DISCOVER BROKEN BEACH NUSA PENIDA!
Broken Beach in Nusa Penida is one of many awesome locations on the island and it is not to be missed! Broke Beach features a natural bridge that stretches over turquoise waters flowing in and out of the natural archway, hence the name Broken Beach.
I have put together this complete guide of Broken Beach including how to get there and what to expect!
Also, at the bottom of this Broken Beach post, I have included some useful information on where to stay near Broken Beach, getting around Nusa Penida Island, the best Nusa Penida tours and more!
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WHERE TO FIND BROKEN BEACH
Broken Beach is located on the far most western tip of Nusa Penida’s rocky coastline.
From the main harbor of Toya Pakeh, it’s approximately a 1-hour drive to reach Broken Beach.
Also, right around the corner from Broken Beach, you can find Angel’s Billabong a natural infinity pool on the edge of the cliffs. You can combine these two locations on the same trip.
Broken Beach Nusa Penida
Drone shot of Broken Beach
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, including Broken Beach, 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, Angels Billabong, Broken Beach 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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WHAT TO EXPECT AT BROKEN BEACH NUSA PENIDA
Although you can’t go swimming at Broken Beach, the location is such an unreal setting in itself.
The ocean water flows into Broken Beach which is surrounded by towering cliffs. You can take a panoramic walk all the way around Broken Beach Bali to several different viewpoints offering incredible views of this hole in the cliff.
Perched on the cliffs at Broken Beach, you can also find small warungs for a nasi goreng, morning coffee or a refreshing coconut!
Broken Beach Nusa Penida
Archway at Broken Beach
Broken Beach Nusa Penida
BEST TIME TO VISIT BROKEN BEACH
Broken Beach Nusa Penida has become a very popular spot for tourists and locals, so if you want to have this awesome location to yourself and avoid the crowds, I recommend visiting early morning for sunrise which is between 6:30 am and 7:00 am.
The wet season on the Nusa Penida Island starts in December and ends in February each year. Exploring Broken Beach outside of these months is better recommended.
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WHERE TO STAY NEAR BROKEN BEACH
Nusa Penida has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay near Broken Beach to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Pandawa Beach Resort & Spa
This amazing beachfront 5-star resort is centrally located on Nusa Penida island. Pandawa Beach Resort offers beachfront rooms, outdoor swimming pool, free wifi and ocean views. The rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen tv’s, private bathrooms and modern interior. A continental or buffet breakfast is included for all guests.
Mid Range: La Roja Bungalows
La Roja Bungalows is the most Instagrammable accommodation in Nusa Penida! These cute wooden bungalows sleep up to 2 people featuring spacious rooms, private bathroom, air-conditioning and free wifi. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, shared lounge and restaurant. An à la carte breakfast is also included. Perfect place to stay for couples and friends.
Budget: Nusa Garden Bungalow
The best budget accommodation in Nusa Penida! There are dorm rooms, double rooms and family rooms available at Nusa Garden Bungalow at a very affordable price. These Balinese-style bungalows are fitted with a fan, mosquito net and ensuite bathroom. Perfect for solo travelers and friends.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
GETTING AROUND NUSA PENIDA ISLAND
Nusa Penida is quite a large island and it can take up to one hour to get from one side of the island to the other during your Nusa Penida tour. The best means of transport on the island is on a scooter.
When you arrive at Toya Pakeh harbor in Nusa Penida there are a number of scooter rental shops on the beachfront that will be able to sort you out with some wheels.
I paid 70,000 IDR per day for a scooter rental which came with a full tank of gas so you can expect to pay something around that price.
Be sure to get a helmet as an extra precaution for riding on the roads in Nusa Penida as they are not very well maintained, especially the roads leading to Broken Beach.
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AIRBNB NUSA PENIDA
Another option for accommodation near Broken Beach is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals on Nusa Penida Island.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR BROKEN BEACH
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF BROKEN BEACH
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