Kelingking Beach
Kelingking Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • mistral909
    London, United Kingdom168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Climbing down is a memorable experience!
    A stunning beach and a memorable experience climbing down to it. Yes, it’s tough, wear trainers, don’t carry anything unless it’s on your back and bring water. Harder than I imagined and my legs ached for days, but what an achievement when you reach the bottom! The steps end about a third of the way down, then it’s just rock climbing , so if you find the steps tough then turn back!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • NCKM
    680 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A mandatory stop if u are in Nusa Penida
    We, a family with one 7 year kid spent not more than 40 mins here. The view of the beach is breathtaking. There was a small contention for the photo spots. After that, we took some photos. But, the spots have very weak fences. One has to be very mindful of the same.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Kathleen
    Manchester, United Kingdom42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The view is immaculate
    Memorable view. I didn’t walk down the stairs as I already had at diamond beach that day. Not a swimmable beach as sea current is far too strong and will have you swept away in seconds unable to reach back to the beach.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Pradhip S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, Breathtaking, Challenging!
    The beach and the view is every bit beautiful as the pictures say. The way to get there is pretty challenging makes the beach the ultimate reward when you get there. Know your physical fitness, wear good shoes, climb slowly and carefully. take a liter of water in your backpack. The water was perfect, it was a little rough. Great photo opportunities. The hike down is 25 mins and the hike up is another 40 mins. The hike up is definitely really difficult and will test your physical fitness.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Martin G.
    Bristol, United Kingdom123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    top location
    One of the most beautiful places outside Bali. Only about 40 minutes boat ride from Sanur. Nusa Penida should be on every traveller's list. Amazing places to snorkel with Manta Rays and places to visit on land. Kelingking and Broken Beach are the best. Sexy Taxi Tours on Penida and Bob Marley is the best.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Neja F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach worth the climb, but be careful and don’t wear flip flops
    We (a group of 8 friends) took a ferry from Serangan pier - it took about 1.5 h to Nusa penida and about 50 mins back. Then we rented scooters nearby and had a really nice drive to Kelingking beach. It was a nice view from the top, but looking down some of friends scared and didn’t want to go down to the beach (as 90 % of people) and one was scared of heights. Me and two friends went down anyway. The path is very very steep which makes it especially hard to walk/climb downhill. You sometimes have to wait for people going up as there is enough space only for one person on the path. You get dirty, dusty and scared for your life. However, when you come down it is totally worth it! The beach is not crowded, there is some nice shadow, you can buy some drinks and refresh in the sea (even though the current is too strong for swimming). Path down took us about 40 mins, but we were up in 20 - it is much easier to go up. If you only have limited time (one day trip) know that with hiking to the beach you will probably only have enough time to see this one beach (we were driving to Crystal bay afterwards but we only stayed there a couple of minutes - the beach is not as beautiful as Kelingking). Also on the way back the roads were crazy busy with cars and it was hard to ride the scooters. We managed to find one empty road so we could safely return to the pier. It was a fun trip overall :) Ps. Don’t wear flip flops or sandals for hiking to the beach! You will have to walk barefoot sooner or later. Bring sneakers.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 8, 2023
  • Ingrid B
    Thailand19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best View of Bali
    Kelingking beach absolutely lived up to all of the hype that it received on Instagram; this beach is incredible. The views were like something out of a movie, both from the cliffs that looked out over the water and from the trail that led down to the beach. It can get fairly heated, so going early in the day is highly recommended if you want to avoid the crowds. The island of Nusa Penida is well worth the time and effort required to get there. If you want to get a better look at this T-rex, climb a little higher up on the hill. There are various photo shooting spots available for you to snap the greatest photos, but in order to access, you will need to purchase some refreshments or food first. Sadly, there is trash scattered throughout the bushes in every direction. We can only hope that those who go there and those who are responsible for running and maintaining those locations become more aware of it.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Tika W
    Jakarta, Indonesia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Beach in Bali
    Outside of Bali, this is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Every traveller ought to make a point of visiting Nusa Penida. Amazing locations on land and in the water to snorkel with manta rays and other marine life. The most enjoyable ones are Kelingking and Broken Beach.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 27, 2023
  • brian c
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates782 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Keep it the way it is
    The steps leading to the beach is a task not to be taken lightly & is not for those who are not active …. The initial steps are well done but after a bit it gets challenging & tricky. If u instead to go down to the beach make sure u have plenty of water & a min 1 hr break before you climb back to the top. Take time to find your breath and don’t carry unwanted things. Wish they leave the step the way they are, never improve them … make it more difficult so less ppl can go down…. Sometimes should be left along … or else we will destroy it. Beautiful & clean beach
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Stef N
    107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing view
    One of the best views on Nusa Penida (together with Diamond Beach and Broken Beach). Definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Nusa Penida. Don’t bother going anywhere else, besides the above mentioned.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 22, 2023
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VeeN
Bali, Indonesia21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Climb up a bit to the hill to get the full picture of this T-rex. There are some photo taking spot for you to take the best spot but you need to buy drinks or food to enter.
Sadly you can see rubbish all around the bushes. Hopefully people who visit there or who ever run and taking care that places can be more aware about it.
Written March 11, 2020
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J0andChris
Dewsbury, England329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Stunning views, can get very busy.
We visited via a private tour using Warung Coconut, great value tour and extremely helpful guide. It is quite a steep trek down to the actual beach if you decide to venture down. The views from the cliffs above are absolutely beautiful. There are a selection of cafe bars at the top. Well worth a visit if you are on the island. The roads are very narrow to get there, so highly recommend using a private tour.
Written January 24, 2020
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Dingo_6152
Fremantle, Australia3,142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Kelingking Beach is arguably one of the most popular stops on Nusa Penida. It is located on the southwest coast of the island (about a 30-minute drive from Toya Pakeh Harbour).

