Kelingking Beach (also referred to as T-Rex Beach, or Kelingking Secret Point Beach) is the most popular tourist attraction on Nusa Penida Island thanks to Instagram and for a good reason… I mean just look at this view!
I have put together this complete guide of Kelingking 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Enjoying the view
An aerial perspective
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.
On the way down
WHAT TO EXPECT
The reason why Kelingking Secret Point is such a popular location is that 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.
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.
Kelingking Secret Point
Golden sands on the beach
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If you happen to be in Bali and planning to visit Nusa Penida Island, there is one tour that I can highly recommend which 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 on Nusa Penida such as Keling King Beach, Angels Billabong, Broken Beach, and more! With a 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
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
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 the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Pandawa Beach Resort & Spa
This amazing beachfront 5-star resort is centrally located on Nusa Penida Island. Pandawa Beach Resort offers beachfront rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free wifi, and ocean views. The rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms, and a modern interior. A continental or buffet breakfast is included for all guests.
Mid Range: La Roja Bungalows
La Roja Bungalows is the most Instagrammable accommodation in Nusa Penida. These cute wooden bungalows sleep up to 2 people featuring spacious rooms, a private bathroom, air-conditioning, and free wifi. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, and a restaurant. An à la carte breakfast is also included. Perfect place to stay for couples and friends.
Budget: Nusa Garden Bungalow
The best budget accommodation in Nusa Penida. There are dorm rooms, double rooms, and family rooms available at Nusa Garden Bungalow at a very affordable price. These Balinese-style bungalows are fitted with a fan, mosquito net, and ensuite bathroom. Perfect for solo travelers and friends.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
AIRBNB NUSA PENIDA
Another option for accommodation when visiting Nusa Penida is to stay in an Airbnb, which has some great deals!
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