Kelingking Beach: The Allure of Beauty from the Dinosaur-Shaped Beach
Nusa Penida Island is a hidden paradise in Indonesia, where breathtaking natural beauty unfolds at every corner. Exotic beaches like Kelingking Beach, with its dinosaur-shaped cliffs, offer spectacular views and crystal-clear blue waters. Teletubbies Hill provides an unmatched expansive green panorama. Furthermore, the island is home to beautiful temples like Goa Giri Putri Temple, nestled within a natural cave. With all its natural wonders and cultural richness, Nusa Penida is a dream destination for nature enthusiasts and cultural explorers.
Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida is one of the most captivating natural wonders. It is also known as the "T-Rex Beach" due to its towering cliffs resembling a giant dinosaur. From the high cliff's peak, visitors can witness the mesmerizing panorama of the blue sea, with sparkling white sand below.
The beach is located in Br Karang Dawa, Nusa Penida District, Klungkung Regency, Bali, Indonesia. Precisely, it is situated between 08º 40' South Latitude to 08º 50' South Latitude and 115º 29' East Longitude to 115º 38' East Longitude, Klungkung Regency – Bali 80771. Kelingking Beach is one of the most famous destinations on Nusa Penida Island, attracting tourists from all over the world with its extraordinary natural beauty.
Getting there is not too difficult. You can choose from three travel routes, either via Padang Bai, Sanur Harbor, or Kusamba Harbor. Typically, it takes about 30 minutes to reach Nusa Penida by Speedboat and 1 hour by Ferry. After arriving at Nusa Penida Harbor, you only need to travel by motorbike/car for about 30 minutes to reach Kelingking Beach.
As for the fares, if you use a Speedboat, the cost is around Rp. 75,000, and Rp. 50,000 if you use a ferry for a one-way trip. Then, after arriving in Nusa Penida, if you don't have your own vehicle to get to Kelingking Beach, you can rent a motorbike for Rp. 50,000 for 1 day. The entrance ticket to Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, is only Rp. 5,000 per person, and Rp. 1,000 for motorbike parking.
Kelingking Beach (Photo Source: Private Collection)
If you're planning a vacation to Bali, Kelingking Beach is a highly recommended place to visit. This beach is truly a hidden paradise, and it's not yet crowded with tourists, so your experience at Kelingking Beach can be captured and shared on social media.
The main attraction of Kelingking Beach is the massive limestone rock formation that creates a silhouette resembling a long-necked dinosaur. Right beneath this cliff, there's soft white sand, providing a striking contrast with the enchanting blue sea.
It's no wonder that a travel site like TripAdvisor placed Kelingking Beach as one of the best beaches in the world in the 2019 Travelers' Choice Awards. Kelingking Beach ranked 19th in that list.
However, swimming at Kelingking Beach is "prohibited" due to its strong waves, which are considered dangerous. Nevertheless, the extraordinary natural beauty makes Kelingking Beach one of the top tourist destinations in Nusa Penida and a dream destination for nature lovers and adventurers.