Do yourself a favour on your next visit to Indonesia and check out the wonderful Kuta Lombok Beaches!
Kuta Lombok is a coastal town in the very south of this Indonesian Island. Click the link below to see how to get there and where to stay.
I spent 3 days in Kuta Lombok exploring along the pristine coastline both east and west from the central hub. It is as easy as renting a scooter for IDR 50,000 per day and choosing which direction to drive in! There are plenty of surf breaks to choose from and many surfboard rental shops in town that can sort you out if you are willing to get some waves. Be sure to rent a board from in town as there are no rental stores at the beaches.
Beaches To The East
Seger Beach (Pantai) is only a 10 min ride from the centre of town. This beach is a great spot for a swim and a cold coconut from one of the beach side warungs… a great spot to chill as you watch the world go by. Just over the headland is a popular surf spot, Seger Point. You can either ride around to the car park and pay a parking fee or take a short walk up and over the hill, through some cow paddocks and make your way down to the beach. Straw huts line the waters edge where you can perch up to gaze out over the ocean or paddle out to score some waves.
Jump back on your bike and drive another 5-10 mins east to Bukit Merese, a popular sunset point with rolling hills and several small beaches and coves. After exploring here, you can head east again on the bike for 2 minutes to a long stretch of white sand beach called Tanjung Aan. This beach looks like something you would see on a postcard. Click the link below to see my other post on these 2 beaches.
Further on from Tanjung Aan you can find Gerupuk Surf Beach, one of the most popular spots to surf. The surf breaks are quite far out to sea and you will have to organise a boat to take you out to the breaks. This can be easily done through any of the friendly local surf guides at the harbour.
Continuing on from here to find 2 beaches called Pantai Bilasayak and Pantai Teluk Ujung. This is a 30 minute drive from Gerupuk or a 1 hour drive from Kuta Lombok. This spot was quite difficult to find though with the assistance of google maps you should have no dramas.
These beaches are part of an environmental park and it wasn’t until we arrived that we found this out. The entrance fee is a steep 100,000 Rupiah ($10) per person, but we arrived late afternoon and haggled the gate keeper down $10 for the 4 of us.
To get to Pantai Bilasayak, take the dirt road to the left when you pass through the entrance gates, and follow it right to the end until you reach the ocean. This beach was deserted when we were there and a great spot for a swim on high tide. If you are seeking an adrenaline rush try spot the “look out tower” on top of the cliffs in the distance. To get to the tower, park your bike on the beach and trek for 10 mins along the rugged cliffs till you reach the tower. It is very rusty and sketchy but if you are an adrenaline junkie like myself it is worth the climb. The view from the top is spectacular.
Head back on the same dirt track towards the entrance and before exiting take the dirt road that leads to the left. This track leads down to Pantai Teluk Ujung, another deserted beach with rock pools and an awesome spot to watch the sunset.
Beaches To The West
The drive to the west of Kuta Lombok is one hell of a scenic road along the coast. Passing farmlands and coconut plantations that hug the pristine coastline. It’s about a 1 hour drive to 3 epic beaches that we spent a full day exploring. A freelance local tour guide Zilmi Zola joined us on our adventures and showed us some unreal locations.
Pantai Telawas is a tucked away paradise with several coves, blow holes, caves and cliff jumps. We spent some time here in awe of the beauty that surrounded us.
Within walking distance from Pantai Telawas is yet another slice of paradise. Pantai Semeti Beach will blow you away with its crystal clear water and blinding white sand. There were some small waves breaking over the reef here so we went for a body surf and then took some shade under the palm trees out of the scorching sun.
On the other side of the headland is Mawi Beach… a favourite location of mine being a surfer! The waves here are as good as it gets when the conditions are right. The tropical beach vibes here are on point – with small bamboo huts and surrounding coconut trees, you’ll sure be in for a treat.
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