Broken Beach\u00a0and\u00a0Angel\u2019s Billabong\u00a0are on the South-West coast of\u00a0Nusa Penida, not far from Crystal Bay. However, to go there by scooter or car you have to make quite a big detour. The road to go there used to be the worst one in all of Nusa Penida. Nowadays only the last hundred meters are a remainder of that terrible road ! You can also walk from Crystal Bay to Broken Beach, but the trail is not easy to find and it is a\u00a02 hour hike. The local name of Broken Beach and Angel\u2019s Billabong is\u00a0Pasih Uug, which means broken beach in the Balinese language. Together with\u00a0Kelingking Beach\u00a0and\u00a0Crystal Bay, Broken Beach and Angel\u2019s Billabong are some of\u00a0Nusa Penida\u2019s\u00a0most iconic destinations. If you visit the island for the first time, they are a must. It would be a shame to miss these beautiful spots. During covid, there are very few tourists on the island, so you can choose to visit these spots at any time of the day. Broken Beach Why is it called Broken Beach ? The spot was named Broken Beach as a result of the\u00a0collapse\u00a0of a part of the cliff. The collapsed part has a circular shape, forming an arch that borders the sea. Hence, the entire spot looks like a circular bay with an arch overlooking the sea. The photos are much better than the description though! At Broken Beach, you will probably spend some time walking around the bay and taking plenty of pictures. But\u00a0take care with selfies! Some careless tourists have gone too far in their effort to take the perfect selfie and have fallen from the cliff. Since then, signs have been put up that warn visitors about the risk of selfies! If you\u2019re lucky you may see some Manta rays from the cliff. The cliff is, namely, located on top of the so called Manta Bay where fishing boats bring guests for snorkeling. If you\u2019re lucky you may see some Manta rays from the arch. The bay in front of Broken Beach is indeed called Manta Bay. This is where fishing boats bring you when you book a snorkeling tour. Broken Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali Is it possible to fly a drone at Broken Beach? To get a great photo with a drone, I would recommend you to fly around 150 meters high and take a vertical shot from there. However, do not try to fly under the arch to shoot a video. Many people have tried and were unsuccessful, given the number of drones that were found in the sea at the foot of this arch. When I asked a specialist why this happens, he explained to me that the pilots lose contact when they fly too slow under the arch. So when the drone tries to reach its planned altitude for recovery, and it is still under the arch, it will hit the top of the arch, fall and sink. Therefore, you either have to fly at full speed below the arch and bet that the inertia of the movement will recover the drone on the other side. The other alternative is to stop the video before the arch, restart the video on the other side, and edit your video afterwards! Broken Beach drone view Angel's Billabong A\u00a0billabong\u00a0is an\u00a0Australian\u00a0term which normally refers to an isolated pond that is left behind after a river changes course.\u00a0At Angel\u2019s Billabong, it is more like a natural pool embedded in the cliff. During high tide it is filled with clear water, and during low tide the\u00a0natural pool\u00a0appears. The water is very clear and it is quite fun to go for a swim at low tide. However, don\u2019t try to swim there during high tide, or when the waves are big. Make sure to get out as soon as the first wave enters the pool, because I saw tourists who lost their balance by a wave. They were lucky the wave didn\u2019t sweep them out of the pool, because when that happens, it\u2019s almost impossible to come back. Believe me, it happened. The two following photos were taken within 5 minutes. Before the wave After the wave How to get to Broken Beach and Angel's Billabong By scooter or car From Toyapakeh, turn left at the intersection (after the village of Sakti). The road turning to the right takes you to Crystal Bay. After you\u2019ve taken the left road, take the first road on the right and follow the road signs. The road is brand new except for the last few hundred meters. To avoid this last part of dirt road, turn left when you see the sign \u2018Wayan Coffee\u2019. You can park close to Broken Beach and from there, walk to Angel\u2019s Billabong. It will take around 40 minutes in total to get to Broken Beach from Toyapakeh or Crystal Bay. There are many ways to put together your own\u00a0tour of Nusa Penida,\u00a0including Broken Beach and Angel Billabong. You can click here for more practical information, including how to drive and how to\u00a0get around in Nusa Penida. How to get to Broken Beach Hiking from Crystal Bay to Broken Beach You can hike to Broken Beach from Crystal Bay, which takes about two hours, but it\u2019s not an easy trail to find. Also, you need proper shoes. The start of the hike is pretty easy. When you\u2019re facing the sea at Crystal Bay, walk to the left side of the beach. There you will find stairs that go up onto the hill and then down to Pandan Beach. You will have to climb form the beach to the top of the next hill. From here it becomes a bit tricky to find the trail that will lead you onto the other side of the second beach through the forest. Once you get out of the forest, the way is flat until Broken Beach. There is no clear path, but if you have Google Maps you should find the right direction and reach Broken Beach. Angel\u2019s Billabong is right next to it. Recently, some people told me that they managed to reach Crystal Bay fromBroken Beach by scooter, following a road shown on Google Maps. I have tried to find this road but never found it... Angel's Billabong drone view How do you get from Bali to Angel's Billabong ? You can find all the information on how to get from Bali to Nusa Penida island, including which ports and fast boats to choose, the time tables and prices on this page : https:\/\/nusapenida.org\/information\/nusa-penida\/get-to-nusa-penida-from-bali\/ What is the best time to go to Broken Beach and Angel's Billabong ? Before covid, many tourists chose to visit Nusa Penida island on a day trip. Broken Beach and Angel\u2019s Billabong, as well as Kelingking Beach, were usually a part of these day trip tours. It was, therefore, better to avoid the peak visiting hours between 11 am and 3 pm. During covid there are few visitors at any time of the day. It is, however, better to come before 2 pm if you would like to enjoy Angel\u2019s Billabong\u2019s pool in the sun, which is also better for the photos. Beware the wave !