Atuh Beach, or Pantai Atuh, is a hidden beach on Nusa Penida Island's remote south-eastern coast. The beach is secluded by magnificent green cliffs, while it is surrounded by various calcareous rock formations, adding to the area's beauty. The white sand beach itself can be accessed via a purpose-built staircase, or if you feel adventurous, you can try the narrow tracks along a rough cliff face. With a spectacular view, the beach is great for relaxing. The waters are not always swimming, though.
The Atuh Beach coast is dotted with four main rocky outcrops and islets. All of these contribute to amazing views. Named by locals like Batu Melawang, Batu Abah, Batu Paon and Bukit Jineng, it is Bukit Jineng, also known as Batu Bolong or "hollow rock," which is the most striking because of its arch-like formation. Because of its remote location, most of your visit is likely to have the beach for you. Low tide often reveals rock pools where fish and marine life waiting to hit a ride on the next tide can be observed.
Swimming in the waves beyond the rock pools is not recommended and there are no lifeguards. Sometimes local vendors sell refreshments and snacks on the surrounding sand. Motorcycling is the best way to get to Atuh Beach, like most remote beaches on the island of Nusa Penida. It's about a two-hour ride from the island's main harbor's northwest coast. The descent to the beach itself is about half an hour's walk and the view is worth it, especially if you're a beach lover.
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