What are the best beaches in Bali?
Situated in the famous tourism precinct, Kuta Beach is located in the island's southwest, and features a 2.5km stretch of cream-coloured sands and rolling surf. The resort-lined beachfront runs parallel to the township's bustling main street, making it an easily accessible, one-stop destination for surfing, swimming and snorkelling, or a place to catch a picturesque Balinese sunset.
Kuta Beach between Legian and Seminyak, Bali
Home to resident expats, luxury villas and upscale resorts, Seminyak Beach has a feel far different to the bustling beachfronts of Kuta and Legian. It's the perfect location for advanced surfers to catch a wave. If relaxation is more your style, enjoy an uninterrupted sunset while reclining in a beachfront chair, or indulge in a horse ride along the water's edge.
Wave of Legian Beach
Adjoining the Kuta area, Legian Beach remains a popular beachfront with locals and tourists alike. Like Kuta, Legian features the cream sands of the island's south set against the vibrant, rolling surf break. Surfing lessons, surf hire, and boogie boards are available. Meanwhile, beverage vendors are on hand to furnish weary beachgoers with a welcome drink under a shady umbrella pitched in the sand.
High Angle View Of Rocks In Sea Against Sky
Purpose-built as an upmarket tourism enclave, Nusa Dua features long, pristine beachfronts with clear, calm waters that are ideal for swimming. The area also boasts a stunning natural blowhole on the southern peninsula. Here you can witness the power of the Indian Ocean at its untamed and unpredictable best. If you're not actually staying at Nusa Dua, you might find that Geger Beach is more accessible.
Bali Sanur Beach
Located on the southeast of the island in proximity to Denpasar, Sanur Beach offers a brightly coloured vista of traditional fishing boats resting idly on the cream-coloured sands. Calm, tepid waters and its lagoon-like feel make this an ideal destination for swimming and snorkelling far from the hustle and bustle of Kuta and Legian.
High Angle View Of Woman Standing Amidst Plants Against Sea At Beach