Nunggalan Beach Shipwreck In Uluwatu, South Bali

by David & Intan

Nunggalan Beach is one of our favorite hidden beaches in Bali, with several kilometers of white sand stretching along the green cliffs and almost no tourists in sight.

But what really makes this place unique is the Instagrammable shipwreck on the beach, which is perfect for pictures.

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

Where To Stay


Nunggalan Beach Bali

Nunggalan beach sits at the bottom of a big cliff, and to reach it you’ll have to hike down from the parking area above.

That sounds scary, but it’s not at all. The hike takes about 20 minutes on the way down and 30 minutes going back up.

There are a few sections with loose rocks you could slip on, but it’s never anything dangerous at all. We wore sandals and that was fine all the way.

Climbing back up is exhausting! Thankfully there’s a little drink shack where you can buy fresh coconut juice on the way back.

(Side note: it’s also possible to hike to Nunggalan directly from Nyang Nyang beach, but this takes a lot longer)

Nunggalan Beach Shipwreck in Bali

Nunggalan Beach Shipwreck

When you reach the beach, one of the first things you’ll notice is the wooden shipwreck in the sand.

It’s a cool spot to sit and take pictures, and the views in the background are amazing too.

There used to be two Uluwatu shipwrecks here (both fragments from the same boat), but sadly one of the pieces seems to have washed away.

Nunggalan Beach Shipwreck in Bali

Colorful shipwreck       Colorful shipwreck

Nunggalan Beach Shipwreck in Bali

Entrance Fees

FREE as of 2020.

There’s no parking fee or entrance fee at Nunggalan Beach.

How To Get There

Nunggalan Beach is located in the Uluwatu area of south Bali.

The best way to get there is to rent a scooter or hire a private car and driver (both of these can be booked online). It’s a 30-45 minute drive from the Kuta area, depending on traffic.

There’s a small parking lot at Villa Plenilunio, and the hike starts from there. Just follow the narrow path and there will be signs for Nunggalan.


EXTRA: Nyang Nyang Beach

Nunggalan is next to Nyang Nyang Beach, and you can walk to it if you’re up for more exploring.

A lot of people get these two beaches mixed up. The shipwreck is actually at Nunggalan, but Nyang Nyang also has some nice views and they are not far apart from each other.

If you have time, check out both!

Read More: Nyang Nyang Beach


More Uluwatu Beaches

Looking for more information on the best beaches in Uluwatu?

Check out my Uluwatu Beach Guide and list of the top things to do in Uluwatu Bali!

Best Uluwatu Tour Packages

If you want to explore Uluwatu Bali with a tour package, there are lots of great online options available.

GetYourGuide has Uluwatu tours that include scenic beaches, clubs, sunsets, and iconic locations like Uluwatu Temple and the GWK cultural park. They also offer some neat activities like tandem paragliding.

We've used this company for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they're great. Highly recommended!


Bali Private Driver & Motorbike Rental

If you want to explore Bali in the comfort and safety of a private car with an English speaking driver, my top recommendation would be GetYourGuide.

Their price is 650k Rupiah ($45 USD) for a full day of driving and sightseeing in Bali (up to 10 hours) for 1-5 passengers. That's the total price for the whole car + driver + petrol! It's a great deal. They also offer affordable hotel transfers from the airport.

If you'd rather travel by motorbike, they have that too. Their scooter rentals start at 140k Rupiah (~$9) and include a helmet, rain coat, and free delivery in the south Bali area.

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

Book Now: Bali Private Driver / Scooter Rental

Nunggalan Beach Camping – Bubble Hotel

If you want more adventure, there are bubble hotels at Nunggalan Beach where you can stay the night!

We haven’t tried this, but it looks fun. Just don’t go expecting a luxury experience, but I still think it would be fun to try for at least one night.

The beach itself is amazing, so it would be a great place to wake up in the morning.


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