Embark on a thrilling journey as you explore the most pristine white sand beaches in Bali. If you find solace in the gentle caress of soft sand and the mesmerizing allure of clear, azure waters, this guide is made just for you. We've handpicked a range of beach destinations - from the tranquil seclusion of untouched paradises to the lively hum of popular shorelines. Each of these beaches, with their unique charms, promise to give you an unforgettable experience of Bali's diverse beauty. So grab your sunnies, slather on the sunscreen, and dive right in to discover the tropical wonders of Bali's most stunning beaches.

1  Pandawa Beach

Pandawa Beach -

Nestled on the southern coast of the Bukit Peninsula, Pandawa Beach, the 'Hidden Beach,' is a dreamy expanse of powder-soft sands and turquoise waters. The beach reveals itself at the end of a picturesque road that meanders through towering limestone cliffs. The calm waters beckon swimmers, while local warungs provide hearty meals and sun lounger rentals. With its unspoiled beauty and laid-back vibe, Pandawa Beach is a haven for beach lovers and families.

Kutuh Village - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : IDR 15.000

Best time to go : early morning or late afternoon

2  Blue Point Beach

Blue Point Beach - Photo by @trenny_m
Photo by @trenny_m

Donning the moniker of the towering Blue Point Bay Villas that grace the cliffs above, Blue Point, or Suluban, is an unassuming gem. The journey to the beach, down a flight of concrete steps lined with local cafes, surfboard rentals, and art shops, is a 10-minute escapade into Bali's vibrant culture. While the overhanging cliff restricts sunbathing, it creates an intimate alcove for a pleasant soak during low tide.

Jl. Mamo, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : Free

Best time to go : early morning for even more quiet vibe, or late afternoon for scenic sunset.

3  Bias Tugel Beach

Bias Tugel Beach -

Picture a scene straight from a dream. That's Bias Tugel Beach for you, one of Bali's best-guarded secrets. A haven where the lullaby of gentle waves harmonizes with the chorus of lush tropical foliage, this hidden oasis invites you to surrender yourself to its allure. Situated near the idyllic village of Padangbai on the southeastern coast, this captivating beach with its powdery white sand lets you escape the mundane. Unleash your adventurous spirit and dive beneath the turquoise surface to explore a vibrant undersea realm teeming with coral and colourful marine life.

Padangbai, Manggis, Karangasem - Google Maps
Best time to go : morning - afernoon

4  Gunung Payung

Gunung Payung - Photo by @sharonlohh
Photo by @sharonlohh

The elusive Gunung Payung on Bali's southern coast demands an adventurous spirit. Prepare for a descent down approximately 400 stairs to the reward that awaits: an expansive stretch of coarse white sand and often tranquil waters. This secluded haven remains untouched by vendors, so remember to pack essentials, like water and snacks. Only the dedicated will relish in this spectacular isolation.

Jl Gunung Payung, Ungasan - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : Free

Best time to go : mid-day

5  Melasti Beach

Melasti Beach - Photo by @sudarma_55
Photo by @sudarma_55

Melasti Beach is the quintessential location for a leisurely picnic with loved ones. Its white sands, expansive, crystalline waters, and easy access make it irresistible. The journey to the beach is just as fascinating, marked by winding roads and towering limestone cliffs.

Ungasan Village, Badung - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : IDR 5,000

Best time to go : early morning or late afternoon

6  Nyang-Nyang Beach

Nyang-Nyang Beach - Photo by @n.kulikova
Photo by @n.kulikova

Tucked away from the regular tourist trails, Nyang-Nyang Beach, also known as Nunggalan Beach, promises a serene retreat for those adventurous enough to undertake the challenging descent down its stairway. Hidden amidst a tapestry of flourishing greenery and blooming flowers, this pristine, untouched stretch of sparkling white sand unfolds like a painting across a kilometre and a half. The symphony of waves crashing against the shore and the mesmerizing vista of the limestone hillside create a spectacle you won't forget. The journey may be demanding, but the reward is truly worth it.

