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I’m not gonna brag on how beautiful the beaches in Bali cause everyone on earth knows that Bali is a true paradise, which by means what they always called so far, right? The question is, with all the beaches covering almost all the coast in this island, which one is the best? It’s a tricky one. Truthfully, I have no idea which one is the best but surely I can recommend you my personal pick. Been living in Bali for almost a year now so pretty much I’ve seen some cool beaches. So here’s the best beaches in Bali based on my favorite!

     Also Read: A Simple Guide to Bali 

  1. Balangan Beach

    Based under the rocky hill, Balangan Beach is quite popular among surfer. I had a great time spending my whole day here, the waves and the weather were just perfect. Head to the right side of the beach for calmer waves for swim and the water looks great too with turquoise color. It’s also the spot for taking pre-wedding shot.

    Where: Southwest coast of Bali
    What I love: Just perfect for me at that time to swim.

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    Balangan Beach

  2. Tegal Wangi Beach

    Bless you if you find this beach for just a bunch of people and yourself, that’s what happened to me when I came to Tegal Wangi Beach. The rugged cliffs are aesthetically pleasing the eyes and rumbling waves occasionally hit the rocks on the shore. Sometimes it can be impossible to access the beach during the high tide however, if you happen to be during the low tide, it’s an award itself. Keep an eye on the natural jacuzzi. There’s also a hidden cave somewhere along this beach, try to find for it. To get inspired, hit the magnifier button on instagram and search for hashtag Tegal Wangi, you’ll see heaps of terrific pictures. You better visit Tegal Wangi soon before it gets super busy.

    Where: Southwest coast of Bali
    What I love: The unique character of the limestone cliffs.

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    Tegal Wangi Beach

  3. Melasti Beach

    Dotted sun umbrellas with different kinds of colour lining on Melasti Beach. From all the list here, Melasti Beach is probably the busiest on the southern part of Bali. It’s still acceptable though, cause the sparkle of the water is different, makes you wanna jump straight to the ocean. Unfortunately, Melasti beach is ready for tourism now. The road has been built, cutting the cliffs. Don’t be surprised if you spot a couple dressed in fancy outfit stand on your way having photo shoot. Regardless, I’ll consider Melasti as a destination if I gotta bring my friend who’re less adventurous.

    Where: Southeast coast of Bali
    What I love: Sparkling blue, crystal clear water, great view from the top.

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    Melasti Beach

  4. Pura Geger Beach

    My favorite secret beach. When I get too lazy to drive far to another beaches in the south. I’ll just stop by in Pura Geger Beach. It’s in Nusa Dua area, yep, that upscale resort complex, surprisingly no fancy restaurant, no sunbeds, it’s fairly untouched. People usually go to Geger beach, whereas this beach is somewhat tucked. That’s why it’s less crowded. To get here, put Pura Geger (without beach) and it’s right there.

    Where: Southeast coast of Bali
    What I love: Quiet white sand beach not too far from central area.

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    Pura Geger Beach

  5. Green Bowl Beach

    A small hidden beach, not really tourists’ kind of thing because of the “stairs to hell”. People who are not that fit would probably swear when climbing up the stairs, it’ll give that adrenaline-rush, some people like it of course. The sand is not that great, I mean the texture is a bit rough but the water is blue, good for swimming. You don’t need to rent expensive sun umbrellas to cool you down after the swim, the cave will do it. The only downside of Green Bowl Beach is the ladies offering bracelets or massage, they can be quite rude sometimes. Just ignore them and enjoy the day.

    Where: Southeast coast of Bali
    What I love:The cave is perfect place for getting shade.

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    Green Bowl Beach

  6. Nyang nyang Beach

    I hope it stays like this forever! Nyang-nyang beach is probably the only beach on the south that you can feel the remoteness and the wilderness. You have to trek down through uneven terrain with tangling roots for maybe 20 mins to get to this beach. The long stretch coastline will welcome you. Since it’s huge, you don’t really cramp with other people, just find your spot then you’ll be yourself. The wreck on the beach become an attraction itself with murals painted. Definitely, a top contender as the best beach in Bali.

