BROKEN BEACH NUSA PENIDA: Ultimate Guide

Aug 18, 2022 | Bali, Indonesia

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Broken Beach is one of the most popular destinations on Nusa Penida. People visit from all over to see this amazing cove which was created by a natural bridge allowing the water to come in and create the beach we can see from above.

As one of the most picturesque spots in Nusa Penida, it’s understandable that it can get pretty busy. If you want to know the best time to visit Broken Beach to avoid the crowds, as well as everything else you can expect, keep reading our guide!

Best time to visit Broken Beach Nusa Penida

Broken Beach is incredibly popular, so if you want to beat the hoards of tourists you should aim to get there early in the morning. It’s also great if you can time that with low tide so that you can visit the neighbouring Angel’s Billabong which is best seen at that time.

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How to get to Nusa Penida Broken Beach

The best way to get around Nusa Penida is by scooter – this island is just not made for cars. Most accommodations will be able to arrange a scooter rental for you, and if you hire for multiple days you can usually haggle down to around 60,000 IDR per day. If you’re not comfortable driving a scooter, a popular option is to hire a car with a private driver.

Broken Beach is on the west coast of Nusa Penida, about 45 minutes from the main town of Toya Pakeh. Traffic on Nusa Penida can be incredibly unpredictable, and the roads aren’t great at the best of times. Take it easy and give yourself extra time to get there.

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 Broken Beach Nusa Penida Entrance Fee

There is a 5000 IDR entrance fee per person, plus an additional 5000 IDR for parking. Bring some extra cash for food and drinks at the many warungs (stores) around the area.

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What to expect at Broken Beach Nusa Penida

We’re going to go ahead and set the expectation that Broken Beach is one of the busiest tourist destinations we’ve been to. As long as you go in with the expectation that there are going to be other people there, then you’ll be able to enjoy the place.

It’s a pretty spectacular formation, and you can walk around the entire circumference to enjoy the view from different angles. Whilst it would be amazing to swim in the water below and hang out on the sand, swimming at Broken Beach isn’t really possible.

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For all you adrenaline junkies, the Broken Beach arch might look like the perfect cliff jumping spot, but there’s no way back up so it would mean a long swim to Angel’s Billabong. 

The arch is best enjoyed on solid ground, that being said we have seen videos of people jumping from Broken Beach, but they most likely had boats waiting for them at the bottom. 

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If you happen to be doing a Manta Ray tour – which we highly recommend – you’ll be able to experience yet another view of Broken Beach from below. The ocean in front of the arch is known as Manta Bay, which is where you’ll find most of the famous Nusa Penida manta rays.

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Once you’ve spent enough time at Broken Beach, you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss out on Angel’s Billabong which is only 5 minutes away by foot.

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