Bali Backpacker's Guide

KELINGKING BEACH (Pantai Kelingking) – A Cliff looks alike T-Rex’s head

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS BEACH?

HIDDEN BEACH
This beach located between two deep cliffs.
You need to climb down the cliff.

INCREDIBLE & SCENIC VIEW
This beach has incredible and scenic view.
White sand, blue sea water, green hills & the islands.

T-REX HEAD
This place popular as T-Rex’s head on the cliff form.
Kelingking beach also popular as sunset beach in Nusa Penida.

QUIET BEACH
Unlike touristic beach, this beach is less visitor.
So quiet, you can enjoy and relax here.

KELINGKING BEACH IN NUSA PENIDA

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DESCRIPTION:

Kelingking beach located in Karang Dawa sub village, Bunga Mekar village, Nusa Penida district, Klungkung regency, Bali province. Kelingking beach a hidden beach that named by visitor as Kelingking or Pinky beach in english. But, the local people named it as Karang Dawa beach. Kelingking beach also popular as T-Rex’s head view as the form of the cliff if you watched it from the temple view spot.

VISITOR TAKING PHOTO IN THE T-REX HEAD FORM

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HOW MUCH IS THE ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRY TICKET:
Free

PARKING FEE:
scooter: IDR 5K.
Car: IDR 10K.

KELINGKING BEACH ENTRANCE FEE

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WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT IT?

DRY SEASON:
April  – October.

*) July to September are the most ideal months to visit this beach since it is little rain and sometime no rain et all.

**) If you visit on the wet/rain season, the path to the beach will be slippery and could be danger. Also the local authority not allowed visitor to pass the path after rain.

SUNSET TIME:
6.15 PM – 6.20 PM.

*) The color gradation start on 5.45 PM.

MANTA SEASON:
July – September

*)

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Karang Dawa, Bunga Mekar
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Nusa Penida
Regency (Kabupaten): Klungkung
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 20 km southwest of Roro Nusa Penida ferry port or 1 hour.
About 14 km south of Toyapakeh harbour or 45 minutes.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no public transport to get there. But, here the way to reach the Nusa Penida.

*) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this beach  and use google maps as your navigator. Otherwise, for comfort and safety reason you can take a tour by a car since the road so small and broken.

**) Scooter rental fee in Nusa Penida island around IDR 70K-75K per day. If you rent for 3 days you may get cheap price.

***) The gas station in the northern of Nusa Penida only, there is no gas station in the southern. Also it will closed on 7 PM.

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Poor signal for your smartphone.

*) Use Telkomsel SIM card for relative better service compare to other telecom operator.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
Some simple cafe or ‘warung’ restaurant.

HOTEL/STAY:
No hotel nearby the beach.

*) I recommend you stay in the northern of Nusa Penida. You better search using Airbnb because so many choice of hotel compare if you use Agoda or Booking.

ATM:
No ATM nearby the beach.

*) A few ATM on the northern of Nusa Penida. ATM BPD and ATM BRI.

**) ATM BPD doesn’t accept international credit card. Only ATM BRI accept international credit card (Mastercard). One ATM BRI at Sampalan, Nusa Penida and one ATM near Toyapakeh harbour, Nusa Penida.

***) BPD Bank available as money changer.

GAS STATION (POM BENSIN):
No Gas Station nearby the beach.

*) A few Gas Station on the northern of Nusa Penida. They will closed on 7 PM.

**) One Gas Station on Toyapakeh, one Gas Station on Ped and one Gas Station on Batununggul.

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SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR KELINGKING BEACH:

You can combine to visit these places when you visit Kelingking beach:

1. Angel’s Billabong natural pool.
2. Broken beach.
3. Crystal Bay beach.
4.

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 15 itinerary.

GET A BIG PICTURE OF THE KELINGKING BEACH FROM VIDEO:

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