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Jimbaran Beach

Seafood lovers, holiday makers and surfers alike are drawn to this coconut tree clad beach. Surfers go to the southern tip of the beach for the best waves while the northern beach offers calm, reef-protected waters ideal for snorkeling, swimming and sunbaking.

The beachfront is best known for the dozens of seafood restaurants that line its sands with tables and chairs just before sunset. Hungry tourists can’t go past a plate of freshly caught fish while watching the golden sun set into the steel-blue sea.

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Price

Free

Time Spent

1-3hours

Fitness level: Easy

Hours

24 hours7 days

Look Around

South-facing view along beach towards southern restaurantsSouth-facing view along beach towards southern restaurants
Calm waters in the late afternoonCalm waters in the late afternoon
North-facing view along beach towards northern restaurantsNorth-facing view along beach towards northern restaurants
North-facing view along beach towards northern restaurantsNorth-facing view along beach towards northern restaurants
Dinner on the beach while watching the sunsetDinner on the beach while watching the sunset
Beach restaurants after the sun goes downBeach restaurants after the sun goes down
Around Jimbaran Beach
Sun slipping behind cloudsSun slipping behind clouds
Plane landing at airport at north end of Jimbaran BayPlane landing at airport at north end of Jimbaran Bay
Sunset colors reflected in wet sandSunset colors reflected in wet sand
Sunsets on Jimbaran Beach
View of Mount Batur, skirted by cloud, across Jimbaran Bay

Who Will Like Jimbaran Beach

Food Connoisseur

Grab a plate of freshly caught fish, grilled squid, scallops, lobster or king prawns with traditional Balinese sides like rice and sambal. Chances are the fish was still in the ocean the day before, as Jimbaran Beach restaurants are known for freshness.

Culture Buff

Visit the beach early in the morning to watch local fishermen toss their lines into the sea or walk out into the water to check crab nets.

Relaxation Guru

Unwind in the peaceful ambience of Jimbaran Beach. Laze on the sand, swim, join in water sports or simply walk along the water’s edge and breathe in the fresh sea breeze.

Nature Lover

Feel the sand beneath your toes as you sit at your table and admire one of the most colorful sunsets you’ll ever see.

Recreational Athlete

Bring your own surfboard or hire one on the beach to tackle the waves. If surfing isn’t your thing, hire a jet ski or try a scuba diving lesson.

Luxury Maven

Stay in one of the several luxury resorts opposite the beach. Stroll down to the sand, relax in a deckchair or watch the sunset in comfort and style.

Insider Tips For Jimbaran Beach

  • Restaurants along the beach are grouped into 2 regions: north and south. The northern group is larger and more spread out. Several large resorts, including InterContinental Bali Resort, take up much of the middle. Then a smaller cluster of beachfront restaurants are grouped at the southern end of the beach.
  • Most restaurants only sell seafood but if you ask for an alternative meal, like chicken and rice or fried noodles, the waiter will order it from a nearby restaurant and bring it to your table. You may have to wait a little longer than diners who order fish.
  • Several beachfront restaurants offer live entertainment like Balinese dancers and Mariachi bands. Make sure to leave a tip if they play a song you requested or pose for a photo.
  • Grilled corn carts often traverse the beachfront offering a cheap snack – typically priced around 10,000 for tourists.
  • Visit between April and November for the most tranquil weather. From early December to late March, a lot of seaweed and trash tends to wash up on the beach due to seasonal currents.

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Where Is It

Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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How To Get There

Car

Small, central carpark at the southern restaurant strip, and several parking locations dotted between northern restaurants. Parking officials on site to help guide cars into available spots. More space for motorbikes. Enforcement of parking fees is intermittent, so it may be free depending on the location and time of day.

Rp5,Rp0 (USD$0.34)

Driving directions... Walking directions from car...

Taxi

Taxis can drop off at the beach entrance but return taxis can’t wait near the beach entrance and must be called by a parking attendant.

Taxi

Grab drivers are not allowed near the beach entrances so walk a few minutes away from the beach before booking and message your driver to find a suitable pickup point.

What To Bring

Do:
  • Sunscreen if you plan to take morning swim.
  • Swimsuit and towels.
  • Beach-friendly shoes . like flip flops
  • Water bottle.
Don't:
  • Valuable belongings like passports or large quantities of cash.

Tech & Photography

Wifi

Public wifi access: None

Photography

Photography allowed: Yes

Tripod allowed: Yes

Selfie sticks allowed: Yes

Best time to shoot: Sunset

Tips: Arrive 30 minutes before sunset to setup for vibrant golden landscapes or silhouettes against the sunset.

Drones

Drones allowed: Yes (subject to national/regional rules)

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Secured bag lockers available: No

Food & Drink

Smoke rising from beachfront restaurantsSmoke rising from beachfront restaurants
Beachgoers at sunset through the smoke from restaurantsBeachgoers at sunset through the smoke from restaurants
Restaurants on Jimbaran Beach

Over 20 popular seafood restaurants line the beachfront at the northern end and over a dozen at the southern end. The most popular dishes are grilled or BBQ fish and seafood. Deep-friend variations may be available. Many restaurants feature tanks and allow guests to pick their own fish. Non-seafood dishes are few and far between, and often only available upon request. Plant-based eaters will struggle to find a suitable meal.

Backstory

Jimbaran started as a humble fishing village with ancient origins. The name “Jimbaran” comes from the local Balinese word “jimbar” meaning “broad”, referring to the large size of the original village. In the late 20th century Jimbaran started to gain popularity for its beautiful beach and fresh seafood.

Jimbaran’s white beach sands span in a gentle arc to a limestone cliff face at its southern border known as Bukit (hill). This limestone cliff rises up to 70 meters in places offering uninterrupted ocean views and attracting luxury resorts to the area.

Etiquette

Do:
  • Obey taxi protocols to order your return journey.
  • Be polite to beach performers and ask them to move on if you want some privacy.
Don't:
  • Bring your own food or sit at a table if you don’t want to order. 

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Beautiful sunsets with bold and vibrant colors.
  • Beachfront restaurants with tables and chairs on the sand.
  • Gentle lapping waves popular with beginner and intermediate surfers. 
Could Be Better:
  • Overcrowding during peak seasons.
  • Difficulty to order taxis and rideshare drivers back to your hotel.
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