DISCOVER KELINGKING BEACH IN NUSA PENIDA!
Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida is up there with one of the most amazing places I have ever been to. Keling King Beach has quickly become 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 in Nusa Penida including how to get there, how much it costs, the best time to visit Kelingking Beach and what to expect when you’re there.
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WHERE IS KELING KING BEACH
Kelingking Beach, also know as Kelingking Secret Point, is located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island. From the main town Toya Pakeh, it’s approximately a 45-minute drive to reach Kelingking Beach.
The best way to get to Keling King Beach is to rent a scooter for approximately 70,000 IDR per day and make your way over to the west coast of Nusa Penida Island.
The roads on Nusa Penida are very rocky and eroded in some areas so please be aware of this and take it slow on the loose gravel roads.
When you arrive at the jump-off point for Kelingking Beach you will have to pay a small fee of 5,000 IDR for parking which also includes the entrance fee to Kelingking Beach.
PIN LOCATION OF KELINGKING BEACH
Sunset at Keling King Beach
Epic views of Kelingking Beach
Sitting on the edge at Kelingking Beach
Drone shot of Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida
WHAT TO EXPECT AT KELING KING BEACH
The reason why Kelingking Beach 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.
Access to the Kelingking Beach is possible but explore at your own risk. 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 when descending down to the shoreline.
My friends and I made it down to the bottom of the cliffs safely and we went swimming in the powerful waves down on Kelingking Beach. The ambiance of being surrounded in a bowl of enormous cliffs was the next level.
Keling King Beach has multiple viewpoints around the edge of the cliffs offering spectacular views up and down the coastline of Nusa Penida.
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 which covers all the highlights on a full-day trip from Bali, including Kelingking Beach.
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 Kelingking 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. All this for less than $40 USD.
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Sunset at Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida
The hike down to Kelingking Beach
Golden Sands at Kelingking Beach
BEST TIME TO VISIT KELINGKING BEACH
Kelingking Beach can be visited at any time of the day. I personally visited Kelingking Beach at around 3 pm and stayed until after sunset.
If you want to grab something to eat and drink during your visit to Kelingking Beach, there are some small restaurants at the top of the cliffs that are quite affordable and offer amazing views.
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WHERE TO STAY NEAR KELINGKING BEACH
Nusa Penida has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay near Kelingking Beach 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 and close to Kelingking Beach. Pandawa Beach Resort offers beachfront rooms, outdoor swimming pool, free wifi and ocean views. The rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen tv’s, private bathrooms and 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 which is a short drive away from Kelingking Beach. These cute wooden bungalows sleep up to 2 people featuring spacious rooms, private bathroom, air-conditioning and free wifi. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, shared lounge and 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 and only a short drive away to Kelingking Beach. 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 NEAR KELINGKING BEACH, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
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AIRBNB NEAR KELINGKING BEACH
Another option for accommodation near Kelingking Beach is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals on Nusa Penida Island.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR KELINGKING BEACH
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF KELINGKING BEACH
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