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The best Minecraft seeds for beautiful, amazing worlds

There's something inherently alluring about rolling the dice on a new Minecraft world and just seeing what you get. Most of the time, that random result is great. It's exciting to step out into a vast, pure, totally unknown world. Other times you may have a specific type of adventure in mind, or maybe you want to see a world that recreates the Minecraft title screen seed. That's where Minecraft seeds come in.

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Simply put, Minecraft seeds are a string of numbers that determine exactly what kind of Minecraft world you'll load into. Before creating a new world, you can punch these numbers in to conjure up the particular place you want to explore, and creators share these codes online. We've scoured the Minecraft community and gathered a list of our favorites below. Just be sure you're running the right version of Minecraft the seed is built for, or the world might not load as advertised.

The only thing you need to keep in mind when it comes to using these seeds is to make sure you’re running the correct version of Minecraft. Otherwise, your seed has a chance of not spawning exactly what you want.

Thankfully, it’s pretty painless to run legacy versions of Minecraft. All you need to do is open the launcher, click on "Launch Options" then "Add New." From here you can name it, and below that is a drop-down box with all the previous editions. Just click on the one you need, head back to the “News” section, and load up the version you need. Now, an in-depth look at the best Minecraft seeds.

Minecraft survival seeds

best minecraft seeds: castaway

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Castaway

  •  -573947210 (1.14)

Shipwreck seeds are popular because they give you that wonderful little head start that we all crave. This one is particularly potent thanks to the collection of different enchanted items, some TNT, and even a diamond, among other things. Not only that, but these can all be found close to your spawn point. If you want a strong start, this is a great choice. 

Source: Minecraft Seeds HQ 

Exposed Stronghold 

  • 1556388534623276506 (1.7) 

Don’t be fooled by your spawn point—that’s not the ravine you’re looking for. Want a glimpse of a true underground wonder? Head towards coordinates 236 68 -704. Peeking into the chasm, you’ll spot an oaken, open-plan (alright, it’s just missing a few walls. Let us play estate agent) library intersecting a stronghold. Ladders and bookshelves line the walls: you might need a few tomes to enchant your gear, seeing as though the end portal is nearby...

Source: 9Minecraft

Best Minecraft seeds: Minimalist Survival Island

Minimalist Survival Island

  • 3366408241916580461 (1.8)

As Gandhi once remarked, "To achieve true enlightenment, one must isolate themselves upon an unforgiving Minecraft survival island seed." This pared-down setting might well inspire some soul-searching. Essential supplies are practically non-existent here, the nearby squid your only friends—not counting Mr. Grass, Mr. Sand and Señor Gravel. After some time you too may find yourself anthropomorphising inanimate blocks.

Best survival seed ever; 10/10, would go mad there again.

Source: Minecraftseeds.co

best minecraft seeds: temple of doom

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Temple of Doom

  • 2029492581 (1.14)

What if we put a temple right inside a jungle, and then plonked that near a pillager outpost? Sounds good, right? Well, that’s exactly what this seed does. It’s a great choice for players looking for a nice challenge that stays within sight, but it’s also just a lot of fun starting so close to a temple.

Source: Minecraft Seeds HQ 

best minecraft seeds: double shipwreck

Double shipwreck at spawn

  • -4841696958638411935 (1.13)

What’s better than coming across a desolate shipwreck? Finding two within spitting distance of each other, of course. If you fancy a wee break from searching the world in search of booty, this seed spawns you on a small island. Look to the left and you’ll find a floating ruined ship, and to the right, another one. What more could you ask for? No, not a third ruined ship; that would be too far.

Source: Minecraft Hub

best minecraft seeds: turtle power

Turtle power

  • 519124461 (1.13)

Teenage, standard, boring turtles. Teenage, standard, boring turtles. Teenage, standard, boring turtles. Turtles in a regular shell. Turtle power! Although raising your own turtle colony would be fun, there’s more than that to this seed.

As you’ve probably already spotted, just right of the spawn is a slightly buried ocean ruin. After you’ve looted up that one, head into the water for yet another ocean ruin to explore.

