Suwehan Beach is one of those very beautiful beaches of Nusa Penida which remains quite wild. It is now quite easy to get to the beach with a brand new staircase. The way down till the beach will take you less than twenty minutes. It is close to Atuh Beach and it may be a good idea to combine the visit of both beaches in the same tour. It’s one of my favorite places in Nusa Penida.
Part of the staircase fell down from the cliff after the 2019 earthquake. But it is now repaired.
What is the best time to go to Suwehan Beach?
In any case it is better to arrive at Suwehan Beach before noon. Because the beach is facing east and is located right down an impressive cliff. So in the afternoon the beach is in the shadow of the cliff. Swimming will be less friendly and the light will not be as good for your photos. Try also to avoid high tide because the beach will be smaller. And close properly your backpack. Because during my last visit a wave stronger than the other ones rebounded against a rock and, as improbable as it seems, filled completely the pocket in which was my cell phone.
If you have a drone, it is also better to fly from the top of the cliff because the GPS location might be more difficult down there.
The views of Suwehan Beach are breathtaking. At the bottom of the recently built stairs you will have a first overview of the beach. And you will also see in the distance the rocks that are in front of Atuh Beach.
But to have a beautiful view of the rock that sits in the middle of the bay you will have to go to the other end of the beach. And that’s why it is better to avoid high tide.
How to get to Suwehan beach
Since the main road through the interior of Nusa Penida is new, it is pretty easy to go to Suwehan beach. Recently most of the road network of the North of the island has also been asphalted. Count one hour driving, 45 minutes on a renovated road and 15 minutes on a poor condition road, regardless where you come from. The best way to get there is to download Google Map offline and to follow the directions. And check the itinerary before going.