Best Minecraft 1.19 Cave Seeds for Bedrock & Java (September 2023)

Cave exploring made simple!

Caves received a huge overhaul in Minecraft patch 1.18, which added a variety of underground biomes that include Lush and Dripstone caves. But since you spawn on the overworld, it's sometimes hard to know whether you’ve got a great cave seed or a bad one. We’ve taken the risk out of it for you and listed the best Minecraft Cave seeds below.

Best Minecraft Cave Seeds List

  • Java 1.19 (Note: Java seeds work in Bedrock, but they generate structures differently)
    • Crater Caves: 1374769955
    • Frozen Ocean Cavern: 4981516925953961499
    • Mini Farlands: -992714597311471801
    • Cavern to the Deep: -3212841254549877385
    • Desert Cavern: 1733739539271494892
    • Old Growth, Old Cave: 3106201896040453284
    • Abandoned Cove: -8151315372430894759
    • Cave Trio: -3833620608353279066
    • Quick Descent to Madness: -7276656383072766256
    • Gold Rush!: 6755324331130150311
  • Bedrock 1.19 (Note: Bedrock seeds work in Java, but they generate structures differently)
    • Instant Cave Seed: -1597699456
    • Dripstone Descent: -5669269216025521217
    • The Cavern Below: -2395316354623700247
    • Liberation Mission: -8924217438600596583
    • Endless Dripstone: 8430682449981033048
    • Watery Cave: -4909791828733745509
    • Explorer's Paradise: 4949631108816131806
    • Triple Double: 8118077413014002331
    • Deep Dive: -7276656383072766256

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Best Minecraft Java 1.19 Cave Seeds

Crater Caves

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Seed: 1374769955

Sourced from a helpful Reddit post, this cave is incredible, and situated right under a perfect crater-shaped mountain. Beyond this there's some very nearby villages, some beautiful landscapes, and a huge variety of nearby biomes to explore!

  • Cave: -166, 69
  • Pillager Outpost: 368, 64
  • Savanna Village: 600, 222
  • Ruined Portal: -344, 56

Gold Rush!

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Seed: 6755324331130150311

A desert village has a mineshaft entrance right next to it. But have the villagers taken all the spoils? The answer is no, because you'll quickly find a plethora of gold and other materials thanks to the caves under the badland's biome!

  • Village: 79, 196
  • Jungle: 319, 108
  • Jungle Temple: 640, 752,
  • Ruined Portal: 288, -273

Quick Descent to Madness

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Seed: -7276656383072766256

The village sits on the precipice of a dark hole with nothing nice inside - except the prospect of treasure! Dive into a cavern that descends into the dark immediately and grab the minerals and ores you need for rapid building. A great seed and an interesting start.

  • Key Locations:
    • Village and cave entrance: 47, 133
    • Abandoned mine: 63, 0, 158
    • Double village: 736, 578
    • Underwater ruin: 1366, -319

Cavern to the Deep

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Seed: -3212841254549877385

This seed features an incredible Dripstone Cavern that drops directly from the large Dripstone Cavern to the Deep Dark. Some of these stalagmites drop all the way down into that area, and it’s an amazing place to explore. On the surface this is a more traditional plains and Oak Tree forest area, that’s great for traditionalists.

  • Key Locations:
    • Dripstone Cavern: 33, -1, 9
    • Village: 59, 97
    • Ruined Portal: 171, 227
    • Illager Tower: -364, 96

Frozen Ocean Cavern

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Seed: 4981516925953961499

What sits below the Frozen Ocean? A huge cave system does, as it happens. This incredible cave system makes for the perfect base, with it's built-in mob spawner and vast open space. With only a small island of trees nearby, it's a fantastic challenge map for players looking to tough it out in a frozen wasteland.

  • Key Locations
    • Spider Spawner Dungeon: 336, -32, -106
    • Lush Cave Cavern: 244, -5, -99
    • Ocean Ruin: 377, -522
    • Mineshaft: 289, -18, -400

Mini Farlands

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Seed: -992714597311471801

The Farlands were a now-deleted Minecraft Biome that was generated at the edge of the world limit. This seed reminds us of that fantastic location because of its crazy cliffs and mix of tiny biomes. But the real adventure begins below the ground, where dozens of Lush Caves intersect with Dripstone Caves, Mineshafts, and Dungeons to form an incredible underground. 

  • Key Locations
    • Ruined Portal: 81, -279
    • Lush Cave with Mineshaft Entrance: 254, 10, -336
    • Beached Shipwreck: 467, -685
    • Village: 66, -749

Desert Cavern

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Seed: 1733739539271494892

A huge cave system in the middle of a desert spawn, with a Badlands Biome just a stone's throw away. This is an incredible way to get quick access to the deepest parts of the world within just a few steps of the starting location. A perfect place to start a desert civilization, or a lush oasis in the middle of the wasteland.

  • Key Locations
    • Badlands Biome: 400, 50
    • Cave Entrance: 345, -56
    • Desert Temple: 390, 160

Related: Best Minecraft Deep Dark Seeds for Bedrock and Java

Old Growth, Old Cave

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Seed: 3106201896040453284

A fascinating seed that offers as much under the ground as above the surface. A sprawling spruce forest is your start point, with quick entrance to a vast cave network below. Journeying in any of the cardinal directions brings you to new exciting features, and plenty of loot! Just be careful, there's some mobs close by that aren't easy when you're just starting out.

  • Key Locations
    • Cave Entrance: -30, 106
    • Pillager Tower: -324, 97
    • Giant Ruined Portal: 243, 283
    • Underwater Temple: 634, 81

Abandoned Cove

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Seed: -8151315372430894759

An entire coastal village and two ships abandoned for unknown reasons. Could the answer be in the caves inland? You'll have to explore and find out yourself...

