Best Minecraft 1.16 Seeds (May 2021)

We're taking a look at some great new worlds to start your next build in Minecraft!

The Minecraft 1.16 Nether Update is finally here, and we've got a bunch of great seeds for you to try out in your brand new world. There's a whole lot of new stuff to experience, plus you'll want to make your way down to the Nether to check out all of the new biomes, and harvest all sorts of new resources including the elusive ancient debris!

Minecraft 1.16 Seeds

If you're looking for the best Minecraft 1.16 seeds then we've compiled a list that features a variety of different types of worlds that will no doubt be great for your next build. Starting out with a good seed is important, because you'll be investing a lot of time in it, so make sure to take your time and pick wisely! If you are struggling to think of what you want to do next in the game, a good seed can help fuel your creativity with how it is laid out.

If you want to find some seeds for other versions of the game, then check out our Best Minecraft Seeds, Best Minecraft Bedrock Seeds, and Best Minecraft PE Seeds lists!

The Shortlist

  • Java Seeds
    • Life and Death: 328211190642393298
    • The Carpenter's Dream: -3457725174793594040
    • Neverwinter: 627689198065479624
    • Shipwreck Cove: 7777777777988733304
    • Hello, Neighbor!: -999239145001000977
    • All Biomes Near Spawn: 64971835648254
    • The Badlands Monument: 6106940150691661575
    • Beautiful Mountain Top Village at Spawn: 46663436141796529
    • Many Biomes At Spawn and Huge Mesa: 9058136630944956755
    • Four Witch Huts: 17451728208755585
  • Bedrock Seeds
    • Master of the Elements: 2111844826
    • Smithtown 2.5: 1835071273
    • Village Valley: -679532036
    • Smithtown: 770405633
    • Quadument Island: 73771637
    • The Pillager Challenge: 1613434103
    • Ocean Monuments Galore: -1113465022
    • A Gorgeous Start: 1487266664

Java Seeds

Life and Death

A zombie village and normal village island.

Image Via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: BigBrain5HeadSeed: 328211190642393298 | Platform: Java

In this map, you spawn in a zombie village in a large ocean that branches into a normal village on the other side of the island. Your goal? Protect the villagers at all costs! Scavenge for supplies from the dead zone when you can, but don't bring any of the zombies back. This is a one-of-a-kind seed and an exceptional way to start a new Minecraft Survival world!

  • Key Locations
    • Zombie Village: Spawn
    • Living Village: 5 70 10
    • Ocean Monument: 220 50 635
    • Shipwreck #1: 390 50 -85
    • Shipwreck #2: -230 50 -80

The Carpenter's Dream

All types of wood within 20 blocks.

Image Via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: llama_boi_4Seed: -3457725174793594040 | Platform: Java

This is a special seed because it features something we have never seen before: all types of overworld wood are within 20 blocks of 0 0. In the image above, you can see Acacia, Spruce, Oak, Birch, Dark Oak, and Jungle Wood are all there. This seed is perfect for those that like to have variety when they're making their first base. It also means you'll have access to every type of tree until you find a better map. This truly is one of the rarest world generation Easter eggs you'll find.

  • Key Locations
    • Stronghold #1: 1396 40 -125
    • Stronghold #2: -956 40 -1292
    • Mineshaft #1: 100 30 20
    • Mineshaft #2: -55 30 105
    • Skeleton Spawner: -45 35 -149


A Village on a coast in Minecraft.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: PlebiainSeed: 627689198065479624 |  Platform: Java 1.16+

In this beautiful map seed, you spawn right inside a coastal Village that is surrounded by mountains. This is the perfect location to build a massive empire that is protected from raids and pillages. There is only one direction for enemies to come from, so it's really just a matter of fortifying your defenses there. You can also take advantage of the massive mountains and mine straight through them from your hometown.

  • Key Locations
    • Village #1: 70 80 20
    • Village #2: 120 80 520
    • Village #3: -810 80 75
    • Stronghold: 1380 35 1252
    • Mineshaft: 20 35 60

Shipwreck Cove

An island with two shipwrecks in Minecraft.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: Plebiain | Seed: 7777777777988733304 | Platform: Java

On Shipwreck Cove, you spawn on a shipwreck, stranded to an island, far from civilization. However, there is another Shipwreck here, which means you might not be alone. Well, in Single Player, you know you're alone. Use your imagination! Make up a story, or just enjoy the peace and solitude of Shipwreck Cove!

