Klingking Beach

“The 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards” Top 25 Beaches in Asia and the World

Kelingking Beach locally known as Pantai Kelingking is one of the most iconic and recognisable tourist attractions in all of the Nusa islands.

TripAdvisor has just released the Travelers’ Choice Awards 2019, and Kelingking Beach is rank #2 from the top 25 best beaches in Asia and rank #19 from the top 25 best beaches in the World.

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This hidden beach located in the village of Bunga Mekar, on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida Island, which are accessible via a 40 to 50 minutes boat ride from Sanur.

An incredible hidden beach which framed by towering, steep cliffs, deep turquoise blue waters further embraced by powdery white sand with the most amazing view like heaven on earth.

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The secluded beach itself is down a rugged 400m cliffside hike, however the view of Kelingking is arguably more popular than the beach itself.

From the viewpoint, visitors look down onto the white sand enveloped by the famous limestone headland that reaches out into the Indian Ocean.

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Keep reading to find out How To Get To Kelingking Beach along with everything else you need to know! But feel free to jump to any section that interests you:

Kelingking Beach Viewpoint

Kelingking actually translates into English meaning Pinkie a term referencing the smallest finger on the hand.

Just like a pinkie promise, the land does also appear to take the form of a Kelingking or pinkie finger.

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Kelingking Beach is the top destiantions on Nusa Penida Island. However visiting Kelingking viewpoint is one of the most famous things to do in Bali.

Where the viewpoint that is hard to believe that it’s real, when you see it for the first time, and 100% guranteed the most spectacular place you will have ever seen.

The reason why Kelingking Beach is such a popular location is that the cliffs form the shape of a T-Rex (think Jurassic Park logo) .

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And the head of a Tyrannosaurus Rex can be seen on the left of the bay and the body and tail wrap around to the right.

Guranteed you can’t find mesmerising place and beach like this in any parts of this world, except on Nusa Penida Island.

Kelingking Beach Location & Map

Kelingking Beach located in the village of Bunga Mekar, on on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island, Klungkung Regency, Bali, Indonesia.

The island of Nusa Penida is the largest of three islands off the south eastern coast of Bali, the others being Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan.See the Google Maps below for the Pin location of Kelingking Beach


How to Get to Kelingking Secret Point Beach

The easiest options getting to Kelingking Secret Point Beach is to hop on a speedboat from Sanur Beach to Nusa Penida Island.

And the island, which are accessible via a 40 to 50-minute boat ride. There are some operators that do speed boat transfers from Sanur Beach to Nusa Penida Island and back.

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Such as Maruti Express, Angel’s Billabong Fast Cruise, Mola-Mola Express and much more. It doesn’t matter which one you go with as long as the timing suits you.

The speed boat ticket is 175,000 IDR per person for each way, and can be bought at the pier and leave at least once a day starting.

There are public ferry Padang Bai in East Bali, and the cost is much cheaper then speed boat, but taking around 2 hours the reach the island.

A passenger ferry ticket is 31,000 IDR per person for each way and can be purchased at 10:00 am inside the building marked “Loket”.

From the harbor you can rent bike for IDR 75k a day but be ready for bumpy road and many hole to avoid and this take more energy.

As long as you enjoying riding motorbike and no rush you will fine. The winding streets and natural countryside will accompany you during the trip.

When you reach there you have to walk down from the parking area you get an entire view of the cliff and beach.

Access to Kelingking Beach

Access to the Kelingking Beach is possible, but its not recommended for those who have heart problem or other serious medical conditions.

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The cliffs are rocky and lack any sort of clear walking paths or handholds, so you should be careful as you make your way to the top.

There are stairs and railings made from sticks and bamboo that lead down the spine of Kelingking to the beach though don’t rely completely on this as they are not maintained that well.

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The cliffs are rocky and lack any sort of clear walking paths or handholds, so you should be careful as you make your way to the top.

The view from up there is one to remember, and certainly worth exhausting your muscles from the ascend.

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The walk down to the beach takes around an hour and is only secured with a bamboo rail.

They are not greatly maintained so please don’t put 100% of your weight on them and be safe if you venture down!

Once you’ve reached the sand, you’ll have it all to yourself most of the time. Depending on tide conditions, the waters are swimmable.

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However, note that the undercurrents can be strong, and being the remote site that it is, there are no lifeguards around.

Besides your camera and a good pair of shoes, be sure to bring drinking water with you on the descent, to keep you hydrated.

Kelingking Beach Hike

The hike down to the beach shouldn’t be underestimated and visiting the beach isn’t doable for everyone.

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The first 10 minutes down is a super steep sand path with a bunch of ropes and sticks sketchily fastened to the limestone boulders on the edge of the Kelingking sea cliff.

The full hike down to Kelingking Beach takes 40 to 60 minutes. And hike up from the beach its takes around 120 mintes to 180 minutes.

Kelingking Beach Sunset

Here is a great little tip for enjoying Kelingking Secret Point Beach from a unique angle.

Instead of hiking down the stairs, head to the right along the cliffs. There is a worn path along the cliff edge but no railing so be careful.

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And here you will find multiple epic viewpoints, with arguably a better look at the beach than the hike.

It’s an awesome spot for sunset and doesn’t involve any hiking for those of you out there looking for the easy option.

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Definitely one of the best sunset spots on the island of Nusa Penida and a unique angle of Kelingking Secret Point Beach.

Best Time to Visit Kelingking Beach

Kelingking beach can be visited at anytime of the day, and best time to visit is between March and November, avoiding the rainy season which is December through till February.

Kelingking Beach Entrance Fee

Visit to the Kelingking and Viewpoint are subject to an entrance fee of 10,000 IDR per person, and 5,000 IDR for parking.

And the payment should be cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), so please prepare small cash before you come here.

Day Trip To Kelingking Beach

The roads to Kelingking beach can sometimes be uneven and rocky, and we wouldn’t recommend you to ride a scooter if you’re not familiar with riding on such unpaved roads.

So the best way and highly recommended for first time traveler is do Kelingking Beach Tour or Nusa Penida One Day Tour from local expert.

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Usually the price of that tour around 60 to 80 USD per person, and which included of return hotel transfer, fast boat tickets, meals, and taxes.

And the tour itinerary will pack your trip to Kelingking beach it self, Broken beach, Angel’s Billabong and Crystal bay. Its mean you can take it all in one fell swoop.

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