Hiking down to Kelingking Beach

Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida


Just a few kilometers from Bali lies the tropical island of Nusa Penida, which is nothing short than a nature enthusiasts version of paradise.

Below you will find a comprehensive guide into one of the most unique experiences; the iconic Kelingking Beach.

Have a read below on how to get to Kelingking Beach, how to organize a tour, as well as other ideas on what to do on the island.


Indonesian People smiling

A warm, smiling Indonesian welcoming


How to get to Kelingking Beach


Here are a few tips in regards to getting to Kelingking Beach, from wherever you are on the paradise island of Nusa Penida:

  • Make sure you start your day early

Beating the travel tours makes sure a huge difference when it comes to the experience you’ll have on your day. I started my journey from Toyapakeh at 4:30 am and I must say, it was worth every minute of sleep I sacrificed. Toyapakeh is the area where most hostels and homestays are located on the island. 

  • Drive slow and carefully

The roads leading to Kelingking Beach have not been re-surfaced for a long time. The journey will get very bumpy, so if you have hired a scooter for the day, be careful. If you are not a confident & experienced driver I’d suggest using ToursByLocals to find yourself a guide to take you.



Indonesians carrying things on their heads

You’ll often see in many Asian countries, passengers carrying food baskets or folded clothes on their heads




Market dealers on the sides of the street in Nusa Penida

Market sellers up by 5:00 am selling the goods for the day




The view of the cliffs to the left of the path heading to Kelingking Beach


After you’ve survived the treacherous roads and have made it to the location, you’ll be welcomed with a never-ending backdrop of the spectacular cliff edge. In between the colossal boulders, small peaceful beaches that you can admire from afar.    


The steps heading down to Kelingking beach are not for the faint hearted

The steps leading down to Kelingking are not for the faint-hearted



Epic Kelingking Beach viewpoint from above


This nature enthusiasts idea of heaven gets its nickname ‘T-Rex Beach’ from the striking shape of the cliff edge which protrudes through the emerald waters of the Bali Sea, which from birds-eye view seems like the T-Rex dinosaur.


The journey going down to Kelingking Beach



Kelingking Beach Waves

Emerald waters of Kelingking Beach


What to do in Nusa Penida:

Angel’s Billabong

Broken Beach

Atuh Beach


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Viceroy Bali

Treat yourself while in Bali @ the iconic Viceroy Hotel
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Best time to visit Nusa Penida:

May to September


Although you can visit the island at any time of the year, the best time to visit would be between the months of May to September, as it’s dry, and it makes it easier to explore the island.



Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida



Kelingking Beach is located on the south-eastern side of Nusa Penida. It is a beautiful drive to this part of the island; mile after mile of green palm trees, mango & papaya trees, avocado trees, and other vegetation, sometimes broken up by small village where the locals would wave you as you drive by.



Kelingking Beach Tour

Here is my most recommended way of booking a tour to Kelingking Beach:

This is a great company that sets you up with private, local tour guides who are from the region and can give you an authentic experience. The other reason I recommend them is that the money from our pockets goes directly to the people of our destinations. This way you know you’re supporting the locals.


white sand of Kelingking Beach

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1 Comment

  1. 20/02/2020 / 1:37 am

    great beach to visit on nusa

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