18 of the best Minecraft Seeds
What is the best Minecraft seed in 2023? Check out the coolest seeds in the game with our handy list.
Looking to find the best Minecraft seeds? You've come to the right place for that, as you can see in our handy video above.
You don't need us to tell you that, since its release in 2011, Mojang Studios' Minecraft has since become a huge part of gaming culture (it was even parodied on South Park).
Its popularity hasn't dwindled since, either, with over a hundred million active players in 2023. This is down to the evergreen nature of the game, and the fact that it has so many dedicated creatives taking advantage of its design tools, putting together some great Minecraft house ideas.
One of the most popular means of sharing creations on Minecraft is through sharing seeds. A seed is a unique code that allows a user to load a specific world. As mentioned, the video above exemplifies a few of the cool seeds available. From a stunning archipelago of islands, to dense forests, to slightly more practical farming spots.
They all look great, too, made with Minecraft's signature blocky aesthetic. Of course, they're not the only codes available. If you're hungry for more seeds, we've put together a comprehensive list of the best Minecraft seeds, right here.
The best Minecraft seeds are:
- Underwater Temple
- Bamboo and Lava
- Mangrove Swamp and Outpost
- Bamboo Jungle Temple
- Cherry Crater
- Coastal Village
- Endless Beach
- Frozen Wasteland
- Ice Spikes
- Obsidian Farm
- Mesa and Cave Spiders
- Mooshroom Paradise
- Ocean Monument Island
- Nether Rush
- Pillager Outpost
- Savanna and Village
- Smallest Island Ever
Best Minecraft Seeds
There are a huge number of Minecraft Seeds out there with more coming all the time and while this list could have been far longer, we decided to show some restraint and just present with what we think are 18 of the best ones out there you can play right now.
One of the simpler ones this and a good place to start. The small cluster of islands is a great place to build especially if you are starting out and want to learn the basics of how to do it.
So definitely not a challenging one, but sometimes a challenge is not what you are looking for and this is a perfect fit if that sounds like you.
Tired of your regular old landlocked temples and want one that has plunged under the depth of the ocean? Well, you will probably want to head to the Underwater Temple then as it does very much what it says on the tin! Be warned though as the enemies here can provide quite the challenge.
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This is a good place to head if you want to build up your collection of Minecraft frogs as they are there in abundance. You will also find a desert pyramid, a village and a shipwreck too! So there's plenty to see and do if you decide to take a trip to Mangrove Swamp and Outpost.
Do you like bamboo and lava? If so then this is one that you will definitely want to check out.
This is similar to the Bamboo Jungle seeds that you can find but this has the added excitement of a lake made out of lava - just what every map needs. If you don't act fast then you will find that the lava will end up consuming the whole map. No pressure then!
When you start this seed, head south and you will soon find yourselves making your way through a massive jungle forest that will eventually see you arrive at the Bamboo jungle.
Once you are there, keep your eyes peeled for the temple and you will be rewarded with a game gift package - so worth paying a visit to it if you can!
Who doesn't love a tropical location with gorgeous sandy beaches and a deep blue sea - even if it is just in the world of Minecraft?
If you start here you will find that you can access food, trees and all sorts of other things and there are numerous paths you can take from here to have the adventure to remember.
Spawn near a village in a pretty unique location - inside a huge crater, surrounded by cherry blossom trees.
Another beach now (as we cannot get enough of beaches) and this one has the added advantage of being endless - sounds like paradise to us!
Your first set of trees can be found shortly after you head inland from the starting point and it will not be long before you come across the perfect building site. There is a lava pool, but you can cover it up if you think it ruins the vibe while potions and other items can be found if you head for the Nether.
From the tropical settings of the beach to the polar opposite with Frozen Wasteland - a place you would not want to end up with only beachwear to put on.
This is a more challenging seed than most but there is a ravine that you will see as soon as you arrive and you can comfortably mine that for Iron. You will also spot a village not too far in that is worth exploring.
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Another chilly one here - and this one is not just cold, it also has spikes that sound cold and dangerous.
This also happens to be a gorgeous location that has a huge amount of forest and grassland that surround a large area full of frozen rivers and ice spikes. The choice of where to build is yours with the ice-covered part of the map and the forest area both open to being built on.
Minecraft players will know full well how valuable Obsidian is so the name of this seed alone should be enough to take notice. This waterlogged village features a pool of lava in it and that can be used to farm that sweet Obsidian!
Do you hate spiders to the point that even the thought of them is enough for you to feel itchy and like you are in serious need of a shower? Best to skip past this one if that is the case.
To win the Mesa biome, you will need to enter the cave and clear it out of critters - it all just depends on how brave you are feeling as to whether you will give that a try.
Mooshroom families await a visit at this tropical location! Word of warning, though: while it may look like a place to relax, there are also dangers lurking and one wrong step could see you plummet into a ravine, so be on your guard at all times to avoid a nasty accident!
There are a couple of rare things to find on this ocean-based seed - and one is actually extremely rare which is more than enough reason to head here and check it out.
There is an ultra-rare Mooshroom Biome that is located not far from the starting point and your will also be able to spot an Ocean Monument below the water when you first spawn. So it is just a case of working out which one you want to go to first!
You will spawn between the desert and a plain and you will notice that there are two different villages that you can choose to head to.
There is a lot in this world from lava to trees and all sorts of dangers that are lurking to take you by surprise - and it is a great fun seed too!
If a mad frantic chase sounds like your cup of tea then this is without question one of the seeds that you're going to want to check out at the earliest opportunity.
It is one of the most dangerous ones that you can find, which makes it super fun, and you will have to outrun the pillagers from the moment you spawn. But can you set up a base to try and fight back?
One of the nicer seeds about, this is a great one for exploring and figuring out all the ropes - while still offering up many inventive ways that the game can kill you.
You will start near a village and a huge savanna biome and as you will see as soon as you start, you will not be short of places to head to and explore.
Hey, sometimes size really does not matter and that is certainly the case with this one - the name Smallest Island Ever probably gave that little detail away.
The island is only made up of three blocks but there is a Snowy Tundra that you can head off and explore.
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