Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida Island
Kelingking Beach is one of the most characteristic places in Nusa Penida Island. Signifying it as ’secret point’ refers to being still untouched by tourism. Kelingking beach is a hidden beach in the village of Bunga Mekar, on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida island. You can enjoy one of the most breath-taking views over the hills and small strip of white sand from atop a hill of the same name. The sight features a limestone headland covered in green, against the deep blue waters of the open Indian Ocean. This unique formation is reminiscent of a Tyrannosaurus Rex head, hence its nickname ‘T-Rex Bay’. The secluded beach itself is down a rugged 400m cliffside hike. This is recommended only for the fit and adventurous.
You would have seen this most popular spot in Nusa Penida on Instagram one way or another. Kelingking Beach, with all its beautiful cliffs and crystal clear waters, provides some of the most astonishing views from Nusa Penida. Once you’ve arrived, you can choose one of two activities – climb to the top of the cliff, or walk down to the beach.
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.
The horseshoe-shaped beach, also commonly referred to as Kelingking Beach Sacred Point Beach, is reachable by walking down a natural road, equipped with bamboo handholds for a safer descend. Kelingking Beach is 30 minutes away from the Nusa Penida harbour by motorbike or car.
How to get to Kelingking BeachYou can take a fast boat to Nusa Penida from Sanur beach, Bali which takes around 45 minutes, around 250,000 IDR. Tickets can be bought at the pier and leave at least once a day starting at 8am for the fast boat and 11 for the ferry.
Location: Bunga Mekar Village, Nusa Penida
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