Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida is an incredibly beautiful stretch of beach which is located at the bottom of some tall, towering cliffs. With nothing around but giant rock formations and magical bright blue water, you’ll feel like you’re on a secluded island. This place is perfect to get away from the crowds while spending a day admiring the beauty of Nusa Penida.
How to get to Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida
Getting to Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida was the hardest and most unstable drive we have ever had to do. The roads are incredibly rocky with large holes and loose gravel. On Nusa Penida, most of the tourist attractions have unstable roads as you approach the parking. However, Suwehan Beach had unstable roads for the majority of the drive. This also made the drive twice as long and very uncomfortable. We drove to Suwehan Beach straight after visiting the Thousand Island viewpoint. From there it took roughly 40 minutes.
The best way to get around the island (if you’re confident) is to rent a scooter. A scooter will cost you 70k IDR for the day. Another popular option on Nusa Penida is to rent a driver for the day to take you out to the various spots.
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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What to expect at Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida
There are currently no parking or entrance fees for Suwehan Beach. At the parking area you’ll find a small store where you can buy water or coke for 10K IDR. They also have petrol for 20K IDR which came in handy as finding petrol in these areas can be challenging. Additionally, to the right of the carpark, located along the cliff, you can view Suwehan Beach from above. From here you can really see the incredible cerulean water and watch the waves crash onto the beach.
The walk down to the beach takes about 20 minutes and is easy to follow. It consists of well maintained stairs which also have a hand railing for extra support. The stairs will lead you to the right of the beach which is mainly full of large rocks. Walk along the beach to the opposite side and this is where you will find the best open spot to relax.
Many people visit this beach to capture a photo in front of the large, triangular shaped boulder that is in the water. This boulder is located on the left side of the beach and is only accessible at low tide.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida is at low tide. This is because the tide gets so high that it completely covers the sand, making it impossible to walk across the beach to find a spot to swim. We visited at 12pm and found that the tide was far too high and too rough. We waited 2 hours for the tide to settle but this didn’t happen so unfortunately we were unable to go for a swim or walk along the beautiful beach. From the viewpoint above, you can check to see if the tide is low enough to save you from walking down.