Broken Beach or Pasih Uug in Nusa Penida Island

Broken Beach referred to by locals as Pasih Uug is one of the top picturesque destinations on Nusa Penida Island.

Uniqueness, a tranquil and incredible scene, which is a great spot for travel photographers and panoramic view seekers.

Where there are reach of cliffs 50-200 meters high. Cliff circular shape and the middle forming holes like caves or tunnels sea. The sea water as if caught in the middle of the cliff that makes it seem a big pond.

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Broken Beach (Pasih Uug) has big natural pool, with about a hundred meters in diameter, created by sea abrasion and collapsed limestone hill in million years ago. This hole has 98 meter in diameter and offering unique and scenic view.

Incredible views like heaven on earth where in a middle of a cliff there is a circular hole and tunnels that penetrate directly to the sea, with breathtaking views of the ocean and the cliffs.

This mesmerising place, you can't find a beach like this in any parts of this world, except on Nusa Penida Island in Bali. So if have a plan to Bali on holiday especially everyone's Instagram feed lately or YouTuber, Broken Beach (Pasih Uug) is must be in your list.

Here is everything you need to know before you visit Broken Beach (Pasih Uug) in Nusa Penida Island, Bali. But feel free to jump to any section that interests you.

What to Expect at Broken Beach

Before arriving at the spot, you will be welcomed with a breathtaking view of blue sky and blue sea blended in one color makes us feel in a different planet.

Pasih Uug Beach (Broken Beach) is an absolutely epic bay on Nusa Penida Island. This is amazing place with a massive arch where you can walk across, to the mantas you can see from the cliffside.

broken beach bali

From the name itself ‘Pasih Uug Beach’ (Balinese language) is defined as damaged beach. Although interpreted thus, this would be a tourist area that is truly unique and attractive.

Other than that spot, there’s another spot that’s probably a hidden spot in which visitors can capture a different angle of the Broken Beach (Pasih Uug).

Firstly, you should cross the perforated bridge and trek for a few minutes while enjoying an expanse of green lawn along the way. Be careful of sharp rocks and ready to discover the beauty of Broken Beach.

It’s not only about the beauty of mother nature, Broken Beach also offers an uncommon attraction where stingrays and dolphins swim in the sea early in the morning locals say. So, don’t think twice to visit this incredible spot.

Broken Beach Address & Map Location

Broken Beach (Pasih Uug) located in the village of Bunga Mekar, on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida Island, Klungkung Regency, Bali, Indonesia.

About 28 km or 1 hour drive from Dermaga Banjar Nyuh (Banjar Nyuh Port) Nusa Penida Island, however the island can be reached just 40 – 50minutes by public speed boat from Sanur, Bali mainland.

Here is an accurate position of Broken Beach (Pasih Uug) on the Google map

How to Get to Broken Beach

Getting to Broken Beach you have to go to southwestern coast of Nusa Penida Island. The island is quite big and it can take over an hour to cruise from one side to another depending on where your accommodation is located. 

You can catch a fast boat to Nusa Penida from Bali mainland, or if you’re staying on Nusa Lembongan or Ceningan, you can catch a boat across from the Yellow Bridge.

fast boat to nusa penida

The speed boat ticket is 175,000 IDR per person for each way, and can be bought at the pier and leave at least once a day starting.

Regular speed boat services operate daily between Nusa Penida and Sanur in South Bali as well as between Nusa Penida and Kusamba and Padang Bai in East Bali.

However the most convenient way day trip on a speedboat to Penida and tour around the sights for the day with a guide before returning back to Bali in the evening.

For just $80, the top-rated Nusa Penida Day Tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off from Bali, lunch, boat transfers and your guide.

Broken Beach (Pasih Uug) Entrance Fee

Visit to the Broken Beach (Pasih Uug) are subject to small an entrance fee of IDR 5,000 IDR per person, and 5,000 IDR for parking. This fees will give you access to both Angel's Billabong and Broken Beach.

And the payment should be cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), so please prepare small cash before you come here.

Broken Beach Opening Hours & Best Time to Visit

Broken Beach (Pasih Uug) can be visited at anytime of the day, but this plas has no electric facilities, so we recommend you to visit during day time between 06.00 AM to 06.30 PM.

And the best time to visit Broken Beach is after March begins the dry season, and June to September tend to be the most ideal months to visit bali as their is little to no rain and humidity.

Broken Beach History

Not one think that Broken Beach (Pasih Uug) become an "Icon" of tourism in Nusa Penida in particular, and in Bali in general. In fact, Pasih Uug is now a prime tourist destination for foreign tourists around the world. For foreign tourists, Broken Beach is one of the most unique works of natural art.

As Broken Beach became famous the stories, myths, and the fact that Broken Beach was formed appeared on the surface. Many think that the story of the formation of Broken Beach is just a myth.

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However, for local people who are around the Pasih uug location, they believe that the story of the formation of Pasih Uug is a fact. Even for them there is a witness of his life.

The story of Broken Beach (Pasih Uug) was began when the people here find cow, and no body know who is the owning the cow, then all the people agreed to catch and slaughter the Cattle to cook together.

Without any foreboding and suspicious signs, the slaughter and cooking process went smoothly.

After they cook and eated, there came a small child who was looking for lost farm animals. The little boy asks about his loss. However, the people did not claim to have bought the child's cow.

To find the truth, the child held a contest by sticking a stick on the ground. The child requested that residents revoke the stick. If anyone is able to revoke this stick, then it's true that you don't take and buy my livestock.

The residents also arrogantly tried to revoke the stick, however, none of the residents were able to revoke it.

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After feeling confident that the citizen had lied, the child pulled out the stick and immediately an earthquake caused the land to collapse instantly. No one resident there survived.

However, there were some residents who were assigned to provide food to the people who were still in the location and got their village and house already in the sea.

These survivors are considered as living witnesses and tell the story from generation to generation to their descendants.

In addition, according to the information conveyed by divers who take Diving tourists in Broken Beach found some objects such as, "Lesung" which is a place to pound corn.

A place to cook rice made from clay, and a place to spread the spices made from stone. This finding makes some people believe that the story of the formation of Pasih Uug (Broken Beach) is true.

Broken Beach Nusa Penida Tours

The journey to Broken Beach is an overland adventure through Nusa Penida’s rugged limestone terrain. Most of the pathways are rocky and unpaved. The majority of people is doing a day trip.

From from snorkeling trip to the most popular spot like Manta bay, Crystal bay, Wall Point, and Gamat bay to the most places like Kelingking Viepoint, Angel's Billabong, and Crystal bay.

kelingking beach

Price: $ 85

Explore the beautiful island of Nusa Penida on a full-day tour from Bali. Relax on the white sand beaches far from the tourist crowds and experience a perfect getaway.

Visit the famous Kelingking Beach for the chance to take photos of the most beautiful spot on the island. Marvel at the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean,

Enjoy a beauty of Pasih Uug (Broken Beach), the natural pool of Angel's Billabong, and experience the peace and quiet of one of the less visited spots on Nusa Penida before going to the popular beach at Crystal Bay, known for its great diving and snorkeling opportunities.

nusa penida snorkeling

Price: $ 110

Experience an amazing 4 famous snorkeling spots, such as; Manta bay, Crystal bay, Gamat bay, and Jeti Wall Point. Get incredible views of the Broken Beach, Angel's Billabong, Kelingking Secret Point, and Crystal bay.

This package includes round-trip hotel transport, return fast boat tickets, lunch comfortable air-conditioned car or minivan during on Island trip, all the gear (mask, snorkel, fins), with experienced snorkeling guide.

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