There are innumerable beaches that have been called secret or hidden. Many of them are present in Bali itself. Unfortunately, these beaches rarely deserve that epithet as people have discovered many times over the course of their travels. In the southern coast, Nyang Nyang Beach is one of the hidden beaches on this island with a hardcore track. Of course, there is a reason why the beach remains secluded and secretive, even in an age where people carry the world’s maps on their smartphones.
To find this beach, you can head up to Uluwatu. From the Uluwatu Temple, stroll a hundred metres down the road and locate for the sign that says ‘Nyang Nyang Beach’. Next to the sign, after waddling through fields, you can find a dirt track which will lead you to the edge of a cliff. Now, here comes the hard part. The difficult part, in this case, is involved walking down a narrow and sometimes steep flight of stairs that leads to the beach. Well, put aside the negative energy as the sight of the beautiful waters and the lonely stretch of sand can be the motivation to descend the 500 or so steps down to the beach.
Nyang Nyang Beach is certainly a place of solitude. In most days, you can count the number of people on the beach on one hand. Most chances are you will be the only one on the beach. Please be advised to bring all the supplies you possibly need on the beach as there is absolutely nothing on it. The feeling of being alone in such a picturesque spot is not depressing. Rather, you can embrace a lovely sense of peace washing over you. The blue water and the verdant green of the trees on the cliffs, separated by the warm yellow hue of the sands, are a sight to behold. The winds bring the smell of the ocean with the scent of the trees, creating an intoxicating perfume that will make your day. The simplicity shines through the beach, the ocean and the reef. This is nature at its simplest and most beautiful like it was always meant to be.