Best Minecraft seeds for 1.16 – Rock Paper Shotgun

The best Minecraft seeds for 1.16 create fantastic worlds that capture your imagination from the first moment you set foot in them. And if you’re looking for a good seed to help kickstart your latest Minecraft adventure, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find no fewer than 30 of the most amazing Minecraft seeds for 1.16. Whether you’re after Villages, Bamboo Jungles, Islands or whatever else, we’ve got the perfect seed for you!

Best Minecraft seeds 1.16

Below you can browse all the best Minecraft seeds we’ve found, together with screenshots of each spawn location so you can catch a glimpse of what could potentially be your next Minecraft world. Terrain generation between Minecraft 1.16 and 1.14 is identical (in the overworld, at least), so all the below seeds will work whichever of these Minecraft versions you’re running.

Here are all the best Minecraft seeds for 1.16:

Two Villages | Coastal Village | Forest Village | Savanna & Village | Nether Rush | Pillager Outpost | Beautiful Forest Hills | Riverside Sunflower Plains | Extreme Hills Lavafall | Ice Spikes | Mesa & Cave Spiders | Extreme Hills Splendour | Bamboo Jungle & Snowy Hills | Bamboo Jungle Temple | More Bamboo Jungle | Bamboo & Lava | Bamboo Jungle Temple 2 | Yet Another Bamboo Jungle | Ocean Monument Island | Archipelago | Island & Mesa | Smallest Island Ever | No Tree Island | Forest Island | Endless Beach | Frozen Wasteland | Colossal Jungle | Snowy Mountains | Endless Desert | Sunny Savanna

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Two Villages

Two Villages

Spawn between desert and grassland, with a seaside Village, a Desert Village, and even a Pillager Outpost within spitting distance from you.

  • Seed: 8638613833825887773

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Coastal Village

Coastal Village

Spawn right on the coast with this idyllic Minecraft seed, which provides ultra-quick access to trees, a village, and the endless blue ocean.

  • Seed: 3227028068011494221

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Forest Village

Forest Village

A squirreled away Forest Village next to spawn lends even more character to this already characterful Minecraft seed.

  • Seed: 1777181425785

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Savanna & Village

Savanna & Village

This friendly Minecraft seed spawns you mere blocks away from a village, on the outskirts of a sprawling and hilly savanna biome.

  • Seed: 12542

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Nether Rush

Nether Rush

A fantastic Minecraft seed for a Nether rush, this. Two villages in sight from spawn, trees aplenty, and surface lava to boot.

  • Seed: -1654510255

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Pillager Outpost

Pillager Outpost

By far the most dangerous Minecraft seed in this list, you’ll have to run like the wind to escape this Pillager Outpost mere blocks from spawn!

  • Seed: 2327370183894455166

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Beautiful Forest Hills

Beautiful Forest Hills

A stark, dramatic, majestic world of snow-capped hills and rivers ploughing through mountains, this truly is a beautiful Minecraft spawn location.

  • Seed: 3427891657823464

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Riverside Sunflower Plains

Riverside Sunflower Plains

A stunning riverside sunflower plains biome makes for a fantastic place to start building a new home.

  • Seed: 9816485297234

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Extreme Hills Lavafall

Extreme Hills Lavafall

At first this desert biome seems like nothing out of the ordinary. But then you’ll catch sight of the spectacular Extreme Hills biome in the distance, complete with seaside lavafall.

  • Seed: 321708923

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Ice Spikes

Ice Spikes

A majestic seed of frozen rivers and ice spikes, surrounded by forests and grassland.

  • Seed: -4186746847636013829

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Mesa & Cave Spiders

Mesa & Cave Spiders

My love of Mesa biomes is matched only by my horror at seeing a Cave Spider spawner peeking out onto the surface right next to spawn.

  • Seed: -8427444967367737379

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Extreme Hills Splendour

Extreme Hills Splendour

This phenomenal Extreme Hills biome is the perfect setting for a sky-scraping castle or palace.

