Everything you need to know about the incredible Broken Beach and nearby Angel’s Billabong on Nusa Penida Island, Indonesia.
On the West Coast of the incredible Nusa Penida Island are two famous landmarks within a stone’s throw of each other; Broken Beach and Angel’s Billabong.
If you’re looking for some epic travel inspiration for Nusa Penida, then definitely make sure to check this spot out. In this guide, I’ll outline everything you need to know about Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach to help you plan your trip.
I’ve also included some of my photos that I hope will inspire your visit!
By Olly Gaspar, traveler, travel blogger & photographer for 5+ years with 600+ published travel guides. I visit every place I write about & share real tips from what I learn.
About Angel's Billabong and Broken Beach on Nusa Penida
Angel's Billabong and Broken Beach on Nusa Penida are both unique geological formations. They're unique because they have both been formed from millions of years of natural erosion. These two Nusa Penida highlights draw thousands of visitors here for a chance to witness these beautiful natural phenomena.
Broken Beach, or Pasih Uug Beach, is a rocky archway that was formed from a collapsed sea cave many years ago. The strong tides on Nusa Penida continue to sweep beautiful, turquoise water through the arch and into the void every day.
Angel's Billabong, which you'll find just around the corner from Broken Beach, is a tidal rock pool formation that is popular for swimming and photos.
How to Get to Angel's Billabong
By far, the best way to get to Broken Beach and Angel's Billabong and explore Nusa Penida is to rent your own motorbike. You can get these from your accommodation or the many rental shops at the harbor port.
A daily rental costs between 50,000 to 70,000 rupiah for a decent scooter.
Alternatively, if you'd like to save the hassle of bartering, you can book one in advance on this website for 50,000 rupiah.
Book the cheap ferry from Bali online: Sanur (Bali) Ferry Transfer (fast-boat)
Since both of these attractions are located at the same "site", you'll want to head to the pin below. Expect a roughly 35 minutes scooter drive from the nearby Nusa Penida harbor. Once you arrive, you'll find a clearing to park your bike. It costs 10,000 rupiah to park your motorbike.
- Google Maps Pin: "Angel Billabong"
Guided Tour to Angel's Billabong & Broken Beach
Alternatively, if you'd rather see highlights of Nusa Penida Island like the Angel's Billabong, Broken Beach, and the spectacular Kelingking Beach in a single day from Bali, then it's best to book a tour.
There are many different businesses running tours from Bali to Nusa Penida but when booking, you'll want to make sure:
- Ensure its a fast boat transfer
- Ensure all fees are paid upfront
- Pick one with snorkelling at Crystal Bay and a visit to Kelingking Beach!
To save you the trouble of searching and haggling, I've linked the best-rated and most bang-for-buck trip that includes a visit to Angel's Billabong and Broken Beach below.
Broken Beach - What to Expect
The first attraction you'll spot at this destination is Broken Beach. This is a beautiful cove with an archway where you'll see waves crash through and fill the collapsed sea cave below.
You can walk all the war around the exposed hole or simply take some photos of the archway near the edge.
Below are some photos of Broken Beach that I captured on my trip.
Related: Tembeling Beach
Angel's Billabong - What to Expect
Just around the corner from Broken Beach towards the headland, you'll find Angel's Billabong. It takes less than five minutes to walk here.
My tip is to try to arrive here around low tide since the pools will likely be underwater at high tide!
If you plan your trip correctly and arrive at the Angle's Billabong on Nusa Penida around low tide, you'll enjoy beautiful pools that are perfect for swimming. Note that this spot is very popular so chances are you'll be sharing it with other travelers!
Related: Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
Where to Stay on Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida isn't a huge island, but there are several options to pick from when choosing where to stay. Below I've included my 3 picks for budget, mid-range, and luxury accommodation.
- Luxury: Adiwana Warnakali Resort - This isn't the most expensive luxury resort on Nusa Penida but it's definitely one of the best! This resort is waterfront located with large, luxury suites and an incredibly included breakfast.
- Mid-range: Jukung Cottage - This epic, beachside resort-style cottage retreat offers great bang for buck. It features a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, and a shared lounge.
- Budget: Hostel Bukit Sangcure - This is the accommodation I chose in Nusa Penida. It's a cheap backpacker hostel that is close to the port and offers breakfast and bike rentals.
More Indonesia & Nusa Penida Travel Guides
I hope that you've enjoyed this quick guide to the Angel's Billabong and Broken Beach on Nusa Penida, Indonesia.
While you're here, make sure to check out some of my other articles for more travel and adventure inspiration. Also, if you find any updates worth mentioning, let me know in the comments!