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We all need crystal clear waters, salty swims and lashings of sunshine in our life. Grab your swimwear and get all set to lounge - here are Bali's best beaches for your sun-soaked pail list.

Salty hair, sun-kissed skin which book you've been dying to get stuck into for months-- beach life doesn't get far better than that, right? Well, when it concerns Bali's finest beaches, that's just the beginning. Add in some sunset mixed drinks, first-rate browsing and a perpetual lineup of water sports to keep the kiddos hectic-- not to discuss a couple of palm-studded bays that you'll swear are straight out of a postcard.

Yup, Bali is blessed with a few of the best beaches in the world, and we have actually taken the liberty to explore them all (someone needed to do it ...). So load your sun block and your favorite bikini, wrap up your sarong and prep your most popular summer playlist, since you'll wish to check off alllll of Bali's finest beaches on your island experience. From secret bays with the ultimate browse waves, to the most family-friendly waters and dreamy diving destinations-- beach mode is officially on!


1. Seminyak Beach-- best for the hedonists

Sunset 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 playground!

If being in the heart of Bali's oceanfront action is your kinda thang, then Seminyak Beach is the place for you. Along this outstanding 5km stretch of golden sand, you'll find beach bars aplenty, luxury hotels and Seminyak's really best restaurants just footsteps from the waves-- not to mention world-famous beach clubs in every direction.

Discover Seminyak Beach on Google Maps

2. Nusa Dua Beach-- best for families

Nusa Dua's blue sea and white sand - among Bali's best beaches

Deal with the kids to sea, sunshine and shopping at Nusa Dua Beach!

A relatively endless stretch of powder white excellence, Nusa Dua Beach is so flawless, it almost looks manmade. It borders the shoreline of Nusa Dua's resort location, fringed by manicured yards and five-star hotels that have actually been tastefully sheltered by palm trees and natural structure products. Not just are the beaches impeccably tidy and the waters relax, the shoreline is full of family-friendly restaurants, water sports and even a mall. It's the ideal destination for an exciting household day out that won't leave the kids hot and troubled, thanks to lots of locations to cool down and charge.

3. Echo Beach (Canggu)-- best for individuals seeing

Girl viewing the browse in Canggu at Echo Beach

Echo Beach-- the Canggu beach to see and be seen (Image credit: The Surfers Views).

Echo Beach is the watering hole of Canggu (rather actually) with numerous surf areas in every direction and shabby-chic bars dotted along the black sands facing the ocean. Expect beach babes in their Brazilian-cut swimwears, scruffy haired web surfer dudes with sun-kissed bodies, and cherished Bali pets with their expat owners taking a sundown walk. This lively, community-driven coastline goes from a play area of sun and surf by day, to a wild party spot by night.

Discover Echo Beach on Google Maps.

4. Jimbaran Bay-- finest for seafood sunsets.

Settle in to Jimbaran Bay for seafood, sunsets and sultry vibes.

This long, expansive, soft white sand beach is not only popular for its gorgeous scenery (the glittering sands stretch for a full 3km), but also as the area where local fishermen sell their fresh-from-the-net seafood each early morning at the busy markets. As the island's seafood hub, it's no surprise then that you'll also discover a number of beachfront barbecues dotted along the coastline, formulating the day's catch for your grazing pleasure as the sun sets. For a romantic seafood dinner, head to the bay prior to dark and choose your ocean treats from the screen to feast on simply a couple of minutes later on. Or if it's sunlight you seek, find a peaceful area far from the stalls and delight in the calm waters from dawn till dusk-- it's the perfect bay to travel around on a stand-up paddle board.

5. Thomas Beach-- best for remote 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 surprise bay, Thomas Beach is no longer a trick-- though it's still one of the quietest beaches in the Bukit (and arguably still the very best beach in Bali!). Available only through a gravel lane and after that a winding set of falling apart stairs, this remote strip of white sand beach is well worth descending down the cliff for. Fringed by turquoise waters and significant boulders that protrude from the sand, this is postcard-perfection to a tee.