  • Key Locations
    • Shipwreck #1: 70 70 25
    • Shipwreck #2: 40 70 -90
    • Mineshaft: -55 40 170
    • Taiga Village: -1212 90 -432
    • Stronghold: -1212 40 -636

Hello, Neighbor!

A sole villager on a floating island.

This map is a bit unorthodox compared to our other village seeds. In this one, you spawn near a Savannah village that on a large, broken hill. At coords 0 0 (zero zero) is a floating island with a single villager all by his lonesome! It's quite a quaint little home, and he's well-protected. It's incredibly tempting to make a story out of this scenario, and we wanted to include this seed so you could do it!

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: BigBrain5HeadSeed: -999239145001000977 |  Platform: Java 1.16+

  • Key Locations:
    • The Neighbor: 0 90 0
    • Village #2: -320 80 -190
    • Village #3: -230 80 520
    • Mineshaft: 40 30 55
    • Two Spawners: -52 56 21 | -66 15 2

All Biomes Near Spawn

A screenshot of a map of Biomes in Minecraft.

Credit: BigBrain5Head - Seed: 64971835648254 - Platform: Java

Seeds like this are one in a million. From your spawn location, you will find every single Biome in on the list, including the rare variants. Some of those variants are rare enough by themselves, but to have them all show up near spawn is almost impossible. This is the perfect map for you if you want to access to every resource in the game. Talk about taking over the world!

  • Key Locations
    • Jungle Temple #1: 56 80 360
    • Jungle Temple #2: 184 80 552
    • Jungle Temple #3: -408 80 360
    • Ocean Monument: 536 40 -280
    • Witch Hut: -248 70 -408

The Badlands Monument

A screenshot of an Ocean Monument in a Badlands Biome.

Credit: BigBrain5Head - Seed: 6106940150691661575 - Platform: Java

We wanted to include this seed because it has an fascinating spawn location. Badlands aren't the most common of Biomes, but this seed spawns you next to a large lake in the Badlands, with an Ocean Monument right in the center! If you've ever been to Salt Lake City, you'll feel like this is the Minecraft version of it.

  • Key Locations
    • Ocean Monument: 24 40 8
    • Village #1: 372 80 804
    • Village #2: 836 80 676
    • Shipwreck #1: 168 40 -360
    • Shipwreck #2: -280 40 520

Beautiful Mountain Top Village at Spawn

Credit: BigBrain5Head - Seed: 46663436141796529 - Platform: Java

This seed is just breathtaking, as soon as you spawn you can see the height in which you are. You can see all the beauty all around you. Then as you climb down and look up, you can see the water cascading down the mountain like a waterfall, encasing the village, it's just wonderful.

  • Key Locations
    • Desert Temple: 152 328
    • Desert Temple #2: 216 -408
    • Desert Temple #3: 104 -744
    • Mushrom Biome: -1287 300
    • Witch Hut: 856 1112
    • Stronghold: -1640 -496
    • Ruined Portal: 136 -280
    • Shipwreck: -280 8

Many Biomes At Spawn and Huge Mesa

Many biomes seed

Credit: DJEvvo - Seed: 9058136630944956755 - Platform: Java

If you want a variety of biomes nearby then this is a great Java seed for that! There's a swamp, dark forest, mesa, and desert biome all nearby the spawn. The mesa is absolutely huge, and it features at least three exposed spider spawners in it! You'll also find quite a few mine cart chests on tracks all-around the area. You'll also find a couple of villageds not too far away from the spawn as well. The Nether is a pretty good spawn once you get out from the caves. You'll find a warped forest, soul sand valley, and crimson forest all within range of each other. There's also a bastion remnant and large fortress to explore!

  • Key Locations
    • Swamp Biome: -119 63 123
    • Dark Forest Biome: -48 78 155
    • Ruined Portal: 38 70 347
    • Pyramid: 100 65 298
    • Mine: 195 64 244
    • Exposed Spider Spawner: 201 64 205
    • Exposed Spider Spawner #2: 195 64 179
    • Exposed Spider Spawner #3: 245 71 231
    • Village: -510 64 439
    • Village #2: 688 64 -186
  • Nether Locations
    • Warped Forest Biome: -75 74 57
    • Soul Sand Valley Biome: -799 84 238
    • Crimson Forest Biome: -657 39 97
    • Bastion Remnant: -78 91 204
    • Fortress: -777 61 245

Four Witch Huts

Four witch huts close together in a swamp biome seed

Credit: MellowZippy - Seed: 17451728208755585 - Platform: Java

Not too far from spawn there's four Witch Huts that almost form a perfect square in a large swamp biome! This is a pretty rare occurrence and could be valuable to you if you want to be near witches and have the ability to hunt down slimes. What is even better about this seed is that you spawn directly in a village with a huge ravine in it. You can get to diamond level in this ravine, which could get you started with some valuable resources early. I didn't find any while flying around there, but delving deeper into the area could yield some good finds.

