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5 Best Senggigi Beaches to Visit in West Lombok + Map

5 Best Senggigi Beaches to Visit in West Lombok + Map

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Discover the best places to cool off and relax in this West Lombok beach guide featuring Senggigi’s best beaches.

Senggigi offers the best of both worlds for those looking for adventure. From epic Senggigi Beaches to fields of symmetrical palm trees, it’s got enough of the tropical comforts, while still feeling a little off the beaten path.

It’s true that Senggigi doesn’t receive as much attention as the beaches found near its southern neighbor, Kuta Lombok. However, there will be many people who will welcome the chill vibe. Below I’ve listed five incredible Senggigi Beaches that will convince you to skip the crowds and hit the beach!

I’ve visited Lombok many times and below are my favorite beaches on the West Coast. You can discover all of these independently or you’ll stop by the best ones on the famous Lombok Loop!

White sand beach in senggigi, lombok

5 Best Senggigi Beaches and How to Find Them

To get to these beaches around Senggigi, you can either rent your own motorbike or pay for transport. If you're unsure about a fair transport price, you can always check Grab or Gojek to help you negotiate, or just use it to book.

However, the Senggigi Coastal Road is one of my favorite sections of Lombok. Trust me, you'll probably want to drive this yourself. This way, you'll also be able to stop at several Senggigi beaches at your own pace.

1. Senggigi Beach

If you're staying around the main Senggigi Beach tourist area, then the closest beach to you is Senggigi Beach. If you want to have a swim and chill under the palm trees, then this is great, since you can literally walk here.

The beach is a deep, wide bay with several boats moored further out. On the south end, there's a far-stretching point with surrounding reef reaching its way out to sea. It can be a little too shallow to swim here, but it's still an impressive sight. I couldn't help but launch the drone up to get a better view from above.

Drone image of senggigi beach
Boats lined up on the shores of senggigi beach, lombok

2. Nipah Beach

My favorite beach in Senggigi is Nipah Beach. To get here, you'll need to take the scenic coastal road north, about 20-minutes from Senggigi. However, you'll probably want to allocate a little more time, since there are some incredible viewpoints along the way to Nipah Beach.

Nipah Beach is a wide stretch of white sand, backed onto by huge fields of symmetrical coconut trees. The shore is speckled with low hanging palms and beached fishing boats. When I came here in September, there were almost no other tourists on the entire beach. To access the water, you'll walk or ride through a magical field of coconut palms. This is perfect for snapping some tropical photos.

On a calm day, Nipah Beach is great for swimming and snorkeling. The edge of the water is sandy in most places, so you won't trample on any coral. However, if you swim out a little further into Nipah Beach bay, there's plenty of healthy hard corals for snorkeling.

Nippah beach in senggigi
Nippah beach, pantai nippah lombok

3. Malimbu Beach

Famous for the tall, palm-covered hilltop viewpoint, Malimbu Beach is also one of the best Senggigi Beaches for swimming.

This one is a little rounder and deeper than Nipah Beach, and you'll almost definitely have it to yourself. My recommendation is to find a spot on the southern end of the beach, just after the steep descent from Malimbu Hill.

Here, you'll find a private little oasis shaded by tall palm trees. It's an epic spot to spend the afternoon and has definitely earnt its spot on this list of best Senggigi Beaches. Also, either before or after you visit Malimbu Beach, you might want to visit the hill viewpoint, which is the highest point on the Senggigi coastline.

Malimbu beach, pantai malimbu senggigi lombok
Malimbu Beach from Malimbu Hill
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4. Pandanan Beach

Another off-the-beaten-path location around Senggigi is Pandanan Beach. After Nipah Beach, Pandanan comes in at a close second for me. While it's the furthest beach from Senggigi on this list, it's arguably the most beautiful and peaceful.

Similarly to most of the other Senggigi beaches, Pandanan Beach also has its fair share of coconut trees. The water is crystal clear and without rows of moored fishing boats. This makes it a great place to swim and genuinely unwind.

On Pandanan Beach, there are only a few small warungs and a couple of locals selling coconuts. So, if you're hungry, grab a 15,000 RP coconut or a Nasi Balap on the beach.

Pandanan beach, pentai pandanan lombok

5. Kerandangan Beach

Looking for a Senggigi black sand beach? One of the unique features of Lombok is that it has a mix of both white, pinkish, and black sand beaches in relatively close proximity.

Just around the corner from Senggigi Beach is Kerandangan Beach. This is a long, wide stretch of black sand with a few warungs and an attached resort. I'm assuming that the shade of black changes from time to time, but I found that the southern corner had the darkest black sand on the beach.

Besides the unique black sand, my favorite part about Kerandangan Beach is the perfectly symmetrical palm tree plantation behind it. While nearly all of the Senggigi beaches have plenty of palms, this one is probably the best for grabbing some epic shots on the bike.

Black sand beach kerandan beach senggigi
Black sand beach kerandan beach senggigi

Where to Stay in Senggigi Near the Beach

Senggigi is a great place to base yourself in Lombok if you want to stay near the beach but don't want the hustle and bustle of Kuta. Below are my top three favorite picks for a wide range of budgets.

Katamaran hotel & resort outdoor spa with views

1. Katamaran Hotel & Resort Luxury

The Katamaran Hotel & Resort ticks all the boxes for a luxury resort, boasting a swimming pool, wellness center, and on-site restaurant you won't ever want to leave.

Katamaran hotel & resort outdoor swimming pool

2. Cozy Cottages Lombok Budget

A villa-style cottage accommodation located 600 m from Mangsit Beach and has an on-site restaurant. The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by luscious gardens that provide a tranquil experience.

Aerial views over the sheraton senggigi beach resort

3. Sheraton Senggigi Luxury

Sheraton Senggigi is a luxury pick offering poolside bars, on-site restaurants serving international cuisine and buffet breakfast, tennis courts, multiple swimming pools, and spa treatments.

Senggigi Beach Map

What kind of Lombok beach guide would this be without a quick and useful map? Here are the Google pin locations of my top five favorite Senggigi Beaches to help you find them.

If you're looking for them yourself, then it might be helpful to know that the Indonesian word for beach is Pantai. As a result, many of the Google pin locations have the Indonesian name, for example; Pantai Nipah.

Senggigi beach map

Travel Hack: Click on the Senggigi beach map above and it will load on your Google Maps app. You can save it by clicking the Map above. Then, click the grey star at the top, which will add it to "Your Places" on your Google Maps account. This way, you have a handy digital app on the go with all the beaches pinned– just refer back to this article (or bookmark it) for the explanations!

More Lombok Travel & Adventure Guides

I hope that this guide to Senggigi's amazing beaches has inspired you to go beach hopping on Lombok's west coast! Want more inspiration? Check out some of my other guides below.

5 epic beaches senggigi , lombok
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