Brief overview of Kelingking Beach

Kelingking Beach is located in the village of Bunga Mekar, on the southwestern shore of Nusa Penida island. In the local language, Kelingking means "little finger". In fact, it was shaped like a dinosaur basking in the bright morning sun. Located between the limestone cliffs, you can see the long stretch of smooth white sand, cool blue water along with the flora on the island and the deep blue of the vast ocean.

Kelingking Beach

Breathtaking view on the Kelingking T-Rex Bay

The beach is also a place especially suitable for those who like the peace, tranquility with the slow pace of life to be immersed in the pristine beauty. Standing on a limestone mountain, you can take very beautiful wide-angle photos. Then you walk about 400m along the mountain slope down the beach. This road will have a protective railing but you still need to be careful step by step.

Kelingking Beach photo spot

The Instagram-able of Kelingking Beach

To get here, you can hire a driver if this is your first time to Kelingking cliff. Or, renting motorcycles to explore the natural scenery here by yourself, price: 50.000 IDR (~ 3.18 USD) - 150.000 IDR (~ 9.55 USD) per day.

Kelingking Beach parking fee

You can take 5,000 IDR (~ 0.32 USD) to park your vehicle

Best Time to Visit Kelingking Beach

The ideal time to travel to Indonesia and visit Kelingking Beach is from April to September. During this period, the weather is pleasant with minimal rainfall and calm sea, making it an ideal time for outdoor exploration and water activities. To avoid the peak hours of 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, I suggest you visit around 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. If you plan to enjoy the sunset scenery, it would be a suitable time.

Best Time to Visit Kelingking Beach

Nice photo in Kelingking Beach

What to do in Kelingking Beach?

Once you've passed the trek and descended to the beach, reward yourself with a refreshing dip in the clear waters. There are some interesting water activities below:

Snorkeling and Swimming 

Snorkeling at Kelingking Beach is an absolute must. You can have a chance to explore the underwater marine life, from colorful corals to tropical fish. The price is 1.100.000 IDR (~ 70 USD) - 1.117.800 IDR (~ 75 USD) per time. If you're not into snorkeling, a leisurely swim is equally delightful.

snorkle in Kelingking Beach

Tourist prefer experience snorkeling at Kelingking Beach

Beachcombing and Relaxation 

Kelingking Beach offers serene moments of relaxation amidst its natural beauty. You can stroll along the golden sandy shores, searching for unique seashells or bathing in the sun. I prefer to enjoy its tranquility without the crowds found at more popular destinations.

Kelingking Beach swimming

A couple on Kelingking Beach


Surfing is an extremely attractive activity here. If you are a new player, take a quick course from 300,000 IDR (~ 19.9 USD) - 500,000 IDR (~ 31.82 USD) per day. In addition, the price for renting a board is around 50,000 IDR (~ 3.18 USD) - 200,000 IDR (~ 12.73 USD) per hour. You should consult the surfing centers here to check the quality of the board before renting.

Kelingking Beach surfing

Tourist enjoy surfing in Kelingking Beach

Picnicking and Sunset Watching 

Have a picnic and enjoy a delightful meal with the scenery. There are cliffs surrounding the beach that provide numerous vantage points for picnicking. You can enjoy or buy local meals at 20.000 IDR (~ 1.27 USD) - 50,000 IDR (~ 3.18 USD) per dish.

Kelingking Beach sunset

Sunset on the Kelingking Beach

As the day transitions into the evening, Kelingking Beach transforms into a magical place to witness the sunset. The warm light bathes the entire area, creating a serene and picturesque setting that's perfect for unwinding. Like I said above, don’t miss the chance to watch the sunset at around 5:00 PM everyday.

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Tips for Trip

  • If you are climbing up or down the Kelingking Cliff, be cautious and use appropriate sneakers or sandals.

  • Protect your luggage when going down the path because on the way can be taken by monkeys.

  • If you want to engage in activities like surfing or trekking, hire experienced guides to be safe and have a better experience. Prices are ranging 300,000 IDR (~ 19.9 USD) - 500,000 IDR (~ 31.82 USD) per day.

  • Check the weather forecast before visiting Kelingking Beach to avoid bad weather or hurricanes.

  • You can learn basic Indonesian for communicating with locals.


Every Bali beach has its own charm but you will have to be amazed at the pristine beauty of Kelingking Beach. In my blog, I show you a brief overview of Kelingking Beach and the best time to get there. In addition, you can experience water activities on the beach. Hope you keep in mind my tips for your Kelingking trips. And if you are looking for unique experience, head to our Bali and Vietnam package tour for more details!