Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Indonesia  /  Bali  /  Tabanan  /  Balian Beach

Balian Beach, Tabanan

3.7
#5 of 18 in Outdoors in Tabanan
A perfect spot for surfing, Balian Beach impresses with black sand and powerful, billowing waves. Because of its location at the mouth of the Balian River, the large quantities of water pouring out into the sea combined with strong currents make it difficult to swim here. If you are not up for surfing, you can enjoy the scenery from one of the many cafes and restaurants that line the coast. Alternatively, take a relaxing walk along the usually quiet beach and explore the surrounding nature. If you don't bring your own surfboard, you can rent one on the coastline. Plan to visit Balian Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tabanan attractions using our Tabanan road trip website .
Create an itinerary including Balian Beach
map
Balian Beach Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
149 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • September 27, 2017
    Balian is so beautiful, green and relatively untouched like bali used to be. We stayed at an immaculate villa called Ocean Villa overlooking the main surf breaks. The staff and management were complet...  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    If you want to experience the true Bali then Balian is worth a visit. Balian beach has gorgeous black sand and amazing vistas. There are plenty of local and western style resteraunt to satisfy all tas...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    Wide beach with black sand! Here, as in most beaches in Bali, the sea and the waves are perfect for surfers so not recommended to go for a swim. However, it is worth taking a stroll along the shore and enjoy this unusual landscape and very impressive.
    View original

Plan your trip to Tabanan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Tabanan

Options for accommodations on your Tabanan holiday are as diverse as the geography of the region itself. The town of Tabanan, from which the region takes its name, has a few options, but you're better off looking elsewhere if you want to see the area's best sights. Head up north and stay in an eco-resort near Mount Batukaru, or base yourself in the old town of Mengyi for easy access to the Taman Ayun temple complex. If you want something more cultural, go for a homestay among the region's central rice paddy fields. While Tabanan's coastline remains less developed than that of many other regions in Bali, you can find some excellent luxury beach resorts, especially around Kerambitan.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Tabanan by other users

33 days in Indonesia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA August, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Bali BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Bali BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Bali BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Bali BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Tabanan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Bali BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Indonesia BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM MOROCCO September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 50 days in Indonesia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans