Atuh Beach is one of Nusa Penida’s most iconic locations. The natural rock arch that stretches over crystal clear turquoise waters will have you in awe as soon as you lay eyes on it.
Pantai Atuh Nusa Penida can be accessed from either the left or the right hand side of the cliffs via the concrete steps that are cut in to the side of the mountain. It takes approxiamtely 5-10 minutes to hike down to the beach.
WHERE TO FIND ATUH BEACH
Atuh Beach is located on the far most eastern point of Nusa Penida island. We stayed at the Cemara Homestay which is in the north of the island for 3 days and it was a 45 minute drive to Atuh Beach from here.
We left the homestay at 5am to get to Atuh Beach for sunrise and when we arrived we had the entire beach to ourselves. So if you want to experience having a deserted beach all to yourself, I recommend exploring this beach at sunrise.
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The natural arch rock, in my eyes, forms the shape of a prehistoric dinosaur of some sort that looks like it is ready for battle haha. Would you agree?!
We were so curious of the formation of this natural arch, so we decided to swim out to it on low tide. It was much more impressive once we were swimming through the arch. We checked the depth of the water to see if it was possible to cliff jump. Our guess was that it was between 3-4 meters deep which was plenty enough for us, so we scaled the rock arch and jumped off one by one!
The clarity of the water at Pantai Atuh is unbelievable. From the top of the arch I spotted some large reef fish and a squid just cruising around in the water below.
This place just seems too good to be true. We swam back to the beach, which was still deserted, and ordered a local dish of Nasi Goreng for 25,000 Rupiah from the beach shack restaurant.
The adventured continued up the towering cliffs on the opposite side of the beach from which we arrived. We were spoiled with another insane viewpoint of the area which is known as thousand islands. I guarantee you will be in awe when you discover these imoressive rock islands and white sand beaches for yourself.
I could easily spend a whole day exploring Atuh Beach though there is so much to see and do on Nusa Penida island and so we continued the adventure to Thousand Islands and the Instafamous Tree House.
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Happy Adventuring! 🙂