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Suwehan Beach In Nusa Penida – A Complete Guide

Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida is blue beyond belief and one of the most popular beaches on the island. So if you plan on visiting, here’s our simple guide.

How To Get To Suwehan Beach

This Eastern beach is about 1 hour 30 minutes drive from the ferry port, and the roads are pretty rough as you get closer to the entrance. 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 itinerary, we took a Nusa Penida Full-Day Tour, 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.

Suwehan Beach Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Suewhan Beach.

Suwehan Beach Opening Times

Suwehan Beach is accessible all day, every day.

However I would not advise visiting after dark as it can be dangerous.

Best Time To Visit Suwehan Beach

The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, the island’s dry season.

Suwehan Beach is one of the lesser visited beaches on Nusa Penida. Therefore it is rare that you’ll find many other tourists there.

This is mainly because it is one of the newest beaches open to the public, but also because of the awful road it takes to reach it.

So please be careful if you are planning to visit by scooter!

Also a huge tip, be sure to check the tides before going.

Don’t make the same mistake as we did, as all of our hopes were quickly washed away when we reached the bottom of the 342 steps just to find ocean and no beach!

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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The crystal blue waters of Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida Bali

What To Expect At Suwehan Beach

As with most places on Nusa Penida it can be a struggle to get to.

The rocky roads are not ones for beginners and we advise wearing a helmet at all times if travelling by scooter.

We made it to Suwehan Beach with about a drop of petrol left in the tank and luckily there was a local lady running a small shop / warung at entrance.

She filled our tank with petrol and our bodies with water and pointed us in the direction of the 342 step decline.

Her husband advised us it was high tide, we arrived at around 12pm, and to wait for an hour or check from the viewpoint before heading down.

The view from above was incredible. We’ll let the photo do the talking but we couldn’t wait to get down and dive in the crystal waters.

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Arriving at the tiny car entrance/car park to Suwehan Beach
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The walk down to Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida

Check The Tide

The hike down wasn’t too bad considering the amount of steps.

All of the concrete stairs were equipped with very new and supported wooden handrails. By far the safest and most well maintained pathway we’d seen on any of the Nusa Islands.

When we finally reached the bottom, sadly the entrance owners husband wasn’t lying.

The tide was so high there was no chance we could cross the rocks to the famous Nusa Penida beach. We could only look on at the lonely rock we’d planned on visiting for months.

We stopped on the steps for an hour, as other tourists came and left, and in the end had to give up on any hopes of getting in the waters or bathing on the sands.

Unfortunately for us the tide had ruined our plans for the day. So just like Atuh Beach, make sure you check for the tidal times for Suwehan Beach in Nusa Penida.

Its fair to say the 342 steps were a lot harder on the way up!

Either way, the beach looked stunning and the rock formations reminded us a little of the Thousand Islands Viewpoint.

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A view of Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida from the very top. You can check the tide from up here before walking down!
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A drone view of Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida

Where To Stay In Nusa Penida


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.


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.


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

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Suwehan Beach In Nusa Penida Guide


Friday 13th of September 2019

Hey, I wonder is there any place to eat in Suwehen beach?

Charlie Pauly

Saturday 14th of September 2019

Hey, there was nothing on the beach. Although there was a small shop selling snacks and noodles at the entrance before trekking down.


Monday 13th of May 2019

Hi! can I go pregnant? I just want to go on the top for the view (famous spot for photo)

Charlie Pauly

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

Hey the view from the top was easy to reach, no walking involved. But the road to get there was a little bumpy!

Aleksandra Leman

Sunday 3rd of March 2019

Guys, do you know why the beach was closed?

Charlie Pauly

Tuesday 5th of March 2019

We think it was an after effect of the Lombok earthquakes.