Keramas is a black-sand beach on Bali’s eastern coast in Gianyar. It’s about 1.8 km in length, with a wide-open ocean view facing Nusa Lembongan. The sandy expanse offers a nice quiet stroll for those who want to take it easy. If you’re into surfing, you can ride the powerful right-hander waves, which at times offer some deep tube rides over an uneven lava reef and rock bottom.

Keramas Beach in Bali - one of the highlights of 39 Best Things to Do in Candidasa and East Bali (Read all about Bali here)

What to do at Keramas Beach

The waves at Keramas Beach are mostly fast right-handers and average up to 1.5 metres. The beach is also a regular host to major sponsor title pro and grommet events. Early and midmornings are the best times for surfing here. You might see expert surfers performing impressive maneuverers and aerial stunts when conditions are right.

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One of Keramas Beach’s most popular nightlife venues is Komune Beach Club at the Komune Resort. It hosts sunset sessions with chill-out music around a pool deck, movie screenings on an open-air garden, and special night surfing events.

Keramas is one of many beaches that line this remote coastline – other popular spots include Saba, Masceti, Cucukan, Lebih, Lepang and Watu Klotok. These beaches are accessible from the main highway of Jalan Ida Bagus Mantra, which runs parallel to the coast from northern Sanur.

Keramas Beach in Bali

Location: Pantai Keramas Street No.80551, Keramas, Blahbatuh, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveller