Atuh Beach, Nusa Penida

Many tourists have heard about Nusa Penida Island. They even visit it over time, especially during long holidays. The island is known for its exotic beaches and other famous vacation spots. As for the reference, tourists can visit Atuh Beach at Pejukutan Village. The various landscapes and astonishing sea scenery become two prime allures there. Thus, visitors are able to enjoy several activities like beach exploration, photography, swimming, and relaxation. For the information, the name derives from the presence of Atuh Spring which is located near to the beach (in the west part of Atuh Temple).

The Nuance
What is about the nuance? Once arriving at Atuh Beach, tourists may see several stunning landscapes right away. The most noticeable is the formation of 4 big coral islands called Batu Paon, Papadasan, Bukit Jineng, and Batu Abah. The good news is tourists are able to reach those small islands later. The next feature is the white sandy shoreline where people can enjoy beach walking and sunbathing. Next, some coral landscape also resides in some parts of the shoreline. Tourists should wear comfy footwear when exploring that spot, though. As for the sea, it has small waves and shallow water!

Exploring Atuh Beach
What can tourists do in Atuh Beach, actually? First, visitors should explore the white sandy beach. As mentioned before, they can enjoy sunbathing and beach walking comfortably. Thanks to the comfy soft-textured shoreline. Next, tourists should reach the shore and play water in it. As for the tip, it is recommended to come to the beach during the low tide. At the time, some sea creatures are seen clearly due to the shallowness. Tourists can even play water in a safer manner.

The next allure in Atuh Beach is the presence of “Batu Bolong”, which is a nearby coral island. The official name is Batu Melawang Island. What makes it the best feature on the beach? It is related to the shape, which has a giant hole that appears like a coral tunnel. Thus, tourists must not forget to take photos of it during the visit later. One thing, they must reach a higher ground to get the best angle for photography.

Atuh Beach also has several interesting local legends. It is said all fishermen boats should pass through Batu Bolong before heading to the open sea. The locals consider it a ritual to prevent bad things when fishing or sailing, after all. Another story is related to the shore, which tastes fresh instead of salty near to the shoreline!

Nearby Attractions

  • Sebele Beach
  • Diamond Beach
  • Nusa Batupadahan
  • Belahpoh Point Sunrise
  • Twin Spring Water Hindu Temple


How to Get There
Atuh Beach is easy to reach, but tourists should give some efforts to get there. Their first destination is Bali Island and they can get there by airplane. From Jakarta City (Soekarno – Hatta International Airport), a flight to Ngurah Rai International Airport would take around 1 hour and 40 minutes. After arriving at Denpasar City, they should take By Pass Ngurah Rai and head to Sanur Port. This trip takes around 31 minutes, as the distance is 17.3 km. The purpose is to get a fast boat service and head to Nusa Penida Island. For the information, the voyage may take about 30 – 40 minutes. After reaching Toyapakeh Port, tourists must take Ped – Buyuk Street and reach Atuh Beach right away. The distance is 28.1 km, so the trip may take about 1 hour and 5 minutes.

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