Atuh Beach Is A Beautiful Beach In The East Of Nusa Penida Island

Atuh Beach is located in the Banjar Pelilit, Pejukutan Village, Nusa Penida Islands, this beach is very often visited for those who travel to the eastern part of Nusa Penida, this beach offers beautiful views where around the coast is surrounded by high cliffs, and to get to this place you must down the stairs for about 20 minutes, not suitable for those who have asthma and for pregnant people. This object is very popular among domestic and foreign tourists, because the scenery offered is very beautiful, this beach is suitable for those of you who want to swim or sunbathe on the beach

The name Pantai Atuh began to be known as a tourist destination since 2010, especially since the Nusa Penida Festival was held. These beach visits usually increase by as much as 40 percent during holiday periods. At that time, tourists will spend time enjoying the exotic views of this beach.For those who like outbound, Pantai Atuh can be one of the preferred destinations. To reach this beach, visitors must walk with coral and limestone tracks for approximately 2 km. During tracking, visitors will be presented with views of the hills to the east and views of the high seas to the west. The charm offered by Atuh Beach is a beach scene that is flanked by cliffs. The clear water allows us to be able to enjoy the beauty of underwater biota, such as coral reefs. At low tide, you will see a collection of corals sticking out on white sand

Origin Of Atuh Name

Not far from the beach, there is a temple called Pura Atuh. This temple is often visited by Hindus communities around Pejukutan and Tanglad villages, especially during the ceremony. In the western part of the temple there are two springs that are still used today by the community. One of these springs is considered sacred, because it is only used for the benefit of custom ceremonies. While the other springs are used by the people around for a variety of living purposes.

According to Pelilit Hamlet, I Wayan Satu Nusantara, there is an interesting story behind the occurrence of two springs. It was said that in the dry season, a resident saw a kneeler drinking water under a coconut tree. Later, the night the villagers received a pawisik (wahyu) to set up a springs in the cottage's drinking place. Once traced, it turns out that under the tree there is a spring source. Although the existence of these two fountains is adjacent to the beach, but in fact the water is tasteless.

Another uniqueness, the source of the springs has never experienced drought despite the dry season. So, the residents around named the beach with the name of Pantai Atuh. Where the meaning of the word Atuh is derived from the word "A" meaning 'no' and 'Tuh' which means 'dry', so it can be assumed that the word "Atuh" means 'never dry'.