The Beaches of Bali
On the south-eastern side of Bali. Sanur is favourite of many visitors for its old time flavour and local feeling. There is a paved walkway along the beachfront which is great for early morning walks. Sanur is an excellent spot to watch the sun rises, as you jog along the white sandy beach. Being one of the first resort developed in Bali, Sanur maintains its traditions. Only a stone thrown away from the beach, ancient temples stand as solemn as they have been in centuries past.
Some parents prefer the beach at Sanur, because it's quiet. It makes the beach a good place for small children to play. The beaches are long and wide, the sea is quite calm and seawater is warm. The white sand beach is sheltered by a reef.The beaches of Bali have always to do with waves, time and time again. And they vary in size. Near Nusa Dua you will find smaller waves, which are good for novice surfers. The wildest of waves are challenges for the most experienced surfers. Yeh Saneh in the East, Uluwatu in the South, and Medewi slightly to the West, are all excellent places for them to surf.
Kuta and LegianKuta is surfing, bars, clubs and nightlife. Practically on the opposite side of Sanur are the beaches of Kuta and Legian stretch. It's considered Bali's most famous beach destination. Kuta Beach is also minutes away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Tuban. Mostly the young people comes to the Kuta beaches to study “how to surf” in the afternoon, and at night to break away from the full program. Traffic jams do not stop here, even at night.
Kuta Beach has witnessed a transformation over the past years due to the rise of various accommodations, dining and shopping options.
Nusa DuaThe beaches here are glorious - white sand, deep, long and safe for swimming. The public beach at Geger is the best to head to if you are not staying at Nusa Dua. This is also home to one of the best museums in Bali. The museum is nearly always empty
Nusa Dua has a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach, that offers excellent swimming conditions in a protected lagoon. Nusa Dua was designed for the luxury conscious with big name hotels lining the beautiful white sand beach. Some of the resorts have private beaches but most areas are accessible. The stretch past the Hilton Resort has been a public beach and during the wet season, the outer reef there is a popular surf break.
Soka BeachSoka is one of the most beautiful beaches in western part of Bali. Panorama view with chains of hills forms natural walls on the west side through to Batukaru Mountain Range on the north. On the eastside, Agung Mountain is seen in the distance and Indonesian ocean is on the south with the eastern tip of east Java in the backdrop. The place is on the traffic between Gilimanuk and East Bali. So the place is used as a cooling machine stop beside it is popular for younger generation as the week-end and holiday sight seeing.
Medewi BeachMedewi beach is a small resort in the southeast of Jembrana. It is located midway between Gilimanuk and Denpasar, just off the main road in Airsatang. The beach is perfect for surfing, because the waves vary from 3m to 7m high. Small black stones are spread over the black sandy beach, giving a remarkable scene at sunset.
Lovina BeachLovina Beach is located approximately 10km west of the old capital Singaraja. Its black sandy beach is beautiful at sunrise and a wonderful place for swimming. There is no surfing possible, but there are plenty of coral areas for snorkelling and diving. It's also a good place for watching dolphins offshore in early morning. This area is very tranquil with the life of the village that is peaceful.
The WavesThe beaches of Bali have always to do with waves, time and time again. And they vary in size. Near Nusa Dua you will find smaller waves, which are good for starting surfers.
The wildest of waves are challenges for the most experienced surfers. Yeh Saneh in the East, Uluwatu in the South, and Medewi slightly to the West, are all excellent places for them to surf.
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