Source: Minecraft Seeds HQ

Commandeer Your Own Mansion 

  • 113560767 (1.11) 

Nothing beats charging headfirst into a mansion with the intention of besting every Illager (not to be confused with Villager) that moves. But finding a mansion in survival is no easy feat. It’ll take hours of scouring every forest hoping that one day you’ll come face-to-face with that foreboding wooden structure. So instead of wasting countless hours, how about you just type this seed in and spawn directly in front of the mansion? 

Source: Minecraft Seed HQ

Minecraft village seeds

best minecraft seeds: the township

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The Township

  • -613756530319979507 (1.14)

On the subject of Shipwrecks, we have no idea how this ended up here, but there seems to be a ship parked in the middle of this village. We feel as though having a gigantic ship in the centre of town might be a cause for alarm, but nobody else seems all that bothered by it. Well, there’s also another ship underwater nearby and even an ocean ruin to explore. You had better start learning to hold your breath.  

Source: Minecraft Seeds HQ 

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Village Surrounded by Snow

  • -870685196012565250 (1.8.3)

Best return to civilisation, eh? There’s no NPC village more scenic than this one, a diminutive hamlet nestled in a thawed patch of Cold Taiga biome. You’ve a friendly neighbourhood blacksmith, a quaint little farm for food, and there are even diamonds to, erm, borrow, if you poke about. If you’re after something to build a thriving metropolis off of, and are a sucker for a snowy backyard, this is the seed for you.

Source: Minecraft Village Seeds

best minecraft seeds: overpowered loot and water village

Overpowered Loot and Water Village

  • 66830 (1.12) 

An ample village can make or break a run. This village in particular isn’t your usual wheat and wooden swords affair. Oh no. This village has a blacksmith forge which contains seven blocks of obsidian, nine steel ingots, two gold ingots, a steel helm and chestplate, a steel pickaxe, and a super-useful three diamonds. And better yet, it’s technically not classed as cheating. What’s not to love? 

Source: Minecraft Seed HQ

Monstrously Massive Seaside Village 

  • -43121277 (1.11) 

Fancy moving to a seaside town with a gorgeous view? Then look no further! Villages often spawn in small groups. You may have seen images online of hundreds of villager houses smushed together. They’re fake, and in most cases, from a mod. In actual fact, getting multiple villages to spawn next to each other is really quite rare. That is, with the exception of this seed where an absolutely gigantic village has spawned just off the coast. 

Source: Minecraft Seed HQ

Spoopy Zombie Village

  • -1956807938 (1.1) 

Finding Survival too easy? Turn Minecraft into The Walking Dead and that’ll surely solve it. This seed puts the zombies front and centre. For some strange, unexplained reason, all that remains of this forgotten settlement are zombie villagers. Maybe the regular zombies didn’t like their prices, formed a union and rebelled? Who knows… Either way, it’s your job to sort this mess out. Just make sure you set the time to night (“/time set night”) before they all burn to smithereens in the sunlight.

Source: Minecraft Seed HQ

Minecraft world seeds

best minecraft seeds: what lies beneath

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What Lies Beneath

  • 927605758 (1.14)

This seed places you within spitting distance of a blacksmith village, but one that is more than it seems. Just underneath the village is a great ravine and a complex system of mines. It’s all very dramatic and feels like you’ve discovered some hidden mythical cave complex, especially if you accidentally fall into the lava below.  

Source: Minecraft Seeds HQ  

best minecraft seeds: iceland

Iceland

  • -1086590626 (1.13)

Okay. So. Iceberg biomes are cool. Not only do they carry this weird foreboding feeling, but they’re great to build a home in. Who doesn’t want to live in an ice castle? What makes this seed so special is, like many seeds, you spawn on an island. Only with this seed, turn in any direction and all you see is ice spikes. You better think fast, because surviving this seed isn’t going to be easy.

Source: Minecraft Seeds HQ

best minecraft seeds: reef dive

Dive into the reefs

  • 527517686 (1.13)

It’s been said a million times already but it bears repeating: Minecraft can be beautiful, and since the introduction of coral, it’s never looked better. What this seed is all about is seeing the beauty that lurks beneath.

