Nunggalan is one of my favorite hidden beaches in Bali, with miles 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!
Nunggalan Beach Hike
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 actually takes only 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
When you reach the beach, one of the first things you’ll notice is the shipwreck in the sand.
It’s a cool spot to sit and take pictures for your Instagram. The views in the background are amazing too.
There used to be two shipwrecks here, but sadly one of the boats seems to have washed away.
There is no parking fee or entry fee here, as of 2019.
How To Get To Nunggalan Beach
Nunggalan Beach is located in the Uluwatu area of south Bali.
It’s about 12 miles (20 km) or a 45-60 minute drive from the Kuta area.
There’s a small parking lot at Villa Plenilunio, and the hike starts from here.
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!
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.