Nusa Penida has so many amazing views making it hard to pick a favorite. But when the cliffs form in the shape of a Tyrannosaurus Rex at Kelingking Secret Point Beach it is bound to be a crowd favorite. Kelingking actually translates into English meaning Pinkie a term referencing the smallest finger on the hand. Just like a pinkie promise, the land does also appear to take the form of a Kelingking or pinkie finger. However, it is the comparison to the T-Rex that has caused this location to become so popular.
What you need to know about Kelingking Secret Point Beach
On the island of Nusa Penida you can hire a moped and make the journey to Kelingking, which is about 30 minutes from the harbor. A restaurant is perched atop the mountain with some pretty extreme views.
The safety at Kelingking is non-existent and I actually find it quite comical. At many points along the cliff edge, there is no rail whatsoever and the grass just leads you off the edge, down hundreds of feet onto the rocks. The lack of safety should give you no false sense of security, be very careful as you walk along the edge enjoying the view.
The viewpoints at Kelingking Secret Point Beach
Further down from the restaurant is what could be considered the main viewing point. From here you can enjoy the view all the way down to the beach. This is the perfect spot to fully grasp the shape of the dinosaur or Kelingking.
We walked down from this viewpoint along the ridge or the spine of the T-Rex. There was also a path leading down onto the shore. The sand looked untouched and I’m not sure how common it is for people to venture onto the beach. The water looked awesome. Next time…
No matter where you view Kelingking Secret Point Beach from, you are bound to enjoy the spectacular coastline that Nusa Penida has to offer.
If you are looking for awesome hikes in Indonesia you need to head to Padar Island.
Where is Kelingking/T-Rex? Here is an accurate position on the Map: