Nusa Penida is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia. One of the many reasons for this is the incredible beaches of the island. With crystal clear water, soft sand, cliff formations, lush greenery, palm trees, and stunning ocean views, we definitely understand the hype of the beaches in Nusa Penida. We have found some of the best beaches in Nusa Penida right here.
Kelingking Beach is the most famous beach in Indonesia. The form of the cliff has become especially popular as it looks like a T-Rex. Therefore, the beach is also known as the T-Rex of Nusa Penida. The views walking down to the beach are stunning. But be aware that the walk down to the beach can be quite strenuous. You should set aside at least 40 minutes for the walk down – including breaks for water and of course pictures.
Note: It is not recommended you swim at Kelingking Beach. It is not safe due to the very strong current that can occur.
One of the most picturesque beaches in Nusa Penida is Diamond Beach. To see a breathtaking view you should head over to the viewpoint. Afterward, you can climb the stairs, carved in the cliffs, down to the beautiful beach. With its turquoise water and rock formations, Diamond Beach is a must-visit when visiting Nusa Penida.
Keep in mind: It is not safe to take a swim as the currents can be quite strong.
Crystal Bay Beach
Crystal Bay Beach was one of our favorite beaches in Nusa Penida. It is located in a beautiful bay surrounded by lush greenery, rock formations, and palm trees. The beach is perfect for a day of relaxation. But if you are a lover of snorkeling you should definitely visit Crystal Bay Beach. And most important, the beach is the perfect place to watch a stunning Indonesian sunset.
Tip: If you are the adventurous type, you should visit the little island in the bay. It has a small temple and offers incredible views of the beach and bay area.
Broken Beach is one of the stops on a day-trip tour in Nusa Penida. And it is definitely worth a visit. It is an incredible cove surrounded by an archway. The beach has gotten its name from the archway as it allows water from the ocean to flow in and out of the cove. Unfortunately, it is not possible to walk down to the beach. But the view is beautiful, and you are reminded of the amazing abilities of Mother Nature.
On the eastern side of Nusa Penida, you find Atuh Beach. This beach is probably one of the most beautiful beaches you will come across. It is a rather small beach surrounded by incredible cliffs and rock formations. For a visit to the beach, you must be ready for a 10-minute walk down some stairs. But the stunning white sand beach is worth it.
Trembeling Beach is a small bay hidden at the end of a motorbike ride in a lush green forest. The beach in itself is not as stunning as some of the other mentions in this post. But it is a perfect place to relax after you have explored the forest and other sights around here. Especially the natural pools are a must-visit.
Trembeling Natural Pools
It is actually the Trembeling natural pools you should visit if you want to go for a swim. These are hidden in the forests among all the trees. There are two natural pools. The first one you will meet is the biggest. It has a beautiful blue color, and the spot is decorated with traditional statues and fountains. The second pool is smaller but from here you can catch a view of the beach. Both of the Trembeling natural pools are worth a visit when traveling around Nusa Penida.
Suwehan Beach is not one of the most popular beaches in Nusa Penida but is definitely worth a visit if you are close by. The white sand and turquoise water make it very picturesque. It is possible to swim at the beach, but you should be aware of the current. If it is too strong it can be quite dangerous. If you are lucky you may even see turtles – so bring your snorkeling gear.