Sanur beach located in Sanur village, subdistrict of south Denpasar. This beach located in south east of Sanur village, which is the shore of Indonesian ocean in south of Bali island. This place is very famous since long time ago, especially when the Puputan Badung war happened on September 20th 1906 where Deutsch landed their armies there.
In the ancient history of Bali, Sanur beach is very famous, there is still a writing stone tablet which is the relic of King Kasari Warmadewa which has throne in Singhadwala on 917, where it is now located in Blanjong, in the south part of Sanur beach.
In the tourism industry, Sanur beach introduced first time by a Belgian artist named A.J. Le Mayeur and his wife Ni Polok who lived in Sanur since 1937 and organizing his own painting exhibition. Until now, the works of Le Mayeur can be still enjoyed, by visiting his museum, called Museum Le Mayeur in Sanur area.
The interest of Sanur beach is the north part has a half round shape and the south part turn from east to west, where the sea wave is not very big and when the water goes lower we can see many beautiful coral. In the day aroud the dead moon time the water goes high and the wave become bigger. In the southwest we can see Nusa Penida islands across the sea and in the east we can see the south beach of Bali scenery with it's mountain.
The scenery of Sanur beach also looks very beautiful in the evening, because usually the water goes lower. We can see Serangan island cluster and rock hill toward to the sea across the south part of Sanur beach. The scenery of south Sanur beach looks more beautiful in the morning. Perfect place to see it, is in the east part, in Semawang and Mertasari. Sanur area is very close to Denpasar and also Kuta.
The atmosphere in this place is very cool and refreshing. The condition alongside the Sanur beach is very nice and calm because there are full of big trees. Sanur beach is suitable for enjoying the sunrise and sunbathing along the white sand beach.
Of of the best place to see the sunrise is at Sindhu Beach, close to the main road of Sanur, Danau Tamblingan Street (Danau has the meaning of Lake). If you come to this place at around 5AM, you will enjoy the spectacular sunrise. No need to pay to enter the beach. But, if you bring a car there will be a parking charge at only IDR 5.000.
Living in Sanur is peaceful. That is why we can see many tourist in Sanur mostly dominated by seniors. There are young tourist here, but not much. Sanur is the opposite of Kuta. While Kuta is very crowded with bars, night life activities, young tourist with bikini, Sanur has only few bars, rare night life activities, thus no tourist women wearing the bikini on the street.