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Best Beaches in Bali for Swimming!

by Ivonne Puspakencana
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Visiting Bali is not complete without visiting its mesmerizing beaches. Bali is really well-known for having outstanding beaches with white sand and pristine sea water. You can check white sand beaches in Bali.

However, keep in mind that not all beaches are safe for swimming, especially for kids. Some beaches are recommended for surfing and they are heaven for surfers, but not safe for swimming.

If you go to Bali and decide to go to the beach with your family, then it is better to choose these beaches. These are the 6 beaches in Bali that are safe for swimming. Check them out!

  • Jimbaran Beach
Beaches in Bali for Swimming
Jimbaran Beach

Jimbaran Beach is one of the beaches in southern Bali. This beach is home to many luxury resorts and without doubt is one of the popular beaches in Bali as well.

The waves are gentle and at low tide, you can even walk a distance. You can also swim here along with your kids. You just need to make sure that it has low tide at that time.

Not only perfect for swimming, but Jimbaran Beach is also perfect for viewing sunset. Don’t forget to taste some seafood dishes in the restaurant there as you enjoy the sunset. Jimbaran Beach also has one of the best beach clubs in Bali. Let’s have a party there!

  • Lovina Beach
Beaches in Bali for Swimming
Lovina Beach

Lovina Beach is located in north Bali. It is popular for the beauty of its volcanic black sands. However, it is not the only attractive part of this beach. This beach also has mild waves and tranquil water and as a result it is lovely for some swimming activities.

Lovina Beach is also famous for the pods of dolphins that will pass through the beach at sunrise. You can simply see the dolphins against the gorgeous sunset as a backdrop. This will surely be an absolute picture-worthy moment.

  • Tanjung Benoa Beach
Beaches in Bali for Swimming
Pristine sea water and calm waves in Tanjung Benoa Beach

Tanjung Benoa Beach has a very long stretch of white sand beach. There are some features of this beach that makes it perfect for kids’ vacation. First, the waves are very calm, but the depth of the sea is a little broad.

No wonder that Tanjung Benoa Beach is considered as the best beach in Bali for doing water sports, specifically for beginners. Then, the shoreline of this beach is sloping and long. Besides, this beach is clean as it is well maintained.

While you’re here, make sure you follow these things to do in Tanjung Benoa, including water sports and some attractions.

  • Pandawa Beach
Beaches in Bali for Swimming
Pandawa Beach

Another safe beach for swimming is Pandawa Beach. This beach has calm and shallow sea waves, so it is safe for swimming, even for children.

It also has a gentle coastline, and the cleanliness is well maintained. Regarding to the sand, it is yellowish-white and has a slight rough texture. Most travellers visit Uluwatu Temple right after playing in this beach.

Besides swimming, Pandawa Beach is also a good spot for some water sports, such as canoeing. On the beach shoreline, you can also find some small cafes for you to enjoy food and drink at affordable prices.

  • Padang Padang Beach
Beaches in Bali for Swimming
Padang Padang Beach

Padang Padang Beach is located near Uluwatu, and that’s why people sometimes call it Padang Padang Uluwatu. This beach is gaining popularity after being one of the locations of the movie “Eat, Pray and Love”, which is starred by Julia Roberts. Do you know that you can enjoy reggae beach party at Padang Beach Bali? It will surely be fun!

This beach is also famous for being a surfing spot. However, the surfing section is in the middle of the ocean, not on the edge of the shoreline of the beach. Are you interested in surfing? Then you should also look at these surfing spots in Bali for beginners.

The waves on the shoreline are calm, indeed, they are safe for swimming, including for kids. There are also several places to buy some food and drinks.

  • Melasti Beach
Beaches in Bali for Swimming

This beach used to be a private beach for prayers, however, now it is open for public. Due to that reason, not many people know about this beauty of the beach. That’s why it is still clean and untouched.

At low tide, this beach will be suitable for swimming. Besides, as not many people know this beach yet, this beach is mostly visited by the locals, so you can enjoy your vacation peacefully here.

  • Amed Beach
Beaches in Bali for Swimming
Amed Beach

Amed Beach has jaw-dropping landscapes and crystal-clear water. It is great for swimming, and you will surely be attracted by its black-sand beauty.

This beach may be slightly far from the hustle and bustle of typical Bali beaches. Besides swimming, you can also go diving here. There is also a shipwreck located not far from the shore. 

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