Must-Visit Beaches in Bali

The best beaches in Bali that will meet all your expectations as you tour Indonesia include Ungasan Beach, Geger Beach, Balagan Beach, Bias Tugal Beach and Amed Beach amongst others. Although the beaches are beautiful to look at and will allow you to spend an amazing time in Bali, prudence is of utmost importance to make sure you enjoy your trip to the beautiful island of Bali.

Overview of the Bali islands

Overview of the Bali islands

Amed Beach

Locating this beach will take you about a two-hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport; it is the place to go if you’re looking to enjoy coarse a special type of sand, also known as the black volcanic sand. Laying along these beach, one will find rows upon rows of traditional outrigger fishing-type boats that are used by the locals to hunt for fish to feed their families as well as to sell them at the local market. If you have a local or a translator with you, asking politely might land you a chance to go fishing with the local fishermen and this is an experience that almost cannot be found anywhere else.

Traditional outrigger boats use by local Balinese to fish

Traditional outrigger boats use by local Balinese to fish

Diving is another sport that is extremely popular at Amed Beach. Along the coastline, there are several wreck locations for diving like Lipah Beach and Tulamben. Be forewarned however, divers have to be very experienced as the currents are strong in this part of the region and almost throughout the entire year.

If you’re not an advance diver, do not worry. Snorkelers can also enjoy the coral and underwater life closer to the shoreline and you can also enjoy the one of the prettiest sunsets along Jemeluk Bay and Lipah. Whilst diving, it is not uncommon to see locals alongside you diving for salt deposits which they in turn sell to the market for export.

Couple of people snorkling in Bali

Couple of people snorkling in Bali

Balangan Beach

You can get to this beach by taking the Bypass Ngurah Rai from Kuta then looking for the Uluwatu signboard. Thereafter, turn off to the right you should see signboards guiding you to the destination in about 10 minutes or so. Being of the more secluded beaches on the island being that it is harder to locate, if you have a good sense of direction, the Balangan Beach is a good spot to check out.

White sandy beaches as far as the eyes can see in Bali

White sandy beaches as far as the eyes can see in Bali

It has a long stretch of white sandy beach flanked by rocky cliffs. Along the shore, there is a collection of local cafes serving the popular local instant-noodle dish known as “Indo-mee” and ice cold local Bintang beer. These cafes are locally known as “warungs”.

Balangan is known for its rapidly changing tides and it is essential to keep a lookout when the tides are changing. During hide tide, most people at the beach will flock into the water to do a little bit of swimming and when the tide goes down, the white flanky sand is perfect for building sandcastles.

If you’d rather not be exerting yourself physically, you can rent a hammock as you watch surfers enjoy the waves.

Surfing at Kuta Beach - Bali

Surfing at Kuta Beach – Bali

One thing to take note of at Balangan Beach is that if you intent on doing quite a bit of walking around, be sure to have a pair of shoe on as there are many sharp rocks along the beach. These might be hidden during high-tide periods and the unsuspecting tourist might receive a nasty cut to his leg. Green moss growing on the rocks also makes them extremely slippery thus caution must be exercised when moving about.

Geger Beach

Geger Beach is situated near the Nusa Dua golf course and it is a five-minute drive to St Regis Nusa Dua resort. The sparkling greenish blue water that remains comparatively calm with gentle and rolling waves is another one of the more popular spots among tourists.

Palm trees line the white sandy beaches in Bali

Palm trees line the white sandy beaches in Bali

The sand on Geger Beach is thick and tighly-packed therefore you will definitely enjoy playing beach volleyball, Frisbee, or even go for a leisurely run here.

It has a number of restaurants along the beach that is frequented by the locals on weekend which is also why it is popularly known as the “Sunday brunch spot”, especially among the locals and the younger ones.

Animals run free along the beaches in Bali

Animals run free along the beaches in Bali

Check out this video on YouTube about Geger Beach:

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