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Enjoy a Dream of Private Beach in Kelingking Beach
It's so tempting to splash around and swim into the pristine sea water and seemingly calm waves, no? Whoops, hold your horses! While it looks like it's safe to swim around in Kelingking Beach's sea, the tides are actually quite wild so swimming might be too risky here. And while surfing on a surfboard might feel less exciting, at least you still can do body-surfing here. If you have a sturdy and strong figure (and know how to body-surf), Kelingking Beach is one of few beaches where you can challenge your body strength against the open ocean waves. You can also snap some memorable pictures for your instagram feeds and have a small private party. To reach the beach, you should go down through steep trek routes (which most guides won't recommend you to). But you're free to go anyway, just be careful on your steps.
Kelingking Beach Viewpoint is the primadonna of Kelingking Beach. From atop the cliffs is where you can get the scenic view of the whole beach and its surrounding islands. You can even view coral cliffs sticking out to the ocean resembling the shape of T-Rex (or pinky finger, whichever it is). There are several more photoshoot spots you can try, including the wooden stairs heading down to the beach (do it at your own risk), or a bamboo tier enabling you to view the whole island (you only need to pay $35).
How to Get Tickets?
To enjoy beautiful view of Kelingking Beach, you only need to pay admission ticket around $36 USD. If you're planning to go there by a speedboat, you'll have to pay $10 USD, and $5 for ferry ticket. There's also separated fee for motorcycle rental.
How To Get Around?
If you're planning to sightseeing around Nusa Penida Island, you can either hire a guide or you can bring your own bike. If you don't have a bike, you can rent one in motorcycle rentals provided along the street. Just make sure you have your driving licenses.
What Should I Wear?
Wear any comfortable clothes you want. If you're going to hike up until the Kelingking Beach viewpoint, make sure you're wearing a pair of shoes spesifically designed for hiking activities. Bringing water is essential to stay hydrated.
Best Time to Visit
Kelingking Beach is open everyday at any time. We highly recommend you to come there when it's dry season which falls between March - May.
Will I Need a Guide?
Yes, at least until you reach the steep path toward the beach. Most guides won't join you if you insist on going down to the beach though.
How To Get There?
Kelingking Beach is located in Nusa Penida Island. To get there, you can easily rent a speed boat to Nusa Penida Beach directly from Sanur Beach. Or you can also ride on a ferry with your motorbike if you're planning to visit the Kelingking Secret Point. If you choose to take land route however, you should be more careful since the road is not at its best condition.
If you're planning to go alone without a guide, there's a chance you might get lost and you'll have to ask directions to the locals. However, 'Kelingking Beach' is unknown to them. You'll get better result if you ask them directions Manta Point or Karang Dawa Beach.