Kelingking Beach

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Kelingking Beach, Bali Overview

Located on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida Island in Bali, Kelingking beach is a secluded stretch of white sand bordered by T-rex shaped steep cliffs. The scenic beauty is offset by the 400m steep climb and strong undercurrents, making this a sparsely populated beach. The only security from fatal falls are bamboo fences, so physical fitness is a must while coming here.

Kelingking Beach is a hidden gem located on Nusa Penida Island. You must be wondering about the strange and difficult to pronounce the name of such a tranquil beach. The word 'Kelingking' translates to "pinkie", a reference to the smallest finger of our hand. This is because the land here looks similar to the pinkie finger. This is a quiet and tranquil beach that will make you feel close to nature. This beach is replete with a plethora of points that give panoramic views of the whole place. Make sure to explore some of them and be amazed by the mesmerizing views that they have to offer of the blue ocean and the white sandy terrain. The ever-flowing cool breeze increases the charm of this beach and makes it a must-visit.

Kelingking Beach is a wonderful place hidden amidst limestone cliffs and beautiful blue water. This place is worth exploring because the beauty of it is simply mesmerizing and the picturesque views of the ocean you will see from here will leave you simply awestruck.

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Places to Visit at Kelingking Beach

Kelingking Beach at Nusa Penida Island in Bali

  • T-Rex Bay: Formed in the shape of a Tyrannosaurus Rex head, T-Rex Bay is a spot that provides mesmerizing views of the whole place. This is one of the points that is a must visit to get a picture perfect view of the ocean and its scenic surroundings. This is a must visit so as to be completely blown away by the beauty of this place.

  • Pura Paluang Temple: A couple of minutes ride from Kelingking Beach is an interesting and unique temple which you should not miss paying a visit to. Interestingly, the shrines of the temple are built in the shapes of automobiles. This temple is one of its kind and it's visited by a number of people to look at such unusual shrines, pray and seek blessings.

Things To Do at Kelingking Beach

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  • Hiking: To reach Kelingking beach you will have to undergo a 45 minutes hike. The hike is a tedious and tiring one but the serenity of the beach and the picturesque beauty that surrounds it makes it totally worth. This path is also full of wonderful scenic beauties that you will encounter along your way. These beautiful views make the tiring activity of hiking even more alluring and enchanting.

  • Swimming: The tides of the ocean at Kelingking Beach are very high. The force with which the water crashes on the shore is every strong. This beach is a great place for trained swimmers as they can enjoy the strong water waves to the fullest. If you are a novice, don't swim here as the chances of you drowning are high.

  • Witness the sunset: Kelingking Beach is famous for its sunset. The whole place looks magical and mesmerizing during the setting of the sun. The sky takes on myriad colourful hues and the blue glistening water along with it just look spellbinding. Make sure to witness this wonderful phenomenon.
  • Photography: Do not forget to carry your cameras on your trip to Kelingking Beach as the spellbinding views of the endless ocean and beautiful cliffs it provides is worth capturing. These photographs can either be turned into postcards or can be hanged on the walls of your home when you return back to keep the beautiful memories alive.

Best Time to Visit Kelingking Beach

April - September is the Best Time to Visit Kelingking Beach (Source)

The best time to visit Kelingking Beach is during the dry season, between the months of April and September. During this time period, the weather is pleasant and windy.

Tips for Visiting Kelingking Beach

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Carry ample water with you to avoid getting dehydrated.
  • Carry some snacks with you to munch on as the food here on sale is very expensive.
  • Wear hats or cap and apply sunscreen to avoid getting sunburn.
  • Do not swim in the ocean here if you are an amateur because the waves are very dangerous and you will drown in them.

How To Reach Kelingking Beach

Kelingking Beach is situated at Nusa Penida Island which is easily accessible from Bali. You will have to take a speedboat which runs at regular intervals from Bali to reach this island. Once on this island, you can hire a moped that will take you to Kelingking Beach in 30 minutes.

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