Blue Lagoon Beach
Around 1.5 hours drive from Denpasar/Kuta/Canggu, located just past Padangbai (where you can take the ferry over to Nusa Lembongan), lies a tiny bay aptly named Blue Lagoon Beach. Surrounded by black lava rock and with an interesting mixture of both volcanic black sand and delicate white sand, the beach is a real tropical fantasy! Whether you want to lie on the sand reading a book or you’re a proper water baby, this beach provides it all. In fact, if you are a lover of the sea, you’ll be pleased: this is one of the best beaches in Bali for snorkeling, with everything from small tropical fish and starfish to reef sharks and octopus! Top Tip: There are small cactus plants attached to the surrounding black lava rock, so do be careful not to stand on any if you’re exploring the small cove area.
It's a bit of a roundabout road to get here (literally) and it somehow involves driving UP a hill to get to a beach, which I found confusing upon hearing from my GPS, but this is such a great little alcove. Flanked by tall rock walls and verdant vegetation, it's the perfect little beach to chill at for an afternoon.
Blue Lagoon Beach Map
Blue Lagoon Beach Lists
- Bali: Best beaches around the island I've been living here for almost 10 months (!!) which is crazy to me — and I've had a lot of time to explore the various beaches that this island is so well-known for. My favorites are definitely down in Uluwatu, but there are plenty of unique finds across the island. It just depends what you're into. Between water sports, lounging, day cocktails, or marine life — there's plenty of options for every preference.