Broken Beach Nusa Penida – Natural Bay In Bali

Broken Beach is one of the most famous sightseeing stops on Nusa Penida island in Bali.

This is an amazing horseshoe-shaped circular cove formed in the rocks, complete with a leftover arch and perfectly blue water.

Make sure it’s on your itinerary, because it’s one of the most unique beaches you’ll ever see! This guide will explain how you can get there, and everything you need to know before you go!


Where To Stay
 

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Broken Beach Nusa Penida

Broken Beach is a circular hollow bay in the cliff rocks, apparently carved by the waves over many, many years.

The bottom is filled with turquoise water from the waves coming in, and there’s even a small white sand beach. You can’t actually go down to the beach, just admire from above, but what a cool view it is!

There’s a few old local legends associated with this place that say it was created either by a giant’s footsteps or by an angry sorcerer. It’s definitely a very unique formation that I don’t think I’ve seen anywhere else in the world.

What To Expect

Walking in a circle around the bay, you can get more views of the rocky coast and the boats bringing people out for snorkeling tours.

If you have a drone this is a great spot to fly, with lots of wide open space and amazing views from above.

This area is also one of the popular hangout spots for manta rays, so you’ll most likely get to see some rays floating around in the sea nearby.

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Entrance Fees

FREE as of 2020.

There’s no entry fee or parking fee here.
 

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How To Get To Broken Beach

Broken Bay is on the west side of Nusa Penida island.

It’s accessible by car or scooter, about 45-60 minutes’ drive from the main docks and accommodation in northern Penida.

Be careful if you go by scooter because this is one of the roughest roads in Penida, and may be dangerous in some spots if you don’t take it slow!

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

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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.

Book Now: Nusa Penida Driver

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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 (Image courtesy of Booking.com)
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Our Nusa Penida hotel (Image courtesy of Booking.com)
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