Best Minecraft 1.20 Desert Seeds for Bedrock and Java (December 2023)

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The generation of Deserts in Minecraft varies greatly—from producing large arid wonders to small oases and even to fully inhabited Desert countries. In our best Minecraft Desert seeds list, we provide some of the perfect Desert seeds you can find.

Whether you want a resourceful spawn, beautiful terrain, or an unholy amount of structures, you'll want to give these 1.20 Desert seeds a try.

Best Minecraft 1.20 Desert Seeds (Bedrock and Java)

Whether you play Bedrock or Java, you can visit any of these gorgeous Minecraft Deserts. The structures may differ depending on your version, but coordinates are provided for both to jumpstart your gameplay.

Desert off of Mushroom Island

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Seed: 8391732303645594679

The start of this seed is breathtaking and full of endless potential. A giant Badlands Desert looms behind you while an enchanting Mushroom Island can be seen in the distance. Explore the Desert and obtain all of the treasures hidden within its sandy depths, potentially using those resources to build an elaborate bridge between it and the Mushroom Island.

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Giant Desert: SpawnGiant Desert: Spawn
Mushroom Island: 273, 230Mushroom Island: 273, 230
Large Warm Ocean Ruin Cluster: 488, 344Ruined Portal: 660, 250
Shipwreck: 264, 104Shipwreck: 458, 53
Desert Village: 576, -400Desert Temple within Village: 1,832, -392

Coastal Sands

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Seed: 4393266914267514799

This Desert comes in the form of decently sized islands spread off of the shore of the mainland. It's perfect for newcomers to Desert living because a wide variety of resources are available only a hundred blocks away! There are Forest, Savannah, and Jungle biomes, with Bamboo and a Stony Mountain only a stone's throw away from Spawn. You'll have no trouble building up a personal oasis on this seed.

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Desert Village: -496, 224Desert Village: -238, 242
Shipwreck: -536, 120Shipwreck with Warm Ocean Ruins: -456, -232
Large Warm Ocean Ruin Cluster: -952, 168Buried Treasure 1: -824, 66, 24
Shipwreck 2: -664, -136Buried Treasure 2: -824, 66, -56
Small Warm Ocean Ruin: -472, -280Buried Treasure 3: -872, 65, -56

Lively Desert, Empty Swamp

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Seed: 1946441758917506315

This Desert is positively teeming with life. In both Java and Bedrock editions, it contains plenty of Desert Villages, Desert Temples, Pillager Outposts, and even a Mangrove Swamp. While the swamp itself doesn't contain any structures, it's the perfect place to get wood as you get started in this world.

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Mangrove Swamp: 8, -139Mangrove Swamp: 8, -139
Desert Village 1: 272, 112Desert Village: 119, 85
Pillager Outpost: 560, -304Hilly Desert Village: 124, -259
Desert Village 2: 352, -400Desert Temple: 155, -479
Desert Village hidden by Swamp: -336, -416Ruined Portal: -3, 93

Crumbled Desert

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Seed: 5749822072430773754

Not all deserts are dry and arid. This one is riddled with rivers and large lakes, sitting on the coast of a Warm Ocean. The world starts in the Bamboo Jungle surrounding the southern half of the Desert. While it already looks lush with greenery above ground, that trend continues below ground with a Lush Cave! Traveling north through the Desert will lead you to multiple Desert Villages, Desert Temples, and a large Mangrove Swamp.

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Desert: 48, 94Desert: 48, 94
Desert Village: 272, 0Desert Village: 152, -376
Shipwreck: 472, -360Shipwreck: -120, -536
Large Warm Ocean Cluster: 40, -1,128Desert Village with Temple: 248, -1,416

Deserted Badlands

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Seed: -8904705812497380395

This world has you fighting to survive in a Desert containing all three types of Badlands biomes. While structures are more common and closer to Spawn in Java, both Bedrock and Java players will be able to find mineshafts, Desert Temples, and Desert Villages here. Since Spawn is set in the middle of the Desert, you have the freedom to choose exactly where to go and what to do. Head northeast to explore a vast Lush Cave, travel to the south towards the ocean, or just stay near Spawn and make an amazing Desert base.

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Mineshaft: -10, -20Ancient City: 936, -43, 504
Desert Temple: 137, 10Desert Temple: 376, -424
Desert Village: -300, -220Desert Village: 152, -264
Lush Cave Entrance: -250, -425Lush Cave Entrance: -250, -425

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Fragmented Peninsula

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Seed: 2621361697578117101

This once well-connected peninsula was separated from the mainland Desert, most likely due to erosion from the ocean. The waves and the nearby Coral Reef are responsible for the numerous shipwrecks hidden beneath the water as well. Azalea trees are sprinkled about on the piece of the peninsula you spawn on, hinting at the large Lush Cave below! No matter which way you look, this seed is filled with enough treasures and geographic wonders to keep you happy for a long time.

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Deepslate Lush Cave: 136, -10, 7Deepslate Lush Cave: 136, -10, 7
Diamond Fossil: 137, -34, 8Large Warm Ocean Ruin Cluster: 56, 72
Shipwreck: -200, 104Shipwreck: 168, 248
Coral Reef Shipwreck with Ruined Portal: 312, 264Shipwreck 2: 440, 200

Treacherous Lands Desert

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Seed: -3620289166610301037

This desert is perfect for those who want to live on the wild side! The desert intermingles with a Badlands biome and is full of mountains for players to explore. There are regular desert villages sprinkled about, but Java players who like a challenge can take on the task of exploring the zombie Desert Village and attempting to revive its inhabitants.

