The Best Beaches on Nusa Penida, Bali

Just off the southwest coast of Bali, three smaller islands are considered a part of the popular Indonesian region. With grand rocky cliffs towering high above soft beaches and turquoise waters, Nusa Penida is by far the most popular one. Just an hour’s boat ride from mainland Bali, it’s perfect for adventurers looking to explore hidden bays and impressive cliffs on a day trip.

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1. Crystal Bay

Located in a sheltered cove on the west coast of Nusa Penid you’ll find Crystal Bay. This beautiful area got its name from the translucently clear blue water that gently bobs onto the shore.

With a thriving reef, it’s known as one of the best places to go snorkeling or diving. Note, however, that the current here can be pretty strong! Grab a coconut at one of the small bungalows on the beach and enjoy the incredible scenery.

2.Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida

Kelingking Beach on Nusa penid with its dramatic T-rex-shaped cliffside, is one of Bali’s best and most famous beaches. The 200-meter-high viewpoint overlooking the rocks covered in green and the beach is simply mind-blowing! If you’ve got the time, you can scale down a hiking path to reach the beautiful beach below, lined with enormous white waves.