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.
I ave put together this complete guide of Atuh Beach including where it is, how much it costs and what to expect!
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WHERE TO FIND ATUH BEACH
Atuh Beach is located on the far most eastern point of Nusa Penida island. From the main town of Toya Pakeh, it’s approximately a 45-minute drive to Atuh Beach.
Pantai Atuh Beach can be accessed from either the left-hand side or the right-hand side of the cliffs via the concrete steps that are cut into the side of the mountain.
It takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to hike down to Atuh Beach Nusa Penida.
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The stairs down to Atuh Beach
ARRIVING AT ATUH BEACH
We left the La Roja Bungalows at 5am to get to Atuh Beach for sunrise, which is the best time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds.
The entrance fee you will have to pay to visit Atuh Beach of 10,000 IDR.
My friends and I hiked down the stairs to Atuh Beach and we had it all to ourselves. The sun hadn’t even come up over the horizon yet and it was so incredibly peaceful – a moment I won’t soon forget.
NUSA PENIDA TOUR
If you happen to be in Bali and planning to visit Nusa Penida Island, there is one tour that I can highly recommend which covers all the highlights on a full-day trip from Bali.
The Nusa Penida Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and thousands of bookings.
This tour covers the top attractions on Nusa Penida such as Kelingking Beach, Atuh Beach, Rumah Pohon Tree House and more! With a hassle-free pick-up and drop-off from your hotel, return boat transfers from Bali, a hearty lunch and an English-speaking guide. All this for less than $40 USD.
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Sunrise at Atuh Beach Nusa Penida
WHAT TO EXPECT AT ATUH BEACH NUSA PENIDA
Atuh Beach is hands-down one of the most beautiful beaches on Nusa Penida Island, featuring large cove with crystalline waters, golden sands and a coconut palm forest.
It’s the perfect spot to go for a swim to cool off and beach bum under one of many straw umbrellas that line the shoreline. Ther is also a couple of small beach cafes selling fresh Indonesian cuisine, cold beers and fresh coconuts.
You could easily spend a couple of hours down on Atuh Beach and not get bored!
On top of the arch at Atuh Beach
The natural arch at Atuh Beach
CLIFF JUMPING AT ATUH BEACH
The natural rock arch that you can see from the beach, 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 or am I crazy?!
We were so curious about the formation of the natural arch at Atuh Beach so we decided to swim out to it on low tide. It was much more impressive once we were swimming through the arch, seeing its grand scale from a closer perspective.
We checked the depth of the water to see if it was possible to cliff jump. Our guess was that it was between 3 to 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.
Atuh Beach just seems too good to be true. We swam back to shore, which was still deserted by the way, and ordered a local dish of Nasi Goreng for 25,000 Rupiah from the beach shack restaurant.
If you’re looking for a fun-fuelled couple of hours while exploring Nusa Penida Island, be sure not to miss Atuh Beach on your itinerary and I guarantee you will enjoy it just as much as I did!
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Rockpools at Atuh Beach
Arriving at Atuh Beach for sunrise
Beach umbrellas at Atuh Beach
OTHER SPOTS NEAR ATUH BEACH
See the photos below from each of these two locations and I am sure you will recognise these spots from Instagram.
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Rumah Pohon Tree House
PIN LOCATION OF ATUH BEACH
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AIRBNB NUSA PENIDA
Another option for accommodation in Nusa Penida is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals on Nusa Penida Island.
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• Drone Camera: DJI Mavic Pro 2
• GoPro: GoPro Hero 8 Black
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• Rain Jacket: North Face Rain Jacket
• Water Shoes: Slip-on Water Shoes
• Day Bag: Nomatic 20L Day Bag
• Power Adapter: Universal Power Adapter
• Packing Cubes: 4 Set Packing Cubes
• Microfibre Towel: Quick Dry Travel Towel
• Travel Insurance: World Nomads Travel Insurance
• Money Belt: Hidden Money Belt
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Atuh Beach please drop me a comment below.
Happy Adventuring! 🙂