Broken Beach in Nusa Penida Island

Indonesia consists of thousands of islands and all of them are worth to visit. In terms of popularity, Bali Island perhaps is the best. Bali Province even has several small beautiful islands especially Nusa Penida! This small paradise has tons of amazing beaches including the one called Broken Beach or Pasih Uug Beach. The location is in Bunga Mekar Village and it is known for its sea clarity. No wonder, the beach is suitable for water sports like swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The vast landscape also helps tourists to enjoy exploration and trekking.

The Nuance
Each beach in Nusa Penida Island has a distinct allure. What about Broken Beach? Well, it indeed comes with beautiful sea scenery and clean water. Tourists even have the chance to see dolphins and mantas directly in that area. Still, the most impressive feature is the presence of some tall cliffs with a big hole in the midst of it. The height of the cliffs is about 50 – 200 meters. From afar, the cliffs and its hole look similar to a bridge! It becomes the best object for photography, therefore.

Exploring Broken Beach
The first thing that tourists can do after arriving at Broken Beach is to learn the history. According to the locals, the name derived from the presence of tall cliffs that surround the beach. This is why most visitors are likely to enjoy photography once they arrive at the site. If they take photos from a higher land, the holey cliff appears to look like a giant well in the midst of the sea! Thus, it is recommended to reach a better spot to take photos later.

For the information, Broken Beach is located far from local villages. This serenity helps tourists to enjoy relaxation in the best manner. Some people also choose the beach to relieve their stresses, as well. They want to hear the sound of peaceful waves on the site. Not to mention the warm breezy wind soothes both their mind and body. The calm sea is also suitable for snorkeling, as long as tourists carry their snorkeling gear and other required equipment. For those who are lucky enough, they would be able to meet a group of sea turtles and mantas during snorkeling.

After spending some time at Broken Beach, tourists should consider visiting a nearby settlement (Bunga Mekar Village). The purpose is to meet the locals and enjoy their delicious seafood. It is likely tourists are allowed to stay at one of the villager’s houses for resting before continuing their adventure in that area.

Nearby Attractions

  • Angle Billabong
  • Kelingking Beach
  • Nusa Penida Traditional House
  • Tembeling Beach and Forest
  • Banah Clift

How to Get There
It takes some time to reach Broken Beach. But first, tourists must head to Bali Island and the best way to get there is by airplane. For those coming from Jakarta City (Soekarno – Hatta International Airport), a flight to Ngurah Rai International Airport may take around 1 hour and 40 minutes. After they arrive at Denpasar City, the next destination is Sanur Port where they can get a fast boat service. The distance between the airport and the local port is 17.3 km, so the trip may take around 31 minutes. As for the best route, it is By Pass Ngurah Rai Street. From Sanur Port, tourists can reach Nusa Penida Island easily. This voyage takes around 35 minutes. After arriving at Toyapakeh Port, tourists should take Raya Klumpu – Toyapakeh Street and head to Broken Beach. The distance is 16.5 km, so the trip may take around 57 minutes.

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