Are you looking for the best beaches in Bali for families? From golden sandy coasts to long stretches of volcanic beach, and from snorkeling to dolphin tours, Bali has it all! Little Steps has combed the island to bring you our guide to the best beaches in Bali for babies, kids, and families too. From calm waters for kid-friendly swimming to baby-friendly beaches too, there is something for everyone.
Great for long walks and sandcastles, Nusa Dua Beach is long, wide, sandy, calm, clean, and safe! The waves are low as they break on the reef, and the waters are shallow. It's a great beach in Bali for kids and babies too. Nusa Dua’s popular resorts and hotels have their private beaches equipped with umbrellas and towels. Schedule a family breakfast/ brunch in one of the hotels and enjoy the free access to the beach! Note: beach shoes are essential here because of the seaweed and coral.
Nusa Dua Beach, Website
A small and quiet, sandy beach located in Pecatu Village on the southwestern tip of Bali, Balangan Beach is perfect for sunset gazing, taking photos, endless strolls, and playing in the sand. Because of strong currents are big waves, swimming is not recommended here. Offering limited small boutique resorts, private villas, and guesthouse bungalows, this is a great choice for families or those searching for a quiet beach holiday.
Balangan Beach, Website
Welcome to Bali's quieter side. Sanur Beach may not be as manicured as other beaches, but it’s clean and safe for kids, and the waters are shallow. Swimming shoes may be useful as usually there is seaweed at the coastline. Rent a bike and enjoy a ride along the path behind the beach, or choose any of the water sports available. Plenty of warungs, cafes and restaurants and a variety of dining options can be found along the beachfront.
Sanur Beach, Website
A 5km long, partially clean, and relatively well-maintained sandy beach. Kuta Beach is a magnet for tourists, always full of surfers and sunbathers. The beach is safe for sand play, but not always for swimming since the waves are high at times and the currents strong. Hard Rock Café Bali and Beachwalk Shopping Center are nearby for more fun!
Kuta Beach, Website
If you want to escape the crowds and hassle of Kuta and Seminyak, Jimbaran Bay is the place to be in Bali with kids. The sandy beach is well maintained, and the water is clear blue. The tides are not high, and there are some good spots for swimming. Perfect for families, couples and individuals who are after a seafood dinner with a stunning sunset view.
Jimbaran Beach, Website
Echo Beach offers black sands approximately 35 km northwest of Kuta and Seminyak, in the serene rice field-landscaped region of Canggu. The coast is well maintained and excellent for sunbathing, leisurely strolls, collecting seashells, and playing in the sand. Swimming is not recommended here, as the waves are big and the currents strong. Echo Beach is a great place to chill and enjoy great sunset views along with delicious seafood!
Echo Beach, Website
Lovina is a coastal town located on the island’s north and the perfect place to relax and unwind. The volcanic sand at Lovina is black, and the beach itself is not as developed as other beaches in the Southern part of the island. Besides swimming and snorkeling, the big draw in Lovina is the dolphin watching!
Lovina Beach, Website
Active families will love Nusa Lembongan's sandy beaches, picturesque sunsets, water sports, first-rate diving courses, seaweed farming, and boat trips to the island’s mangrove forest. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Mushroom Beach for swimming, snorkeling, and diving, Dream Beach for the great views especially during sunset, and Sandy Bay (also known as Sunset Beach) to enjoy a meal and the wonderful views.
Nusa Lembongan, Website.
Gili Meno is the smallest, the most quiet and the most family friendly of the Gili Islands. The beaches, especially the ones facing Lombok, are very safe for swimming and there’s plenty of sand for sandcastle building. If you’re up for more activities, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the island’s turtle sanctuary, walk around the saltwater lake on the northwestern part or visit the Bird Park in the center of the island.
Gili Meno, Website
Blue Point Beach, Uluwatu - Perfectly hidden behind a cliff and a cave, it's one of the best sunset spots in Bali!
Padang Padang Beach, Pecatu - This original set of Eat, Pray, & Love movie offers a calm atmosphere, plus friendly waves to conquer.
Berawa Beach, Canggu - Great option for tranquil sunbathing with the soothing sound of great waves.
Seminyak Beach, Seminyak - Another hip area with vibrant cafes, offering comfy beanbags to enjoy the ocean view.