Bali Padang Beach

Bali is the main reason why Indonesia is one of the popular destinations in the travel map of the world. While tourists admire the people, culture, and cuisine of Bali, the main attraction lies in its pristine beaches. Dive, surf, swim and relax at these white sandy beaches of Bali and forget the world. While most of the beaches are of grey sand, there are some beautiful beaches with white sands and crystal blue water too. Such is the popularity of the beaches of Bali, that for many tourists across the globe, Bali is synonymous with the beach. Let’s have a look at the Best beaches in Bali.

Best Beaches in Bali

  • Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach Bali

Located on the western side of the island’s narrow cape, the Kuta beach is one of the most famous beaches of Bali. Once what was a quiet and basic village, Kuta is now flocked by tourists almost all around the year and now has one of the best amenities like resorts, dining, spas and more. Although the peak season to visit the beach is from July to August, many tourists come to spend Christmas and New Year with its exotic coastline.

  • Nusa Dua Beach

Nusa Dua Beach Bali

Designed to offer comprehensive luxury to the tourist coming here, Nusa Dua is one of the favorites of tourists coming from all across the world for its sheer blissful beauty. If you are at the Nusa Dua beach, you are in a paradise of tall palm trees, fragrant trees, mangroves, and orchids amidst golden sand rolling at your feet on the shore of a clear blue ocean. If this sounds like a dreamland, Nusa Dua is waiting for you.

  • Sanur beach

Sanur beach BaliImages Credit: Noracarol Flickr

Featuring a relaxed coastal ambiance, Sanur beach attracts most of the visitors for its simplistic charm and characteristic nuance. With an eclectic mix of resorts, spas, dining options and shops, it is thronged by tourists throughout the year. If you are an avid collector of shells, this beach is for you. The crystal blue water is so clean that you can often spot sea creatures like starfish while walking ashore. Small corals and long golden coastline give this beach a well-deserved place in the list of best Bali beaches.

  • Geger Beach

Geger Beach BaliImage Credit: peacezxp Flickr

When white sand shines in the bright sun, you are bound to fall in love with the beauty of this beach. While the sea is calmer on this side of the shore as compared to the other aggressive ones, it is an ideal place to unwind and admire the natural beauty. It is a perfect venue for a seaside brunch and some exceptional coffee. At times, evenings experience some rough waves too so if you are not in the water, you are safe and can enjoy the music created when the waves hit the shore.

  • Balangan Beach

Balangan Beach Bali

If you are one of those travelers who like to go beyond just the fancy spas and resorts, into the lives of the local people, this beach is for you. To reach the beach you have to pass through local villages and cross grazing sheep herds while witnessing the simple yet productive everyday life of the local people. Although the waves are high and strong, the beach is still calm and peaceful allowing you to sit in the lap of nature and admire the graceful water tides kissing the shores.

  • Tugel Beach

Tugel Beach Bali

One of the best-kept secrets of Bali, this beautiful white sand beach is mostly deserted as many visitors do not go beyond the ‘happening’ beaches and often miss this sparkling deep blue sea swaying with trees forming perfect scenery. It takes a rocky trek of 500m to reach the beach and the current is strong for beginner swimmers. This is a place to soak in the sun and solitude.

  • Nyang Beach

Nyang Beach Bali

Now that we are talking of secret beaches of Bali, here’s another gem of an ocean coastline that is untouched by commercialization yet. To reach the beach you need to go up and down the hill and through a small forest (sounds like an adventure, isn’t it?) to the crystal clear blue oceanic retreat. While you cannot spot many tourists here, (except the adventurous ones) you can see many local people doing seaweed harvesting.

  • Lovina Beach

Lovina Beach BaliCredits: Lovina Beach Flickr

Located in the North of Bali, this is a comparatively less famous beach, probably because of its black sands that originated from the cooled lava of the MtAgung volcano. But few know that it is a swimmer’s paradise with its calm waves. Indulge in thermal hot springs from the volcanic water and swim to relax your senses. Usually not thronged by tourists, this beach is the best place to have some alone time. Also, you can find many local villagers warm and friendly, ready with a smile to tell the tales of Bali here.

  • Nusa Lembongan Dream Beach

Nusa Lembongan Dream Beach Bali

Go further just 7kms away from Bali and witness the Dream beach in Nusa Lembongan that calls you for its white sands kissed by crystal clear waters. Low on vegetation and filled with big rocks, this beach is for those who want to get away from the commercialization and enjoy the raw, natural beauty of the beach, just like the old times.

  • Padang Beach

Padang Beach Bali

Surrounded by overgrown plants, big rocks, and monkeys, this takes you through steep steps and a narrow passage to reach this oceanic bliss. Covered with small caves and big rocks, the beach is an exciting place to do some caving activity. Full of beauty and charm, this beach is a must-visit.

Bali is full of scenic beaches and interestingly you can find a variety of beaches here. From rocky beaches to sandy bays, white sandy ones to the volcano-cooled black sandy beaches, but one thing that goes perfectly with all the beaches of Bali is the serenity and charm that stays with visitors as cherished memories.


Q1. Why is Bali synonymous with the beach?

Bali’s immaculate beaches are the major draw. While the majority of the beaches have grey sand, there are some that have white sand and clear water. Given how well-known Bali’s beaches are among travelers worldwide, many of them associate Bali with the beach.

Q2. Name some famous beaches in Bali.

  • Kuta Beach
  • Nusa Dua Beach
  • Sanur Beach
  • Geger Beach

Q3. Are there any family-friendly beaches in Bali?

The two most family-friendly beaches in Bali are Nusa Dua Beach and Sanur Beach. Families can be comfortable and entertained at these beaches thanks to the calm surf, plush sand, and numerous facilities.

Q4. Is it safe to swim in Bali’s beaches?

While swimming is generally safe on Bali’s beaches, it is important to watch out for strong currents & riptides. Always verify the local conditions before swimming, and only do so in places where lifeguards are on duty.

Q5. When is the ideal time to explore the beaches in Bali?

An ideal time to explore the beaches in Bali is between April and October when the weather is dry and sunny.

Young and Brilliant, Rajkumar Gaikwad is a marketing head by profession and an enthusiastic traveler driven by passion for trekking and adventure. He believes that the best product in the market sells like hot cakes.

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