Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida Island

Kelingking Beach is an incredible hidden beach with the most amazing views like heaven on earth. Located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island which can be reached just 40 – 50minutes from Bali manland.

Kelingking Beach also also known as Kelingking Secret Point Beach refers to being still untouched by tourism. This entire coastal area is particularly beautiful with multiple viewpoints around the edge of the cliffs contrast dramatically with the turquoise blue waters.

kelingking beach

We’re going to dig deep to give you all information that you need before you visit to Kelingking beach, but feel free to jump to any section that interests you:

kelingking secret point

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.

Kelingking Beach Viewpoints

The reason why Kelingking Beach is such a popular location is because it has with multiple viewpoints around the edge of the cliffs the with unique formation is reminiscent of a Tyrannosaurus Rex head, hence its nickname ‘T-Rex Bay’.

Kelingking Beach

The sight features a limestone headland covered in green, against the deep blue waters of the open Indian Ocean.

The head of the T-Rex can be seen on the left of the bay and the body and tail wraps around to the right.

The Kelingking beach viewpoints that is hard to believe that it's real when you see it for the first time, and 100% sure the most spectacular place you will have ever seen.

Kelingking Beach Address and Map Location

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

Here is an accurate position of Kelingking beach on the Google map

How to Get to Kelingking Secret Point?

To get to Kelingking Secret Point you have to go to  Toya Pakeh Harbor in Nusa Penida Island, and the island can be reached just 40 – 50minutes by public speed boat from Sanur.

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.

Kelingking Beach

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.

To save you the hassle of trying to navigate around Nusa Penida and at the same time balancing on a scooter, we recomended you to rent a car with driver, it’s easier and safer than riding motorbike by yourself.

When you reach there you have to walk down from the parking area you get an entire view of the cliff and beach. Once you walk to the t-rex view point, it’s up to you whether you want to venture further.

How to Get to Kelingking Beach?

Access to the Kelingking Beach is possible but explore at your own risk. 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.

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.

Kelingking Beach
Photo by: wanderersandwarriors.com

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. 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.

What to do at Kelingking Beach?

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.

kelingking beach sunset

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.

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

When is the best time to visit Kelingking Beach ?

Kelingking beach can be visited at anytime of the day. But it recomended after March begins the dry season, and June to September tend to be the most ideal months to visit bali as their is little to no rain and humidity.

Kelingking Beach Entrance Fee

At the moment entrance fee to the lookouts of Kelingking beach and viewpoints is free, it just small donation 5,000 IDR for parking.

Kelingking Beach Tour

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.

Kelingking Beach Nusa PenidaPhoto by: wanderersandwarriors.com

To save you the hassle of trying to navigate and at the same time balancing on a scooter, we recomended you to chose all inclusive Kelingking Beach Tour which included of return hotel transfer, fast boat tickets, meals, and taxes.

There are many tour companies that take you around Nusa Penida, and Nusa Penida Island One Day Tour is highly recommended package for first time traveler.

Usually the price of that tour around 60 to 85 USD per person, 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.

Budget Hotels near Kelingking Beach

If you interested to stay overnight below are the list some great places to stay, and selected some guesthouses and hotels near Kelingking beach on Nusa Penida that should fit your budget.

Must Visit Attractions near Kelingking Beach

There’s some best palaces you can see and visit while on Kelingking Beach, including a collection of pristine beaches with coarse white sand, soaring cliff viewpoints, and sea views that can get very idyllic at sunset.

Below are the best popular attractions near Keelingking beach and is must be in your list:

1. Broken Beach

broken beach

Broken Beach locally name Pasih Uug, located in the village of Bunga Mekar, Nusa Penida Island. Picturesque destination where in a middle of a cliff there is a circular hole and tunnels that penetrate directly to the sea, with breathtaking views of the ocean and the cliffs, its quite mesmerising watching the waves crashing on the shore.

This hole has 98 meter in diameter and offering unique and scenic view. The white sand, blue sea water, deep cliff limestone, horizon view and the green hills are the panorama. Read More...

2. Angel's Billabong

Angel's Billabong

Angel's Billabong, often called Angel of Nusa Penida is located in the village of Sakti, Banjar Sumpang, Nusa Penida Island, Bali. Within 30 minutes drive from Kelingking beach and 2 minutes from Broken beach. It's another popular site with unique limestone formations.

The naturally formed rock lagoon offers a scenic seascape. Angel's Billabong name is took from the English word, Billabong which means the end of the heaven. Is a spectacular rock formation on cliff edges, has very crystal clear water and surely tempted you to jump in to the water. Read More...

3. Crystal Bay

Crystal Bay Nusa Penida

Crystal Bay located in the village of Sakti, Banjar Penida, Nusa Penida Island, Bali, and 16 KM from Nusa Penida Harbour and 45 minutes from Kelingking beach. Its a quiet arc of white-grey sand set amid rocky, scrubby outcrops, with a small jagged islet off shore and rugged Nusa Ceningan in the distance.

Crystal Bay also renowned dive site for being one of the only places in the world to observe the giant Sun fish (Mola mola). These massive pelagic fish, measuring about 3 metres in height, swim up from the deep to be cleaned by banner fishes (species of butterfly fish). Read More...

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