Suwehan Beach In Nusa Penida, Bali

Looking for a hidden beach with perfect white sand and turquoise waves?

Suwehan Beach is one of the nicest beaches in Nusa Penida island, and also one of my favorite places in all of Bali.

There’s even a cool pointy rock that looks like a Christmas tree, or maybe an elf hat.

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

When I first visited Suwehan in 2017, it was almost a completely unknown spot.

The hike down to the beach involved walking down a steep rocky staircase and then climbing down a sketchy vertical rope for the last section of the hike.

The rope section might be a bit unnerving for some people (and was for me), because you never know how secure it is; but hopefully the trail condition will improve soon and a better path will be added.

The hike down takes about 30 minutes and it’s exhausting, but totally worthwhile.

Pointy rock and sand at Suwehan Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali
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In late 2018, a new tree house was built at the top of the cliffs at Suwehan. You can stay the night in this tree house, but I’m still working on getting the details. Coming soon!
Entrance Fees

FREE as of 2020.

There’s no parking fee or entry fee here.

How To Get To Suwehan Beach

Suwehan Beach is on the south 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.

Warning: In August 2018, the foot path down to Suwehan was damaged in a landslide (apparently due to the Lombok earthquake), and Suwehan Beach is difficult to reach. Locals are working on repairing the path, so hopefully the situation has changed by now.

More Nusa Penida Travel Tips

Looking for more information on the beautiful island of Nusa Penida in Bali?

Check out my full Nusa Penida Travel Guide with free tips, maps, photos, and more.

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 Klook.

Their price is 540k IDR ($35 USD) for a full day of driving and sightseeing in Penida (up to 10 hours) for 1-5 passengers. That's the total price for the whole van + driver + petrol! It's a steal.

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

Book Now: Nusa Penida Driver

Where We Stayed

We stayed at Saren Villa on the north coast of Nusa Penida, and paid 240k IDR ($15 USD) for a private double room with cold A/C, hot shower, and good WiFi.

This is one of the cheapest options in Penida, and it's in a great location near the best restaurants! We were happy.

Prices may fluctuate from time to time, so just keep an eye out for a good deal.

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Our Nusa Penida hotel (©
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Our Nusa Penida hotel (©
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