Bali Beaches

Kuta Beach

Kuta is administratively a district (kecamatan) and subdistrict/village (kelurahan) in southern Bali, Indonesia. A former fishing village, it was one of the first towns on Bali to see substantial tourist development, and as a beach resort remains one of Indonesia’s major tourist destinations. It is known internationally for its long sandy beach, varied accommodation, many restaurants and bars, and many renowned surfers who visit from Australia. It is located near Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport.

Kuta was the site of the October 12, 2002 1st Bali bombing (202 killed) and the October 1, 2005 2nd Bali bombing (26 killed).

Kuta beach at Sunset in December

The Balinese Provincial Government have taken the view that the preservation of the Balinese culture, natural resources and wildlife are of primary importance in the development of the island. To this end they have limited tourist development to the peninsula on the extreme southern aspect of the island; Kuta beach is on the western side of this peninsula and Sanur is on the east. To the north of the peninsula no new tourist development is supposedly permitted.[citation needed].

To the south, Kuta Beach extends beyond the airport into Jimbaran. Other nearby towns and villages include Seseh (6.4 nm), Denpasar (4.5 nm), Ujung (1.8 nm), Pesanggaran (2.0 nm), Kedonganan (2.9 nm), and Tuban (1.0 nm).

List of Beaches in Bali

  • Seminyak Beach
  • Nusa Dua Beach
  • Echo Beach
  • Jimbaran Bay
  • Balangan Beach
  • Keramas Beach
  • Sundays Beach Club
  • Padang Padang Beach
  • Medewi Beach
  • Suluban Beach
  • Sanur Beach
  • Karma Beach
  • White Sand Beach
  • Gunung Payung
  • Bingin Beach
  • Balian Beach
  • Thomas Beach
  • Amed Beach
  • Nusa Lembongan
  • Nusa Penida

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