These beaches range from the fine white sands and golden beaches of the southern part of the island to the black volcanic sand of the northern and eastern beaches.
Nusa Dua Beach (also called Pantai Mengiat) is the largest and best beach in the Nusa Dua region.
This is one of the best beginner’s surf spots on the island, and there are surf schools offering surfing lessons or rental equipment.
Canggu’s Berawa Beach is a quieter alternative to Echo Beach and Batu Bolong Beach, both of which are within a 30-minute walk of Berawa Beach.
Kelingking Beach is a sandy cove wedged between a claw-shaped headland (some people say the headland looks like the head of a T Rex) and high limestone cliffs.
This upmarket beach is home to several luxury resorts, boutique hotels and lively bars, such as Potato Head and La Plancha.