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.
But the highlight of Atuh Beach is the big elephant shaped rock in the ocean (locals say it looks like a stiletto), and the huge variety of sea life that gets trapped in the rocks at low tide.
All in all, it’s 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.
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! The parking fee is 10,000 IDR (70 cents) as of 2019.
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 Raja Lima (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.
Day Tours To Atuh Beach
If you’re on a tight schedule or want to skip the extra steps involved in arranging your own trip to Nusa Penida, there are a number of companies that offer prearranged day trips to Penida for as low as $50 USD, complete with hotel transfer, island tour, lunch, and same day return to Bali (or Nusa Lembongan).