Gerupuk Bay

Gerupuk Bay is considered to be one of Lombok’s surfing hotspots. No matter what skill level you are at, the waves are consistent throughout the year. The bay offers a variety of spots to surf at, perfect for beginner to advanced levels. Gerupuk Bay is a beautiful place to spend the day learning to surf. After some time in the water, visit the incredible vantage point from the bay to access views across the coastline.  

Providing an incredible glimpse into the local culture, Gerupuk is a fisherman’s village set seven kilometres from Kuta. Gerupuk brings an insight into the local Sasak culture and how they live off the land through fishing. Surrounding the town are hotels and cafes, as well as homestays. The area can be located by car or motorbike from Kuta. The locals have a relaxed nature, and the town provides necessities for travellers to utilise.

Sunset at selong belanak beach

Selong Belanak Beach

Selong Belanak beach is a beautiful beach of approximately 1 kilometre long located 30 minutes west of Kuta Lombok. Surrounded by rolling hills, Selong Belanak beach lies in a beautiful sheltered bay in a largely uninhabited part of Lombok. The beach itself is made up of white powdery sand and some of the most clear turquoise waters on the island. It is listed as one of the best places in the world to learn surfing, but that’s not the only thing to do here! In this blog post you’ll find all the information you need about Selong Belanak beach Lombok.

How to get to Selong Belanak beach

From Kuta Lombok, its a 30-40 min drive west. Selong Belanak beach is easy to find if you follow Google Maps. The beach has an easy access with only a two minute walk from the parking lot.Entrance fee Selong Belanak beach

There is no entrance fee for the beach, but you need to pay 10,000 IDR parking fee per motorbike.

What to expect at Selong Belanak beach

Selong Belanak beach is one of the most beautiful Lombok beaches we’ve explored. In comparison to Kuta beach Lombok for example, this is a true paradise beach. Although it can get busy with surfers, there are still quiet areas where you can enjoy the beach and ocean for yourself. The approximately 1 kilometre long stretch of soft sand is filled for 1/3 part with warungs, surf schools and sun loungers. The other parts are quiet with not much people around. There is also a huge floating raft where you can walk on further into the sea. We saw lots of local children playing on the beach and the raft, so this is especially for families a great beach to go to.

Things to do at Selong Belanak beach

Learn surfing

As said before, Selong Belanak is one of the best beaches in the world to learn the basics of surfing! The sandy bottom of the ocean and soft waves help to make the first steps into the world of surfing fun. There are many surf schools on the beach where you can book a surf lesson or rent a surf board if you’re not a beginner anymore.

Surfing in Lombok is absolutely an unforgettable experience! 

Relaxing & playing

If you are not surfing then relaxing and recharging your batteries has to be the priority here. The bay of Selong Belanak is extremely protected from the open ocean and is perfect for a casual swim or to enjoy the amazing hills and mountain tops. Either way, be sure to soak in the serenity and beauty that the area has to offer. The many warungs offer sun loungers and umbrellas for a small fee, or when you order food or drinks they are usually free to use. 


There are several options you can choose from here. You can eat at the local warungs for a small price for example. They offer local dishes for both meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. But if you’re in search for a more upscale restaurant with more choice and also international classics, then you should head to Laut Biru bar and restaurant which also serves delicious cocktails. Perfect to end the day with!

Watch the buffalos cruising the beach

Every day in the afternoon around 5 PM there is a parade with buffalos cruising the beach. This gives perfect photo opportunities, especially with the soft afternoon light. It’s a very fun thing to watch and gives that extra authentic and local vibe to this beach. The buffalos belong to a farmer from the traditional village of Lombok Selong Belanak who brings them back in for night time. 

Tanjung Aan

Tanjung Aan Beach

The Tanjung Aan Beach is located in the south of Lombok, not far from the city of Kuta and can be easily reached by scooter or car in about 10-15 minutes. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the also well-known Aan Beach and the surfer beach Seger Beach. As on almost all beaches on Lombok, a small parking fee is charged, but you can also park directly on the beach. Due to the enormous length of 2 km, it also has several parking spaces. One in the very west, one in the middle and one in the east, which is also the largest of all. Here also gladly times whole coaches with tourists stop for a beach attendance.

Cleanliness at Tanjung Aan Beach

The Tanjung Aan Beach can score mostly with very fine, white sand, as well as with crystal-clear water. However, it must be mentioned that the beach can also be found in sections with some rubbish. The amount can vary by the day as the garbage, which in the case of Tanjung Aan Beach is often mixed with algae, is washed up more or less vigorously under certain conditions. The locals always try to get rid of the garbage as best they can. Thanks to the enormous size of Tanjung Aan Beach, fortunately you have more than enough alternative possibilities and should be able to discover many very clean and very beautiful beach sections without problems.

The viewpoints

The Tanjung Aan Beach has two particularly beautiful viewpoints to offer. A hill is located about the middle of the beach. It has a flat plateau and is therefore often used for events such as weddings. The somewhat steeper but also higher mountain lies at the western end of the beach. The ascent here is not as comfortable as on the hill in the middle, but here you are rewarded with a fantastic view. The height of the mountain also allows you for the first time to capture the great Tanjung Aan Beach in its entire size. It also offers views of many other nearby beaches such as Aan Beach and Seger Beach.

Culinary delights at Tanjung Aan Beach

When you climb this mountain in the west, you will inevitably pass the only warung of the beach, Warung Turtle. This restaurant invites you with its cosy beach furniture, which is free for guests, to stay and knows how to spoil you with local specialities. Here you can choose fresh seafood in addition to the famous Indonesian classics such as fried rice and noodles. Cocktails and alcoholic beverages are offered as well as soft drinks and juices. In the middle of Tanjung Aan Beach, where the large parking lot and the other lookout hill are located, you will find a few small kiosks, which provide you with snacks and chilled drinks.

No designated surf beach

Sports cannons are rather moderately served at Tanjung Aan Beach. Surfing is possible, but the beach is generally not known for its surfing conditions. Due to the mostly shallow water it is more suitable for kiting or sailing. Own equipment is required, because there is no rental of sports equipment on this beach. The beach is also ideal for activities outside the cool water, as it has sand that is sometimes so hard that some scooter riders even use it as a shortcut.