Top 23 Indonesia Beaches

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Indonesia is an archipelago of over 18,000 islands of all sizes. Every one of these islands is surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and basks in a tropical climate. It is therefore no surprise that this Asian nation is a beach superpower.

The Best Indonesian Beaches...

  • 1. Kelingking Beach // Nusa Penida

    Kelingking Beach

    If the beaches of Bali aren't quite stunning enough for you then hop on a boat and make the short trip over to the island of Nusa Penida, you won't be disappointed. Although it's a tough call, in terms of sheer wow factor, Kelingking Beach is possibly the best on the little island. The competition is pretty stiff with spots like Atuh and Suwehan beach being jaw-droppingly beautiful,… read more »

  • 2. Pink Beach // Komodo Island

    Pink Beach
    Hotel Kaesong

    Set in the natural wilderness that is the Komodo National Park, Pink beach requires a little more effort than most to get to. This however does not put a steady stream of visitors to the beach off, which speaks volumes about how special this place is.

    There are only a handful of pink beaches around the world with other notable ones in the Bahamas and on Lombok. However neither of these… read more »

  • 3. Padang Padang // Bali

    Padang Padang

    Padang Padang beach, so good they named it twice! One of Bali's finest beaches, this cosy little spot sits on the northwestern coast of the Bukit Peninsula, home to some of the best surf spots on the planet, of which Padang Padang is one.

    The beach here is a hundred metre long stretch of pale-golden sand dotted with some huge boulders. Often described as a hidden beach, Padang Padang certainly is… read more »

  • 4. Diamond Beach // Nusa Penida

    Diamond Beach

    The little island of Nusa Penida sits 20 km across the Badung Strait from Bali. For such a small island it certainly punches above its weight in terms of beaches with several of the very finest in Indonesia found here.

    Competing for the title is Diamond beach, along with neighbouring Atuh beach and Kelingking on the other side of the island. All three of these beaches have their own… read more »

  • 5. Bingin Beach // Bali

    Bingin Beach
    Julia Koefender

    Bingin beach is situated on the west coast of the Bukit Peninsula in the south of Bali not far from Uluwatu. Despite being one of the best beaches in the area it is also a little more low key.

    Nestled between Dreamland Beach and Padang Padang, Pantai Bingin is somewhat hidden. Most first time visitors think they've come the wrong way when they end up down a back alley.… read more »

  • 6. Crystal Bay Beach // Nusa Penida

    Crystal Bay Beach

    The island of Nusa Penida is home to several of Bali's very best beaches and Crystal Bay is up there too. Unlike the other beaches on the island this is not so much one for the photographers and Instagrammers, but a beach to actually relax on and enjoy.

    Crystal Bay is one of the easiest beaches to get to once you are on Nusa Penida. There is now a good road… read more »

  • 7. Atuh Beach // Nusa Penida

    Atuh Beach

    Atuh beach is yet another of Indonesia's most picturesque beaches situated on the little island of Nusa Penida. Along with neighboring Diamond beach and Kelingking beach, this trio are certainly amongst the most photogenic on the archipelago.

    The most recognisable feature of Atuh is the giant rock arch attached to the island just off the coast. It's actually bigger than it looks and for this reason it attracts a fair… read more »

  • 8. Tanjung Aan Beach // Lombok

    Tanjung Aan Beach
    Suryanata budi

    With a wide arc of sparkling white sand and brilliant turquoise waters, Tanjung Aan beach certainly checks all the boxes. Set in a wide, horseshoe shaped bay it is also one of the more sheltered beaches on Lombok's exposed south coast. That said there are still some waves for surfing in the middle of the bay, and these are ideal for beginners.

    Swimming and snorkelling are both fine at Tanjung Aan. On… read more »

  • 9. Tanjung Tinggi Beach // Belitung

    Tanjung Tinggi Beach
    Rachmad Kurniadi

    With its crescent of pristine white sand, clear turquoise waters and striking arrangements of smooth, oversized granite boulders Tanjung Tinggi beach is without doubt one of the most beautiful in Indonesia. Despite being relatively unknown this stunning beach can give the best of the Seychelles or Philippines a run for their money.

    Besides taking in the natural beauty of this tropical gem you should be able to find a few activities… read more »

  • 10. Green Bowl Beach // Bali

    Green Bowl Beach
    © balinature

    This secluded strip of white sand is located in the far south of Bali. For the Bukit Peninsula it is something of a hidden gem, although it isn't really that much of a secret anymore. Even so, being a little off-the-beaten-track keeps it pretty quiet and usually there are just a handful of beachgoers and surfers trying to avoid the crowds.

    That said, things could have been different. In the not… read more »

  • 11. Koka Beach // Flores

    Koka Beach

    There is little argument that Koka beach is the best on the island of Flores. This is partly because this Indonesian island is still somewhat off the tourist radar so not many people are in a position to argue about it! On the other hand it really would take somewhere very special to trump this beautiful sandy beach.

    Koka beach is made up of two little bays separated by a high… read more »

  • 12. Balangan Beach // Bali

    Balangan Beach
    Discover Corps

    Situated on the Bukit peninsula, not far from Bali's surfing spiritual home, Uluwatu, Balangan beach is another of the island's legendary surf spots. To non-surfers this is one of the lesser-known beaches on this wild-west stretch of coast.

    The beach at Balangan is a pale-golden ribbon of sand set at the foot of steep craggy cliffs which are draped in lush greenery. Down on the sand there are a few palms,… read more »

  • 13. Nyang Nyang // Bali

    Nyang Nyang

    Despite only being a kilometre or two along the coast from Uluwatu Temple, Nyang Nyang beach has a surprisingly remote feel about it. This is the far south of Bali and this particular corner of the Bukit Peninsula is largely undeveloped. The result is a 1.5km long stretch of pristine white sand and clear blue waters backed by sloping grasslands and limestone cliffs.

    Facing due south, directly into a huge fetch… read more »

  • 14. Suluban Beach // Bali

    Suluban Beach

    Suluban beach is the spiritual home to surfing in Indonesia and home to one of the best waves on the planet. Surfers will just refer to it as Uluwatu and most of them will barely pay attention to this pretty little beach as they pass through the cave and head out into the surf.

    The beach here is a small patch of white sand set at the bottom of tall, steep… read more »

  • 15. Nusa Dua Beach // Bali

    Nusa Dua Beach

    As you would imagine, a beach lined with some of the most prestigious 5-star resorts on Bali is not going to be too shabby. Nusa Dua beach certainly doesn't disappoint with its stretch of soft white sand, clear blue seas and air of laid back indulgence. With a backdrop of palm trees and lush tropical vegetation you could even forget you were in Bali's resort central.

    The water at Nusa Dua… read more »