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The beaches in Bali are wonderful sandy paradises with rugged volcanic coastlines, monkey-laden jungles, and romantic bays. Bali’s shores offer upscale resorts and translucent blue waters for diving (Read More), snorkelling, boating and surfing. You can thriving aquatic wildlife, shipwrecks, temples, Indonesian boutique and food markets, and palm-fringed lazy corners at beaches in Bali.

Here is the list of 35 Beaches in Bali

1. Nusa Dua Beach

Nusa Dua Beach
4.4 /5

Often described as an 'All Inclusive' beach in Bali, Nusa Dua has shopping complexes, high-end hotels, spas, museums, and an 18-hole golf course. The pristine white sand and blue waters, in addition to the weather, is perfect for watersports like surfing, diving, and snorkeling. The beach is accessible by taxis, buses or motorcycles. Beach beds, umbrellas, and parking facilities are available.
Top Activities: surfing, diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, trying local cuisines and spas.

2. Sanur Beach

Sanur Beach

Sanur Beach is Located on the east of Denpasar and one of the best beaches in Bali.There are beachside shops, beahc bars, lounges restaurants offering a local cuisines. Watersports like diving, surfing, water-scooters, and snorkeling are popular activities. The beach's coastline which stretches for about 5 km is also famous for the Sanur Beach Walk. Bikes are also available to explore the beach. Beach beds, umbrellas, washrooms and parking are available.
Top Activities: Diving, Surfing, Snorkeling, Jogging, Sunbathing.

3. Kelingking Beach

Kelingking Beach
4.9 /5

Located on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida Island in Bali, Kelingking beach is a secluded stretch of white sand bordered bysteep cliffs. This a sparsely populated beach due to the 400 m steep downhill hike which takes about 1 hour, and strong undercurrents makes it less suitable for watersports. The beach is also not wheelchair acessible. There are a few restaurants, beach bars and parking facilities available at the top of the cliff
Top Activities: Hiking, Sunbathing, Photography

4. Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach
4.5 /5

Located just minutes away from the International airport, Kuta is undoubtedly the most famous spot in Bali. The white sandy shores provide a stunning view of the sunset, while the main beach road is lined with shops, hotels, clubs, restaurants and markets. The beach is a haven for surfers and swimmers with several surfing schools available to ensure you experience the thrill even if you're a beginner.

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5. Seminyak Beach

Seminyak Beach
4.5 /5

One of the finer beaches in Bali, Seminyak offers some of the best villas, beach clubs and resorts in Bali. Must-do activities here include sunbathing, surfing (for advanced surfers only) and horseback riding. Jalan Laksmana, or eat-street, shopping streets like Jalan Raya Seminyak street and the Seminyak Village mall are located near the beach. Sunbeds, umbrellas, restrooms and parking facilities are avialble. Sunset and nighttime are more crowded.
Top Activities: clubbing, surfing, sunbathing

6. Jimbaran Beach

Jimbaran Beach
4.5 /5

Jimbaran beach is a strip of land connecting mainland Bali with the Bukit peninsula and one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali. There are restaurants and luxury hotels near the beach offering local cuisine and accomodation. Apart from the sunset the coral reefs and waves suitable for diving, swimming and surfing for experts as well as beginners. The nearby fish market is also a popular attraction. Sunbeds, umbrellas and parking facilities are available
Top Activities: diving, swimming, surfing

7. Legian Beach

Legian Beach
4.5 /5

Just 10 minutes away from Kuta, Legian is another great beach in Bali.Legian has several beach bars, resorts and hotels for all budgets. Sun lounges and Umbrellas are available for rent. Sunbathing,beach volleyball and surfing are popular activities. There are shopping areas such as Jalan Werkudara (Garlic shopping lane) and the twin Poppies Lane and the beach is also active throughout the night.
Top Activities: surfing, diving, sunbathing, beach volleyball.