  • Key Locations
    • Witch Hut #1: -140 65 -160
    • Witch Hut #2: 0 65 -157
    • Witch Hut #3: 16 65 3
    • Witch Hut #4: -143 65 19
    • Birch Forest Biome: 406 83 361
  • Nether Locations
    • Basalt Deltas: 46 68 -29
    • Soul Sand Valley: 28 41 -9
    • Crimson Forest: -250 54 176
    • Warped Forest: 352 36 -143
    • Bastion Remnant: -52 39 -829
    • Fortress: -572 64 -1136

Bedrock Seeds

Master of the Elements

Multiple biome Minecraft seed.

Image Via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: ricecake1111113Seed: 2111844826

In this seed, you spawn in a normal environment. Nothing too fancy. However, put on your hiking boots and adventuring gear, because you're going to want to travel the center of the world (coordinates 0 0) to reach a lake in the middle of six different environments. You'll have Ice, Mountain, Plains, Forest, Mesa, and Mushroom Biomes all within a few hundred blocks of each other, making you the ultimate Master of the Elements!

  • Key Locations
    • Element Center: 0 70 0
    • Stronghold: 1972 35 -716
    • Village #1: 3070 90 -310
    • Village #2: 2370 80 -340
    • Village #3: 1975 80 -700

Smithtown 2.5

A taiga village in Minecraft.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: foot_inspectorSeed: 1835071273

Last month, we featured a seed called Smithtown that boasted four blacksmiths among its residents. We now introduce you to the new, hyper-upgraded version of that town: Smithtown 2.5, home to 10 Blacksmiths. We rarely feature seeds that are too similar to one another, but we had to make an exception this once. With 10 Blacksmiths, your options while trading greatly increase your chances of getting the best battle gear possible. The best part? The village is only about 300 blocks away from spawn!

  • Key Locations
    • Mineshaft #1: 775 35 25
    • Mineshaft #2: 650 35 155
    • Blacksmith Village: 1110 90 100
    • Plains Village: 1060 80 -250
    • Snowy Village: 555 90 -715

Village Valley

A village in a valley in Minecraft.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: Delvin4519Seed: -679532036 |  Platform: Bedrock 1.16+

Don't let this seed's featured image fool you, this is a fluke. You do indeed spawn to a pleasant Taiga Village, with ample wood and resources available. However, if you like Strongholds, you'll have your work cut out for you in this world. This seed offers the village, and a Stronghold built with two spawners in the library. If you can master the dungeon, you deserve bragging rights!

  • Key Locations:
    • Village Valley: -300 80 0
    • Village: 560 80 475
    • Stronghold #1: -1116 40 -204
    • Stronghold #2: -1228 40 -732
    • Double Spawner: -146 24 -399 | -147 24 -388


A Taiga Village in Minecraft.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: fatbirdplayminecraft | Seed: 770405633 | Platform: Bedrock 1.16+

In this incredible seed, you spawn a short walk away from a town with four Blacksmiths. We've featured towns with three blacksmiths before, and those were popular enough as it is. If you travel a short distance on this map, you'll find what we've called Smithtown, which on top of having four Blacksmiths, is an absolutely massive village as well!

  • Key Locations
    • Smithtown: 188 74 76
    • Village #1: 133 80 -285
    • Village #2: -280 80 -310
    • Village #3: -270 80 535
    • Triple Dungeon: -314 36 -343 | -295 19 -339 | -294 15 -359

Quadument Mansion

An Ocean Monument near an island spawn.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: Ghostgirly2 | Seed: 73771637 | Platform: Bedrock

You have a vast array of Ocean Monuments to choose from on this seed. Not one, two, or three, but four Ocean Monuments generate near your tiny spawn island, which is quite a supply of Sponges. If you are looking for the resources and gear to take on this sea-monster-ridden world, you can turn just a few hundred blocks away and hit the Woodland Mansion that generates just north of the spawn point! The arrow in the image above points to the world spawn.