From the spawn, kick off your shoes and take a plunge. Just be sure to have your screencap key at the ready because this one’s quite the sightseeing diving adventure.

Source: Minecraft Seeds HQ 

Something’s Wrong

  • -8649882919108446796 (1.10.2)

I’ve gotta be honest with you, I have no idea what’s going on with this world. Why is there a mountain on top of a mountain? Why is the village built up that high? How are the villagers even able to reach their crops? Why is there a small shack on the side of the mountain to the right? Although that last one would make a pretty decent place to store your loot. Let’s see a skeleton try to snipe you up there.

To get this one working, just create a new world, input the seed, and turn amplified worlds on. You’ll spawn right near the village, meaning setting up before you go hunting should be a breeze.

Source: Minecraft-Seeds.net

best minecraft seeds: above the clouds

Live Life Above the Clouds

  • 8061648139126237361 (1.1) 

Turn directly right from the spawn area and keep heading in that direction. You’ll eventually come to a host of islands, only they won’t be out at sea, they’ll be floating in the air like they’re being held up by some sort of invisible marionette. Magic, you say? Yeah, lets go with ‘magic’. As sky islands take a fair amount of time to build, this seed is great for those who want to skip the building part and head straight to starting a new life up in the sky. 

Source: Epic Minecraft Seeds

best minecraft seeds: flower forest and ice plains

Flower Forest and Ice Plains

  • 4837753214958088255 (1.8.3)

The Ice Plains Spikes biome is a rare variant of the Tundra biome, featuring huge sculptural pillars of Packed Ice and, er... not a lot else, actually. It doesn’t half make a lovely backdrop though—which is why this seed is so spectacular. You spawn in a picturesque flower forest, the ocean lapping at one side and a frigid paradise skirting the other. The perfect setting for an Adventure Time tribute build, perhaps.

Source: Minecraft Village Seeds

best minecraft seeds: giant floating island and abyss

Giant Floating Island feat. Ominous Abyss

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Paradisiacal islands are all well and good, but if you fancy something a little more existential, why not try this highly improbable seed? A gigantic grassy landmass hovers in the air with a flagrant disregard for the laws of physics, overlooking the dark, hopeless maw of a perversely alluring ravine… But before you go flinging yourself in in search of treasure, we should mention there’s a jungle temple just across the river. Slightly less drastic.

Source: Planet Minecraft

best minecraft seeds: lava filled desert mountain

Lava-filled Desert Mountain with Splash of Greenery

  • 1168863261 (1.8)

Normally, I’d deem throwing all your favourite things into a blender and mixing them together madness (step away from your cat, please). With this particular seed, however, the Frankenstein fusion of biomes really works. A vast desert setting; an Extreme Hills mountain; a high-altitude forest; an inexplicably-lush base camp area; a village; a desert temple… It all comes together to produce endless potential for a variety of adventures.

Source: Epic Minecraft Seeds

Best Minecraft seeds: Beautiful Mesa Forest

Beautiful Mesa Forest

  • 3971121552768171949 (1.8.3)

As if layer upon fudgy layer of colourful clay wasn’t a tasty enough prospect for you, this mesa seed boasts several other interesting quirks. You start in a ravine where thick clusters of oak trees grow: a short stroll up onto the plateau, and you’ll notice a wide-ranging mesa forest with a lake inside a deep crater. Find the cave hidden around the rim of the crater, and you’ll drop right into an extensive system of underground tunnels.

Source: Minecraft Village Seeds

Best Minecraft seeds: Landlocked Mushroom Biome

Landlocked Mushroom Biome

  • 1154343752 (1.9)

Minecraft’s shroomy kingdoms are normally rather lonely affairs: Tiny little landmasses far out to sea, with a few Mooshrooms sprinkled about for good measure. This seed, however, generates a uniquely landlocked Mushroom Biome. Upon spawning, you’re at liberty to leg it into the emerald wilderness, butarmed with just a wooden bowl and your wits, it's possible to craft a fungal abode and live on infinite mushroom stew. Going veggie has never been so simple.

