The best beaches of Bali: top 10 stunning places for relaxation, meditation and extreme entertainment

The best beaches of Bali are an ideal place for relaxation, meditation, relaxing rest and extreme entertainment. To spend your vacation here, hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world go to one of the most beautiful islands in Indonesia. The beaches of Bali are pure sand or snow-white pebbles, picturesque landscapes, high cliffs and a surprisingly beautiful ocean, the color of the water in which amazes with the number of shades. Many of the island’s beaches are unsuitable for swimming due to the high waves and ripp currents that can carry swimmers into the ocean, but there are also beautiful shores where the sea is relatively calm and comfortable.

White Sand

The beach got its name thanks to the white sand, which was brought here specifically to ennoble the territory and attract travelers. Over time, the sand washed away and now the shore has a more grayish tint, and sometimes there are absolutely black areas.

White Sand can not be called an equipped beach, although sunbeds and umbrellas are installed on its territory. Rather, it is wild, and no one particularly monitors the cleanliness of the coastline. In different parts of the coastline, you can see algae nailed to the shore by waves, as well as cacti lying on the ground, falling from a steep cliff.

On the right side of White Sand there is a coral reef that attracts scuba diving enthusiasts and watching the underwater world. The sea is calmer than on other beaches, but the waves are still there. You can have lunch or just a snack in several cafes right on the beach, which belong to the residents of Chandidasa. From Sanur to the beach is a highway, turning from which in the direction of Chandidasa, a few kilometers will have to drive off-road.

“Fabulous beach! Very beautiful coastline! The sand is not white, but still more pleasant to relax here than on other beaches of Bali. Locals are very sociable, trying to play with the children of vacationers. Everything in the café is very expensive.”

Jemeluk Bay

The beach is located next to the village of the same name in a picturesque bay. This is one of the best dive sites in Bali. There are many coral reefs that attract scuba divers with their beauty and unusualness.

The entire beach of Jemeluk Bay is covered with small white pebbles. Its territory is not too large, but allows you to comfortably accommodate on a sun lounger or mattress, which are rented out by local residents. The ocean in this part of the coast is quite quiet. Strong waves are quite rare.

Near the beach there are the necessary objects of tourist and resort infrastructure: rental of equipment for water entertainment, hotels, cafes, shops, car parking. Due to the fact that the sea in this place is calm, and there are almost no significant ebbs, the coastline is not littered with algae and other debris. Calm water is very clear, and swimming in it is a pleasure.

“We really enjoyed relaxing on this beach. Pebbles are small, you can walk without shoes, there were no strong waves, the sea is calm, clean. Standing in the water, you see your feet and bottom. Excellent service in the cafés that are located nearby. We tried all sorts of delicious seafood. I recommend this small but very cozy beach.”


Locals say that once on this beach rested one traveler from Italy – a professional surfer. He was so struck by the tall waves of emerald color approaching the sandy shore that he decided to call it the “Land of Dreams”.

Dreamland is quite a popular beach with tourists. Pleasant sand for walking and rapidly developing infrastructure allow you to relax comfortably, enjoying the picturesque view of the ocean. The beach is equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas, which can be rented. Near the beach and on its territory, vacationers can eat in a café and restaurant, order drinks in several bars.

Bathers here can be seen quite rarely. The wave is too high to be safe in the water. But the beach traditionally attracts surfers. Near Dreamland there is a large hotel where you can stay, as well as several bungalows and villas for rent. You can get to the beach by road following the signs from the city of Kuta.
The journey will take about half an hour.

“Great beach to spend time in nature, sunbathe and relax. Sun beds are comfortable, umbrellas are large. Swimming here is unrealistically difficult, as the wave covers with his head. It is said that during low tides the sea is calmer, but we could not catch this phenomenon. “

Green Bowl

Incredibly beautiful beach of dark golden sand on the Bukit Peninsula. A narrow coastal strip is located under a high rock, and several hundred steep steps lead to the beach. For swimming, this beach is considered very dangerous. It’s all about the breakaway wave, which often occurs in the coastal zone of the ocean. Its peculiarity is that a strong current of a person tightens a wide channel and can carry away into the open ocean.




