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Broken Beach in Nusa Penida – Complete Guide

by Steph

Broken Beach is a beautiful cove with a natural arched bridge through which the ocean waves flow in and out. Also known as Pasih Uug, it’s one of the most popular spots in West Nusa Penida!

In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about visiting Broken Beach in Nusa Penida, including how to get there, what to expect, entrance fees and more!

natural arched bridge at Broken Beach in Nusa Penida
The natural arched bridge at Broken Beach in Nusa Penida

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Where is Broken Beach (Pasih Uug)?

Broken Beach is located on the west coast of Nusa Penida about a 5 minutes walk from Angel’s Billabong, a natural infinity pool and another popular attraction on the island.

Click here for the exact location on Google Maps. For the location of the parking area, click here.

How to get to Broken Beach?

To get to Broken Beach, you first need to take a boat from Sanur to Nusa Penida. There are lots of tour operators at the Sanur harbor but if you prefer to avoid waiting in line, make sure to book your ticket online.

This company offers the option to add a shuttle service from Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Sanur and Ubud to the harbor but only departs once a day at 8.45 a.m. If you prefer to depart at any other time, this other company provides a more flexible schedule.

Once on Nusa Penida, you can hire a private taxi with driver or if you’re on a budget, join a guided tour or rent a motorbike for about IDR 70k (US$ 4.80).

Note: The Nusa Penida roads are really bad and full of potholes. And while the island is much smaller than Bali, it can take quite a while to get from one attraction to another. This is why I highly recommend hiring a taxi with a driver and only renting a motorbike if you can handle the road conditions.

close-up view of the arched bridge Nusa Penida

What to Expect at Broken Beach?

Broken Beach is a small cove enclosed by cliffs with a natural arched bridge through which the waves come crashing in. It’s no doubt the most epic Instagrammable place in Bali!

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to get down to the beach and even if you could, the waves are pretty rough, so it wouldn’t be safe to swim in.

girl sitting on the edge of the cliff at broken beach

Broken Beach is mainly a photo spot and you’ll always find tourists taking selfies there. There are even small benches on which you can stand on to get your picture taken with the right angle!

After taking photos of the arched bridge, walk around the beach perimeter to explore the area. Next to the bridge, you’ll find a small path along the cliffs that leads to other lookout points!

Note: Always be careful and avoid walking too close to the cliff edge as there are no railings.

cliffside views from the other side of the Pasih Uug Nusa Penida
View from the other side of the bridge

Entrance Fee and Opening Hours

It’s completely free to visit Broken Beach. The only thing you have to pay for is a parking fee of IDR 5k (US$ 0.35). If you’re visiting as part of a tour, the parking fee is usually already included.

The beach is open 24/7.

Best Time to Visit

Since it’s one of the most popular beaches in Nusa Penida, I recommend visiting in the morning, at least before 9.30/10 a.m or late in the afternoon when all the group tours have left.

Places to visit near Broken Beach

About a 5 minutes walk away is Angel’s Billabong, a natural infinity pool where you can swim during low tide.

Also, if you turn left towards the cliff edge about halfway between Broken Beach and Angel’s Billabong, you’ll find the Manta Ray viewpoint.

Other nearby attractions include Kelingking beach which can be reached within a 40 minutes drive, Crystal Bay and Pasih Andus (Smoky beach).

natural infinity pool surrounded by jagged cliffs
Angel’s Billabong

Where to Stay in Nusa Penida

D’Lebah Homestay

D’Lebah Homestay offers clean and cozy rooms, including a free breakfast. The location is ideal, within walking distance to Crystal Bay, warungs and a mini-market.

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Double G Guesthouse

Located close to Toya Pakeh harbor (5 minutes walk), the price at Double G Guesthouse offers room from US$ 8 only. Rooms are clean and comfortable and there’s a good selection of local restaurants and grocery stores nearby as well as ATMs.

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Did you found this guide to Broken Beach in Nusa Penida helpful? Let me know in the comments below if you have more questions and I’ll be happy to help!

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