If you’re looking for a hidden beach with perfect white sand and turquoise waves, Suwehan Beach in Nusa Penida island is just the thing. It’s one of our favorite places anywhere in Bali.
There’s even a cool pointy rock that looks like a Christmas tree (or maybe an elf hat), and the locals recently built some tree houses where you can stay the night near the cliffs.This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
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Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida
The hike down to Suwehan Beach is pretty short and straightforward, but it’s a good workout. You start at the top of a big cliff and walk down lots of uneven rock stairs.
When I first visited Suwehan in 2017, the place was barely known and you had to lower yourself down on a sketchy vertical rope for the last section of the hike. It was pretty crazy.
Then in 2018, a big chunk of the cliff (and path) was damaged in a landslide, apparently due to the big earthquake on Lombok island.
In 2021, we were finally able to come back and do this hike again, and I’m happy to report that the path has been totally fixed up and it’s better than ever. The hike down only takes about 20 minutes and there’s steps and railings all the way.
Going back up is still steep and exhausting, but the path is safe and you get to see one of the best beaches in Nusa Penida!
Be sure to check the tide times with your hotel or driver before coming here, because at high tide the beach disappears in the waves and it’s not accessible anymore. Low tide is what you want.
The beach is amazing and it has some similarities to Diamond Beach, with perfect white sand and limestone cliffs, and a tall photogenic rock called the Jineng stone.
But best of all, it’s still a hidden beach. Most tourists don’t know about it, so you may even have it to yourself!
We saw manta rays, sea turtles, monitor lizards, and even a small shipwreck on the beach.
Suwehan Tree House
In 2018, the locals built some tree houses at the top of Suwehan cliff. There’s four of these tree houses now, and you can stay the night in them! Book here.
Don’t expect luxury, but there’s an outside shower/bathroom and a small food shack for ordering meals, and the beds look comfy.
The best part is that you have a stunning view of the ocean and cliffs, and it’s just a short distance from Suwehan Beach!
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FREE as of 2021.
There’s no parking fee or entry fee here.
How To Get To Suwehan Beach
Suwehan 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!
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?
Don't forget to check out my full Nusa Penida Travel Guide with free tips, maps, photos, and more.
This island is loaded with nice beaches, cliffs, caves, and snorkeling spots!
Nusa Penida Private Driver
If you want to explore Nusa Penida in the comfort and safety of a van with a driver, my top recommendation would be GetYourGuide.
They offer a full day of driving and sightseeing in Penida (up to 8 hours) for 1-5 passengers. This tour includes the whole van + driver + petrol.
We've used GetYourGuide for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they're great! Highly recommended.
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