8. Padang Padang Beach

Padang Padang Beach
4.4 /5

Padang Padang,  also known locally as Pantai Labuan Sait, is a white sandy beach on the Bukit peninsula. The beach is hidden and has to be reached through a hollow rock entrance. The long stretch of Padang Padang is ideal for sunbathing, while the blue waters and waves makes it one of the main surfing beaches in Bali. Lined with cafes, beach bars, and shops, the beach gained fame in Julia Robert's Eat, Pray, Love. 
Top Activities: surfing, sunbathing

9. Pandawa Beach

Pandawa Beach
4.3 /5

Nestled in the southern corner of Bali, Pandawa beach, also called 'the secret beach', is a 1 km stretch flanked by hills on either side. The beach was inaccessible until recently, but can now be reached via the newly carved entrance through motorcycles. The long stretch of white sand, suitable waves, and coral reefs makes this beach in Bali ideal for swimming, surfing, diving, and sunbathing. There are beach beds, and umbrellas, and parking facilities.
Top Activities: swimming, surfing, diving

10. Double Six Beach

Double Six Beach
4.5 /5

Double six beach in Seminyak offers a chilled-out ambience with golden-white sands and blue waters. This beach in Bali is lined ith clubs and restaurants, and is lively at night. Another attraction is the horse stable nearby, where one can rent a horse for a horse ride. The waters are good for activities like surfing and swimming.There are sun loungers, parasols, washtooms and parking available. 
Top Activities: Swimming, surfing, sunbathing

11. Melasti Beach

Melasti Beach
4.3 /5

Melasti is a recently discovered beach in Bali  located in Ungasan. It is sparingly crowded and offers a more secluded and softer beach experience, but there are a few beach bars and shops. Flanked by limestone cliffs, the white sands and clear blue waters are ideal for swimming and sunbathing. During low tide, small pools are formed between rocks with starfish and other aquatic life. Beach beds, umbrellas, parking and washroom facilities are available.
Top Activities: surfing, swimming, sunbathing

12. Balangan Beach

Balangan Beach
4.6 /5

Located about 20 kms south of Kuta, Balangan Beach is one the most scenic beaches in Bali, famous for its golden sands and surfable blue waves. The hill from where the beach descends offers a panoramic view, and waves are ideal for surfing and swimming with several surf shops and surf schools. The beach is lined with warungs and becah bars. Beach beds and umbrellas can be rented, and paid parking and washrooms are available.
Top Activities: Surfing, swimming

13. Geger Beach

Geger Beach

Located on the island of Nusa Dua, Geger beach is one of the relatively secluded beaches in Bali. The  golden sands are popular for walking, and the calm waters are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, surfing and paddling. You can also rent snorkeling and paddling equipments. There restaurants and bars serving multi-cuisine food and refreshments, massage parlours and gift shops. Beach beds, umbrellas, shower rooms and parking facilities are available.
Top Activities: swimming, surfing, snorkeling, paddling

14. Pasih Uug Beach

Pasih Uug Beach

Popularly known as "Broken Beach", Pasih Uug is one of the scenic beaches in Bali, located on the southwestern tip of Nusa Penida island. An arch-like rocky formation over the waters provides a stunning view. A walk down an unpaved and bumpy road leads to the beach, and it is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for the elderly.  There are a beach bars and eateries, and parking is available at the top.
Top Activities: hiking, photography.

15. Atuh Beach

Atuh Beach

Atuh beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali, located on the south-eastern coast of Nusa Penida. It is accessible through a 30-minute trek over rough terrain. The beach is dotted with four rocky islets in an arch-like formation. During low tide, marine life and reefs can be spotted. Swimming is not allowed and wathcing sunrise and subathing are popular activities. A few bean bags, swings, and lounges and  parking facilities are avialable.
Top Activities: sunbthing, photography

16. Lovina Beach

Lovina Beach

At Lovina is a laidback, black sand beach in Bali. There are a few beach bars, restaurants, and gift shops.The exquisite beach consists of seven small villages along its 10-kilometre stretch. Lovina has calm waters and coral reefs which is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and diving. Dolphin tours in boats and the dolphin statue are other attractions. Beach beds, umbrellas, shower rooms, and parking facilities are available nearby. 
Top Attractions: swimming, snorkeling, dolphin tour

17. Dreamland Beach

Dreamland Beach

Dreamland Beach, also known as New Kuta Beach is a selcuded beach in Bali located on the southern Bukit Peninsula and favourite amongst the surfers. There are a few beach bars bodegas and vendors selling Bintang beers, hotels and gift shops. Swimming and diving are popular apart from surfing. Dreamland beach is also ideal to sunbathe and watch the sunset than the more popular beaches of Bali. Beach beds, umbrellas, toilets and parking facilities are available.
Top Activities: Surfing, swimming

