Tembeling beach and forest is a hidden spot tucked away in the cliffs on Nusa Penida’s west coast.
This is an awesome sea cave that opens up to a view of the huge cliffs on the coast, and there’s even a small natural pool near the cave that you can take a dip in.
The access to this beach is a bit tricky, but it’s one of our favorite spots in Penida!
What To Expect
Tembeling beach sits at the bottom of a long ravine in the jungle.
From the parking area, it’s a steep descent with no car access, so you can either hike down on foot or take a motorbike on the narrow rocky trail.
The locals are friendly and they can also take you down and back up on their motorbikes for 50k IDR (~$3) roundtrip, per person.
I would not at all recommend doing a motorbike on this trail unless you’re feeling crazy. It’s extremely steep and rocky, with very little room for error. Hopefully a better trail will be made soon!
In the meantime, the only alternative is to hike down, and this can take up to an hour each way. It’s a very steep hike on the way back, so bring plenty of water!
Tembeling Beach & Forest
As you hike through the jungle, you’ll pass some old Balinese shrines and a greenish natural pool along the way.
Keep going, because there’s a much better pool at the bottom with crystal clear water! This one is on the edge of the ocean and almost looks like an infinity pool.
There’s a nice white sand beach here and some swing sets to chill on, and then if you walk 25 yards to the west there’s a big sea cave with hundreds of rock cairns and an epic view of the white cliffs above you.
If you have a drone, this is a great place to launch from and get some amazing shots of the cliffs!
FREE as of 2020.
There’s no entry fee or parking fee here.
How To Get There
Tembeling Beach is on the southwest 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 very careful if you go by scooter because the last part of the rocky trail to Tembeling is one of the worst sections of road in Penida, 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.
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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.com.
Their price is 540k IDR for a full day of driving in Penida (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.
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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