Time: 15-30 min
Broken Beach is a famous destination in Nusa Penida, Bali. It is called “broken” because of the archway that allows the beautiful azur blue water to flow into the stunning cove. You can even visit by boat, and there is a chance you will see manta rays in the area. In Balinese it is called Pasih Uug. If you are in Nusa Penida, this is a must see and a photographers paradise.
When you arrive at the parking lot, turn left through the tiny village of shops and you will get there right away (just follow everyone else). If you walk around the cove clockwise, you will find the perfect spot, where you will see the hole, the archway and the ocean in the background. But don’t forget to walk all the way around it, and perhaps wander away for a bit, while scouting for manta rays. When you are done, don’t forget to visit Angel’s Billabong just next to it.
You are guaranteed to see lots of tourist there, so be patient if you want to get a photo at the edge.
How to get here?
Broken Beach is easily accessible, but you do need some transportation to get there. Most people either go with a guide or a personal driver, which is very affordable in Bali, or by scooter. Be careful if you chose the latter. Nusa Penida roads are quieter than many mainland roads, but it can be dangerous if you are not used to getting around like this.
You can book a personal driver on GetYourGuide (sponsored link) in advance. This is a great way to explore Nusa Penida and Bali in general. You can decide where and when you want to go, and they are very helpful with tips and photos.
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Where to stay?
We chose to stay in the middle of the Island, at a hotel called The Dara Hill. It was cheap, and made it convenient to rent a scooter on our second day to continue. There wasn’t anything else in the area, so if you don’t like it remote, you may want to stay near some of the harbor cities.
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Our experience in Bali Part 1 – Nusa Penida and Canggu