Kelingking Beach

 

Below you will find a comprehensive guide into the iconic Kelingking Beach. Nearby the world-renown island of Bali, Kelingking beach is located on the tropical island of Nusa Penida. 

 

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. To find some places to stay, click on this link.

  • 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

 

 

Kelingking Beach is possibly one of the nicest secluded beaches in Indonesia. A nature enthusiasts idea of heaven.

It 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

 

 

The path down to the beach can get a  little difficult

 

 

 

The calm, emerald waters that create Kelingking Beach

Emerald shoreline of Kelingking Beach

 

What else you can’t miss in Nusa Penida:

Angel’s Billabong

Broken Beach

Atuh Beach

 


Viceroy Bali

Treat yourself while in Bali @ the iconic Viceroy Hotel
Click the photo above

 

Best time to visit Nusa Penida:

May to September

 

 

Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida

 

Location:

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.

 


 

Booking a tour to visit Kelingking Beach

Here are a few ways you can book a tour to visit Kelingking:

  • ToursbyLocals : This is a great company which sets you up with private, local tour guides who are from the region, and can give you an authentic experience and insight which the bigger companies may not be able to do so. 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.

I have found you 3 different tour guides and packages to Kelingking Beach

  1. Putu K (From Denpasar, Bali) 
  2. Jefta T (From Jakarta)
  3. Agung (From Bali) (Recommended)

 

white sand of Kelingking Beach

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