  • Key Locations
    • Abandoned Village: 90, 100, -102
    • Cave Entrance: 48, 72, -104
    • Double Shipwreck: -24, -318
    • Trio of Snow and Ice Biomes: 599, -339

Cave Trio

Screenshot by Pro Game Guide

Seed: -3833620608353279066

An expansive series of caves hides just below a grassy plain. There's trio of cave entrances and they each lead to a different adventure! But the most impressive is definitely the one with a huge abandoned mine in it!

  • Key Locations
    • Abandoned Mine Cavern: 11, -6, 32
    • Ruined Portal: 39, 33
    • Shipwreck: -107, 190
    • Water Temple: 238, 307

Best Minecraft Bedrock 1.19 Cave Seeds

Jungle Outcrop

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A cave entrance in the midst of the jungle leading to the dark and resource-rich areas below. The Jungle is incredibly, but the caves might just be better. There's not much signs of civilization around in this seed, (apart from Jungle Temples) but you'll enjoy it all the same!

  • Key Locations
    • Cave: 8, 44
    • Jungle Temple 1: 104, 8
    • Jungle Temple 2: -136, 24
    • Portal: -408, 56

Dripstone Descent

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Seed: -5669269216025521217

A massive cave with a looming entrance is guarded by wary creatures. This spawn is incredibly close to an ancient city and several large caves which interlink to create a huge underground area. We recommend abandoning the surface area, and immediately moving into the Underdark!

  • Key Locations
    • Huge dripstone cave: 64, 80, 64
    • Ruined Portal: 72, 152
    • Ancient City: 24, -51, -328
    • Shipwreck: -632, 8

Endless Dripstone

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Seed: 8430682449981033048

It seems like this Dripstone Cave never ends. On the surface, the entire area covered by the Mangrove Forest hides a cast series of Dripstone Caves and Caverns beneath, filled with resources and riches. There’s also a few little boons, like the easy to access Zombie Spawner that make this an incredible spawn.

  • Key Locations
    • Incredible Dripstone Cavern: -179, -34, 79
    • Zombie Spawner with Surface Access: -146, 62, 98
    • Village 1: 170, 346
    • Village 2: 250, 646

Instant Cave

Screenshot by Pro Game Guides

Seed: -1597699456

Can’t wait to get into a Cave? This is Bedrock’s developer-provided seed for Lush Caves. You can be in the cave in seconds, given that you spawn right next to two entrances. This seed also gives you quick access to almost every type of wood right off the bat, so if you’re looking to build an underground mining system, it’s a great starting spot.

  • Key Locations
    • Cave Entrance: 17, 93, 15
    • Village 1: 728, 628
    • Village 2: 804, 73
    • Ruined Portal and Ocean Ruins: 332, -520

The Cavern Below

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Seed: -2395316354623700247

A huge cavern just below your starting spot that covers almost the entire Plains biome above it? Yes, please! This is a great start for players who want to make either a huge cave base or open up a cavern into a massive crater. This is also a great start for Minecraft traditionalists who want standard grass and trees and flatter ground to start off with. But this idyllic land could hide something sinister. An Abandoned Village in the next valley over could hide some secrets.

  • Key Locations
    • Cavern Entrance: -7, 22
    • Abandoned Village: -463, 177
    • Spruce Village: -867, 189
    • Huge Dripstone Cave Entrance: 211, 404

Liberation Mission

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Seed: -8924217438600596583

An Illager tower with a Village within crossbow’s shot is a bad omen, to be sure. The cave the Villagers decided to build their homes by must be lucrative for them to have so many Iron Golems! Head up the hill and free the Allay and Iron Golem to defeat the Pillagers. But in the long term, it might be better to migrate into the cave completely, given there’s a huge underground system of tunnels that lead right down to Deepslate.

  • Key Locations
    • Illager Tower: 152, 631
    • Village and Cave Entrance: 239, 582
    • Village 2: 681, 278
    • Illager Tower 2 with Huge Cave Entrance: 501, -1017

Watery Cave

Screenshot by Pro Game Guides

Seed: -4909791828733745509

A huge mountain, with a dark patch at the base. That patch? A cave with dripstone stalactites and dangerous waterflows that threaten to drag you down. But it's also the perfect place for a hidden base, or a pirate retreat. The possibilities are endless with this cave outpost.

  • Key Locations
    • Cave Entrance: 204, -52
    • Pillager Tower: 300, 24
    • Village: 850, -365
    • Ruined Portal: 648, -488

Explorer's Paradise

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Seed: 4949631108816131806

Snaking caves leading down to the Deep Dark and beyond with a plethora of biomes to explore up top. This is a true explorer’s paradise. Discover mysteries above or below ground in a magnificent seed.

  • Key Locations
    • Cave system: -93, 274
    • Village 1: -259, 228
    • Village 2: -280, 709
    • Ruined Portal: -525, 817

Triple Double

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Seed: 8118077413014002331

Two double villages and a double cave entrance! That's why this one's called Triple Double, and leaves you spoilt for options of what to explore, what to mine, and what to build. Are you going to expand the villages into a true city? Or delve into the caves and find something old and ancient below?

  • Key Locations
    • Cave entrance: 179, 320
    • Ruined Portal/Double Village: 59, 275
    • Mushroom Swamp: -213, 72
    • Double Village 2: -82, -232

For more Minecraft seeds and starting points, check out Best Minecraft Ancient City Seeds for Bedrock and Java on Pro Game Guides. Also read about Best Minecraft Cottage Designs on Gamepur.

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