Located in the south of Bali, Balangan Beach is a beautiful long stretch of white sandy beach flanked by rocky cliffs. The shore line is filled with a variety of local warungs serving local food and cold bitnags.
Spend the day surfing, swimming at high tide and laze in a hammock watching the surf.
The secluded Gegar Beach is perfect for sun seekers that want to spend the day swimming rather than surfing. Deck chairs can be rented from about $2 for the day. The sparkling green-blue water remains calm with gentle rolling waves. Enjoy a bite to eat at Gegar Cafe and take a leisurely stroll up to Gegar Temple before you go.
Nammos Beach beach club is an absolute must if you would like a lazy day by the beach with some of the best food and cocktails served direct to your deck chair – the ultimate in beach shack chic with its thatched roof, bamboo veranda and rustic outdoor furniture. The entry fee is about $25 which is fully redeemable for food and beverage.
Situated about two hours drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport is Amed, where the sand is of the coarse black volcanic variety. Amed beach has some quality diving as there are a number of wrecks located at nearby Lipah Beach and Tulamben.
For snorkelers, the coral and underwater life in Amed is abundant. While the prettiest bays are found at Jemeluk and Lipah, the whole stretch of coastline presents a different, more natural image of Bali where the locals’ primary source of income lies in salt mining and fishing.
Perasi Beach, referred to by various nicknames such as Pasir Putih or ‘White Sand Beach’, ‘Virgin Beach’ and simply, ‘Hidden Beach’, is a secluded stretch of coast between two hills that lies between the villages of Bugbug and namesake Perasi, both in the Karangasem regency – approximately 4.5km east of Candidasa. Boasting parasols, sun loungers and various local seafood restaurants, this hidden gem is a great way to spend the day.