TEMBELING BEACH & FOREST ON NUSA PENIDA

TEMBELING BEACH & FOREST ON NUSA PENIDA

Tembeling Beach and Tembeling Forest are up there with one of my favourite spots to visit on Nusa Penida Island. Tembeling Beach offers a number of cool things to see including pristine white sand beaches, tropical rainforests, blue lagoons, hidden caves and cliff jumping spots.

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WHERE IS TEMBELING BEACH & HOW TO GET THERE

Tembeling Forest & Beach is located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island, very close to the Banah Cliff  Viewpoints.

From the main harbour of Toya Pakeh, it is approximately a 45-minute drive to Tembeling Beach. You can rent a scooter at the Toya Pakeh harbour for 70,000 rupiah per day. Alternatively, most accommodations will help you to organise a scooter rental during your time spent on Nusa Penida Island.

PIN LOCATION OF TEMBELING BEACH & FOREST

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ARRIVING AT TEMBELING BEACH

The one-way track down to Tembeling Beach from the main road is very steep and rocky and for experienced riders only. If you are not confident to ride down the sketchy road, there is usually a group of local Indonesians sitting in a small hut at the turnoff for Tembeling Forest that will offer you a return ride down on the back of their motorbike for 50,000 rupiah. If you want to save the $ it is possible to walk down to Tembeling Beach which takes approximately 30-minutes.

Surprisingly, we did not have to pay for parking or any entrance fees for this location which was great. It is spots like these that I love to discover before they get too popular.

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5 THINGS TO DO AT TEMBELING BEACH

#1 SWIM IN THE BLUE LAGOON

The main attraction at Tembeling Beach is the fresh water blue lagoon nestled in the Tembeling Forest. This freshwater natural pool is the perfect spot for a swim on the way down to Tembeling Beach.

#2 CLIFF JUMPING AT THE BLUE LAGOON

There are 2 cliff jumping spots into the blue lagoon at Tembeling Beach. One is 3 meters high and the other is 5 meters. I did a depth check of the lagoon before doing some cliff jumping and I wasn’t able to touch the bottom. My guess is that the lagoon is approximately 3-4 meters deep.

#3 SECRET BEACH AND CAVES

Discover the hidden cave and secret beach just a short 2-minute walk from the blue lagoon through the Tembeling Forest. Squeeze through the crack in the rock into a cave that opens up on to a secret beach. There are hundreds of carefully crafted rock sculptures scattered across the beach on the other end of the cave.

#4 JACUZZI POOL

Right before you get to Tembeling Beach there is a freshwater jacuzzi pool that the locals have creatively built on the edge of the cliffs. This is one of Nusa Penida’s best-kept secrets! Take a refreshing dip in the jacuzzi pool with incredible jungle views of the Tembeling Forest and Tembeling Beach in the distance.

#5 TEMBELING BEACH

Last but not least is the beautiful Tembeling Beach. There is a rocky reef on the shoreline of Tembeling Beach and there a number of tidal pools to take a dip in but swimming in the waves here is definitely not recommended.

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NUSA PENIDA BALI – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The Nusa Islands is a trio of islands just 30 minutes by boat from mainland Bali. From my experience having visiting all 3 islands I recommend spending at least 3 nights on Nusa Lembongan, a day trip to Nusa Ceningan and then at least 3-4 nights on Nusa Penida. This will give you plenty of time to enjoy all the awesome spots the Nusa Islands has to offer!

NUSA PENIDA ACCOMMODATION

Nusa Penida has hundreds of accommodations to chose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favourite places to stay that caters for luxury travellers to budget backpackers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

For all other accommodations on Nusa Penida Island, you can click HERE to search on booking.com.

OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR TEMBELING BEACH

For more awesome things to do on Nusa Penida Island, check out my Ultimate Nusa Penida Guide.

Thanks for reading this article and if you have any questions about Tembeling Beach & Tembeling Forest please drop me a comment below.

Happy Adventuring 🙂

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