  • Key Locations
    • Ocean Monument #1: 215 40 -250
    • Ocean Monument #2: 685 40 -170
    • Ocean Monument #3: 170 40 -115
    • Ocean Monument #4: 600 40 100
    • Woodland Mansion #2: 480 85 -1060

The Pillager Challenge

A screenshot of a village, outpost, and mansion in the distance.

Credit: Flamewaker4848 - Seed: 1613434103 - Platform: Bedrock

This challenging seed provides a fun quest for you right when you spawn! It spawns you a short walk away from a Village, a Mansion, and a Pillager Outpost. For those of you who like to get right to the action when you spawn, you can challenge yourself to protect the town and conquer the Outpost and Mansion. If you succeed, this seed has provided you a perfect starting point for a Survival world!

  • Key Locations
    • Village Near Spawn: 1060 80 460
    • Woodland Mansion: 1660 80 330
    • Pillager Outpost: 1480 80 350
    • Stronghold: 1630 1040
    • Ocean Monument: -310 -660

Ocean Monuments Galore

A screenshot of an underwater Ocean Monument.

Credit: Girly-Gamer - Seed: -1113465022 - Platform: Bedrock

If you like Ocean maps, this seed is perfect for you. You spawn on a small island with a single tree. This is a slow start map, but you'll find yourself in solitude with an easily defensible base. When you're ready, you have dozens of Ocean Monuments not far away. The closest five Ocean Monuments are listed below!

  • Key Locations
    • Ocean Monument #1: 140 40 -380
    • Ocean Monument #2: 340 40 215
    • Ocean Monument #3: 240 40 735
    • Ocean Monument #4: -780 40 60
    • Ocean Monument #5: 200 40 -840

A Gorgeous Start

A screenshot of a 6 river spawn.

Credit: MinecraftChill- Seed: 1487266664 - Platform: Bedrock

The thing we like most about this seed is that it provides a classic Minecraft experience. For us veteran players, there was nothing better than finding a perfect spawn with lots of resources and a beautiful setting. These are types of maps that draw you in for hours as you build a comfortable base, and the ones you remember when you're feeling nostalgic. Try this map for one of the most pleasant Minecraft experiences!

  • Key Locations
    • Village: 225 80 -750
    • Stronghold #1: -770 -660
    • Stronghold #2: -1250 -770
    • Pillager Outpost: -980 80 -870
    • Desert Temple: -480 80 120

Using Key Locations

If you want to teleport yourself to one location mentioned, copy the numbers listed by the one you want to visit. Go into your game and into that seed, then in the command window just type in /teleport @player x y z and paste the numbers!

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  1. I tried all of them and they good for a speedrun but Smithtown 2.5 actually has 10 smithys

  2. Anyone know the cords for the Mushroom Island in the “All Biomes Near Spawn” seed? Thanks!

  3. Great seeds

  4. i actually found a really good seed in the old versions. there were 2 villages but i dont remember what the seed is.

  5. For me it doesn’t work??

    1. Which one isn’t working? You have to be using them on the correct platform, don’t forget.

  6. thanks for seed its working


  8. Hey, cool article, though as a tip, I’d not put the most pretty ones both on top next time. Like one on top, one a bit lower, cause it kind of overshadowed the rest of the list, haha.


    1. I don’t need to, the two things that are important are Java and Bedrock, and under the pictures, it tells you what version the seed is for. Everything apart from PC uses Bedrock. Of course, PC uses both but in the Minecraft launcher, it tells you what version you are using 🙂

  10. There’s an end fortress under the double blacksmith village

  11. Please add where we do spawn on next seeds

    1. How about just saying thanks and appreciate what you get?

  12. I think I found really good seed.
    Seed: -828704436144144026
    Ruined village: 180 72 -170
    Desert temple: 74 64 -502
    Lava pool 1: 180 70 -352
    Lava pool 2: -124 64 -426
    Lava pool 3: 283 67 -539
    Village: -420 68 -650
    Ruined portal: 203 69 -507
    Hope you enjoy!

  13. I think I found really good seed.
    Seed: -828704436144144026
    Ruined village: 180 72 -170
    Desert temple: 74 64 -502
    Lava pool 1: 180 70 -352
    Lava pool 2: -124 64 -426
    Village: -420 68 -650

    1. bruh the village coords were 1 off from 420 69 AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  14. Hi guys, I tried to type in the mountain top village seed (46663436141796529) and it definitely didn’t take me to that world. Any idea what I’m doing wrong?