Green Bowl is a wild beach, not devoid of some resort charms that are located on top of the cliff. Here tourists are met by entrepreneur-like Balinese people selling souvenirs, selling various drinks and food. This beach is preferred by lovers of recreation away from civilization, as well as surfers who use the ripe current to go online up.

At high tide, the shore is completely covered by the waters of the ocean and at this time it is impossible to rest here. But the golden sand dries quickly at low tide and is again ready to receive tourists. It is best to get to the beach by car or even by bike. From Kuta, a road trip will take 35-40 minutes.

“We came to this beach out of curiosity. We were told that there are monkeys lying there, there are a lot of surfers and the ocean is incredibly beautiful. The information was confirmed. While descending from the cliff on a huge number of steps, we saw wild monkeys. Surfers, however, a lot. The ocean can only be admired, it is impossible to swim here because of the high wave, and it is even forbidden. “

Bias Tegul

Bias Tegul Beach is close to Padangbai Port. To find it you need to go through a small forest grove. The secluded beach is perfect for swimming and relaxing. It is also called secret because of the location hidden from human eyes.

The shore is covered with soft, pleasant to the touch sand. Despite the proximity to the port, which is constantly visited by ships, the water here is crystal clear. To the shore and then slowly rolls a snow-white line of foam, which creates a soft wave.

On the beach there are several varungs – cafes under the thatched roof, in which locals cook and sell food. The beach has an interesting feature. The rocks located on the shore have small caves in which water regularly enters. Squeezed out by the accumulated air, it crumbles with a fountain of splashes, rising to a height of several meters – an incredible sight.

Even in the peak season, there are no numerous tourists here. The beach is quite difficult to find, making your way from the port along a narrow mountain path.

“Gorgeous beach with fine light sand and very beautiful scenery. Surrounded by mountains, it seems to hide from prying eyes so that tourists do not find it and do not violate such beauty. The water here seemed a little colder than on other beaches, but, getting used to it, splashed enough!”


One of the best beaches in Kuta. It is famous for its long coastline of golden sand. There are always a lot of tourists who want to soak up the hot Indonesian sun and enjoy the clean, warm water.

Kuta Beach stretches along the coast for 8 km. Its strip is wide enough to accommodate many sun loungers with umbrellas, which are arranged in several rows. Excellent infrastructure attracts here not only foreigners vacationing in Kuta, but also its inhabitants.

Surfing is available on the beach. The art of controlling the board on the waves is taught by experienced instructors. For a small fee, you can go to the massage parlor, of which there are several dozen on the beach, or order drinks in the bars.

Along the coast is the city embankment – a favorite place for tourists. There is everything that vacationers may need – cafes, restaurants, shops, souvenir shops. Kuta beach is famous for its magnificent sunsets, which tourists come to see specially.

“Rested in Kuta and several times were on this beach. Very large, but there are a lot of tourists, so to find a free sunbed, you need to come early. Merchants are very annoying, they do not care that you lie down and sunbathe with your eyes closed, slow down and offer their products. But the beach itself is very beautiful, clean and comfortable.”


The beach is located on the southern coast of the island of Bali. A wide sandy strip stretching along the coast attracts many tourists. From Kuta you can come here by bus or by renting a car or bike.



Mengiat is a clean, equipped beach with excellent infrastructure. Despite its popularity among foreign holidaymakers, it is not as crowded as on the beaches of Kuta. A free sunbed can always be found and placed on it, paying a small rent.

The sea on this beach is calm and comfortable for swimming throughout the high tourist season. From strong waves it is protected by a large number of coral reefs. From the shore, the sea has an unusually beautiful color – a mixture of azure and emerald. Debris and algae are carefully cleaned by staff. On Mengiat you can do active water activities, have lunch or a snack in a café, use the services of massage parlors.