  • Seed: 189354817

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Bamboo Jungle & Snowy Hills

Bamboo Jungle & Snowy Hills

Jungle, plains, and snow-capped hills all converge around a beautiful Bamboo Jungle within spitting distance of spawn.

  • Seed: 5672120378

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Bamboo Jungle Temple

Bamboo Jungle Temple

Head south through the Jungle biome from spawn, and you’ll soon come across this terrific Bamboo Jungle. See if you can find the nearby Jungle Temple to the west as well!

  • Seed: 9176963463659858407

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - More Bamboo Jungle

More Bamboo Jungle

Bamboo Jungle weaves about regular Jungle to the north-east, while nearby grassland provides a break from the thick undergrowth when needed.

  • Seed: 8047404964767578727

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Bamboo & Lava

Bamboo & Lava

Another excellent Bamboo Jungle spawn, but this time with a twist: can you save the entire jungle from burning down before it’s too late?

  • Seed: -1013382714437321718

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Bamboo Jungle Temple 2

Bamboo Jungle Temple 2

Only a short walk from spawn, you’ll find a Jungle Temple nestled snugly in the middle of a lush Bamboo Jungle.

  • Seed: 3376637928641427494

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Yet Another Bamboo Jungle

Yet Another Bamboo Jungle

This Minecraft seed spawns you right on top of a Bamboo Jungle. The below is more or less exactly the view you’re given upon spawning into the world.

  • Seed: -6772802442113209320

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Ocean Monument Island

Ocean Monument Island

This challenging island seed holds more than a few surprises, including an extremely close Ocean Monument, and a Mooshroom Biome not far from spawn.

  • Seed: -3821186818805133221

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Archipelago


While hardly the most challenging island seed out there, this cluster of tiny Minecraft islands makes for an interesting start and a great building location.

  • Seed: 124014738

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Island & Mesa

Island & Mesa

A lovely large starting island lies just off the coast of a staggeringly huge and beautiful series of Mesa biomes.

  • Seed: 3585869031427545926

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Smallest Island Ever

Smallest Island Ever

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the smallest island I’ve ever spawned on, composed of a grand total of three blocks.

  • Seed: -3115927715480771327

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - No Tree Island

No Tree Island

Dare you challenge this herd of cows for dominance of this remote and tree-less island?

  • Seed: -4199716164182889661

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Forest Island

Forest Island

A heavily tree-covered island on the edge of a warm ocean, with coral reefs, shipwrecks, and ocean monuments aplenty nearby.

  • Seed: -4671266132020710557

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Endless Beach

Endless Beach (Large Biomes)

A true beach, this one. Travel inland for your first few trees, then head back to the coast for a great building spot.

  • Seed: -1389577003656398696

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Frozen Wasteland

Frozen Wasteland (Large Biomes)

A stark and colossal frozen wasteland provides a suitable (but not insurmountable) challenge for the veteran Minecraft player.

  • Seed: -7255571058704538969

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Colossal Jungle

Colossal Jungle (Large Biomes)

Oh, you thought we were done with Bamboo Jungles? This is the largest of the lot, and it’s right at the centre of what might be the largest area of Jungle I’ve ever seen.

  • Seed: 1405601600464054847

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Snowy Mountains

Snowy Mountains (Large Biomes)

A wonderful and characterful mix of mountains and frost-bitten forests, this Minecraft seed is begging for someone to populate it.

  • Seed: -1832801519948573808

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Endless Desert

Endless Desert (Large Biomes)

This challenging Minecraft seeds slaps you in the middle of a gigantic desert. Can you save yourself from starving?

  • Seed: 1297970985505311939

Best Minecraft Seeds 1.16 - Sunny Savanna

Sunny Savanna (Large Biomes)

Savanna lovers, this seed is for you. Reaching far to the north-east past Deserts and Forests alike, this Minecraft world is filled with beautiful vistas.

  • Seed: -1613247987266390429

Well, those are all the seeds we’ve got for now; hopefully you’ve found one or two worlds that match up with what you were after. And if you want to make your worlds look as good as these screenshots, why not check out our Minecraft shaders 1.16.1 guide while you’re here – or indeed check out one of our other Minecraft guides listed below?

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