Broken Beach on Nusa Penida West Coast
Broken Beach is a testimony of a creation that took many years to become what it is today. Not really the beach you would expect but more of a natural wonder. The bay is nestled within rugged cliffs and an archway feeds ocean water into this massive hole in the land.
Here is all you need to know about Nusa Penida’s Broken Beach.
How to Get to Broken Beach
Broken Beach in Nusa Penida is on the western coast. The island isn’t that big but some roads are in poor condition therefore allow extra time for your trip. We wouldn’t consider the road leading here as bad for Nusa Penida’s standards. But still has pretty rough patches.
Allow at least an hour to get here if you come from the other end of the island.
Broken Beach in Nusa Penida stands in league of its own right. Dramatic cliffs circulate all the way round Broken Beach and an archway eroded into the cliffs feeds ocean water to the unique bay.
This is one of those places you can’t help but stand in awe at nature’s creations.
We came here early morning after spending over an hour at Angel’s Billabong (which is just a short walk away). Being here alone we had an experience on a whole new level. Not a sole was around and we had the whole place to ourselves. Guided tours will start getting here at around 10 am. So that gives a good space of time to explore both Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach. Given you get here early that is.
Paths circulate all the way around the sunken hole of Broken Beach, hence the amount of photo opportunities. We took a whole load of photographs from all the popular spots and a few other angles.
If you have some time to spare and want to get something more unique, try wandering away from the beaten path.
Now, open Google Maps and you will see there is a Manta Viewpoint. If you haven’t yet seen the mantas this is your best bet to see them from above. The Manta Viewpoint is further along the cliffs, directly opposite of Broken Beach. Don’t worry, you won’t be walking directly on the edge but rather in the dry landscape further inland. You can then move closer to get a better view out onto the ocean and hopefully see the Mantas gliding right beneath you.
Unfortunately, our visit was around the full moon dates. This creates large swells and strong underwater currents, hence the big crashing waves. Therefore we did not manage to spot Mantas.
All along the cliffs you will find unique photo opportunities. One being of the eroded archway, but instead of from the usual popular angles, from the opposite side. To get here you will need to head towards the archway along the cliffs.
Click on the right most button to enlarge the map, get the map legend and search the map.