Sanur Beach has multiple galleries, a great temple, and other cultural attractions to extend your activities beyond the beachfront. However, its beaches do remain the great draw here. You can easily work in a visit to one of the other interesting sites in Sanur while also enjoying the various beaches nearby.
Of course, the main attraction at Sanur Beach is the beach itself. Enjoy your day here on your own, with friends and family members, and even with kids. The water is quite calm and always a perfect temperature. A temple and the Inna Beach Hotel are both located right next to the beach.
Sindhu is a beautiful beach that is a little less crowded than Sanur, but filled with great opportunities. Simply relax on the sand and soak up the sun or have fun swimming or canoeing in the water. Especially lovely in the moonlight, this definitely counts as a major attraction around Sanur Beach.
Located on Jalan Padang Galak, Pandang Galak Beach is a calm and very nice beach that hosts an annual kite festival and competition each summer. This event is held in July and makes for an interesting show.
Visit this fine temple a short distance from Sanur Beach for a visually and culturally rewarding experienced. Pura Blanjong has coral walls and fine statues, including a famous one of Ganesh. The pura is very holy and is said to have been founded by Buddhist Sri Kesari over a thousand years ago. It is a beautiful spot and temples like this one are essential to understanding Bali.
Le Mayeur Museum
The Le Mayeur Museum is a nice addition to the local galleries around Sanur. This museum is a fine collection of the paintings of the Belgian painter Le Mayer, who adored Bali and made much of his art based on the inspiration, literal and figurative, that he got from the island, his travelers, and his wife. The museum is open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located on Jalan Hang Tuah, near the beach.
Serangan Island is home to a turtle conservation center that seeks to help the sea turtles who were once hunted excessively here. Today, workers and volunteers educate the public about these fine creatures and the importance of protecting them. Come here to this island, located in southern Sanur, to gain a better understanding of these ancient animals.
Seiki Torige Gallery
One of several art galleries around Sanur Beach, Seiki Torige’s space features his beautiful glass prices. This Japanese artist has finally settled down in Bali and shares his artwork with Sanur at his gallery on Jalan Danau Tamblinguan. His glass creations can be found all over the world, and you can admire them up close as you browse this fine art showcase.