Beaches in Bali
We have all heard of Seminyak, Kuta, Legian, and Canggu beaches in Bali, but there are many other hidden gems in Bali that`s less crowded, and still as spectacular as the rest. Today we will mention a few gems around Bali that you can visit on your next trip to paradise. Bali is known worldwide for the amazing surf breaks, international surfing competitions that take place by Rip Curl each year. Some of the less well-known spots are just as incredible and worth a visit
1. Bingin Beach
White sandy shores with blue crystal clear waters, Bingin beach is fast becoming one of the best beaches to visit in Bali – Its perfect for Instagram and if you want to catch a wave, you can grab a board, get a local instructor and head out into the blue waters.
2. Amed – Perfect for fishing and diving expeditions
Amed was first known in the island for its traditional salt farming, which still exists today. Now, it is known as one of the best spots for diving, snorkelling and its black sand beaches. Indeed, the limpid water is perfect for admiring the underwater treasure that Amed owns, coral reefs and colourful fishes. Amed is close to other fishing villages that spread all along the coast and they also share great panoramas that are worth visiting.
3. Padangbai – Perfect for snorkelling
A lovely village where people usually come to get a boat to Lombok. But spending a night or two here will certainly not be time wasted. There are good diving and snorkelling spots in the area, and a number of operators are present to cater for those activities. Accommodation tends to be quite basic, but it is a good way to be in the heart of the local culture and being surrounded by a beautiful landscape.
4. Padang Padang – Uluwatu
Located in Uluwatu, in the South of Bali, this beach is accessible down a flight of stairs through a hollow rock entrance which creates an exotic atmosphere. Perfect for Instagram! Padang Padang is also known as a great spot for surfing (advanced surfers) as there are cliff breaks. World class surfing competitions happen here yearly
5. Pantai Soka – Tabanan
Situated in Tabanan, Pantai Soka Beach is a magnificent beach with black volcanic sands, and green surroundings with blue waters. Vast rice fields and lush coconut groves enhance the beautiful scenery. Moreover, later when the sun is about to set, the view on top of Pura Luhur Serijong is comparable to the view in Tanah Lot. If you want to discover a little more of the local culture, you can join the local fishermen while they are sailing to the sea, using traditional boats.
6. Green Bowl
Green Bowl Beach is one of Bali’s most secluded beaches. Located approximately 75 meters under a verdant cliff in the village of Ungasan, it is a small coastal strip of white sand. There are two large caves that enclose small rock shrines and provide shade and shelter. The clear water is perfect for snorkelling, and the constant waves are great for paddle activity. A little piece of heaven on earth.