    Where: Southeast coast of Bali
    What I love: The long stretch coastline and the remoteness.

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    Abandoned boat in Nyang Nyang Beach

     Also Read: Exploring North of Bali: Gitgit, Aling Aling, and Sekumpul Falls

  7. Sanur Beach

    Used to be a hot destination in Bali but I think the trend is going down, since people are crazier for Seminyak and Canggu. The market is different here, more golden age tourist or local Balinese. As a morning person I really enjoy Sanur area, and yes, sunrise here is amazing. On a clear day, Mount Agung can be seen and the waves can be very calm, like very very very calm. I love Karang Beach precisely. I do yoga regularly on the beach every day from 7.30, it’s free!  Some of the days, you can see fisherman with its conical hat standing on the sea during low tide, gracefully stand and wait, what a scene. Also, the trek reminds me of the coastal walk, starting from Matahari Terbit Beach passing some other beaches until it ends in Mertasari Beach with a total of 6 km long.

    Where: East coast of Bali
    What I love: Well-built jogging track along the beach, view of Mount Agung in a clear morning, very peaceful.

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    Between Karang Beach and Watu Jimbar Beach, Sanur

  8. Kelingking Beach

    The jaw-dropping scenery above the cliffs pointing down to the unique rock formation, Kelingking Beach has become a superstar lately after discovered by social-media addict. It has strong character that everyone can tell that this is Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida.  Challenge yourself by going down the steep path down to the beach, the view is priceless!

    Where: Nusa Penida Island
    What I love: The surreal landscape.

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    Kelingking Beach

  9. Bias Tugel Beach

    Accidentally found this beach on the way to Amed. It’s an unplanned trip, we just randomly chose to visit this beach after spotting it on google maps. I was stunned with the view. The floury-like beach perfectly match with the bluish water. Can’t believe that I never knew about this beach before. A few local shops occupied the beach. Bias Tugel Beach is so close to Padang Bai, you can see the ferry boat slowly disappearing. What surprises me is that the beach is so clean and the water so clear, even it’s just next to the port, amazing!

    Where: Northeast coast of Bali
    What I love: The excitement of spontaneous discovery of this beautiful beach.

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    Bias Tugel Beach

  10. Berawa Beach

    Canggu is very happening these days, attracting younger generations who fancy digital-nomad lifestyle. Basically you can find almost everything here; surfboards, healthy bowls, rice field, nightlife. Compared to Kuta or Seminyak, it’s a a lot more affordable, plus the atmosphere is very vibrant. My favorite place to chill out every Sunday is actually called “Hidden Beach”, somewhere between Berawa Beach and Perancak Beach. I’ll pick one of the beach bar facing the ocean, order $2 fresh coconut, and lay down lazily on the bean bag. A fantastic way to enjoy life!

    Where: West coast of Bali
    What I love: Free to sit on the beanbag with just ordering cheap bears and coconut.

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    Hidden Beach near Berawa

  11. Batu Belig Beach

    Batu Belig Beach is probably the most-visited beach since I moved to Bali. I might be super bias, probably it’s not fair cause the beach is just average with black sand and less-clean compared to other. However, the sunset here is so captivating. I often go to 707 Beach Berm and sit on the beanbag watching sunset listening to deep house techno kind of music. When the sky turns golden, a bit pinkish sometimes, then the perfectly round sun goes down. All the colors glow together with the gently rolling waves, it makes me appreciate life even more. Sunday is the best time to come. The DJ plays good music and as it gets darker, a bunch of regular party-people will dance and have fun at the small dance floor.

    Where: West coast of Bali
    What I love: Great sunset bar, good vibes, cheap beers, great music on Sunday.

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    Sunset situation in 707 Beach Berm

     

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