Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida – The Ultimate Guide

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Kelingking Beach (also referred to as T-Rex Beach, or Kelingking Secret Point Beach) is the most popular tourist attraction on Nusa Penida Island.

I have put together this complete guide to Keling King Beach Nusa Penida including how to get there, how much it costs, the best time to visit, and what to expect when you arrive.

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WHERE IS KELINGKING BEACH?

Kelingking Beach is located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island.

From the main town of Toya Pakeh, it’s approximately a 45-minute drive to reach Kelingking Secret Point.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

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HOW TO GET TO KELINGKING BEACH BALI?

The best way to get to Keling King Beach is by scooter.

The roads on Nusa Penida Island are not very well maintained so please be aware of this and take it slow on the loose gravel roads. Be sure to get a helmet as an extra precaution.

I also highly recommend purchasing travel insurance, especially when riding on the roads in Asia. Safety first!

There are a number of scooter rental shops dotted along the beachfront at Toya Pakeh harbor that will be able to sort you out with some wheels when you arrive on the island.

Alternatively, most accommodations will help you to organize a scooter rental for the time you plan to spend on Nusa Penida Island.

You can expect to pay around 70,000 IDR per day for a Nusa Penida scooter rental with a full tank of gas.

When you arrive at the jump-off point, you will have to pay a small fee of 5,000 IDR for parking which also includes the Kelingking Beach entrance fee.

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Enjoying the view
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An aerial perspective

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NUSA PENIDA TOUR

If you happen to be in Bali and planning to visit Nusa Penida Island, there is one tour that I can highly recommend that covers all the highlights on a full-day trip from Bali.

The Nusa Penida Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and thousands of bookings.

This tour covers the top attractions in Nusa Penida such as Keling King Beach, Angels Billabong, Broken Beach, and more!

With hassle-free pick-up and drop-off from your hotel, return boat transfers from Bali, a hearty lunch, and an English-speaking guide.

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Sunset at Kelingking

KELINGKING BEACH HIKE

Access to the actual beach is possible but please explore at your own risk.

The hike is not for the faint-hearted as it’s a very precarious trail down a narrow trail and onto the shoreline.

There are stairs and railings made out of timber that lead down the spine of Kelingking to the beach, though don’t completely rely on this, and please take your time on the descent.

The hike from top to bottom takes around 30 minutes each way.

Must Read → 15 Things To Do In Nusa Penida

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On the way down

WHAT TO EXPECT AT KELINGKING

Kelingking Secret Point is such a popular location because the cliffs form the shape of a T-Rex.

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

If you don’t want to brave the hike down to the beach, there are multiple viewpoints around the edge of the cliffs which offer spectacular views up and down the coastline of Nusa Penida.

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Kelingking Secret Point

For those of you who decide to head down to the beach, carefully make your way down the stairs till you reach the shoreline.

It’s possible to go swimming at Keling King Beach, and many people do, though the waves can be very rough and unpredictable and swimming is not recommended.

You can also find a number of large caves to hang out in down on the beach and enjoy the ambiance of being surrounded by a bowl of enormous cliffs.

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The way down to the beach
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Golden sands on Keling King Beach

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BEST TIME TO VISIT

Keling King can be visited at any time of the day, though early morning and mid-afternoons are the optimum time to experience this stunning location.

I personally visited Kelingking Secret Point at around 3 pm and stayed until after sunset.

If you want to experience Keling King Beach without the crowds, you should aim to arrive here at sunrise, or just after, and you will most likely have the place all to yourself.

Feeling hungry? You can grab something to eat and drink during your visit from one of the small restaurants located at the top of the cliffs. They are quite affordable and offer amazing views.

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A memorable sunset
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Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida

WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA

Nusa Penida has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.

See this list of accommodations in Nusa Penida that I personally recommend:

LUXURY: MAUA NUSA PENIDA

MAUA is one of the only luxury properties in Nusa Penida which is located on the cliffs near Gamat Bay and boasts stunning ocean views.

Features include a swimming pool, a restaurant and bar, an outdoor terrace, free Wi-Fi, and breakfast is included for all guests.

Perfect for couples with a choice of staying in one of the suite villas or luxury villas.

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MID RANGE: LA ROJA BUNGALOWS

La Roja Bungalows is the most Instagrammable accommodation in Nusa Penida making it the perfect place to stay for couples or friends.

These cute wooden bungalows sleep up to 2 people and feature spacious rooms, a private bathroom, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.

There is also an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, and a restaurant with breakfast included for all guests.

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BUDGET: NUANSA PENIDA HOSTEL

This is the most popular hostel on the island to accommodate solo backpackers and all other travelers on a budget.

Each bungalow-style dormitory has an ensuite bathroom, private balcony, sofas, personalized wardrobes, and free Wi-Fi.

Nuansa Penida Hostel also has a swimming pool, a restaurant, a mini-mart, and rental scooters available.

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For More Options, See My Complete Guide On Where To Stay In Nusa Penida

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Keling King Beach, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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7 thoughts on “Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida – The Ultimate Guide”

  1. Hi Jonny ,

    I’m planning to go Bali next month with friends . i wanna go one day trip to Kelingking . I saw the day trip package to go there . On the other hand we arranged the transport our own . Rent the car to go the harbor and took ferry . Which one do you recommend ?

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    • I would recommend taking the day trip package, it would work out better as you will have a guide to show you all the locations!

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  2. is this possible to make a day trip to see the KELINGKING from Kuta? Coming next month for a short stay and trying to put it all there

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