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5 Best Beaches in Bali for Swimming

Bali is one of the tropical jewels of Indonesia. With mild temperatures year-round, it is a prime vacation destination for many travelers. What draws them most are the unique culture, incredible landscape and least but not last, the wonderful coastline. Bali beaches are ideal for any type of water activity including snorkeling, diving, surfing and of course swimming too. Here we highlight 5 of the best beaches in Bali for swimming!

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Written by Anett Victoria

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Nyang Nyang

The first of the best Bali beaches for swimming is so nice they named it twice. Seriously, the reason this beach is nearly perfect is its secluded location. Located in the Bukit Peninsula in the country’s Uluwatu region, Nyang Nyang is considered one of the cleanest beaches of the island.

Nyang-Nyang Beach - Bali
Lying on the Beach – Photo from Unsplash

Most likely, this is due to the 30-minute walk and 500+ steps descent to get there. However, when visitors reach the 1.5-mile stretch of beach they find blinding white sands and rock pools filled with clear water. There are no amenities in Nyang Nyang, so visitors need to make sure to bring water, food, and other necessities.


Located in the Uluwatu region of Bali, Balangan Beach got famous through social media. At one point in time, someone took a photo of the beach’s frothy waves and dense tropical forest and posted it on Instagram. After that, Balangan became a number one destination and one of the best swimming beaches in Bali.

Balangan Beach
Balangan Beach – Photo from Unsplash

Despite its fame, Balangan still has a laid-back feel. It could be the lack of resorts, or the available area to sunbathe and surf. No matter the reason of your visit, this is the perfect place to relax, swim or just to enjoy a fresh coconut while lying under an umbrella.


Out of the beaches in Bali for swimming, Suluban is one visitors should visit during low instead of high tide. The area is a treasure trove of a beach that includes easy swimming, impressive caves, and natural limestone formations. On the way down to the beach via stone steps embedded in the cliff, visitors can stop at one of the cafes for a quick bite to eat.

SeaSpiration Tip: Discover more of the island’s wonderful coastline! Don’t miss out visiting the best beaches of South Bali and make sure you stop by at the top North Bali beaches too.

Padang Padang

Situated within easy reach from the Jl. Labuansait highway, Padang Padang is what visitors think of when they picture a tropical beach. White sands greet them as ocean waves lap at rocky outcrops topped with lush vegetation. While it can get busy, the beach is wide enough to accommodate everyone for a swim in the crystal blue waters. After swimming and enjoying the beach, visit the eclectic shops and restaurants of the nearby area. If you arrive on a Saturday, you will be treated to music and grilled seafood at the famous Night Party.

Padang-Padang Beach - Bali
Padang Padang Beach – Photo from Unsplash

Nusa Dua beach

If you are looking for the perfect place for all types of beachgoers, look no further, the Nusa Dua beach is where you need to go. This beautiful wide white sandy beach is the highlight of the best beaches in Bali for swimming. With clear and calm waters, is offers safe conditions for water sports for young and old. Go for a refreshing swim, or put your snorkel mask on and explore the underwater world.

Besides water sports, the wide beach area is ideal for jogging too, but if you just want to go for a nice walk along the waves, you can do that too. There are many premium resorts around like the Grand Hyatt or The Westin, therefore the whole area is less-crowded, safe and well-maintained.

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