Find Thomas Beach on Google Maps.

6. Sanur Beach-- best for dawn & cycling.

Sanur's 5km seaside course and stretch of white sand warranties and easy-breezy day at the beach.

If it's a leisurely day out at the beachfront you're after, then head to drowsy Sanur for an easy-breezy day at the beach. This ocean path curves past resorts, beachfront coffee shops, wooden fishing boats under repair work and quite a few elegant old villas developed decades ago by the rich expats who fell under Bali's spell.

7. Keramas Beach-- finest for 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 understood for its standalone beachfront destination, Komune Beach Club. Amed Beach-- finest for diving & snorkelling.

Amed Beach is an unconventional charm with some of Bali's finest diving.

With black sands and soaring volcanoes on the horizon, Amed isn't your normal beachfront vista. Young boy is it a great' un. Sitting on Bali's northeastern coast, Amed is known for its dramatic landscapes that guarantee awe-inspiring vacation pics. And if you're into diving or snorkelling, Amed is likewise home to one of the island's most vibrant reefs-- a coral garden that's as colourful as it is popular. An adventure underneath the waves here typically involves a trip to nearby Tulamben too, to check out the sunken United States Liberty Shipwreck that's teaming with life and aquatic beauty. You'll certainly want an undersea electronic camera for this one ...

9. Bingin Beach-- finest for boho vibes & legendary browse.

Follow the boho babes and you'll find yourself at Bingin Beach (image by Trisna Yoga by means of Flickr).

Bingin Beach is a boho hideaway that's reasonably tough to find unless you know where you're going-- or who to follow. With perfect waves and small sandy coves for swimming at low tide, this cliff-based beach is a favourite for Bali's sun soakers and web surfers. You'll need to be fairly in shape to get to and from the beach (there are irregular, rocky actions from the top of the cliff to the sands), but your efforts will definitely be rewarded.

10. Sundays Beach Club-- finest for VIP lounging.

Trying to find sandy, sunshiney exclusivity? Invest the day at Sundays Beach Club!

Another South Bali gem, Sundays Beach Club at The Ungasan Clifftop Resort is stashed in a personal white sand bay, with spectacular turquoise blue waters and an offshore coral reef. Hidden discretely at the bottom of a remarkable cliff face, this paradisal area is accessed via an inclinator that takes you straight down to this amazing beach club. Come starving, since you'll wish to tuck into the scrumptious island-inspired menu here, and stick around until sundown for the magical bonfires on the beach. Simply be sure to save enough time for some major water-based frolicking, like snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking across the crystal clear waters.

11. Medewi Beach-- best for sundown & surf.

Medewi Beach is where you'll find a palm-studded shoreline, remote villages and impressive sunset browse sessions.

In prime position along Bali's sundown coast, Medewi is a lower known beach on the west side of the island that uses a look of Bali prior to tourist struck. With remote villages and large open rice paddies lining the palm-studded shoreline, come here for a relaxing escape, not an action-packed day at the beach That is, unless you're an eager internet user.

Head to Balangan Beach for easygoing vibes, breezy browse and plenty of sun-baking spots (image credit: Mokum Surf Club).

Located in the South of Bali on the Bukit Peninsula, Balangan Beach is best understood among the island's surfing crowds and those trying to find a laid back beach experience without the throng of touristic beach clubs. Ocean children 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 peaceful strip is still relatively underdeveloped with just a couple of regional warungs serving home-cooked Indonesian food and icy cold Bintangs. And because it's blessed with amazing waves for both beginners and pros, Balangan draws in the surfy, backpacker types who prefer cool tropical vibes over a pumping party scene.

13. Blue Lagoon-- finest for finding Nemo.

At Blue Lagoon, the name says it all-- here you'll discover white sands, a calm blue sea & Nemo's

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