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.
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.
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.
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.
What to do in Nusa Penida:
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 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.