Tembeling Beach Nusa Penida – The Ultimate Guide

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Tembeling Beach is one of my favorite spots to visit on Nusa Penida Island.

Featuring a number of cool things to see including pristine white sand beaches, tropical rainforests, natural lagoons, hidden caves, and cliff jumping spots.

I have put together this complete guide to visiting Tembeling Beach Nusa Penida including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive.

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WHERE IS TEMBELING BEACH?

Tembeling Forest and Temebeling Beach are located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island.

Some other highlights worth visiting on the west coast of the island are Kelingking Beach and Banah Cliff Viewpoints.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

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HOW TO GET HERE

The easiest way to get to Tembeling Beach Nusa Penida is by scooter.

There are a number of scooter rental shops dotted along the beachfront at Toya Pakeh harbor that will be able to sort you out with some wheels when you arrive.

Alternatively, most accommodations will help you to organize a scooter rental for the time you plan to spend on Nusa Penida Island.

You can expect to pay around 70,000 IDR per day for a Nusa Penida scooter rental with a full tank of gas.

Be sure to get a helmet as an extra precaution for riding on the roads in Nusa Penida as they are not very well maintained with potholes and loose gravel in many areas.

I also highly recommend purchasing travel insurance, especially when riding on the roads in Asia. Safety first!

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NUSA PENIDA INSTAGRAM TOUR

If you happen to be in Bali and planning to visit Nusa Penida Island, there is one tour that I can highly recommend that covers all the highlights on a full-day trip from Bali.

The Nusa Penida Instagram Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.

This tour covers the top Instagram locations on Nusa Penida such as Kelingking Beach, Angels Billabong, Broken Beach, and more!

With a hassle-free pick-up and drop-off from your hotel, return boat transfers from Bali, a hearty lunch, all entrance fees, and an English-speaking guide.

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ARRIVING AT TEMBELING NUSA PENIDA

The one-way track down to Tembeling Beach Nusa Penida from the main road is very steep and it’s recommended for experienced riders only.

Must Read → 15 Things To Do In Nusa Penida

If you are not confident to ride down the sketchy road, there is typically a group of local Indonesians sitting in a small hut at the turnoff for Tembeling Forest that will offer you a return ride down on the back of their motorbike for 50,000 IDR.

If you want to save money, it’s possible to walk down which takes approximately 30-minutes each way.

Surprisingly, there are no parking or entrance fees for this location.

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THINGS TO DO AT TEMBELING NUSA PENIDA

 

SWIM IN THE BLUE LAGOON

The main attraction is the freshwater blue lagoon nestled in the Tembeling Forest. This freshwater natural pool is the perfect spot for a swim on the way down to Tembeling Beach.

CLIFF JUMPING AT THE BLUE LAGOON

There are two cliff jumping spots into the blue lagoon. One is 3 meters high and the other is 5 meters.

I did a depth check of the lagoon before doing some cliff jumping and I wasn’t able to touch the bottom. My guess is that the lagoon is approximately 3 to 4 meters deep.

SECRET BEACH AND CAVES

Discover the hidden cave and secret beach just a short 2-minute walk from the blue lagoon through the Tembeling Forest. Squeeze through the crack in the rock into a cave that opens up onto a secret beach. There are hundreds of carefully crafted rock sculptures scattered across the beach on the other end of the cave.

JACUZZI POOL

Right before you get to Tembeling Beach there is a freshwater jacuzzi pool that the locals have creatively built on the edge of the cliffs. This is one of Nusa Penida’s best-kept secrets! Take a refreshing dip in the jacuzzi pool with incredible jungle views of the Tembeling forest and beach in the distance.

TEMBELING BEACH

Last but not least is the beautiful Tembeling Beach. There is a rocky reef on the shoreline and there a number of tidal pools to take a dip in but swimming in the waves here is definitely not recommended.

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WHERE TO NEXT?

Nusa Penida Island offers a mecca of awesome adventures and locations that will leave you jaw-dropped and gasping with excitement around every corner of the island!

Click on the links below to discover more awesome things to do in Nusa Penida:

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WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA

Nusa Penida Island has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Nusa Penida to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Pandawa Beach Resort & Spa

This amazing beachfront 5-star resort is centrally located in Nusa Penida. Pandawa Beach Resort offers beachfront rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free wifi, and ocean views. The rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms, and a modern interior. A continental or buffet breakfast is included for all guests.

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Mid Range: La Roja Bungalows

La Roja Bungalows is the most Instagrammable accommodation in Nusa Penida! These cute wooden bungalows sleep up to 2 people featuring spacious rooms, a private bathroom, air-conditioning, and free wifi. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, and a restaurant. An à la carte breakfast is also included. Perfect place to stay for couples and friends.

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Budget: Nusa Garden Bungalow

The best budget accommodation in Nusa Penida! There are dorm rooms, double rooms, and family rooms available at Nusa Garden Bungalow at a very affordable price. These Balinese-style bungalows are fitted with a fan, mosquito net, and ensuite bathroom. Perfect for solo travelers and friends.

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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA

 

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WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI

When visiting Bali, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;

  • Sunscreen – the Balinese sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
  • Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
  • Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
  • Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.

If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;

  • GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
  • Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.

 

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TRAVEL RESOURCES FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or it’s your first trip overseas, here are some useful travel resources to help you kick-start your next adventure!

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Looking for more? Check out my Travel Resources page for further help with your trip planning!

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

If you have any questions about Tembeling Beach Nusa Penida, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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