Source: Minecraft Seeds

Best Minecraft seeds: Hollow Mountain, Hello Zombies

Hollow Mountain, Hello Zombies

  • -4706651163609820240 (1.9)

Being an aspiring Minecraft supervillain in this day and age is no picnic. In fact, it’s a logistical nightmare. Where to find room to install an intimidatingly large lava wall? How to conceal your TNT-powered superweapons? And the bodies? Well, this seed has a solution: a 244-block-high hollow mountain practically made for housing all your dastardly designs. There’s even an exposed zombie dungeon at the summit for unlimited XP farming.

Source: Minecraft Seeds

Best Minecraft seeds: Seaside Mega-Taiga

Seaside Mega-Taiga

  • 5936919068236758935 (1.8.4)

Live out all your wildest lumberjackin’ fantasies in this Mega Taiga seed, which contains an absolutely massive redwood forest. You’ll spawn by the cave seen at the bottom of this picture, so you can get your shelter or mineshaft started quickly, leaving more time to enjoy your surroundings. One of the two paths inside the cave leads to a dead end—but the other leads you to a gorgeous ocean vista.

Source: Minecraft Village Seeds

Best Minecraft seeds: Crazy Crater

Crazy Crater

  • 8700829340959843130 (1.5)

I'm not entirely sure how Steve survived the End Times, but this seed proves that it must take a whole lot more than a piddling shower of flaming meteors to kill him. A giant, perfectly-circular crater in the earth leads deep down into an underground network of caves, ravines, and mineshafts. There’s tons of ore to mine, including plenty of sparkly diamond goodness. The crater’s also a handy natural mutton-generating trap. Sorry, sheep. 

Source: Minecraft Seeds

Best Minecraft seeds: Mountainous Snowy Island

Mountainous Snowy Island

  • 3273650411067511766 (1.8.8)

Not all islands have to be tropical, you know. The highest points of this Extreme Hills island are dusted with snow and covered with clouds. The downside is that there are no animals living on the island, so your lunchtime BLT ain’t happening here. It’s far from a hostile place, though: there’s tons of exposed coal in the cliffs, and plenty of trees and grass to get you up and running.

Source: Minecraft Village Seeds

Minecraft Pocket Edition seeds

Best Minecraft seeds: Amazing Aquatic Minecraft PE Seed

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Amazing Aquatic Minecraft PE Seed

  • 3181587 (1.14)

This is a handy seed if you want a world that lets you immediately get into some aquatic action. Nearby the island spawn you'll find an ocean ruin, ocean monument, a mushroom biome, and an iceberg field. That's a pretty rare combination to find so close together.

Source: Minecraft Seed HQ

Best Minecraft seeds: Diamonds Below Spawn Village

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Diamonds Below Spawn Village

  • -2093069911(1.12)

Sometimes you just want to hop into a new Minecraft world and get some good tools quickly. With this seed, you're guaranteed to find some handy diamonds early on if you head to the village near spawn and start digging. For the best chance at finding a diamond cluster, dig straight down from the handing bell in the village.

Source: Minecraft Seed HQ

Best Minecraft seeds: Coastal Blacksmith Village by Giant Ravine

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Coastal Blacksmith Village by Giant Ravine

  • -1166728700 (1.9)

You definitely want to check out this picturesque blacksmith village. Not only is it on a peaceful sandy coast, but flanking it from the left is a giant ravine. It's such a cool place to explore, but even cooler if you decide to build your own home nearby. It kind of has everything: good sights, useful resources, and a friendly village.

Source: Minecraft Seed HQ

Best Minecraft seeds: Shipwreck Overtaken by Coral Reef

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Shipwreck Overtaken by Coral Reef

  • 1091912512 (1.7.1)

I'll take any excuse to diver underwater and visit a coral reef in Minecraft. They're beautiful enough to justify a trip in their own right, but this seed spawns the player near a reef that has overtaken a sunken ship! It's a fun and pretty way to get a jump start on your new Minecraft world.

Source: Minecraft Seed HQ