Things to know before visiting Broken Beach Nusa Penida

From hidden spots to must-sees, here's your complete guide to Broken Beach in Nusa Penida for your Day Trip!

Complete Guide to Broken Beach Nusa Penida

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Broken Beach, known as Pasih Uug in the Balinese local language, is located in Nusa Penida, 45 minutes from Bali. Located on the west side of Nusa Penida, Broken Beach is known for its arch around the bay, allowing the ocean's crystal blue water to flow in and out. It is right next to Angel's Billabong, which makes it very easy to visit. 

In this blog post, we'll share everything you need to know about Broken Beach. 

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Complete Guide Broken Beach in Nusa Penida for your Day Trip

How to get to Broken Beach on Nusa Penida from Bali?

From Bali, you need to book a fast boat or ferry either from the port of Sanur, Kasumba, or Padang Bai to get to Nusa Penida. Broken Beach is located on the west coast of Nusa Penida. And there are quite a few options of accommodation near this area. You can do a Nusa Penida Day trip from Bali, which is included in most tour packages.

Here's the map of Broken Beach in Nusa Penida below, 

How to get to Broken Beach from Nusa Penida port? 

The roads around Nusa Penida are pretty challenging because they are very narrow. From the Nusa Penida harbor, it takes an hour to get to Broken Bay because of the narrow roads. It is best to hire a driver for the day to get around to Broken Beach in Nusa Penida. The roads in Nusa Penida are notoriously horrible; we would not recommend renting a scooter and driving yourself around the island. 

Complete Guide to Broken Beach Nusa Penida

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The drive time to Broken Beach from your accommodation will depend on which part of the island you're staying on. You can pre-book while you're in Bali, your driver to get around Nusa Penida or book through the transportation booth at Nusa Penida port. Car transportation costs $40- $50 USD for an entire day tour. My tour included pick-up from my hotel in Bali, parking and entrance fees, and transportation to Broken Beach, Angel's Billabong, Kelingking Beach, and Crystal Bay.

When is the best time to visit Broken Beach Nusa Penida? 

The best time to visit Broken Beach in Nusa Penida is during the dry season, from April to September. I left Sanur port very early, and we were there before 10 a.m., which is magical. Because after 10 a.m., the crowds came, and the heat was also a little challenging. On my second visit to Nusa Penida, I went in the late afternoon after 4 p.m., which is also an excellent time to visit since most tourists leave at 4 p.m. from Nusa Penida port. 

BGB TIP: It costs IDR 15,000 or $1 USD for a combined entrance to Broken Beach and Angel's Billabong on Nusa Penida. Like most attractions on the island, the fee is cash only. 

Things to do in Broken Beach

Walk around Broken Beach on Nusa Penida

Broken Beach is known for its arch formed over many, many years. There is no access going down the beach since the tides in Nusa Penida are also very unpredictable. But there's a natural pool at Angel's Billabong, a few minutes walk from Broken Beach, which you can enjoy if the waves are calm. 

Complete Guide to Broken Beach Nusa Penida

Broken Beach Nusa Penida Day Trip

There are many spots in Broken Beach you can take photos of, from cliff points to the cove archway. Just be careful getting near the edge because there are no safety rails. If you want to eat or drink while enjoying the view of Broken Beach, there are a few warungs you can choose from before entering Broken Beach. 

Swim at the Natural Pool at Angel's Billabong near Broken Beach

From Broken Beach, you can walk through the rocky stairs to the famous Angel Billabong. You won't miss the path going here since it is just along the coastline of Broken Beach. Almost all tours include a stop at both locations since it's just near each other.  

Complete Guide to Broken Beach Nusa Penida

Angel Billabong

Before finishing the loop, stroll around the entire natural pool's perimeter and even over the arch. The complete loop takes about 10 minutes and is appropriate for all fitness levels. While there aren't many traditional beach activities here, such as swimming or snorkeling, enjoying the beauty is the main attraction. The crystal clear ocean water on high tide creates beautiful natural tidal pools. In some parts, the water is deep enough to enjoy a quick dip, so it is better to be ready and wear your swimwear. When the waves are extra strong during the rainy season, tourists cannot go to Angel Billabong for safety. 

Visit the Manta Ray Viewpoint

Complete Guide to Broken Beach Nusa Penida

Manta Ray View Point

Most tourists leave after seeing Angel Billabong, so check with your tour provider if they allow you to visit this viewpoint. It's good that my driver, who lives in Nusa Penida, showed me a cliff where you can see the Manta Rays. It's a five-minute walk from Angel's Billabong to Broken Beach. The rocky path was challenging, especially since I was wearing flip-flops. The view is amazing. I see the Giant Manta Rays cruising the blue water of Nusa Penida while sitting on the cliffs. 


Is it worth visiting Broken Beach Nusa Penida? 

Yes, Broken Beach in Nusa Penida is undoubtedly worth a visit! Even though there are few beach activities here, seeing this feat of nature first-hand is terrific.

Where to park at Broken Beach Nusa Penida? 

You can park in front of Warung Angel Billabong Sunset Point for 10,000 IDR. The parking fee should be included in your tour if you hire a driver. After parking here, you can access both Broken Beach and Angel's Billabong. 

How much is the entrance fee at Broken Bay Nusa Penida? 

It costs 5,000 IDR ($0.36) for a combined entrance to Broken Beach and Angel's Billabong on Nusa Penida. Like most attractions on the island, the fee is cash only and should be paid in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah). 

How to get to Broken Beach from Kelingking Beach?

Renting a scooter or motorbike is a popular mode of transportation in Nusa Penida. If you choose to ride a scooter from Kelingking Beach to Broken Beach, the route should take between 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your riding pace and the present quality of the roads. Take the central road northwest from Kelingking Beach. As you cross the island, watch for signs guiding you to Broken Beach and its close feature, Angel's Billabong. However, travelers should be aware that the roads on Nusa Penida are notorious for their difficulty on the streets. You should book a car or driver if you're not experienced, whether it's a scooter or a car.

If you think we missed any additional information, send us a message, and we would be happy to update this article.

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