Pecatu Village, Badung - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : Free

Best time to go : mid-morning

7  Thomas Beach

Thomas Beach - Photo by @taylanalpan
Photo by @taylanalpan

Picture yourself on Thomas Beach, Uluwatu's own slice of paradise. Known for its laid-back ambiance, this beach greets you with the soothing harmony of clear blue waters caressing a shore of gleaming white sand. Accessible via a scenic walk down a flight of stairs, the beach is a haven for sun worshippers, swimmers, and surfing neophytes alike. Complement your day of relaxation with a taste of local cuisine at the nearby warungs, making it the ideal spot for a day of sun-soaked leisure and culinary exploration.

Pecatu - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : Free

Best time to go : late afternoon

8  Tegal Wangi Beach

Tegal Wangi Beach - Photo by @ftrns
Photo by @ftrns

Tucked beneath the majestic temple that graces the cliff above, Tegal Wangi Beach is an enchanting hidden treasure on the southern Bukit Peninsula. Bask in the awe-inspiring sunset as you lounge in the naturally formed rock jacuzzi. This immersive experience, harmonized by the setting sun's vibrant hues, will be etched into your memory forever. Just remember, this indulgence is best enjoyed at low tide.

Jl. Tegal Wangi, Jimbaran - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : Free

Best time to go : sunset time (4.30 pm - sunset time)

9  Pura Geger Beach

Pura Geger Beach - Photo by @alikainwanderlust
Photo by @alikainwanderlust

Journey off the beaten path and you'll stumble upon the splendid Pura Geger Beach. Nestled in the heart of the traditional Peminge village in Sawangan, southern Nusa Dua, this unexplored beach is a sanctuary of tranquillity. Pura Geger Beach unfurls its blanket of gleaming white sand alongside gentle, welcoming waves perfect for swimming. The beach, named after the local Pura Geger temple, seamlessly blends cultural significance into its peaceful milieu, providing a unique and immersive Balinese experience.

Benoa, South Kuta - Google Maps
Best time to go : morning - afernoon

10  Tanah Barak Beach

Tanah Barak Beach - Photo by @ninhphuongdung
Photo by @ninhphuongdung

A burgeoning star on Bali's beach scene, Tanah Barak Beach owes its increasing popularity to the power of social media. Nestled in South Kuta, a stone's throw from the famous Pandawa Beach, this hidden gem promises to be the next big thing. A 300-meter trek through a cliff-lined gorge delivers you to this striking landscape, where cliffs reaching up to 40 meters high encase a pristine beach. Managed by Pandawa Beach, the site offers activities like swimming and surfing, while stunning vistas captivate the senses.

Jalan Tanah Barak - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : IDR 8,000 per person, IDR 2,000 per motorbike, IDR 5,000 per car

Best time to go : early morning or late afternoon

11  Blue Lagoon Beach

Blue Lagoon Beach -

Welcome to Blue Lagoon Beach, Bali's very own slice of heaven where sky-blue waters gently kiss powdery white sands. Situated just a stone's throw away from Bias Tugel Beach, this hidden gem paints a picture of absolute serenity. Surrender yourself to the beguiling charm of the vibrant underwater world as you snorkel in the crystal-clear waters teeming with technicolor coral reefs and a cornucopia of exotic marine life. Blue Lagoon Beach, with its enchanting beauty, will undoubtedly make your heart skip a beat.

Padangbai, Manggis, Karangasem - Google Maps
Best time to go : morning - afernoon

12  Dream Beach At Nusa Lembongan

Dream Beach At Nusa Lembongan - Photo by @withoneeyeshut
Photo by @withoneeyeshut

A quick 40-minute boat ride from Sanur Beach unveils the petite paradise of Nusa Lembongan, home to Dream Beach. A snug 115-meter expanse of ivory sands encased by imposing cliffs on either side, and translucent waters revealing the coral artwork beneath. Breathtaking bird's-eye views from the neighboring cliff edges amplify the beach's allure. Its popularity may draw crowds, but most visitors are content admiring from a distance, preserving the beach's serenity.

Nusa Lembongan island - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : Free

Best time to go : late afternoon

13  Diamond Beach At Nusa Penida

Diamond Beach At Nusa Penida - Photo by @menatrovatello_
Photo by @menatrovatello_

On the eastern tip of Nusa Penida, Diamond Beach unveils itself—a pristine slice of paradise made accessible recently thanks to stairs carved into the limestone cliff. Descend to find a scene so breathtaking it defies belief. But remember, with no lifeguards on patrol, it's crucial to respect the sea's power and avoid challenging the waves and currents.

