Nyang Nyang Beach is a long stretch of white sand that looks straight out of a tropical dream. Until recently, the only way to get to Nyang Nyang Beach in Uluwatu Bali was to take the jungle hike to the bottom. Now that it’s scooter accessible, this Indo paradise is quickly becoming one of the most popular beaches on the island! Here’s everything you need to know to have the best day ever at this hidden Bali beach.
How to Get to Nyang Nyang Beach Bali
There are two entry points to Nyang Nyang Beach with one being the much more popular option. Take a look and see what is right for you!
Main Entry to Nyang Nyang
This location is where a road has been cut into the mountainside which is very steep. However, those that are skilled and comfortable on a motorbike can make the drive down.
If you aren’t comfortable then you can easily walk the same road. It will be steep but not as extreme as the second option to get to Nyang Nyang.
Jungle Hike to Nyang Nyang Beach
The other way down is very steep and filled with countless steps down the mountain. Technically, it is East Nyang Nyang Beach and named “Nunggalan” on Google maps.
If you plan to use this trail make sure you are physically fit enough to make the climb back up. Bring plenty of water and start your climb long before sunset. This is not something you want to be doing in the dark!
Which Way is For You?
So what would make someone choose the second location over the first? Well if you do the hike down you will arrive at an area of the beach that is much more secluded and remote as it is more difficult to get to.
Obviously, with the road it is easier for travelers to visit the Nyang Nyang beach location. However, this is a beach that is still gaining popularity. Due to it’s more remote location you won’t find the crowds of Padang Padang Beach, Thomas, or Dreamland!
Parking at Nyang Nyang Beach
When we first visited this Bali beach we used the road which is the main entry point we discussed above. That’s what we recommend for other travelers and the information we will share in this article.
Nyang Nyang is a 5 minute drive from the Uluwatu Temple and about 15 minutes from the famous Padang Padang Beach. This area isn’t as developed as others in Uluwatu but is becoming more and more visited. We were staying nearby so it was very easy to get to.
When you arrive you’ll notice a gate with someone collecting money. This is a small donation that you make to be able to enter. Once you paid you’ll see a large parking lot and then a road going down to the right hand side.
If you don’t feel comfortable renting a motorbike consider hiring a driver for the day to take you around the island! You can beach hop in Uluwatu or even do a full island tour.
The Way Down to Nyang Nyang Beach
First off, if you don’t have a lot of experience riding motorbikes then do not attempt the drive down. The road is VERY VERY steep and the way up is more sketchy than the way down.
Also, make sure you rent a good bike with a larger engine especially if you have two people. We were honestly a bit worried our cheap motorbike wouldn’t make it up the hill!
Even though we have ridden motorbikes all over Southeast Asia, we found that the way down was a bit crazy. On the way up we decided to have Brigitte jump off as we had a smaller scooter.
For those not comfortable driving down you can either park at the top or get dropped off. The walk down will be easy, but the way up will be a bit rough in the afternoon heat. Sometimes there are locals in both parking lots offering rides for a small fee.
When you arrive at the beach it will be hard to miss the small restaurant serving up cold drinks and basic Indonesian food. We enjoyed grabbing an ice cold coconut and watching the surfers.
One thing to be aware of is that there is limited shade at the beach. If you are able to grab a seat overlooking the ocean it’s a great place cool down from the sun.
When it’s time to head back to Uluwatu town you’ll have so many great options to eat out. Here’s the 17 best restaurants and cafes to enjoy on your visit!
Walking Down to Nyang Nyang Beach
As we mentioned, this long white sandy beach is largely undeveloped. You’ll find small little nooks tucked into the shrub line to lay down you towel and grab some shade.
These isn’t a dramatic low tide like other beaches in Uluwatu. Still, know that there is a large reef right off the shore which makes some sections not great for swimming. Try to sit in an area where there is a sandy section so you can easily jump in and out of the water.
Surfing at Nyang Nyang Beach Bali
Nyang Nyang Beach Uluwatu is a popular options for surfers, especially since the road was put in. Directly off the shore you’ll see surfers at all times of day tearing up the waves and enjoying the water.
This isn’t a beach that you would want to learn at, but instead somewhere to go if you’re experienced. You can bring your own board or at the time of our visit they were renting them from the restaurant.
Nyang Nyang Beach Airplane
Over the last year, photos and videos have popped up showing the abandoned plane that sits on the cliff overlooking Nyang Nyang Beach. For awhile travelers could freely visit the plane and even walk out onto the wing which hung out over the cliffside.
Since its popularity grew the airplane has been closed off to the public and construction has started. It has been said that it’s going to be turned into a unique airbnb that you can actually stay in!
Is Nyang Nyang Beach Worth Visiting?
Absolutely! Just know it’s a bit of a trek to get there. After reading this blog you can see it’s different than many other Uluwatu beaches in this way.
Yet, once you arrive there you’ll see what all the hype is about. We loved this beach and thought it was the perfect day trip in Uluwatu. You can easily find your own slice of paradise on the massive beach to enjoy.
Have any questions about Nyang Nyang Beach in Bali or want to share tips from your own visit? Let us know in the comments below.
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Where To Stay in Uluwatu Bali
Ultra Luxury – Alila Villas Uluwatu – If you have some money to spend and want a taste of luxury near Uluwatu Temple, this is the spot for you! Most villas include private pools and incredible views of the ocean.
Fun Vacation – Village Bali – Add a cool twist to your Bali vacation with the fun and colorful decor. This hotel is located perfectly near Padang Padang beach.
Boutique Hotel – Hari Indah Boutique Hotel & Spa – Upscale bed and breakfast surrounded by a beautiful jungle setting. On site spa & restaurant, Bali decor, and a fun swimming pool!
Relaxing Stay – Davu Sundara Villa Uluwatu – A family run guesthouse with large rooms that overlook a lush jungle swimming pool. Quiet and relaxing area just outside of the main hustle of Uluwatu.
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Indonesia Travel Planning
Tours: Check out Get Your Guide for activities all over Bali. We recommend taking a sunrise Mount Batur hike with breakfast, an authentic cooking class in a local village, and the Ubud waterfall tour!
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