“Wonderful place to relax on the shore, sunbathe and swim without discomfort. The sea is very beautiful, the entrance is not too steep, and in some parts of the beach and quite gentle, which allows the guys to splash. “

Jimbaran Beach

One of the best beaches in the south of Bali. It is located in a beautiful bay with scenic views, modern hotels and villas. A fairly wide coastline allows you to comfortably accommodate a large number of tourists and vacationers. The length of the beach is more than 5 km.

The entrance to the sea on the entire beach is very gentle, and the depth near the shore is small, which allows you to enjoy water activities not only for adults, but also for children. The bottom is very clean, sandy. The cleanliness and order on the beach itself is carefully monitored. There is no garbage here.

Jimbaran Beach and its holidaymakers are served by several restaurants and cafes located on the shore. You can sit in the shade of the canopies or order food directly to the sun lounger. Basically, dishes from seafood are prepared here, which fishermen hand over to restaurants. Early in the morning, you can see them coming back with a catch. Lovers of sea walks can use the services of local residents who on their own boats will arrange a tour of the flat surface of the sea.

“Great place for a family holiday. We rested in the hotel near the beach and enjoyed this beauty every day. The sea is calm, clean, the beach is spacious, equipped. Admission for hotel guests was free. I liked that if you wish, they will immediately bring you drinks or food from local cafes. “


The beach is located on the Bukit Peninsula near the town of Jimbaran. It is a narrow strip of sand along the coast with a length of 700 meters. In the northern part of the beach, a high rock deepens into the ocean, on which wedding photo shoots often take place. Balangan is a popular surf slot.

Even in the peak season, there are not too many vacationers on the beach. Basically, guests of local hotels sunbathe here, less often – visitors. Along the coast you can see a lot of varungs, where they prepare food from seafood. Climbing the mountain on the stone steps, vacationers get to the picturesque territory, where there are several hotels and villas.

Swimming on Balangan is not very convenient because of the high waves. On rare days with calmer water, tourists splash near the shore, but such entertainment is considered quite dangerous, especially since there are no lifeguards on the beach. The most comfortable place for swimming is the northern part of the beach near the rock. The sand on the shoreline is fine, clean. There are sun loungers and umbrellas for the convenience of vacationers.

“Take the time to get on the road and be sure to visit this beach. Even when descending from the mountain, you can see the entire coastline – long, with yellow sand, it arches, as if hugging the ocean. On the beach there are many inexpensive varungs, where you can have a warm lunch. Swimming is difficult, but it is very interesting to watch surfers.”

Padangbai Beach

A small cozy beach surrounded by rocks with lush green vegetation. The entire coastline is snow-white clean sand. Padangbai Beach is considered one of the best beaches in Bali, where it is pleasant to relax and spend time. In addition, it is a popular surf slot for both experienced surfers and beginners.



On the territory of the coastline there are several varungs, in which they prepare and sell dishes from fresh seafood, caught in the ocean in the morning. Drinks can also be enjoyed here. Vacationers are closely watched by rescuers.

The water in the ocean is often calm, long waves slowly roll to the shore. It is better to swim in the left part of the coast. There are no umbrellas or sunbeds on the beach. Vacationers are located right on the sand, on mats and towels brought with them.

Padangbai Beach is famous for the fact that it starred several episodes of the famous film “Pray, Love” with Julia Roberts. After the release of the movie, Padangbai Beach became even more popular. Those who do not like a large number of people on the beach, it is best to come here in the morning and pre-afternoon hours.

“The water is warm, the waves are low, the sand is fine, pleasant. Wonderful beach in a cozy cove with a beautiful landscape. You can not always swim, but we managed to enjoy plenty of clear water of unusually beautiful color. Only pleasant impressions!”.

Bali welcomes tourists all year round. There are no four seasons familiar to Europeans. In the winter months, the weather is as comfortable as in the summer, but at this time there is a rainy season. Showers are short-lived and most often occur in the evening and at night. The most popular period for travelers is from May to October. The air temperature at this time is kept at around +33 degrees, and the water warms up to +26. These are the best months to not only spend time on the picturesque beaches, but also to get acquainted with the local culture.