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Atuh Beach In Nusa Penida – A Complete Guide

Atuh Beach Nusa Penida is the most popular beach on the east side of the island. A well known spot for sunrise, here’s all the info for visiting.

How To Get To Atuh Beach

Day 3 of our Nusa Penida itinerary was broken down into heading out East on scooters. We started with Atuh Beach before moving onto the Rumah Pohon Treehouse, Thousand Island Viewpoint and Suwehan Beach.

The Eastern point is about a 1 hour 30 minutes drive from the ferry port and the roads are pretty rough as you get closer to all of the above locations. So please take care when driving!

We recommend using a scooter to get around the island which can be rented for around 70,00 IDR per day.

On the first day of our Nusa Penida tour, we took a private day trip, which covered all the iconic spots with ease. So if you’d rather visit with a car and a driver we can highly recommend this option.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

If you are based in Bali, the Day Trip to East Nusa Penida, Atuh & Diamond Beach is a good option.

Atuh Beach Entrance Fee

Entrance: 10,000 IDR

Parking: 5,000 IDR

Atuh Beach Opening Times

Atuh Beach is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Atuh Beach

The best time to visit the beaches in Bali is between May and September, when the weather is dry and perfect for visiting the beach.

Saying that it’s always a good idea to check the weather as well as the tides when planning your day.

This beach is very popular and can get pretty busy so get there early if you want to get a good spot.

Of the two entrances to Atuh Beach, we would recommend taking the one on the right hand side for an easier descent.

Be prepared for quite a long and steep descent to get down to the beach and save some energy for the return trip!

Atuh Beach has some awesome rock formations that offer up great photo opportunities.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel

GoPro

Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Atuh Beach In Nusa Penida

Atuh Beach, along with many other beaches in Nusa Penida, is mostly famous for its beautiful sands and wild rock formations.

One of the most important parts to planning your Atuh Beach visit though is watching for weather and choosing high or low tide!

We visited Atuh Beach twice on separate Nusa Penida trips. Once getting caught in a thunder storm and another, when visiting for sunrise, being left in shallow waters. So be sure to check the tides and weather forecast before setting off!

That being said if you plan for a good sunrise in Nusa Penida then either Atuh Beach or Rumah Pohon Treehouse and Thousand Island Viewpoint are definitely the best spots out East.

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The one and only Atuh Beach Nusa Penida
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You can see the stairway to Atuh Beach on the side of the cliff in this photo

The Beach Itself

There are two entrances to Atuh Beach. We’ve always entered via the right hand side which has a beautiful viewpoint, secured parking and concreted steps down. (It is quite a steep descent.)

Our friends visited and parked on the left side saying it was free to park, although the trek down was a bit of a mud slide.

As we mentioned, the last couple of kilometres can be a rough drive to Atuh Beach. So if you’re not confident on scooters we highly advise renting a driver.

The beach itself is a beautiful hidden cove of white sand surrounded by cliffs, giving it a very private feel.

Atuh Beach is popular for swimming, climbing, many different water activities and of course relaxing.

There are a handful of local food shacks on the beach, so you can grab some drinks or a Mie Goreng (vegetable noodles) whilst soaking in that Penida sun!

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Up and at it for sunrise – the beach is pretty empty at low tide
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Charlie exploring the white sands of Atuh Beach
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An early morning photo shoot with the gang

Where To Stay In Nusa Penida

Luxury

Crystal Bay Villa & Residence

Boasting a restaurant, free bikes, and a garden, Crystal Bay Villa & Residence features accommodation in Nusa Penida with free WiFi and pool views.

With garden views also available, this accommodation provides a balcony and a swimming pool.

The air-conditioned villa consists of 1 separate bedroom, 1 bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries, a seating area and a flat-screen TV.

Guests at the villa can enjoy an à la carte or an American breakfast.

Languages spoken at the 24-hour front desk include English and Indonesian. Bicycle rental service is also available at the accommodation.

Mid-Budget

Singable Bungalows

Situated in Nusa Penida, Singabu Bungalows offers air-conditioned accommodation and landscaped tropical gardens.

It has an outdoor pool with a shallow end and free WiFi in all areas.

At the property, each room comes with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. The rooms have a terrace with views of the pool or the garden. Private bathrooms all come with a shower.

Coco Leaf restaurant serves a variety of international dishes, and room service is also available.

Budget

Deva Devi Beach Inn

Set in Nusa Penida just 0.7 miles from Sampalan Harbour, Deva Devi Beach Inn offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a garden.

The property features a bar and a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

All guest rooms at the guest house come with a seating area.

At Deva Devi Beach Inn all rooms also come with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

For more places to stay in Nusa Penida, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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Atuh Beach In Nusa Penida Guide

Miranda

Sunday 6th of January 2019

Hi there,

Your posts on Nusa Penida were really helpful to get an idea of what to see! Thank you for that.

Just wanted to let you know that since you’ve been there some of the roads have been paved, which makesit easier to get to certain places. Especially the road to Atuh beach and Molenteng is mostly paved now. And I’ve heard that this year the goal is to pave all the roads.

I don’t know whether you regularly post updates on your blogposts, but if you do, I thought you’d like to know this.

Best,

Miranda

Charlie Pauly

Saturday 12th of January 2019

Hey Miranda, ahh thanks so much! For sure we always like to keep them as up to date as possible. We're back in Bali in March so will get onto it. :)