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Desert Village: 189, -239Desert Village: 840, 24
Zombie Desert Village: 256, 144Desert Temple: 73, 10
Ancient City: -620, -38, -624Ruined Portal: 162, 230
Two Villages and Ruined Portal: 944, 800Desert Village 2: 632, 664

Waterlogged Desert

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Seed: 2523054422158377189

This seed spawns you within a large desert that has no lack of water on its coasts. A Coral Reef stands in front of you, while rivers and lakes are spread throughout the desert. This allows players to explore by boat to find the many villages, pillager outposts, and temples that much faster. Toward the northwestern end of the desert lies a Stronghold, while the forest to the east contains a mineshaft on top of an Ancient City!

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Desert Village: 401, 195Desert Village: -334, 235
Desert Village 2: -400, 192Desert Temple: -470, 105
Pillager Outpost on Desert Temple: 128, 368Desert Village 2: 40, 376
Stronghold: 1,861, -24, -91Pillager Outpost and Temple: 1,688, 551
Ancient City: -1,391, -22, 783Ancient City: 1657, -41, -266

Coastal Harbor City

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Seed: -593733651389878423

This seed spawns you in front of a Coral Reef, with a smaller Badlands biome to the west. Behind the spawn, the desert continues for thousands of blocks, dotted with villages, temples, and even a Stronghold towards its end. The desert also continues in the southeast, leading to more villages, a pillager outpost, and yet another Stronghold! I believe this seed provides the perfect opportunity to create a bustling port city, with the desert behind providing everything you need to thrive in the world.

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Desert Village: 48, -240Temple and Village: -258, -318
Desert Village 2: -144, -256Desert Village 2: 232, -360
Ruined Portal: -535, 0247Pillager Outpost and Village: 552, -968
Desert Temple: -440, -952Shipwreck: 920, -280

Coral Causeway

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Seed: 5382294136739163134

To the northwest of Spawn is a huge desert area surrounded by a giant Coral Reef. Beyond that, there are also very populated Desert and Mesa biomes filled with temples, mineshafts, villages, and more! It's a great place to either explore or settle down and start building!

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Coral Reef: -22, -408Coral Reef: -51, -450
Desert Village: -144, -272Shipwreck: 56, -328
Desert Temple: -695, 264Savanna Village: 200, 200
Shipwreck: -248, -632Desert Temple: -312, 344
Desert Village 2: -912, 224Desert Village and Temple: -824, 712

Related: Best Minecraft Jungle Seeds (Bedrock and Java)

Bordered by Badlands

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Seed: 8687424319006018220

This is honestly a breathtaking seed that has to be seen to be believed. There's a huge desert surrounded by an even larger Badlands Biome. And while resources are sparse, the incredible look and feel of this location more than makes up for it!

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Village: 272, 368Village: 248, -248
Ruined Portal: 280, 248Temple: 152, -696
Desert Temple: 648, -360Ruined Portal: 40, 344
Ancient City: -1,064, -43, 8Ancient City: 872, -51, 200

Not-so barren Desert

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Seed: -6258835162388172349

You know, for a desert this place sure has a lot of people in it! Depending on the version, Bedrock or Java, we counted at least six villages in this desert. Then there are temples, portals, and pillager outposts as well. Honestly, there are more people in this desert than in most Minecraft worlds. A good seed if you don't fancy feeling too lonely while playing.

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Ruined Portal: 33, 50Temple: 39, 105
Temple near Village: 343, 231Village near Pillager Tower: 290, 341
Zombie Desert Village: 384, 688Village next to Ruined Portal: 232, 874
Pillager Outpost: 288, -448Submerged Ruined Portal: -456, 66

Desert Reef

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Seed: -3373198683487676029

Although the placement is different in each version, this seed has the same exciting features in both Java and Bedrock! You spawn on a desert that encompasses a Coral Reef ocean. Littered around the rim of the massive Coral Reef are several villages that have the perfect view of the Reef as well as easy access to several Desert Temples and the spoils therein!

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Reef Village: -208, 48Reef Village: -792, -392
Reef Village 2: -307, 612Reef Village 2: -440, 696
Desert Village: 246, -229Desert Temple: 40, 184
Desert Temple: 168, 88Village: 232, 168
Outpost: 320, 112Desert Temple 2: 312, -184

The Desert Adventure

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Seed: 6000222

Both the Java and Bedrock versions of this seed spawn you on the opposite end of an arid desert containing a Stronghold. Although the strongholds spawn in different locations, this large desert biome is perfect for players who want to have a complete Minecraft adventure without stepping foot off sand or mesa blocks. Each version has its special features at spawn that make it fun!

Key Java LocationsKey Bedrock Locations
Outpost: 0, -160Village: 216, -312
Desert Temple: 104, -248Village 2: 216, 40
Desert Temple 2: 8, 24Desert Village/Temple: 664, -344
Village: 304, -256Outpost/Village/Temple: 1,830, 580
Stronghold: 2,549, 250Stronghold: 1,460, 1220

If you're looking for a guaranteed tropical Minecraft world with a little more water, check out our Best Coral Reef Seeds (Java and Bedrock). Plus, don't forget to check out our Minecraft Homepage to see all the latest news, guides, and content for Minecraft!

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