Nyang Nyang Beach

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Nyang Nyang Beach, Bali Overview

Nyang Nyang Beach is Bali’s best-kept secret destination featuring a 1.5-kilometer crystal white sand beach along the turquoise blue waters in the Uluwatu Pecatu region. The pristinely quiet beach with graffiti-bearing shipwrecks along the coastline makes it one of the most visited beaches in Bali.

The Nyang Nyang Beach is ideal for travel enthusiasts and beach lovers because it is far-flung, secluded, and leverages over the other crowded beaches. Located about half a kilometer drive from the famous Uluwatu temple, the Nyang Nyag Beach is tucked down about 15 to 20 minutes of trek from its parking spot. On covering this trek of moderately rocky terrain and a few flights of stairs towards the beach, one discovers the unblemished beach with theatrical silvery cliffs covered in Jurassic-like flora, rock pools, and a natural bed of seaweeds.

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Things to Do at Nyang Nyang Beach

The blinding white sands along the vast 1.5 kilometer coastline makes for a decent stroll for tourists who love to explore beaches. Being an isolated and quaintly tucked beach, one wouldn’t find many individuals wandering around apart from the seaweed farmers tending to their crops or a few adventurous surfers riding the high waves of the sea.

Exploring the Beach and Shipwrecks: One of the major tourist attraction of Nyang Nyang Beach are the abandoned boat vessels resting aside the coastline. Local artists that visit the beach regularly, make these shipwrecks look beautiful with their amazing graffiti artwork on the sides of these vessels and constantly visit the spot to change it into a new one. If lucky, one might even catch one of these artists in action.

A shipwreck at Nyang Nyang Beach
A shipwreck with graffiti art at Nyang Nyang Beach (Source)

Go Camping: Watch the sun set down the horizon, light up a campfire and be mesmerized under the umbrella of the vast bed of twinkling stars above. The sound of waves touching the shores in the dark of night becomes the music to ears when camping by the seashore.

Paragliding: Enjoy the extreme sensation of height in the safest way possible while paragliding at the Nyang Nyang Beach. There are a couple of paragliding schools near the beach charging aroung IDR 110,000 to IDR 200,000 per person.

Sunbathe and Swim: Carry along heap of shades, sunscreen, swimsuits and towel and enjoy the some sun-kissed bathing experience. One may as well go for swimming, keeping track of the tides timing. The waves aren’t very uneven making it a good beach for swimming.

Nyang Nyang Beach
The calm and secluded beach (Source)

Best Time to Visit

Situated along the sea coastline, Nyang Nyang experiences a tropical climate making it warm all year round. The temperature around November to March are bit on the cozier side, hence making it the best period to visit the beach, sun-bathe and even take a dip in the cool waters of the sea. Otherwise, this quaint beach can be visited all year round since it’s never crowded.

Aerial view of Nyang Nyang Beach
Aerial view of Nyang Nyang Beach (Source)


  • Carr water and snacks, since the beach isn’t commercialized and hence lacks too many options of beach shacks and eateries.
  • One needs to walk, hike, and trek to get to Nyang Nyang beach. Hence, this place is not recommended for people with mobility issues.
  • If planning to bathe in the sea, check the tides to pick an ideal time. Also, carry extra pair of clothing, towels, sunscreen and a heap of shade when visiting this secluded beach.
  • Beware of the wasps found in the shipwrecks.
  • It is advisable to leave before dark since the pathway towards the exit is not well illumined with lights.
  • Avoid wearing flip flops for the steep journey down the trek towards the beach. 

How To Reach Nyang Nyang Beach

The beach is located in the Pecatu area at about 500-metre drive southeast of the Uluwatu Temple. When travelling from Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu, it takes about 1-hour to 1.5 hour. One may travel to the location by renting a motorbike, scooter or even a private car from these area. A bike or scooter can be rented for IDR 50,000 and a car for IDR 500,000 (for 8 hours). One may as well hire a taxi to Nyang Nyang Beach entrance, keeping in mind that getting a ride back might be difficult.

On reaching the parking spot of Nyang Nyang Beach, follow the signage pointing towards the main beach and trek down about 500 steep stairs heading down. It is a strenuous walk down the road, but the rewards of the picturesque view of beach are worth every effort.

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