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Sanur Beach Guide, Food & Things To Do

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Sunrise sight is what the beach famous of. Img: Arini

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Sanur Beach Entrance Fee: Free Entry Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours Telp. Number: - Address: Jl. Matahari Terbit , Sanur Kaja, Denpasar Sel, , Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia , 80228.

Sanur Beach in Bali is heaven on earth for sunrise catchers. The coast has been well known for decades since the early Bali tourism days. The beach owns white sand along its 8-kilometer stretch. Big, rocky reefs and some beach huts scatter alongside the shore. And unlike Kuta and Seminyak beach, there’s no incoming noise from vehicles across the street.

On a bright day, other than the sea landscape, visitors could catch a glimpse of the tall Mount Agung. Locals fishing boats line up in some corners docking in the land. Waiting for the moment to sail away and catching sea creatures for daily needs. Say that are not many fancy things except for the 5-star hotels behind the beach walk.

The locals play the biggest part in taking care of the beach. From preserving coral reefs to maintain the ecosystem around the area. And at the same time maintain a deep connection with the deity and nature. It’s not a rare sight spotting the locals praying and bring a small offering to this beach.

sanur snoozing spot
Sanur Beach snoozing spot. Img: Cokorda

Sunrise Hunt In Sanur Beach

For its spectacular dawn splendor, Sanur Beach is famous as Matahari Beach or Pantai Matahari Terbit. The gradual change from the murky blue to an orange, purplish hue creates a majestic horizon showcase. Its golden rays shine through the land, resonating energy to the audience who sees.

To enjoy the sunrise, visitors can lounge around the sand area or find quiet docks. Either way, everyone is able to witness the same nature’s beauty. Sunrise in Sanur Beach usually starts around 6:15 WITA or Central Indonesian Zone (GMT). Be mindful that sunrise’s visibility depends on the weather, even in the dry season.

It can be worse in the rainy season when the weather can be unpredictable. Therefore, make sure to check the weather forecast to get the best version of Sanur sunrise.

hawkers in sanur beach
Food hawkers selling satay. Img: Jodi Martin

Watersport & Seawalker

Having low tides, Sanur Beach is suitable for beach bum who wants to swim comfortably. Children are safe enough as well to swim in the area. Simply playing in the shallow swash or try canoeing instead. For only Rp25.000 pick the board and paddle it through the broad beach line.

The other options range from playing a jet ski, kitesurfing, parasailing to sea walking experience. Discover the underwater life the easy way. It doesn’t require any swimming experience. It’s the perk of sea walking activities. It allows anyone to walk through the beautiful marine life with its coral reefs only within 15-feet of depth.

A walk underwater with a waterproof helmet package starts from Rp550.000. Not just for adults, children from 9 years old can witness the magnificent underwater life with colorful fish too. For a more adventurous experience try snorkeling and diving instead. There’s plenty of operator on site offering competitive price.

The low tide is perfect for canoeing and children to swim. Img: Yusa Setiabudi

Yoga Or Cycling Along Sanur Beach Walk

Who doesn’t love staying fit and keeping in shape through vacation time? In Sanur Beach, tourists could choose between yoga at the beach, cycling, or jogging. Don’t worry bicycle rentals are scattered on the site. For Rp15.000/hour rent, pick between regular bicycles or the electric ones.

Sanur Beach has a paved pathway along the sandy beach for jogging and cycling track. The jog or cycle-path ranges about 5 kilometers long to the southern direction. It will lead cyclers through other beaches such as Sindhu Beach, Karang Beach, and Semawang Beach.

Planning on going to Sanur on Sunday, spot some free yoga sessions around the beach. Blend with the locals and other fellow travelers, pose and relish the moment.

sanur beach walk
Sunbathing spot from the 5-star hotel to the beachfront restaurant. Img: Ike

Food Cart & Local Street Food

Among beachfront restaurants and fancy hotels serving western cuisine. Locals’ restaurants and food carts smear the beach entrance as well. Don’t miss the chance to taste a portion of authentic local food Lumpia. Order one of the local’s favorite snack fried spring roll drench in thick brown sauce. There’s plenty of food carts selling this snack alongside the beach.

For a full breakfast or brunch meal, line up with the locals. And try nasi campur Bali. It’s practically rice drenched in sorts of cooked veggie and meat with a hint of spicy sambal. From savory, sweet, aromatic to spicy all in one plate. It’s not exaggerating to call it the all-time local’s choice.

The price for a full plate nasi campur cost around Rp20.000 to Rp40.000. Depends on the meat choice. As for snacks expect to pay not more than Rp10.000.

Nasi Campur local food
The all-time local’s favorite food nasi campur Bali. Img: Rhezza

Sanur Beach Opening Hours

Bali’s beaches in general do not have operational hours, as it is an open facility. However, almost few to no people visit beaches at night because there is no proper lighting. But for Sanur beach, tourists could spend a little bit more time after sunset. Since the site has plenty of restaurants and caters dinner.

Sanur Beach Opening Hours
Every day except Nyepi dayOpen 24 Hours

See: Kuta Beach Guide, Activities & Surfing Course.

Sanur Beach Entrance Fee

The beach and its adjacent beach are pretty much a free beach. There is no charge for tourists at the entrance except for people coming with a vehicle. Prepare small notes of Rp2.000 to Rp5.000 for the parking fee.

Sanur Beach Entrance Fee
TicketFree Entry
Parking FeeRp2.000 (motorcycle) / Rp5.000 (car)

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Various facilities are available in Sanur Beach, one of Bali’s classic tourist attractions. Visitors can even find rows of hotels and resorts along the beach easily. Aside from accommodations, beach restaurants are also easy to discover. Lining up in Sanur Beach walk as well as art shop selling Balinese art crafts.

A modest stall selling beach dress and accessories are there too. But remember, the price isn’t a fixed price. For buyers, it’s a good chance to practice bargaining skills here.

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How To Get To Sanur Beach

Sanur Beach is not too far from other tourists areas like Kuta or Seminyak. It is easy to reach by car or motorbike since the distance is only around 12 Km. However, for travelers who prefer public transportation, Trans Sarbagita is available on service. It operates from 6 AM to 7 PM every day.

Bus fare is only Rp3.500 per one-way ticket. Travelers staying near the Kuta area can catch corridor 2 Trans Sarbagita from Jl. Raya Kuta. And stops at Sindhu 2 or Matahari Terbit 2 shelters. And walk for 10 minutes to get to the beach. Ride hail app such as Gojek and Grab could be the other option for faster arrival.

See: Bali Airport Guide, Airport Transfer with Bus.

Address & Location

Sanur beach situated in Sanur Kaja, Denpasar Sel, Bali 80237.


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