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Much like Kuta Beach in the past, Legian Beach used to be a quiet, remote beach located on the fishing village in Kuta. That was until the word of its beauty spread across the world and that was how the region become one of the most visited beach with five-star hotels and resorts built to accomodate the tourists. But compared to Kuta, Legian Beach doesn't have that dreadful crowds of people clogging the beach. The beach still stays remotely far from all the luxurious hotels and to access the beach, one have to walk few miles before they are rewarded with spectacular view of pristine beach and its crystal clear sea.
Fun Things to Do Around Legian Beach
Merta Nadi Art Market is the perfect shopping destination if you're looking for some unique and authentic Balinese handicrafts and trinkets. The biggest art market in Legian boast hundreds of shops selling abundant various artistic items to choose from, from batik and kain ikat to some meticulously made wayang puppets. You can also find some vibrant-colored clothes fit for beach days, and even some unique Balinese woodcarvings for your home. If you're lucky you might even stumble upon some knock-off items you can buy just for fun such as Oakley sunglasses and Bintang printed shirts. The sellers will determine the base price, but you should remember that the price itself isn't set on stone. So don't hesitate to haggle to get the best deals!
The main street Jalan Legian is also famously known as one of the biggest shopping hub in the district. The street is where all entertainment and shopping venues are located. There are hotels, bars, and of course some shopping malls to explore. You can practice your haggling skills at several small art and souvenir shops located along the street, even some of the most famous shops such as Surfer Girl and Rip Curl are also located in the area. After you shopped till you drop, you can head to any spas and massage parlours dotting the sideways. Jalan Legian is also connected to Legian's most famous art market, the Merta Nadi Art Market and Garlic Lane Shopping District.
If you're looking for some unique souvenirs with reasonable price, you should head to Garlic Lane, a shopping street located in Jalan Werkudara. The 'Garlic Lane' was actually named after a fancy 'Garlic Lane' restaurant located nearby the area. The area sell various woodcraft trinkets and souvenirs that you can find in almost all souvenir shops across Bali, the main catch is their price is much more reasonable. Balinese paintings, Balinese mask fridge magnets, and ethnic accessories are sold with starter price as low as Rp 25.000,- per items. You might even get discounts if you buy them in batches. While some items are sold in fixed price, there are some instances that you're allowed to haggle so don't ever hesitate to do so!
Birkenstock is one of leading shoes brand made in Germany, and Birkenstock fans can rejoice as they can find the flagstore in Legian. The shoe brand have been kicking (pun intended!) for more than 230 years, and even in their Legian flagstore they are still offering high-quality leather-based footwears for their dear customers. Birkenstock Shoes is located in Jalan Nakula 7, Legian.
Motion Skateshop is every avid skateboarders' shopping place. Located in Jalan Legian 155, the skateshop offer various skateboarding merchandises, from T-Shirts to fancy shoes with wide range of prices. While all prices are fixed, the shop often give interesting discounts from time to time. Motion Skateshop has been known as one of leading brand that is close to local and international skateboarders who come to Bali.
Suarti Silver is a famous jewelery brand established by Suarti, a famous Balinese painter, dancer, and musician. Undoubtly, even her silver jewelleries reflect her artistic taste. All jeweleries made by the brand combine both modern design and fused with Balinese traditional aspects. Suarti infused all her love of Balinese culture and tradition in her creations, so if you're looking for some lavish and ethnic jeweleries, just head to Jalan Legian and find Suarti Silver jewelery store.
How to Get Tickets?
You don't need to pay any admission fees to enter Legian Beach.
How To Get Around?
Legian Beach and the broadwalk is just a stone's throw away from one another, you can easily reach any attractions nearby on foot.
What Should I Wear?
Wear any clothes that feel comfortable to you. You might want to bring a swimsuit if you're planning to swim.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Legian Beach is obviously in the dry season that falls from April to August. The weather is hot and sunny, making it a perfect day to catch some sunrays. The swells are also the best and there will be less dangerous currents that make dry season a perfect timing to swim in the sea.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, our website will provide you with any important informations you need.
How To Get There?
Legian Beach is highly accessible by taking a taxi ride from any cities or districts in Bali. Though, to reach the beach you will have to walk on foot for few minutes.