Balikpapan situated along the coast of Makassar stait and the beach has became one of the top recreation's spot for many youngsters and families in their spare time. Several well-known beaches are:
- Melawai Beach
- Manggar Beach
- Lamaru Beach
Facilities includes food stalls, public activities such as banana boat and flying fox, shelter, parking place and wash room. Entrance fees are applicable for visitors.