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Atuh Beach, Bali Overview

Located on the south-eastern coast of Nusa Penida island, Atuh beach is ideal for those seeking a breathtaking view without the commercialized setup. Flanked by green cliffs one either side, a stairway leads the way to the white sandy shores. A few stalls sell refreshments along the coastline, and the beach is best visited during high tide.

Atuh Beach is a small and secluded beach which is perfect if one is looking to spend some quiet time away from the crowd and noise of Bali's busier beaches. The beach is flanked by breathtaking green cliffs and beautiful limestone rock formations which adds to the mystique of the place. The biggest advantage of the Atuh Beach is the remote location which lets one enjoy the whole shore!

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Things to Do

1. Hiking:
If one is up for a little adventure on the journey, attempt to walk the narrow tracks which lead to the rugged cliff face to embark on an adventurous and fulfilling hiking experience.

One of the best highlights of the beach is cliff jumping. There are many small cliffs around the beach and one can choose the best one to jump from. The height of the cliff is also not very high; however, check out the depth of the water to be on the safe side before taking that leap of faith.

3. Thousand Islands viewpoint:
Hiking towards the right side of Atuh Beach one can head up the hill and enjoy the breathtaking view from Thousand Islands viewpoint. But, be prepared to shell out IDR 10000 on your visit to this place.

4. Snorkelling:
Atuh beach offers one of the best snorkeling scenes in the areas and all one needs to do is suit up, grab your snorkeling gear and get set to explore the colors and beauty of the underwaters.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the beach is during sunrise, where the ocean looks truly serene with beauty. By 8:00 AM even the vendors open up their shops so one can also pick up some trinkets or grab a delicious bite to eat. The views of nature and the beach is amazing, so don't leave without clicking some beautiful snaps.


To have a memorable and safe visit, keep the following tips in mind:
  • Be careful before taking a dip in the ocean as there are not any lifeguards and it is also advisable to go swimming before 2:00 PM to avoid the low tides, as well as avoid swimming away from the shore.
  • If one reaches the beach early it comes with the added advantage of being less crowded and enjoying the entire beach.
  • It is better to ask for the price of the food before placing an order since the menu does not display the rates and one would be left with no choice but to pay for what is asked.

Where to Eat

Atuh Beach offers different types of food options. One can grab something delicious from the street vendors or head out to the nearby food joints which are family-friendly places offering some delicious Balinese and International cuisines. Some of the famous restaurants around the area include- ‘Wahyu Atuh Beach Warung’, ‘Ngiring Simpang Atuh Beach Resto’ and ‘Tropical Cliff.’

How To Reach Atuh Beach

  • To reach the beach, one has to reach the island of Nusa Penida and one can catch a ferry or boat to the island.
  • The journey takes about 30-45 minutes to reach depending upon the weather conditions.
  • In Nusa Penida, the roads are bumpy and rocky which are dotted by potholes which add some hurdles in the journey.

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