Atuh Beach Nusa Penida – Relaxing Spot In Bali

Atuh Beach is one of the coolest beaches on the south end of Penida island.

Unlike Suwehan Beach, this one is not a secret and there are sunbeds, beanbags, and a couple of nice food & drink shacks here.

Diamond Beach probably trumps this as the most Instagrammable beach on Penida, but they’re both amazing!

This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
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Atuh Beach Nusa Penida

The highlight of Atuh Beach is the big elephant shaped rock in the ocean (locals say it looks like a stiletto), and there’s a huge variety of sea life that gets trapped in the rocks at low tide.

Behind the beach sits a sea of palm trees and green hills that also makes for some great drone photo ops.

All in all, Atuh is a really cool place to look around and chill for a couple of hours, and you can easily reach it from the other must see attraction on the southeastern part of the island: Rumah Pohon.

Tide pools and rocks at Atuh Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali
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Entrance Fees

The parking fee is 10k IDR (less than one US Dollar) as of 2020.

Drone picture of palm trees and hills at Atuh Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali
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Palm tree forest at Atuh Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali
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How To Get To Atuh Beach

Atuh Beach is on the southeast side of Nusa Penida island. It’s accessible by car or scooter, about 1 hour drive from the main docks and accommodation in northern Penida.

Be careful if you go by scooter because the road is rough and may be dangerous in some spots if you don’t take it slow!

From the parking lot for Atuh Beach, it’s a short walk and then a short (but strenuous) hike down to the beach.

Atuh Beach has parking areas on both sides of the beach, but I’d recommend using the one at Diamond Beach (shown in the map below) and then you can just walk over to Atuh from there.

If you’re looking for more info on how to get to Nusa Penida island in the first place, you can find that here.

More Nusa Penida Travel Tips

Looking for more information on the beautiful island of Nusa Penida in Bali?

Check out my full Nusa Penida Travel Guide with free tips, maps, photos, and more.

Nusa Penida Private Driver

If you want to explore Nusa Penida in the comfort and safety of a van with a driver, my top recommendation would be Klook.

Their price is 540k IDR ($35 USD) for a full day of driving and sightseeing in Penida (up to 10 hours) for 1-5 passengers. That's the total price for the whole van + driver + petrol! It's a steal.

We've used Klook for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they're great! Highly recommended.

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Where We Stayed

We stayed at Saren Villa on the north coast of Nusa Penida, and paid 240k IDR ($15 USD) for a private double room with cold A/C, hot shower, and good WiFi.

This is one of the cheapest options in Penida, and it's in a great location near the best restaurants! We were happy.

Prices may fluctuate from time to time, so just keep an eye out for a good deal.

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Our Nusa Penida hotel (©
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Our Nusa Penida hotel (©
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