Diamond Beach Nusa Penida (Bali Indonesia Beach & Swing)

Diamond Beach, named after the pointy diamond shaped rock on the beach, is another utterly incredible ‘cliff beach’ on the south coast of Nusa Penida island by Bali, Indonesia.

It’s probably my favorite beach anywhere in Bali. Maybe one of my favorites anywhere in the world. It looks very similar to Suwehan Beach, but even better in my opinion.

This place is also becoming popular thanks to the Diamond Beach Nusa Penida swing, where you can take pictures while swinging between two palm trees over the beach.

This travel guide will explain how to get to Diamond Beach Bali, current entrance fees, and everything else you need to know before you go!

Where To Stay In Nusa Penida

 

Diamond Beach Nusa Penida

Diamond Beach is newly accessible for the first time since late 2018, when a path down to the bottom was carved into the side of the cliffs here.

The path (and safety railings) are still under construction, but you can reach the bottom alright if you walk carefully. At the bottom there is a big stretch of perfect white sand, and the water is such a bright turquoise color it almost looks like Listerine or something.

But the huge diamond shaped rocks are what really sets this beach apart and makes it one of the most incredible beaches in the world, in my opinion.

Drone picture of Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali
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There are some clefts in the rock wall where you can hide from the sun if it gets too hot; the white sand can be blindingly bright on a sunny day, so it’s good to have some shadowed spots where you can escape the heat.
 
I haven’t climbed the green slope on the far end of the beach yet, but I know there’s another small hidden beach on the opposite side of the slope that isn’t visible from most viewpoints.
 
This whole beach area is definitely bigger than it looks in photos, so there’s lots of exploring you can do here.
 
I’ve even seen some wildlife occasionally, from monitor lizards to dolphins and manta rays.
 
Steep cliffs of Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali
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Pointy rock at Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali
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Drone picture looking down at Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali
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Diamond Beach Bali as seen from above with a drone. This picture was taken before they added the cliff path, as well as the Diamond Beach Nusa Penida swing.

Diamond Beach Nusa Penida Swing

Diamond Beach has a couple of unique little swing sets where you can pay to take photos. The charge is something like 100k Rupiah (~$7 USD), but should be negotiable.

When you hike down to the beach, you’ll see these swings near the end of the path. One is a little thatch ‘bird house’ where you can sit and take photos, while the other is a legit swing set with ropes tied between a pair of tall palm trees.

I’m usually not a big fan of tourist photo props like this, because they tend to detract from the natural scenery, but I guess this may be an exception.

I have to admit the Diamond Beach Nusa Penida swing is easily one of the most scenic swings anywhere in Bali, with views of the ocean and the pointy diamond rock.

Entrance Fees

As of 2022, there’s no entrance fee at Diamond Beach Nusa Penida.

It’s included free as part of the tourist ticket you pay when you enter Nusa Penida island.
 

How To Get To Diamond Beach Bali

Diamond Beach is located on the southeast side of Nusa Penida island, which is near Bali, Indonesia.

If you’re staying on Penida island, this beach is accessible by car or scooter, about 1 hour drive from the main docks and accommodation in northern Nusa 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!

Welcome sign and Joglo Bungalow at Atuh Beach and Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali
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From the parking lot, it’s a short but steep hike down to Diamond Beach.
 
The parking location in the map below allows you to visit two incredible locations within a short 15 minute walk of each other: Atuh Beach and Diamond Beach.
 
If you’re looking for more info on how to get to Nusa Penida island from Bali 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?

Don't forget to check out my full Nusa Penida Travel Guide with free tips, maps, photos, and more.

This island is loaded with nice beaches, cliffs, caves, and snorkeling spots!

Day Tours To Nusa Penida

If you're on a tight schedule or want to skip the extra steps involved in arranging your own trip to Nusa Penida, GetYourGuide has prearranged day trips to Penida, complete with hotel transfer, fast boat tickets, island tour, and same day return to Bali.

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Stairway and railing at Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali
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Where We Stayed

We stayed at Saren Villa on the north coast of Nusa Penida, and paid 240k Rupiah ($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 (© Booking.com)
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Our Nusa Penida hotel (© Booking.com)

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