Photo: Offerings and a retaining wall at Jungut Batu Beach.

Nusa Lembongan's beaches

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Sea, sun and sand are Nusa Lembongan’s hook, line and sinker. A mixed bag of beaches lures all varieties of beach lovers, from gently lapping waves on white sandy shores to wilder lashing seas pounding rocky cliffs.





Starting north of Jungut Batu village at Mangrove Beach and travelling in an anti-clockwise direction ducking in and out of bays, it would take a long but enjoyable day to see them all. Some beaches don’t have official names, and others are known by a variety of appellations, depending on the whim of the mapmaker, but we’ll use the most commonly used monikers here. As with beaches all over Indonesia, tides can bring unsightly rubbish. The folk from Lembongan Surf Team organise regular cleanups and for the most part do a great job—we saw very little trash. Contact them to help with a cleanup and be mindful of accepting single-use plastic such as drinking straws.

Sleepy morning light at Mangrove Beach. Photo taken in or around Nusa Lembongan's beaches, Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia by Stuart McDonald.

Sleepy morning light at Mangrove Beach. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Mangrove Beach runs along the north coast of Nusa Lembongan and provides some of the best views to Bali. Once the dominion of seaweed farmers, this pretty strip of golden sandy beach runs up to the mangrove forest, and some remnants of the seaweed can still be seen along the shallows. A handful of basic seafood warungs line its length, and closer to the mangroves, a scattering of “beach clubs”, making this a good choice for a seafood barbecue and a sundowner or three. You can reach here on foot from Jungut Batu, though it’s a long walk, or by bicycle or motorbike.

Jungut Batu Beach is Nusa Lembongan’s longest and one of the busiest, filled with moored boats at the southern end, the main landing site for fastboats coming and going delivering tourists and supplies. The entire length is fringed with hotels, guesthouses and cafes, partly bordered by a cement path that gives way to sand in ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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