When you think about the Bali beaches images come to mind about tropical white sands, swaying palm trees and amazing waves, which is true but there is a lot more than just these beaches.
There are also black volcanic beaches and tiny beaches located right below huge cliffs.
Some Bali beaches are wide, long and easy accessible for sun bath lovers to doze off all day while other beaches are hard to get to, often located in a tiny bay, giving you a ‘this is my secluded beach’ feeling.
In some areas on Bali the ocean is calm so it’s perfect for swimming, snorkelling or diving. In other parts of the island there are high waves and strong currents, which make Bali one of the best surf spots in the world.
So as you can tell, the beautiful island of Bali has all types of beaches to offer. In one day you can lie on different types of beaches whether it’s jumping in clear tropical waters or standing on the edge of a 100m high cliff with spectacular views.
It’s all there...
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In this section I have divided the beaches into:
North Bali: Lovina Beach
The 8km strip of volcanic black beaches in Lovina offers a great escape from the tourist outbreak in the South.
The calm water at the North Bali beaches provides enough opportunity for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
Besides the amazing sunset at Lovina beach, it is worth to head to the reef to see the dolphins have their breakfast early in the morning.
South Bali Badung Region:
Kuta beach Bali, Seminyak beach, Legian beach, Sanur beach, Seseh and Canggu Beach
These Bali beaches are known world wide for excellent surfing.
The southern beaches are one of the most crowded beaches on Bali and offer everything from massages, kite surfing to parties on the beach.
However the other Bali beaches towards the north-west are deserted and underdeveloped. These are the beaches where the die hard surfers are found...
South Bali Bukit Peninsula:
Jimbaran beach, Balangan beach, Bingin beach, Padang Padang beach, Nyang Nyang, Suluban/Uluwatu beach, Green Ball and Nusa Dua Beach
This mixture of beaches in the southern tip of Bali ensures excitement for every traveller.
In Nusa Dua the landscape is dominated by four and five star hotels where guests enjoy their holidays while sipping cocktails at the beach.
On the other side of the peninsula only one thing is important: the excellent surf breaks. Here you can find one of the best surf spots in the world. Even non-surfers should visit these beaches.
The little bays and amazing cliff views of the emerald colored sea will be an unforgettable part of your holiday in Bali.
Tulamben beach, Amed beach, Jasri beach, Candidasa beach, Padangbai beach, Pasir Putih beach and Bias Tugal beach
These Bali beaches are located in the shadow of the mighty and holy Gunung Agung and it shows.
The first four Bali beaches have black volcanic sand and there are a lot of rocks around. The mountain erupted in 1963 and thousands of people were killed and lots of people were forced to transmigrate to other Indonesian islands.
Besides black volcanic sand there are a couple of stunning white beaches too.
The area is still one of the less populated areas on the island, quiet but also very charming. It’s excellent for snorkelling and diving...
Soka beach, Balian Beach, Medewi Beach and Pemuturan/Menjangan beach
The black volcanic beaches in West Bali are the most deserted beaches in Bali.
Don’t be surprised if you’ve been walking on the beach for hours and you haven’t seen anyone. These are great Bali beaches for surfing and unwinding afterwards...
If you prefer calmer waters you can head up to Pemuturan. On the way don't forget to stop at Menjangan where you can experience the best snorkeling or scuba diving in Bali.
Nusa Lembongan Beaches:
Jungutbatu, Mushroom bay, Dreambeach, Lighthouse beach, Mangrove beach
These beaches were initially popular among surfers, however today other types of travelers come to Nusa Lembongan island to relax on the beaches and to go snorkeling an diving.
You'll also still see the local Balinese at the beaches harvesting seaweed, especially towards the end of the afternoon.
Most of the Nusa Lembongan beaches have calm waters so you can easily go for a swim. However there are a few beaches were the current is strong so be careful.
Have you just spent a wonderful holiday at a Bali beach or did you experience an amazing day, sunset or romantic dinner at Kuta, Jimbaran, Lovina, Sanur or Candidasa beach?
Let others know what your favorite Bali beach experience is and upload pictures so everybody can see it. You can even write about more than one beach if it's too difficult to decide ;-)
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