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.
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.
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.
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 path down to the beach can get a little difficult
What else you can’t miss in Nusa Penida:
Treat yourself while in Bali @ the iconic Viceroy Hotel
Click the photo above
Best time to visit Nusa Penida:
May to September
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