Broken Beach Nusa Penida is a picturesque location where the ocean flows through a naturally formed archway in the cliff. You can perch yourself along the cliffs edge and watch the waves come crashing into the cove.
How to get to Broken Beach Nusa Penida
Broken Beach is located just beside Angel’s Billabong and is only a short walk from the same carpark. From the carpark, follow the pathway past Angel’s Billabong and up along the coast. It’s easy to find so you can’t miss it as the pathway is straightforward and easy to follow.
The roads leading to Broken Beach Nusa Penida can be challenging. They are rough and rocky due to all the loose gravel so just take extra caution. If you’re a confident driver, you can rent a scooter for 70K IDR per day which gives you the freedom to explore the island for yourself. Another popular option 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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The entrance fee is 5K IDR which also pays for parking. Additionally, this fee will give you access to both Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach.
What to expect at Broken Beach Nusa Penida
At the cliff top, there is a small local warrung and some additional shops selling food and drinks. From here you’ll also be able to get a picturesque view of the arched tunnel as it allows the ocean water to flow through into the cove. As inviting as the water may look on a hot day, there is unfortunately no pathway leading to the bottom so you’ll have to save the swimming until you get to Angel’s Billabong. The archway isn’t just for viewing as it is possible to walk across and around. You can enjoy Broken Beach from a different angle or take in the panoramic ocean views.
We arrived at low tide, just before the sun started to set, so we weren’t able to capture the beautiful turquoise waters. If you decide to go during the day when it’s higher tide and the sun is completely out, you’ll notice that the cove is filled with blue, crystal clear water.