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Selong Belanak Beach In Lombok – A Complete Guide

Selong Belanak Beach is a beautiful white sand beach, ideal for beginner surfers in Lombok. We headed west from Kuta and here’s all the info for visiting.

How To Get To Selong Belanak Beach

Selong Belanak Beach is around a 30 minute drive West from Kuta, the main tourist area in Lombok.

We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves. These can usually be rented from your accommodation or they will point you in the right direction.

Another option is to rent a driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Lombok, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Selong Belanak Beach Entrance Fee

Adults: 10,000 IDR per scooter.

Selong Belanak Beach Opening Times

Selong Belanak Beach is open all day, every day.

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A surfers and fishermans heaven

Best Time To Visit Selong Belanak Beach

The best beach weather to plan your Lombok itinerary around is during the dry season, which runs from April to October.

This beach is a little quieter than some of the other beaches, with fewer tourists apart from the ones having surfing lessons.

Selong Belanak Beach is definitely the perfect spot to learn to surf. (Be aware that apparently, if you break your surf board you have to pay to replace it, so make sure it’s not damaged before you start!)

Alternatively, it’s also the perfect spot, with its relaxed and peaceful vibe, if you are looking for a bit of down time.

Furthermore, if you are a keen photographer, the colourful fishing boats make for some great photo opportunities, as do the spectacular sunsets.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel

GoPro

Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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The powdery white sand at Selong Belanak Beach

What To Expect At Selong Belanak Beach

This beautiful white beach has a contrasting backdrop of lush green hills overlooking headlands, making it the perfect place to be for sunset.

However, apart from being a lovely beach, if you’re looking to learn to surf in Lombok then Selong Belanak Beach is your spot.

The beach itself is made up of white powdery sand and although the water isn’t the clearest, that doesn’t matter to the people that visit.

That’s because the majority of visitors to Selong Belanak Beach are heading out west to try some beginner surf lessons or practise their new found hobby!

As we arrived, we spotted colourful fishing boats pulled up on the beach with the local fishermen preparing their freshly caught fish.

We sat and watched for a while as the steady waves continuously rolled in and first timer surfers repeatedly practised standing up on their boards.

The locals seemed super friendly and patient whilst helping the novice surfers. So, if you’re looking to learn to surf, this is another reason to choose Selong Belanak Beach and why we think it’s one of the best beaches in Lombok.

Additionally, there are plenty of beach shacks and bamboo chairs spread out along the beach for guests to relax on. Or for hungry surfers to grab some lunch before getting back out onto the waves.

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The perfect place to learn to surf in Lombok
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Plenty of snack shacks lined up along the beach
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A peaceful trip to Selong Belanak Beach

Where To Stay In Kuta

Luxury

Mana Yoga Retreat

Boasting a year-round outdoor pool, Mana Retreat offers an accommodations in Kuta Lombok.

The hotel has a sun terrace and a spacious area with wooden flooring where guests can take daily yoga classes with a surcharge.

Free private parking is available on site. All units have a seating area with views of the tropical garden.

Every room comes with a private bathroom and a bidet.

There is a shop and a vegetarian restaurant at Mana Retreat. Guests can also enjoy a movie in the evening, 4 times a week.

Mid-Budget

Puri Rinjani Bungalows

Offering an outdoor swimming pool and an on-site restaurant, Puri Rinjani Bungalows is a beachfront property located in Kuta in Lombok.

Free WiFi access is available in public areas.

This holiday park is only about a 2-minute walk from Kuta Lombok Beach and Lombok International Airport is reachable within 30 minutes by car from the property.

The bungalows at Puri Rinjani come with air conditioning and a flat screen TV with satellite channel, a wardrobe, and a safety deposit box. The private bathroom features shower facility.

There is also a terrace with seating area overlooking the lush garden and pool.

Budget

Kebun Homestay

Located 11 miles from Selong Belanak Beach, Kebun Homestay offers a garden, a terrace and air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi.

There’s a fully equipped private bathroom with bidet and free toiletries.

The family stay offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Kebun Homestay.

Kuta Beach is a 12-minute walk from the accommodation, while Tanjung Aan Beach is 6 miles away.

For more places to stay in Kuta, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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