Diamond Beach Nusa Penida – Most Beautiful Beach In Bali

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.

This is 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 guide will explain how you can get there, and everything you need to know before you go!


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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.

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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 it’s on my list; there’s another small hidden beach on the opposite side of the slope, but it’s not 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.

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Diamond beach as seen from above with a drone.
Entrance Fees

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

How To Get To Diamond Beach

Diamond 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!

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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 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.

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, Klook has prearranged day trips to Penida for as low as 600k IDR, complete with hotel transfer, island tour, lunch, and same day return to Bali.

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

Book It Now: Nusa Penida Day Trip

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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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