Pejukutan, Nusa Penida - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : IDR 10,000

Best time to go : morning

14  Kelingking Beach At Nusa Penida

Kelingking Beach At Nusa Penida - Photo by @sjoerdbracke
Photo by @sjoerdbracke

Venture beyond the main island of Bali to unearth another secret beach. Situated on the southwest coast of Nusa Penida island, this isolated retreat requires a boat ride from Sanur or Padang Bay. The famed photo of the green-draped limestone headland set against the vast Indian Ocean's backdrop will undoubtedly look familiar. Undeniably, anyone who has set foot on Nusa Penida has this iconic image etched into their photo collection.

Bunga Mekar village, Nusa Penida - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : IDR 10,000

Best time to go : sunset time (4 pm - sunset time)

15  Kubu Beach At Ayana Resort

Kubu Beach At Ayana Resort - Photo by @girlborntotravel
Photo by @girlborntotravel

For the ultimate in exclusivity, Kubu Beach is the crown jewel. Tucked away within the Ayana Resort, Rimba Jimbaran, and the Villas, this private haven is nestled beneath limestone cliffs. Descend 197 steps or take a 35-second ride on Ayana's inclinator to reach this hidden paradise. Reserved for resort guests only, the beach offers unrivaled

AYANA Resort - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : Free for in-house guests only

Best time to go : late afternoon

16  Balangan Beach

Balangan Beach - Photo by @gingerspierings
Photo by @gingerspierings

Of all our gems, Balangan Beach is by far the most accessible. A mere dozen steps descend from the cliff to the paradise below—a half-kilometer stretch of pearly white sand cocooned between towering limestone cliffs and the beckoning horizon. The panoramic views from the hill before your descent add to the allure, revealing the beach's full splendor and the blue expanse beyond.

Jl. Pantai Balangan, Jimbaran - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : Free

Best time to go : sunset time (4 pm - sunset time)

17  Bingin Beach

Bingin Beach - Photo by @resisadventure
Photo by @resisadventure

Whether you're a seasoned surfer or an appreciator of pristine coastlines, Bingin Beach must grace your list. Its world-class reef breaks thrill even the most experienced surfers. For those less wave-inclined, lounging on the shimmering sands while soaking in the captivating sunsets is equally enchanting.

Pecatu Village, Badung - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : Free

Best time to go : late afternoon

18  Crystal Bay at Nusa Penida

Crystal Bay at Nusa Penida -

Anchored on the western coast of Nusa Penida Island, Crystal Bay is a vision of natural beauty. Famous for its transparent waters that lend it its name, the beach is a snorkeler's paradise. Framed by palm trees and limestone cliffs, the beach is a serene enclave accessible by boat and a short walk. The journey is well worth the destination.

Sakti Village - Nusa Penida - Google Maps
Best time to go : morning

19  Green Bowl Beach

Green Bowl Beach - Photo by @jovi_travel
Photo by @jovi_travel

Much like Nyang-Nyang, Green Bowl Beach demands an adventurous spirit to conquer the 300-plus steps to its secluded cove. This tranquil expanse of pristine white sand and calm, turquoise waters is a paradise for surfers and relaxed beachgoers alike, offering a haven of peace far from the world's distractions. Be prepared with your own supplies, though, and remember to leave only footprints in the sand.

Jl. Pura Batu Pageh, Ungasan - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : Free

Best time to go : during low tide, mid-morning

20  Virgin Beach

Virgin Beach - Photo by @winugraha
Photo by @winugraha

Finally, the undiscovered jewel of east Bali, Virgin Beach, resides a mere 5 km northeast of bustling Candidasa. Its untouched allure earned it the title 'Virgin Beach,' standing in stark contrast to Kuta and Seminyak's commercialized coasts. While it's gaining popularity, with a few local warungs dotting the beach's eastern flank, it maintains a tranquil atmosphere, offering serene waters ideal for swimming.

Jl Raya Bukit Asah, Karangasem - Google Maps
Entrance Fees : IDR 15,000

Best time to go : sunrise