Broken Beach – Nusa Penida


On the island of Nusa Penida, coastal erosion has formed this epic, picturesque location known as Broken Beach. Broken Beach gets its name from the small secluded beach that has formed over the centuries. 

Surrounding Broken Beach you can take some beautiful natural shops of the cacti with the beach in the background

Broken Beach

The beach actually isn’t accessible for human enjoyment. The only thing you can do is walk around the sea arch and enjoy the spectacular views. If you were after a dip in the water, you can get in at the other attraction nearby, Angel’s Billabong. There is no mistaking the power and artistry of these magnificent works.

Turquoise water of Broken Beach

Broken Beach viewpoint, capturing the emerald water and the surrounding nature

I made my way by scooter from the Toyapakeh area around 5:30 am, which gave me lots of time to and freedom to wander around the sea arch and take photos without the big crowds.

Cacti surrounding Broken Beach make for cool natural photography

More Cacti at Broken Beach location


When to Visit Broken Beach


If you’re hoping for some peace and quiet, space to take photos without others ruining your snaps, I would highly recommend taking a visit to Broken Beach early in the morning. Smart travelers and backpackers start to flock by the dozens around the edge of the cliff from around 8:30 am. It gets worse as the day goes on, with tour buses flooding the surroundings from around 10:00.


The Nusa Islands has endured enormous publicity over the last few years, due to social media apps such as Instagram and so on, so it’s hard to admire their attractions while experiencing some solitude.

Me overlooking Broken Beach


Getting to Broken Beach


Location :

Broken Beach is located on the West Coast of Nusa Penida. It is quite far away from anything else as it’s quite a big island, so it will require you to get there either by scooter or by a tour.






1-Booking a tour 

Using ToursByLocals: 

Tour option from Nusa Penida: Nusa Penida Private Tour

Tour option from Bali: Nusa Penida Tour from Bali

There are cheaper tours you can do with tour companies all around Bali and the Nusa islands, but I highly recommend using ToursbyLocals. Read about why I suggest using a local guide

Parking does cost at Broken beach, which sets you back only 5,000 Rupiah. While you’re parked there you can head over to Angel’s Billabong, which is the spectacular natural pool that’s right around the corner.


Palm surroundings on the journey to Broken Beach and Angel's Billabong

2-By scooter

You can reach Broken Beach via scooter, as there are roads that can lead you right to it. The roads have improved a lot due to the high influx of tourists that the Nusa islands attract, but expect a bumpy ride. If you’re not an experienced scooter driver, it will be an interesting journey, I warn you now! I suggest you leave early before sunrise, to miss the morning rush.

A viewpoint built into the side of the cliff, overlooking the palm forrests


Where to stay in Nusa Penida


I will recommend a couple of options, depending on what your taste is:


The Bridge Huts 

Middle Range 

Kelibun Homestay 

Low Price

Jasmine Inn



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Group of women riding on the back in the early morning, possibly on the way to work



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Lady carrying fruit, walking along the road on the way to Broken Beach

As you reach the grounds of Broken Beach and Angel's Billabong, you'll come across this sign which will point you in the right direction

If you find this sign, then you know you’re in the right place.


Other things to do

Nusa Penida is flooded with serene natural landscape and turqouise beaches, so have a read below about other things you can do on this beautiful island:

Check out my other Blog Posts from Nusa Penida:

Angel’s Billabong Natural Pool

Atuh Beach

Kelingking Beach


Read more about the island online




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