18. Nyang Nyang Beach, Bali

Nyang Nyang Beach, Bali

Nyang Nyang Beach is a 1.5-kilometre crystal white sand beach in Bali, along the Uluwatu Pecatu region. The graffiti bearing shipwrecks and turquoise waters makes it an ideal spot for sunbathing and swimming. Located about half a kilometre from the famous Uluwatu temple, Nyang Nyang Beach is about a 15 to 20 minutes trek from its parking spot, or a moped ride. There are few eateries and toilets at the top but not near the beach
Top Activities: sunbathing, swimming

19. Bingin Beach

Bingin Beach
4.5 /5

Located in Pecatu, just 10 minutes from Uluwatu temple, Bingin beach is a secluded beach in Bali. It is the ideal spot for experienced surfers looking for challenging waves. The beach is hidden by limestone cliffs and uneven rocks, and has to be accessed by stairs from the top. There are a few beach bars and cafes with local and global cuisine and drinks. Beach beds, umbrellas, parking (at the top) and toilet facilities are avialable.
Top Activities: surfing, swimming, sunbathing

20. Pasir Putih Beach

Pasir Putih Beach
4.2 /5

Pasir Putih is located between two villages, Bugbug and Parasi, in the Karangasem regency. The unique white-and-black sand and clear blue waters are fantastic for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing. Gear rentals and guides are provided by the many refreshment stalls and cafes scattered at this beach in Bali, which serve various drinks and snacks. Grilled seafood is also available and is best enjoyed in the beautiful dusky evenings over a cold soft drink.
Top Activities: swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing

21. Green Bowl Beach

Green Bowl Beach
4.6 /5

Green Bowl beach is another hidden beach in Bali, located about 75 m below a cliff in Ungasan. Snorkelling and paddling across the reef barrier, during a low tide are popular activities. The entire beach is flooded right up to the cliff's face at high tide. Green Bowl beach also features two large caves made of limestone, which provides shade. There are four warungs, parking and toilet facilities available at the top
Top Activites: Snorkeling, paddling

22. Echo Beach

Echo Beach
4.6 /5

Echo beach is located about 14 kms from Denpasar and Past Canggu's greenery,  with stunning black sand and sunset, great reef breaks . The beach is a hotspot for surfers during the day and has many surf shops, There are beach bars and restaurants andis also active during the evenings with beanbags and parasols. The beach Well-maintained by the locals and tourists and has all necessary amenities like toilets, shower rooms and parking.
Top Activities: surfing, swimming

23. Mushroom Beach

Mushroom Beach

Mushroom Beach, or Mushroom Bay Beach, is a fisherman's beach in Bali and is lined fishing boats. The beach is also populated with beach bars and villas overlooking the Nusa Lembongan cliff, another popular site for cliff-diving. Mushroom Bay is known for its clear blue waters, and swimming, snorkeling and paddling are popular activities. Snorkeling and paddling equipment can be rented. Boat and ferry rides from and to the beach, offering day-trips and snorking tours. 
Top Activities: swimming, paddling, snorkeling

24. Suluban Beach

Suluban Beach
4.7 /5

Situated in Labuan Sait close to Uluwatu and Padang Padang, Suluban is a beautiful beach in Bali wth limestone formations and rocky openings and mini pools. The beach is accessible accessible only through a narrow and steep pathway. The waves are about 3-12 feet, making it an ideal spot for surfing for surfers of all levels. There are a few beach bars and parking facilities available at the top. The beach is not suitable for swimming.
Top Activities: surfing, sunbathing

25. Batu Bolong Beach

Batu Bolong Beach
4.4 /5

Batu Bolong beach is a black-grey sandy beach located in Canggu. A favourite of surfers with its slow and easy waves, this beach in Bali has instructors, and surf shops to welcome all levels of surfers. Sunbathing and swimming are other popular activities. Batu Bolong Beach is populated by several clubs, cafes and dining spots serving local Balinese and continental dishes and drinks. Beach beds, umbrellas, toilets, shower rooms and parking faclities are available. 
Top Activities: surfing, swimming, sunbathing

26. Batubelig Beach

Batubelig Beach
4.1 /5

Located in Kerobokan in Bali, Batu Belig beach offers the best of both worlds- a multitude of bars and restaurants without the overcrowding of commercialized beaches of Bali. A hotspot for surfing, the beach provides a stunning view of the sunset and is ideal for kite-flying and sunbathing.  There are a few beach beds, umbrellas for rent and free parking available. The beach is also pet friendly.
Top activites: surfing, sunbathing

