Nyang Nyang is one of the bigger white sand beaches in south Bali, with clean blue water and lots of wide open space.
The walk down and back up is a killer, but it’s worth it if you’re looking for a nice quiet beach without the crowds!
Nyang Nyang Beach Hike
Nyang Nyang 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 pretty exhausting and there are no drinks for sale down there, so I’d recommend bringing some water!
Nyang Nyang Beach Shipwreck
This beach is famous for the shipwreck in the sand, but that’s actually located at Nunggalan Beach, which is a bit further.
You can still reach the shipwreck from Nyang Nyang since both beaches are connected, but it’s a long walk in the sand to get there — more than 1 mile (2 km).
If you’re mainly wanting to see the shipwreck, then go to Nunggalan Beach instead. It’s much easier to reach from there.
Either way, the shipwreck is a very cool spot to sit and take pictures for your Instagram. The views in the background are amazing too.
There used to be two wrecks 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 Nyang Nyang Beach
Nyang Nyang 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 with some food shacks and paragliding shops, and the hike starts from here.
Just follow the narrow path down the road until you reach the beach!
(Side note: if you’re mainly wanting to see the shipwreck, then go to Nunggalan Beach instead. It’s much easier to reach from there.)
Nyang Nyang Beach Camping – Bubble Hotel
If you want more adventure, there are bubble hotels at Nyang Nyang 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.