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7 Absolute Best Beaches in Nusa Lembongan Bali

by Steph

Looking for the best beaches in Nusa Lembongan, Bali? This guide will show you a list of 7 most beautiful beaches to visit during your next trip!

The Island of Nusa Lembongan is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a relatively untouched island with some of the best beaches!

With epic cliff views, magical sunsets, crystal-clear waters and minimal crowds, it’s not hard to see why it’s slowly becoming a favorite among travelers!

So, if you can fit Nusa Lembongan into your Bali itinerary (which I highly recommend!), here’s a list of 7 best beaches in Nusa Lembongan, Bali!

boats on Jungut Batu Beach in Nusa Lembongan
Jungut Batu is one of the best beaches in Nusa Lembongan, Bali!

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Most Beautiful Beaches in Nusa Lembongan

Dream Beach

One of the most popular beaches in Nusa Lembongan is Dream Beach thanks to its epic cliff views. While the beach isn’t ideal for swimming due to the sharp corals and strong waves, it’s a great spot to relax and sunbathe.

The parking area is found on top of the cliffs and this is also where you’ll find the viewpoint with the Instagrammable Bali swing. For this reason, this spot gets crowded by day-trippers, so make sure to visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Luckily, the beach itself isn’t too crowded. To get to Dream beach, you have to take a short flight of stairs. The steps are somewhat steep, so be careful when going down.

There isn’t much shade on the beach but you can choose to go to Dream Beach Huts. For a fee of IDR 50k (US 3.45), you get access to lounge chairs and a swimming pool overlooking the ocean. You can also have lunch there but note that it’s more on the expensive side.

For a cheaper alternative, I recommend D’Byas Dream Beach Club and Villa found on the left side of the beach.

view of dream beach Nusa Lembongan from the top of the cliffs
Dream Beach

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Mushroom Bay

This is the second most popular beach in Nusa Lembongan after, Dream beach. The majority of the beach is lined with hotels, restaurants and beach bars. You’ll also find lots of tour agencies offering boat trips to the other Nusa Islands as well as snorkeling tours.

Since lots of boats pick up and drop off their passengers at Mushroom Bay, the beach can get crowded. If you want to skip the crowds, I recommend heading to the far right side of the beach next to the cliffs. The beach here feels more peaceful and during low tide, you can even hang out under the shade of the small beach cave.

Note that the beach is a bit rocky, so water shoes are a must for swimming.

boats moored on Musharoom Bay in Nusa Lembongan
Mushroom Bay

Devil’s Tear

Devil’s Tear is one of the most unique beaches on Nusa Lembongan! This spectacular blowhole attracts visitors mainly during high tide when the waves are much stronger and higher.

The waves crash with extreme force against the rocky cliffs and create powerful water sprays. While it’s one of the top things to do in Nusa Lembongan, it’s also a dangerous spot. So, you need to be extremely careful and avoid getting too close to the edge as the waves can swipe you up without warning.

Ropes and wooden railings were added recently for extra security as there have been a few accidents in the past.

Since Devil’s Tear gets crowded particularly during sunset, I recommend going to this sunset spot which has more or less the same view but is far less crowded.

Sunset near Devil's Tear
Sunset near Devil’s Tear

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Jungut Batu Beach

When coming from Bali, you’ll most likely be dropped off at Jungut Batu Beach. The sand is soft but as with most Nusa Lembongan beaches, the waves can be rough.

During high tide, there won’t be a lot of space to sit or sunbathe. Instead, you can head out to the many beach bars and restaurants and enjoy the view from there.

Jungut Batu beach is also great for sunset watching and if you’re visiting on a clear day, you’ll get a view of Mount Agung!

View of Jungut Batu Beach lined with hotels
Jungut Batu Beach

Mahagiri Beach

Mahagiri beach is located on the northwest coast and features relatively calm waters and clean soft white sand. The beach got its name due to Mahagiri Resort who also maintains the beach. Luckily it doesn’t attract a lot of visitors, so it almost feels like a private beach!

There are also less boats on the beach compared to Jungut Batu and Mushroom beach, making it ideal for swimming. You do need water shoes though because of the sharp corals.

If you’re looking for a beach where you can watch both the sunrise and sunset, this is the one for you!

girl posing on Mahagiri beach
Mahagiri Beach

Mangrove Beach

About a 20 minutes’ walk or 5 minutes’ scooter ride from Mahagiri beach is Mangrove beach. The initial section of the beach is lined with restaurants/beach bars and tour agencies.

This isn’t your typical white sand beach. Instead, you’ll find mangrove trees covering a huge section of the beach and you can even take a boat tour or rent kayaks to explore the mangrove forest.

It’s also very popular with tourists, so I recommend visiting early and during high tide for the best experience.

Renting a kayak costs about IDR 100k (US$ 6.95) for one hour and a boat ride with a guide costs about IDR 150k (US$ 10.40) per person but make sure to bargain for the cheapest price.

white kayaks and boats at Mangrove beach
Mangrove Beach

Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay, also known as Sunset beach, is one of the most secluded beaches in Nusa Lembongan! This picturesque beach is enclosed by cliffs and is the perfect spot for watching the sunset.

Unfortunately, the huge rocks coupled with the strong waves doesn’t make swimming ideal at Sandy Bay. But don’t worry you can still enjoy the beach and its amazing sunset views from Sandy Bay Beach Club!

Read more: Guide to visiting Nusa Ceningan

How to get to Nusa Lembongan?

The best way to get from Bali to Nusa Lembongan is by taking a boat.  If you buy your tickets on 12go.asia, you can actually get a discounted rate!

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For more details about getting from Bali to Nusa Lembongan, you can refer to this guide.

Note: If you’re only taking a day trip to Nusa Lembongan, I recommend this tour which includes lunch, snorkeling equipment, hotel pick up and drop off in Bali.

Click here to book your Nusa Lembongan day trip

Where to Stay in Nusa Lembongan?

Kawans Inn

Kawans Inn is a budget hotel located about a 5 minutes’ walk to Jungut Batu beach. The rooms are clean and spacious and feature a large double bed, private bathroom, patio and some even have a private pool!

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The Green Groves

The Green Groves is perfect for those on a tight budget. The rooms are modern and clean and you have the option between a 4-bed or 6-bed dorm. Lockers are also available and while the hostel is slightly farther away from Jungut Batu beach (about a 10 minutes’ walk), it has a decent-sized outdoor swimming pool.

Book your stay on Agoda

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I hope you found this guide to the best and most beautiful beaches in Nusa Lembongan helpful. And if you have any questions, just let me know in the comment section below.

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photo collage of the most beautiful beaches in Nusa Lembongan

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