Nyang Nyang Beach (Pantai Nyang Nyang) is one of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in all of Bali. The glistening white sand and turquoise waters make this beach a must-see location during your visit to Uluwatu.
If you are planning a trip down south to visit all of the best Uluwatu Beaches, be sure to check out Nyang Nyang while you’re at it!
I have put together this complete guide to Pantai Nyang Nyang including where it is, how to get there, the best time to visit, and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS NYANG NYANG BEACH?
Nyang Nyang Beach is located on the Bukit Peninsula in Uluwatu, South Bali.
HOW TO GET HERE
If you are staying in the Uluwatu region, I recommend renting a scooter and making the short drive over to this epic beach.
For those of you who are coming from Kuta, Seminyak, or Canggu, it’s approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey, depending on traffic.
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Pantai Nyang Nyang
NYANG NYANG BEACH ENTRANCE
There are two different entry points for Nyang Nyang, the east entrance (Nunggalan Beach) and the west entrance.
The easiest way to get down to the beach is to take the west entrance because there is a newly constructed road that leads from the top of the cliffs all the way down to the shoreline.
Do bear in mind this road is very steep and only accessible to scooters. If you arrive by car, you’ll have to leave your vehicle at the top of the hill and walk down on foot.
Upon arrival, there is a small ticketing booth where you’ll have to stop and pay an entry fee to access the beach. The fee is by donation only, so something around 5,000 IDR per person is acceptable.
The west entrance ticket booth
Steep road down to the beach
Beach parking lot
The jump-off point for the east entrance (which is now called Nunggalan Beach on Google maps) is located in front of a hotel and you can safely park your scooter in the parking lot free of charge.
From here, follow the path along the right-hand side of the hotel and when you come to a fork in the track, take the path down to the right which eventually emerges on the shoreline.
The trek down the cliffside to get to the beach takes around fifteen to twenty minutes. The stairs are quite steep in areas and some parts are very rocky so make sure to wear suitable footwear.
You will find little warungs at the top and at the bottom of the cliffs selling snacks, water, and coconuts which is super convenient because it’s thirsty work getting down to Pantai Nyang Nyang and back up again.
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The east entrance trail
Nyang Nyang Beach Uluwatu
EAST NYANG NYANG (NUNGGALAN BEACH)
To avoid any confusion, the east end of the beach is now called Nunggalan Beach, and the west end of the beach is called Nyang Nyang but it’s basically the same beach because they share the same shoreline.
The first thing my friends and I did as soon as we arrived on the beach was run straight for the ocean to cool off in the calm waters after the sweaty hike down.
When you’re in the water, I invite you to look back towards where you just trekked down and marvel at the dense greenery that covers the monolithic cliff walls.
A shipwreck can be found on this end of the beach which is half-buried in the sand. It’s a very popular spot to take photos sitting or standing on the boat.
Graffiti artists have also taken advantage of the Nyang Nyang Beach shipwreck to display their artworks.
Going for a refreshing swim
A graffiti artist on the beach
The famous shipwreck
WEST NYANG NYANG
The west end of the beach is my personal favorite, mostly because it’s so much easier to access the beach via the road.
Once you park up your scooter in the parking lot, simply walk down onto the glistening white sand shoreline and pick a spot to perch up for a while!
There’s also a small beach bar and restaurant located on the water’s edge with an amazing view of the ocean. It’s possible to purchase cold beer, coconuts, snacks, and other local dishes if you’re feeling hungry or thirsty during your visit.
West Nyang Nyang
Beach bar and restaurant
Great day for it
The west end is one of the more remote beaches in the Uluwatu region with fewer crowds!
For the beachgoers, it’s the perfect place for taking a dip in the ocean, going for long walks along the beach, working on that perfect Bali tan, and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
One important thing to note when going swimming is that there is no lifeguard on duty at this beach. Be sure to assess the sea conditions before jumping in the water. It’s recommended to not go any further than waist-deep.
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Another beach bar
Once you’ve had a bite to eat and a refreshing swim, I highly recommend going for a long stroll up the beach and exploring the coastline. You’ll surely find a secluded patch of sand to enjoy some peace and quiet all to yourself.
The Bubble Hotel can also be found at this end of the beach if you wish to book a night under the stars in one of the most unique accommodations in Bali.
Upon leaving, you can also find some epic viewpoints located on the top of the cliffs at the west entrance boasting a different perspective of the beach from above. It’s an awesome spot to get some photos to share on your socials!
Just be super careful when exploring the clifftops because there are no fall restraints along the edges. Know your limits.
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Enjoying the clifftop views
An aerial perspective
BEST TIME TO VISIT
I recommend visiting early morning before it gets too hot in the midday sun and you can enjoy a few hours down on the beach to yourself with no one else in sight. And because of its east-facing location, it’s an unreal spot to see the sunrise.
If you do decide to visit later in the day, consider sticking around for sunset, which is generally around 6 pm. The sunsets down here in the Bukit Peninsula are pretty hard to beat!
When visiting the east end of the beach, the best time to take photos of the famous shipwreck is before 12 pm. We arrived at around 2 pm and it was difficult shooting into the sun as it began to set in the west.
Apart from that, it’s a great all-rounder, anytime-of-day beach to visit and I guarantee you’ll enjoy it just as much as I have!
Sunny beach days
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST IN ULUWATU
The Bukit Peninsula boasts many other awesome locations that are definitely worth checking out.
Click on the links below to see all other points of interest near Pantai Nyang Nyang.
- Karang Boma Cliff
- Jaran Hill Sunset Viewpoint
- Green Bowl Beach
- Suluban Beach Uluwatu
- Thomas Beach
- Padang Padang Beach
- Bingin Beach
- Balangan Beach
Suluban Beach Uluwatu
Another alternative when planning a trip to Uluwatu is to book a full-day tour to experience the best beaches in Uluwatu and other popular attractions in the Bukit Penisula.
This Full-Day Uluwatu Tour includes a pick-up and drop-off from your hotel and the places you’ll get to visit are Pandawa Beach, Melasti Beach, Padang Padang, Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Fire Dance, and a seafood dinner on Jimbaran Beach.
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WHERE TO STAY IN ULUWATU
Uluwatu has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to suit the needs of luxury travelers, budget backpackers, and everyone in between.
See this list of accommodations in Uluwatu that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Canang Sari Villas
I’ve stayed at Canang Sari Villas a few times and it’s one of the best 4-star accommodations near Pantai Nyang Nyang. Featuring 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas with private swimming pools, beautiful gardens, equipped kitchens, large living space, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, free wifi, and ocean views. There is also a spa center and squash court for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes, and shops. Perfect for families, friends, and couples.
Mid Range: Bukal Sari Villas Uluwatu
Awesome 3-star accommodation boasting a swimming pool, restaurant, gardens, and outdoor swimming pool. There is free wifi and each room is spacious and modern with private bathrooms. Continental or à la carte breakfast is included for all guests. Close to Uluwatu Temple and beaches. Great for couples, families, and friends.
Budget: Bali Beats Guesthouse Uluwatu
One of the best budget accommodations. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, garden terrace, and free wifi. There are a restaurant and bar as well as a shared kitchen for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes, and restaurants. Perfect for solo travelers and friends on a budget.
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