Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali is up there with one of the most amazing views in Indonesia. We’d been planning our Nusa Penida tour for a long time, so when it finally came around, Kelingking Beach was of course our first stop. Here we’ve jotted down all you need to know about planning your visit Kelingking Beach.
Kelingking Beach – Nusa Penida Bali
This T-Rex shaped cliff side at Kelingking Beach has rocketed tourism into the sky with it’s natural iconic beauty. Thanks to social media, Instagram especially, this view point is now top of most people’s lists of attractions when heading over to Bali.
How To Get To Kelingking Beach
If you plan on exploring the island yourself by moped, they usually cost 70,000 Rupiah and you can rented directly from the harbour.
If you’re on a private Nusa Penida tour then Kelingking Beach will usually be the first place your tour guide stops. The first day of our Penida trip we took a day tour with @balinusapenidatour who covered all the touristic spots with ease.
To read our full Nusa Penida Island guide click here.
To enter the Kelingking Beach carpark there’s just a small price of 10,000 Rupiah but there are no further fees for the tourist attraction.
You can also grab yourself something to eat whilst you’re there and luckily tourism hasn’t completely taken over the food prices yet. We grabbed a vegetable Nasi Goreng for 20,000 Rupiah!
T-Rex Head Photo Points
We found four angles from which we could capture a cool photo with the famous T-Rex head. Although there must be hundreds more.
1. The spot where everybody gets their famous photo. Before you hit the steps there’s a flat piece of concrete where you can sit and get your shot. This area cannot be missed as tourists will be queuing up waiting in turn for their potential new profile pictures.
2. The typical exploring stairway shot. On our way down this was easy enough to capture on our GoPro.
3. On our way out we found a spot behind the cafes and restaurants. It’s probably easier to get it on the way in from the entrance. We hopped over the fence and grabbed a quick romantic photo but please, do this at your own risk!
4. If you carry on from spot number there, you will find a walkway way that will eventually bring you out up to a side on view of the T-Rex head. This was definitely one of our favourite angles!
There’s also a small bamboo built tier that costs 5,000 Rupiah and you can get an overhead view of Kelingking Beach.
The Beach Itself
Kelingking Beach itself is a secluded, white sandy haven surrounded by turquoise waters.
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!
Luxury – Crystal Bay Villa & Residence – You can stay in one of the most luxurious Nusa Penida hotels for a not so hefty price and venture right out into the jungle of palm trees that is Crystal Bay.
Mid-budget – Singable Bungalows – A great accommodation with all the luxuries you need for a comfortable stay, not forgetting the plush poolside.
Budget – Deva Devi Beach Inn – A cheap and cheerful accommodation with great reviews and perfect if you’re travelling in style but on a budget.
For other places to stay in Nusa Penida you can check the latest prices here.
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Or if you’re heading back over to Bali and want some tips for which route to take, you can check out our break down – The Best Of Bali – A Route & Trip Guide
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