Double Six Beach is a 500-metre stretch of sand that’s part of Seminyak Beach. The beach connects the northernmost strip of Legian (called Blue Ocean Beach) and southernmost beachfront of Seminyak. Running parallel to the beach is a section of Jalan Double Six which is lined with hip bars and restaurants.

Double Six Beach is open to the public, and you can simply walk down to the beach if you’re staying at one of Legian’s resorts or hotels. Right on the beachfront you’ll find restaurants offering all-day dining. The real crowds come at sunset, with the likes of La Plancha Bali spreading colourful parasols, beach bags and even mini tables on the sand. You won’t find any exclusively LGBT-friendly beaches in Bali, but Double Six is especially popular among gay travellers and locals.

Double Six Beach in Bali - one of the highlights of 12 Best Things to Do in Legian and 10 Best Things to Do in Seminyak (Read all about Bali here)

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What to do at Double Six Beach

While there are plenty of sunset beach dining and partying venues, Double Six Beach often offers a restful experience during the day. Visit in the early morning to enjoy good waves for surfing, claim a sun lounger rented out by locals, or call over a strolling Balinese masseuse for an affordable spa treatment.

For some action, Double Six Beach has a horse stable nearby at Mesari Beach Inn, where you can rent a horse, saddle up, and enjoy a ride. There are surfboard rentals and surf schools as well. Those with a penchant for sophisticated services can always head up to the Double Six Luxury Hotel and enjoy fine-dining options such as the Plantation Grill or their rooftop lounge.

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Double Six Beach in Bali

Location: Legian, Jalan Double Six, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveller