Lumangan Beach is an inlet with a hidden beach and a huge cave.
The journey to Lumangan Beach takes you along the west coast of Nusa Penida. On the way there, you get some nice views of Korawa Beach and Broken Bay in the distance.
After you park, a short foot path drops down a grassy ravine and suddenly you’re standing in a hidden beach with perfect turquoise water.
The craziest thing about this place is the huge sea cave. It’s probably 50 yards deep. Sadly it was also filled with washed up trash and plastic bottles from the ocean. I wished I had brought a few bags so I could carry more of it out with me.
This spot is basically unknown to tourists (as of 2019), but Indonesia has a litter culture that affects all of their seas and beaches. It’s a serious problem, and it won’t change until the local attitudes do.
The water near the beach is only ankle deep, so you can wade to the cave even at high tide. At low tide, there are even some tide pools on the beach to soak in.
How To Get To Lumangan Beach
Lumangan Beach is on the west 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! There is no parking or entry fee as of 2019.
When you arrive at the parking area, just head down the hill. The foot path down to the beach is just a 5 minute walk!
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 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, 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).