    1. If you are playing on a console it’s Bedrock, it’s always going to be Bedrock. Only PC has Java. If you are playing on PC the Minecraft launcher will tell you if it’s Java or not.

    2. Maybe you typed it wrong? Or maybe he (the author) intended it for an individual platform such as PC or Mobile

  15. at seed -376042977865450385 there was a ship next to the mushroom biome it had a map with a treasure that is hidden next to the village

  16. Hello! I have found an awesome seed for bedrock. These are details.

    -Ruined Portal near spawn

    -A village with 2 blacksmiths right next to it

    -2 lava pools (look for stone in the ground) to make a nether portal

    -A nether fortress, warped forest, nether wastes and basalt deltas

    Hope this interests anyone

    1. What’s the seed number?

    2. Sorry I forgot to add, the seed is ‘heroic’

      1. There was a seed that I was on a while back where I was on a island and I built a nether portal went in and spawned in the warped Forrest flew past that was the basalt delta and a nether fortress. Sadly I don’t remember what seed it was if anyone can look it up I would gladly appreciate it.

        1. Honestly my base in the nether was not the best but it was a great experience

          1. It was on bedrock

  17. I have some problems with the Savanna Village Overlapping w/Dark Oak Forest Seed because the coordinates are not accurate, I cannot find the spot in the picture. Any ideas?

  18. Are there certain mods that spoil these seeds? I tried the double mansion seed and didn’t get that world, just the same boring forest hills world I got with no seed specified.

    Running 1.16.4 with Fabric through MultiMC plus Terrestria & Traverse, which add new biomes.

  19. Hi I am Back I found a Cool Seed, The Seed is 7801033030179011024, It has a Shipwreck with 45 Wheat and 3 leather pants and 18 Rotten Flesh (The Shipwreck is at -284 63 -194) And a Village Nearby! :O, Village is at -454 73 16.Platform: Java, And one of these weird Desert things at -517 68 162

    1. The last seeds spawn is ONE block away from the ravine

      1. Mojang creating that seed be liek : imma make sure player dies in ravine
        Mojang when player is 1 block away from death:

        well ****

  20. This is nice seeds ok cuz there is a lot of loot there

  21. I loaded a new world and the seed is -7110808364283634392 and there is 4 hills and a village near by, Also, There is a village and a blacksmith And when you get to the nether, You will find a fortress at -743 56 -544, Swamp biome at -73 67 -106 also Swamp hut 19 65 -139 and ravine at -1 37 -163 Platform: Java

    1. thx.i appreciate it its very usefull

  22. I have a very rare seed of Minecraft bedrock Edition
    In this seed if you beat the end and happen to go to endcity then you will get 2 endcites within 100 blocks from each other means 2 elytras indeed

    1. Do you have it in java ?

    2. hello nice seedie

      1. Where is the end portal room and nether fortress on this seed?

  23. so, i found i really cool seed
    it spawns in 2 villages, one of them have 2 ravines, one in the village, the 2 not so far from them.
    the other village (in savana) have a really big hole, with a mineshaft not so far, it have a jungle with a ravine tho, all of them really close.
    it haves a iceberg in the middle of literally nothing and i think this is really amazing lol

    1. What version of Minecraft? Bedrock or Java?

  24. The woodland mansion with village always spawns with a flame within the mansion that will set it on fire.

    1. yeah I had to go in creative mode just to keep it from burning to the ground

    2. It’s started by lava, if you are fast enough you can block it before it ignites the mansion, the lava comes out at -261, 77, 226

    3. Well, try to make a bucket and put out the fire!

  25. For the double blacksmith near coral reef the nearest end city with an elytra is -1512 100 -904 the nether fortress is 238 53 -372

  26. Anyone else find the stronghold underneath the double blacksmith village?

    1. Yes I did. There was a channeling 1 book in the library chest

  27. cool seed i found, spawn next to village and temple.


  28. spawn in woodland mansıon i find ruined portal
    the XYZ
    731/ 83/643
    sorry for my bad english im Turkish
    have a good day 🙂

    1. Java or Bedrock?

    2. Thanks for the tip!

  29. Honoured to have 3 of my seeds featured in this list! Wasn’t even aware that the village oasis had a ruined portal in it in the new update. You’ve really done your homework here.

    1. Thanks for finding a great seed! Glad I could add a little something to it.

      1. Sorry but it is java and bedrock i want beta 1.16 nether update