6 unforgettable Canggu beaches
But here’s something you definitely want to do when you’re staying at Theanna: take a short stroll down to the nearby Canggu Bali beaches.
Before Canggu’s popularity absolutely soared, this beautiful village and area of Bali was actually most popular with the surfers. Canggu Bali beaches are famous for their world-class and reliable breaks, but there are also great soft, sandy spots for the novice to try their hand with a rented surfboard. Or perhaps you like the sound of a relaxing laze on the unique, volcanic black sand instead, or sticking around for a sensational sunset or cocktail is more your cup of tea.
You can do it all on Canggu beaches.
The good thing is that every Canggu beach is located on the same beautiful and diverse stretch of coast, so there’s not a single one you need to miss along the way.
In July, CNN named Canggu as one of the top 40 beaches on Planet Earth (http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/100-best-beaches/index.html), so let’s explore why.
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If beanbags and music within sight of a beautiful Balinese shrine and lagoon sounds like your scene, try Batubelig. The calmer waters are also perfect if you don’t love massive waves.
Just past the lagoon you’ll find the popular Berawa Beach, where you’ll find a surf school to book a lesson at, some amazing waves and some rocky reefs.
3. Nelayan Beach
Once you see the cool, painted fishing shacks past the river mouth, you’re at Nelayan Beach – and you might even spot the fishermen with their seafood treasure aboard their wooden boats in the calmer waters.
4. Batu Bolong
After crossing the other river mouth, you’re at a famous surfing spot known around town as Old Man’s. It got its name because the pro surfers will be somewhere else – if you’re a bit more sedate (and older!), this is the place for you to jump on the longboard.
5. Echo Beach
The friendly locals might still call it Pantai Baku Mejan, after a Hindu shrine, but you can call it Echo Beach. Recently developed and now very popular, this stretch has it all – a brilliant place to surf, tremendous views, and plenty of places to grab a drink as the sun goes down.
6. Seseh Beach
Further on, the hustle and bustle stops at Pererenan Beach, and the nearby Seseh and Mengening beaches are all also lovely spots to take in a local temple and a lie on the dark sand.
We may have named six of the best Canggu beaches, but believe it or not there are plenty of other spots where you can surf, snorkel, spectate, paddle, swim, lie, eat or drink along this brilliant stretch of coast. So whether you want a short or a long stroll from Theanna Eco Village and Spa, Canggu Bali beaches have something for everyone.