You have to pay a fee of 5,000 IDR for parking, which can be chaotic dependent upon how many other vehicles are there at the same time.

It’s then about a five minute walk, along a well worn but rough path - which has a series of shacks, selling hats, food, coconuts and ice cream, to the coastal cliff.

The view from the top provides the most enchanting views of the island's coastline, where steep cliffs are greeted by crystal blue water. The safety at Kelingking is reliant on the bamboo railings. At many points along the cliff edge, there is no rail whatsoever and the grass just leads you off the edge, down hundreds of metres onto the rocks. A trip to Kelingking Beach can last anywhere from 10 minutes, if you are just there to take photos or have an Instagram moment, to over 3 hours, if you are up for the intense hike down (takes about 60 mins to get down to the beach and slightly longer to get back up). Whilst the beach looked so inviting the climb down and back looked exhausting.

It is a spectacular view, which you share with hundreds of other tourists, but if you’ve travelled all the way to Nusa Penida then this is one of those iconic spots you need to visit.
Written December 17, 2022
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Ingrid B
Thailand19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Kelingking beach absolutely lived up to all of the hype that it received on Instagram; this beach is incredible. The views were like something out of a movie, both from the cliffs that looked out over the water and from the trail that led down to the beach. It can get fairly heated, so going early in the day is highly recommended if you want to avoid the crowds. The island of Nusa Penida is well worth the time and effort required to get there. If you want to get a better look at this T-rex, climb a little higher up on the hill. There are various photo shooting spots available for you to snap the greatest photos, but in order to access, you will need to purchase some refreshments or food first. Sadly, there is trash scattered throughout the bushes in every direction. We can only hope that those who go there and those who are responsible for running and maintaining those locations become more aware of it.
Written October 24, 2023
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Mariana Lucas
Dallas, TX343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
One of the best spots in Nusa Penida. Amazing views, make sure to get there early. Luckily we got there around 10 am and there was no queue, only a few people walking up and down. Make sure to take some comfortable shoes. We took flip flops and we had to be very careful. If you are looking to go all the way down to the beach it will take you around 30/40 minutes so be prepared for the time of your life. The stairs going down are very narrow and you have to watch your step. The stairs are pretty crowded with people coming up and going down. If you are afraid of heights or if you don't have good balance I wouldn't recommend. This does require some level of fitness but once you get down, you will encounter the most amazing sand. Just watch out for the waves as they are very strong and they can pull you in. I would not recommend swimming in these waters. Perfect place for those Instagram pics!
Written March 29, 2020
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Tonette Klonowski
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We have long wanted to visit this magnificent place. Be prepared for the fact that it is very hot here.
We really enjoyed the view of cool colors of water and nature. There are a lot of tourists here, and sometimes you have to wait if you want to make a photo at some points. Also you can go down to the beach, but it's a hard way and we did it.
Written August 17, 2022
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GopalNandyala
Hyderabad, India239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This is probably, if not the most hyped place in Nusa Penida in particular and Bali in general. Having seen this particular sight multiple times in pics and videos across various platforms we were worried if it will impact our experience. Thankfully it didn't and there is nothing like viewing it yourself up close. We didn't go down to the beach but did enjoy the views from above and it is breathtaking to say the least. We reached around 10:30-11 am when it was too crowded. A must visit nonetheless!
Written July 8, 2023
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komang sudiarta
Candidasa, Indonesia54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Very stunning view from the top but never risk your life to go down the cliff to get to the beach. I do not recommend people ever take a chance to go down.

It wasn’t pleasant experience. After halfway It get extremely difficult getting down and getting up 10x times harder. No hand railing at the bottom part and very stiff 90 degrees.

Never take your child please!!!!!
Written March 11, 2023
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Seejan
Kathmandu, Nepal169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This place has absolutely great view. As this place is far, I would advise to try hiring a driver instead of driving a scooter as this is the safest option.

To see the cliff with your own eyes and experience the height is absolutely worth it. Then we decided to go to beach so we can swim in beautiful blue sea and play in the white sand. Trail gets too steep and there are no longer steps, you are from that point on literally rock climbing down an almost upright cliff. Wearing a shoe for this hike is a must. After finally reaching the bottom, it was all still beautiful, but the sea was also rough, high waves and strong tide, so it was hard to relax in the sea. In the beach there was only one small place selling some drinks and snacks. Overall, it was definitely very beautiful, the view and scene was amazing. The challenge is a bit hard but worth it and we all felt great after doing all this. I would give it 5 stars if only it was better maintained (stairs and facilities). Otherwise its beautiful.
Written May 2, 2020
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Florencia M
Palembang, Indonesia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
It was last year when I visited Nusa Penida, Bali. At that time I thought Kelingking Beach is only beautiful at photos. I wasn’t expecting too much, but when me and my family arrived at Kelingking Beach I was speechless and it’s beyond my expectation! such an unforgettable memories and it’s an honor to me that I can visit this place, I would recommend you 1000000/10 to visit this place someday! even tho the weather is hot, but it doesn’t matter!

You also can swim at the beach by walking down the stairs and maybe it will take for about 30 minutes to reach the beach. But trust me, it’s all worth it!
Written November 10, 2020
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