27. Berawa Beach

Berawa Beach
4.5 /5

One of many surfing spots in Canggu, Berawa beach is closest to Seminyak and is relatively quieter and has the largest lagoon along the Canggu coastline. The black sand beach offers sunbeds and parasols to spend the afternoon sunbathing, although is waves are too strong to go swimming. The various bars and vendors make this a great spot to unwind from the hustle at this beach in Bali. Sunbeds, umbrellas, and parking facilities are available.
Top Activitties: surfing, sunbathing

28. Tegal Wangi Beach

Tegal Wangi Beach

The Tegal Wangi Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach located on the southern Bukit Peninsula. Its gorgeous vistas, raw natural beauty and breathtaking sunsets make it a wonderful tourist location for all. The stunning beach in Bali had been kept a secret among wedding photographers for long. There are beach clubs and resorts nearby. Swimming and surfing are popular activites. It is advisable to wear shoes due to the rocky terrain. 
Top Activities: swimming, surfing, photography

29. Blue Lagoon Beach

Blue Lagoon Beach
4.2 /5

Right next to Padangbai's main beach lies the Blue Lagoon beach, a long stretch of white sand framed by green hills and palm trees. There are coral reefs and a rich marine life for an amazing underwater experience The beach Ideal for snorkelling and equipments can be rented from here. The beach is also popular for the many cafes and restaurants serving drinks and global cuisine. Sun beds, umbrellas, shower rooms and parking is available
Top Activities: surfing, snorkeling

30. Pererenan Beach

Pererenan Beach
4.2 /5

Pererenan beach in Canggu is a surfer's paradise. This beach in Bali offers rough crashing waves for the advanced surfer but isn't suitable for swimming, especially for beginners. The black sand glimmers in the sun and this beach in Bali is ideal to witness a gorgeous sunset. A perfect getaway from the more congested southern areas, there are many bars and restaurants at affordable rates. Sun beds, umbrellas, shower rooms and parking are available.
Top Activities: surfing, sunbathing

31. Pemuteran Beach

Pemuteran Beach
4.4 /5

Located on the northwestern Bay of Bali is Pemuteran beach, a popular spot for snorkelling and diving. A narrow strip of black sand and clear blue waters invite you to stroll through the beach, where multiple restaurants and beach resorts in Bali. Known for its unique Artificial bio rock reef restoration project, it has a few beach bars and cafes. Sun beds, umbrellas, shower rooms and parking are available.
Top Activities: snorkeling, diving

32. Bias Tugal

Bias Tugal
4.5 /5

Around the corner from Padang Bay, a steep path through a densely forested area leads to this beach in Bali. Also known as the 'Secret Beach' due to its remote location,it is ideal for snorkelling early morning, while the warungs serve up some delicious grilled fish. Located on the eastern coast of Bali, Bias Tugal is still one of virgin beaches in Bali. Sun beds, umbrellas, shower rooms and parking are available.
Top Activities: snorkeling, swimming

33. Dream Beach

Dream Beach
4.4 /5

The most popular of the three Nusa islands in Bali, Nusa Lembongan hides on its southwestern coast the Dream Beach, a remote 115m stretch of pristine white sand. With low-lying cliffs and rock formations, the beach provides a panoramic view of the ocean and is known for the breather it offers from the hassle of typical tourist spots in Bali. There are a few cafes and tatto shops nearby. 
Top Activities: sunbathing, surfing

34. Mengiat Beach

Mengiat Beach

A welcome relief from the hedonistic and heady vibes that permeate Kuta Beach and Seminyak, Mengiat Beach offers a quieter and more laid-back attitude. Away from the throngs of surfers that are queueing up to drop in on the stellar waves, Mengiat is the perfect beach to find a haven of paradise-like white sand and soft waves. There are a few beach bars and cafes nearby. Sun beds, umbrellas, shower rooms and parking are available.
Top Activities: surfing, swimming

35. Tamarind Beach

Tamarind Beach

Also called Secret Mushroom Beach, Tamarind beach is one of the lesser-known beaches in Nusa Lembongan. Located at the end of a trail that follows through a jungle is a slice of island-paradise. A smattering of tables scattered on the beach, this oasis amongst the crowded beaches of Bali is perfect for swimming and snorkelling and is an amazing beach for those that still want the idea of a virgin beach.
Top Activites: swimming, snorkeling

With so many options to choose from, it's no wonder the beaches in Bali remain a top tourist destination for beach lovers. Share your questions and experiences in the comment section below.

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