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Address: Desa Lalah Linggah, Selemadeg Barat, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

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beautiful black sand beach

not swimming beach, and at the mouth of an estuary that pulls a lot of human trash to the beach, but more magnificent than that detail. i just love walking this raw wave lined... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Culver City, California, United States
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Culver City, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

not swimming beach, and at the mouth of an estuary that pulls a lot of human trash to the beach, but more magnificent than that detail. i just love walking this raw wave lined beach; finding its songs and its warm sucking waves teasing me into loving my life.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This little gem of a beach is away from the crowds and absolutely beautiful. If you are a surfer there is nothing better in all of Bali. We had a great time watching the surfers over lunch.

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

need to hang out in Wayan's beach bar. need to go see bat-caves. need to try food from local warungs, need to have a ride to the sacred tree and need to go surf. its not much of the party, but its the best vibe one can expect. i love balian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Loved it, quiet. Great surf, nice locals, good walks. Like Bali of old. All restaurants served good, fresh food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Problem is the traffic getting there . I have visited many times over the years and can recommend hiking for a few hours upriver for something different . The beach can be cooler than many Black Sand Beaches but possibly not safe for Children , I prefer beaches like Sanur with white sand .

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Toms Cafe, Mai Malu, Deki's Warung overlooking the surf, Pondok Pitaya food all excellent. Istana Balian excellent accommodation. Friendly country Bali feel with both left and right handers on the river mouth.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Small "western" place. It is only build for tourists. Nothing worth to see it. But waves are very good. Sad that there were so many people same time. Don´t rent your board from restaurant next to road what comes to beach, they have just old heavy broken boards. At the beach, bit around a corner is better board rental. Would... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were a family of non surfers but had a great time at Balian. The coastline is stunning with lots of caves, coves and beaches to explore. The rice fields are planted right up to the beach. If you love nature, swimming, quiet locations and walking - this is the place. We also highly recommend Mai Malu restaurant.

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Terrigal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Balian beach is a good walk. The north end is bounded by cliffs. The south meanders across a river and a number of other beaches. The far end has a sea arch. best to walk at low tide. swimming is murky and dangerous due to strong rips and hidden rocks

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The beach with its white sand stretched for miles! The water was warm - my friends went for a swim but I chickened out! The water looked hazardous - a wave would suddenly rise up from a swell and DUMP very spectacularly. There were no surfers on the beach where we were. A fairly large market lined the street and... More 

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