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Legian Beach

Surfers and holidaymakers flock to this beach to enjoy excellent swells, a laid-back nightlife and picturesque sunsets away from Kuta’s main drag.

Legian Beach is an island paradise with soft white sand and clear, warm water. Lie back on a day bed or get active in the surf away from the massive crowds of nearby Kuta Beach.

Walk some of the length of the 3-kilometre (1.8-mile) beach and feel the soft sand between your toes. Legian is ideal for sunbathing and surfing, although there are safer swimming beaches in Bali that are more suitable for children. The waves here are powerful and the swells long, but the ocean’s soft sandy bottom and consistent waves makes it perfect for learning how to surf. Hire a board or sign up for lessons from a surf school.

One of the most popular activities on Legian Beach is to do nothing at all. Lie on the sand with a book and spend the day relaxing. If you want to get active, walk 10 minutes north to Seminyak Beach or south to Kuta. You’ll see luxury resorts lining the beach alongside restaurants and cafés. Stop for a cocktail or snack on traditional Balinese seafood and rice dishes. 

Come back to Legian Beach after dark to play football and beach volleyball. Sip cold beers as you listen to live music. The party scene here is more laidback than the nightclubs in Kuta.

The best time to come to Legian Beach is between May and October. This is when the surfing conditions are best because the weather is dry and the wind blows from east to west. Hire surfboards, shade umbrellas and lounge chairs from vendors along the beachfront. You’ll also find public showers and bathrooms here.

Legian Beach is 20 minutes by car or taxi from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Stay in Kuta or Seminyak and walk to Legian to avoid the traffic jams that clog the surrounding roads. The walk is only 10 minutes from either beach. Many visitors choose to come by motorbike and park along the beachfront.


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Lodging Near Legian Beach

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Legian Beach Hotel

Legian Beach Hotel

Jalan Melasti Legian Kelod, Legian
4.2
of 5, from 1,097 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Legian hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Mertanadi Art Market and Legian Beach. Kuta Beach and Carrefour Plaza Kuta are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$33
Melasti Beach Resort & Spa

Melasti Beach Resort & Spa

Jalan Padma Utara, Legian
3.5
of 5, from 186 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Core area of Seminyak, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mertanadi Art Market and Legian Beach. Kuta Beach and Carrefour Plaza Kuta are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$67
Hotel Puri Raja

Hotel Puri Raja

Jalan Padma Utara, Legian
4.2
of 5, from 86 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Core area of Seminyak, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Double Six Beach, Kuta Beach, and Legian Beach. Carrefour Plaza Kuta and Seminyak Square are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$30
Swiss-Belinn Legian

Swiss-Belinn Legian

Jl. Padma Utara, Legian
4.2
of 5, from 501 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Legian hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mertanadi Art Market and Legian Beach. Kuta Beach and Carrefour Plaza Kuta are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$99
TS Suites Bali

TS Suites Bali

Jl. Nakula No. 18, Seminyak
4.5
of 5, from 888 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Seminyak hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Double Six Beach and Legian Beach. Carrefour Plaza Kuta and Seminyak Square are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$126
The Stones Hotel - Legian Bali, Autograph Collection

The Stones Hotel - Legian Bali, Autograph Collection

Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta, Kuta
4.6
of 5, from 778 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Kuta hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Mertanadi Art Market and Kuta Beach. Carrefour Plaza Kuta and Legian Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$53
Grand Inna Kuta

Grand Inna Kuta

Jl Pantai Kuta No 1 Kuta, Kuta
4.0
of 5, from 724 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kuta hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kuta Square and Kuta Beach. Carrefour Plaza Kuta and Tuban Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$49
THE HAVEN Bali Seminyak

THE HAVEN Bali Seminyak

Jl. Raya Seminyak 500, Seminyak
4.1
of 5, from 1,137 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Central Seminyak, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Double Six Beach and Legian Beach. Carrefour Plaza Kuta and Kuta Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).