We spent plenty of time on Bali exploring the best Nusa Penida beaches. So here, all for different reasons, are our top four.
1. Kelingking Beach
Kelingking beach has to be the most beautiful of all the Nusa Penida beaches.
The T-Rex shaped cliff side at Kelingking Beach has rocketed tourism in this area into the sky with its natural beauty.
Thanks to social media, Instagram especially, this view point is now top of most people’s list of attractions when heading over to the Nusa Islands.
A lot of people choose to book a tour, we took a Nusa Penida Full-Day Tour when we first visited, however it’s also possible to visit without a guide.
Kelingking Beach itself is a secluded, white sandy haven surrounded by turquoise waters. It’s definitely rated as one of the most beautiful Nusa Penida beaches by anyone that visits Bali.
To get down to Kelingking Beach takes around an hour and you go at your own risk. The bamboo railings are not greatly maintained and therefore you shouldn’t put 100% of your weight on them.
It’s certainly the hardest of all the Nusa Penida beaches to get to. However, having said that, Kelingking Beach is a spot that cannot be missed when ticking off the best beaches in Nusa Penida.
2. Crystal Bay Beach
Palm tree heaven.… and that’s all you need to know really! Out of all the Nusa Penida beaches, none of them have palm trees like Crystal Bay Beach.
If you want to swim, snorkel or just relax on Penida, Crystal Bay Beach is your place!
It’s also impossible not to get some great photos here with the beautiful white sand, turquoise water and statuesque palm trees.
It’s a secluded beach blocked off by a whole jungle of palm trees and the perfect spot for a beautiful sunset.
So, of all Nusa Penida beaches, Crystal Bay Beach would be the perfect spot to finish at!
Therefore, save some time at the end of your trip for soaking up the sun or catching a sunset to remember at Crystal Bay Beach.
3. Atuh Beach
Rated as another one of the best Nusa Penida beaches, a trip out East to visit Atuh Beach should definitely be one for the top of the list of things you do on the island.
We visited Atuh Beach twice on separate Nusa Penida tours. Once getting caught in a thunder storm midday and another when visiting for sunrise.
The latter of the two journeys, we jumped on our scooters and headed out East to catch sunrise. It was a 4am start and we drove for over an hour to catch an awesome morning over over Atuh Beach.
There are some great rocky backdrops that make for some good photos.
One of the most important parts to planning your Atuh Beach visit though is watching for weather and choosing high or low tide!
4. Suwehan Beach
The final stop of our Nusa Penida beaches itinerary was Suwehan Beach and it was like revisiting the Philippines.
Looking down at the water from above at the lookout point at Suwehan Beach was blue beyond belief and we couldn’t wait to get down the 342 steps to cool off.
Once on the beach you are surrounded by towering cliffs and you will see a huge jagged rock jutting out of the sea making for some great photo opportunities.
Make sure you don’t visit Suwehan Beach at high tide though as the water covers the whole beach.
In fact, if you plan on visiting any of the best beaches in Nusa Penida, make sure to check the tides first.
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.
More Nusa Penida
Bali Itinerary – Where To Go In Bali
The Only Nusa Islands Bali Guide You’ll Ever Need
Things To Do In Nusa Penida – Our Full Nusa Penida Tour
Kelingking Beach – Nusa Penida, Bali