10 Best Beaches in Bali
This post originally appeared on Flight Centre Australia's blog
Bali's world-famous beaches lure thousands of visitors to the country’s fabulously sun-kissed shores each year. People can’t seem to get enough of the seaside nature, local customs and beach activities.
Learning to surf, fishing, diving and stand-up paddle boarding – they’re all possible when you’re in Bali.
From the hustle and bustle of Kuta to the tranquil surrounds of Lovina, the island’s sublime shoreline provides the perfect excuse to get away for some sun, sand and surf in a spectacular island setting.
1. Kuta Beach
Kuta Beach may be far from Bali’s best-kept secret, but its enduring popularity doesn’t mean you should stay away. In fact, Kuta’s famous white sands and spectacular sunsets are always a must-see, so join the crowd, pick a patch of sand and sip on a Bintang as the sun goes down on one of Southeast Asia’s most famous beaches.
2. Balangan Beach
Wedding photographers love it, surfers swear by it and travellers aiming to enjoy an afternoon paddle tread quietly to reach its soft white sands. Balangan is one of Bali’s more secluded beaches, making it the perfect getaway for visitors looking to beat the crowds and relax in their own private patch of Bali beachfront.
3. Nusa Dua
Not so much a beach as a cluster of luxury resorts fronting the Bali Sea, the coastline of Nusa Dua is famous for its soft sands and gentle waves. The perfect place to simply lie back and relax, this pleasant stretch of shoreline welcomes tourists from around the world – all eager to kick off their shoes and unwind in an idyllic beachfront setting.
4. Padang Padang
As famous for its unique entrance as it is for the calm turquoise waters lapping at its shore, Padang Padang is loomed over by a rocky outcrop which narrows into an unforgettable cave entrance to the beach. Once on the beach, Padang Padang’s silky white sands and surf-sized waves make this popular cove an unforgettable Bali beachside experience.
5. Jimbaran Beach
Located on the southern tip of the Bali peninsula, Jimbaran is much more than just a beach. In fact, this small fishing village is home to some of the island’s most upscale resorts, and they make good use of the picturesque beach overlooking Jimbaran Bay. Livelier than some of Bali’s more secluded beaches, Jimbaran is the perfect place to indulge in a seafood dinner as the sunsets over the bay.