The Most Beautiful Beaches in Lombok
Lombok boasts an abundance of beautiful beaches! Almost all of them feature crystal-clear blue waters, stunning reefs, and delightful sandy shores. With so many gorgeous gems, you might feel overwhelmed by the choices. But don’t worry; we’ve compiled a list of our favorite beaches in Lombok for you. Keep reading to discover the most beautiful beaches in Lombok.
Absolutely our number one pick when it comes to the most beautiful beach in Lombok. Tanjung Aan is nestled in a sheltered bay and boasts a pristine white sand beach. Add crystal-clear blue water and perfect surf conditions for beginners and longboarders, and you have a favorite spot. It’s just a 15-minute drive from Kuta Lombok, making it an absolute must-visit. You’ll find numerous warungs on the beach where you can relax. Often, you don’t have to pay for beach chairs if you order something to eat or drink.
It was a close race between Tanjung Aan and Selong Belanak because, oh boy, I love this beach. Not only is Selong Belanak’s beach stunning, but you’ll also find plenty of eateries and lounge chairs. The journey to get there is also a treat! It’s an absolute must when you’re in Kuta to ride your scooter here. The ride takes 30 minutes, and along the way, you’ll pass rice fields, beautiful hills, viewpoints, beaches, and more. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some monkeys on the way. A definite must-visit!
Everyone knows about the Gili Islands, but have you heard of the Secret Gili’s? Many people visit these three small islands on the southwest coast of Lombok as a day trip, but you can also camp there. The islands are truly stunning, with Gili Nanggu being the highlight. The coral is also magnificent.
Tampah Beach is a hidden gem that few people have discovered. Therefore, you often have the beach all to yourself, except for some locals, chickens, and goats. Along the way, you’ll encounter the most charming villages, and the beach itself has a cozy atmosphere. At a few local warungs, you can arrange for a lounger and grab a refreshing cold kelapa (coconut) or bintang.
Just a little past Selong Belanak, you’ll find Mawun Beach. Here, you often share the beach with just a handful of people. You’ll find a few charming stalls, and that’s about it. There might be a bit more plastic here, but this beach is definitely worth a visit. It’s on the way to Selong Belanak, so you can easily combine a visit to both beaches.
We really love Seger Beach! It might not win the absolute beauty prize on this list (it’s still incredibly beautiful with crystal-clear water), but it’s the atmosphere and coziness that make this beach so enjoyable. Chickens, chicks, and kittens roam everywhere. The people here are incredibly friendly, and you have a fantastic view at sunset. This beach is just a 10-minute drive from Kuta, so you absolutely can’t miss it. Swimming is best during high tide. This beach is also a popular spot for more experienced surfers.
Mawi Beach has been named one of the best surf spots in Indonesia multiple times. Getting to this beach with a scooter is a bit of an adventure, but that’s what makes this beach even more special. It might sound repetitive, but this beach also offers crystal-clear water and a fine sandy beach. Because it’s a bit more challenging to reach, you might have the beach all to yourself at times.
Gili Air, Gili Trawangan, and Gili Meno are a must on this list. Despite many people thinking these islands belong to Bali, they are actually part of Lombok. “Gili” means “small island” in Sasak, the language of Lombok. It takes less than 15 minutes to reach them by fast boat from Lombok.
If you’re in the vicinity of Selong Belanak, you should also make a short trip to the adjacent Segara Beach. This beach is in the same bay as Selong Belanak but is less crowded. That’s because there’s a large reef here, which means you have a chance to spot turtles. What makes this place really enjoyable is the beach bar Segara. You can relax here, enjoy the beach, and savor good food and drinks.
Beaches still on the list:
- Ekas Beach
- Pink Beach
- Gili Asahan
- Gili Kondo