Atuh Beach Nusa Penida has breathtaking views from the coastal cliffs that surround the beach. A short hike down some stairs will lead you to this remote beach that is distinctively known for its unique archway rock formation not far from shore.
How to get to Atuh Beach Nusa Penida
It took us just over an hour to reach Atuh Beach from the main strip on the west side of Nusa Penida. Your GPS will most likely lead you to the left side of the beach. As we approached we just followed the signs and ended up at the parking lot on the right side.
Like most attractions on Nusa Penida, getting to Atuh Beach can be challenging with the poor road conditions. The road is paved for majority of the drive along the coastline. However, as you approach the beach you’ll come across some steep parts with loose gravel and large potholes so take caution.
The best way to get around is to rent a scooter which will cost you 70k IDR for the day. This way you’ll have the freedom to drive yourself around and explore everything the island has to offer. Another popular option on Nusa Penida is to rent a driver for the day to take you on a private tour.
Where to stay
Most accommodation in Nusa Penida is located on the north of the island. There are a variety of accommodation types ranging from hostels to small beach front hotels. We stayed at the Jasmine Inn and found it was a good location although with limited food options. Semabu Hills Hotel is one of the nicer hotels in the area if you’re looking for a bit of luxury.
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Entrance Fee & Costs
Entrance costs 10K IDR per person and you’ll also have to pay 5K IDR for parking
What to Expect at Atuh Beach Nusa Penida
There are two entrance paths leading down to Atuh Beach Nusa Penida. One being on the left side of the beach and the other on the right. If you’ve parked on the right side, as you walk towards the steps, you’ll come across a pretty awesome viewpoint overlooking Korawa Beach. We spent some time along the coastal cliffs snapping a few pictures before starting the walk down.
The concrete stairs leading to the beach are fairly steep. It will take around 10-15 minutes to reach the bottom. An important thing to note when heading out to Atuh Beach is to consider the tide. We arrived for sunrise and it was low tide. At low tide the rock beds and coral become exposed so you’ll be able to get some rock pool reflections. If you’re looking to swim and enjoy the water, make sure you arrive later in the day for high tide!
Once at the bottom, you’ll have a good view of the unique rock archway formation. This is a perfect backdrop for any beach photo, especially at sunrise. There are also a variety of local beachside restaurants where you can grab a drink and some fried noodles or rice.