorkelling.
Amed Beach is a non-traditional beauty with a few of Bali's finest diving.
With black sands and skyrocketing volcanoes on the horizon, Amed isn't your typical beachfront vista. Sitting on Bali's northeastern coast, Amed is understood for its remarkable landscapes that ensure breathtaking holiday photos. Bingin Beach-- finest for boho vibes & epic browse.
Follow the boho babes and you'll find yourself at Bingin Beach (image by Trisna Yoga via Flickr).
Bingin Beach is a boho hideaway that's reasonably difficult to find unless you understand where you're going-- or who to follow. With best waves and small sandy coves for swimming at low tide, this cliff-based beach is a preferred for Bali's sun soakers and internet users. You'll need to be fairly fit to get to and from the beach (there are unequal, rocky actions from the top of the cliff to the sands), but your efforts will definitely be rewarded.
10. Sundays Beach Club-- best for VIP lounging.
Searching for sandy, sunshiney exclusivity? Invest the day at Sundays Beach Club!
Another South Bali gem, Sundays Beach Club at The Ungasan Clifftop Resort is tucked away in a private white sand bay, with stunning blue-green blue waters and an overseas coral reef. Concealed discretely at the bottom of a significant cliff face, this paradisal area is accessed by means of an inclinator that takes you directly down to this awesome beach club.
11. Medewi Beach-- finest for sunset & surf.
Medewi Beach is where you'll find a palm-studded shoreline, remote villages and impressive sundown browse sessions.
In prime position along Bali's sundown coast, Medewi is a lesser known beach on the west side of the island that provides a look of Bali before tourism struck. With remote towns and large open rice paddies lining the palm-studded shoreline, come here for a peaceful escape, not an action-packed day at the beach That is, unless you're an eager internet user.
Head to Balangan Beach for laid-back vibes, breezy surf and lots of sun-baking spots (image credit: Mokum Browse Club).
Found in the South of Bali on the Bukit Peninsula, Balangan Beach is best known amongst the island's surfing crowds and those trying to find a laid back beach experience without the crowd of touristic beach clubs. Ocean infants can enjoy the aquamarine waters at high tide, and sunbathers can lie underneath the numerous loungers and umbrellas that line the white sandy beach. This quiet strip is still relatively underdeveloped with just a few local warungs serving home-cooked Indonesian food and icy cold Bintangs. And since it's blessed with remarkable waves for both newbies and pros, Balangan brings in the surfy, backpacker types who choose cool tropical vibes over a pumping party scene.
13. Blue Lagoon-- best for finding Nemo.
At Blue Lagoon, the name states it all-- here you'll discover white sands, a calm blue sea & Nemo's pals & household!
Blue Lagoon on Bali's eastern coast is an azure, beachy bay with calm waters, white sands and a palm tree backdrop-- the epitome of paradise. In the heart of the lagoon, snorkelling and diving boats are on the lookout for Nemo, since below the aquamarine ocean, Blue Lagoon is home to buzzing coral reefs and brimming undersea wildlife-- rather the contrast to the secluded sands and peaceful nooks on the coast.
14. Padang Padang Beach-- finest for bay-watching.
Eat, swim & like at Padang Padang Beach!
Padang Padang is a fairly little beach about 10 minutes north of Uluwatu, the setting is merely spectacular. The finest time to visit is early in the morning around sunrise when you can see Padang Padang in all its amazing, natural glory-- and prior to the crowd of visitors come down on this spot in the hope of identifying Ms Roberts.