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  • Also known as : Pantai Amed
  • Setting : isolated
  • Beach access : by Foot, Scooters, Cars
  • Busy : low
  • Sun : Sunrise
  • Snorkeling
Services
  • Lifeguard : none
  • Parking : pay
  • Beach Chair Rental
  • Drinks & Snacks
Type
  • Beach or Surfspot : Beach
Beach
  • Beach Type : Black Sand
  • Swimming Conditions : safe
  • Beach length : 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Waves / Swell : no waves
  • Cleanliness : cleaned
  • Ocean Bottom : Corals
Surf Spot
  • Great for Beginners
  • Restaurant Nearby
  • Surf Board Repair nearby
  • Surfing (* to ****) : ---
Area: Amed
Also known as: Pantai Amed
Swimming Conditions: safe

Amed Beach

The beachfront area referred to as Amed is actually a long strip of smaller villages that run along a coastal part of Karangasem.

Amed is popular with snorkelers, divers, and travelers looking to get away from the crowds of Southern Bali. Getting there means a three-hour trip up the East Coast and over beautiful but dangerous and confusing mountain roads that descend through a valley to the coast. New visitors to Bali are recommended to hire a driver to get to Amed, and should plan to stay for at least a night or two. The coast at Amed is mostly rocky cobblestone beaches, which gives the area a very different look from the rest of Bali.

This may not be one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali, but it is one of the most peaceful. The water here is always gentle and usually free of currents, and the snorkeling directly offshore is terrific, with fish everywhere you look.

Almost all of the hotels here are smaller places located on the beach, making it possible to walk out of your room, onto the beach, and into the ocean. As the fish here swim close to shore and are not easily scared, even very young snorkelers will have a great time.

Divers can take a day trip north to Tulamben, where the famous wreck of the American USS Liberty can be seen, while serious snorkelers can seek out a secret Japanese shipwreck that can be found by asking locals. The wreck is a top place for a snorkel, as it is close to shore, full of marine life, and not very deep.