Foraging the internet for the best Minecraft seeds feels like being in a scorching desert, thirsty for brand new worlds to explore. And whether you're setting off on a solo survival safari, or provisioning up with your friends for collaborative creative crafting, the perfect seed is the treasure map to success. Elbowing past the brush of a jungle densely populated with ruined temples, paddling a boat off the coast of a lonely island with a village, or surveying the ruins an ancient city or woodland mansion to set up base camp is the goal. Fortunately for the adventurer in us all, we’ve gathered together a carefully curated credenza filled to the brim with the best seeds for you to pick from.
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Minecraft's picturesque landscapes have always been photo-worthy, but ever since the 1.18 changes its kindled a real obsession for me. I've changed from the old me to a new me: living a double-Minecraft life as a screenshot photojournalist, leading expeditions into Minecraft seeds on the hunt for the best snapshot of every biome. And with the Minecraft 1.20 update getting close, I'll be able to pack my gear on a Minecraft camel pal or even dig up the eggs for a Minecraft sniffer while I explore a few of the snapshot seeds that are already here.
This list of the best Minecraft seeds has slices of all the things that Minecraft's infinite worlds have to offer, and we've made it convenient by organizing them into categories: survival, biome, village, and novelty. Our rundowns for each seed will give you a hand with picking a winner for you, whether you're scouting landscapes for your next mega-build or just want outdo me for the perfect screenshot. We’ve also got a section at the end for some stellar Minecraft Bedrock seeds too.
How to use Minecraft seeds
Simply put, Minecraft seeds are a string of numbers that dictate an exact Minecraft world for you to 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. You'll find a field to enter your chosen seed in the "More World Options" menu when creating a new world. Using a seed will get you exactly the same world generation as someone else who's used it.
The only thing you need to keep in mind 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, or being just slightly different.
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 1.20 seeds
With the newly named "Trails and Tales" update on the way, access to snapshots has given us an early preview of the new cherry blossom forest biome. With these come the latest seeds to share around and check out the pinkest and most peaceful of Minecraft landscapes. You can opt into the latest snapshot, and once you have, check out some of the seeds already floating around. It's likely all of these snapshot seeds will work similarly to past updates, and stay the same with the full release—so no worries about being an early adopter of some gorgeous new trees.
Cherry blossom mountain valley
- Seed: 3477968804511828743 | Version: 1.20
What better way to enjoy the gorgeous new cherry blossom biome than in a sheltered valley surrounded by snowy mountains? Whether you want to make a peaceful ranch for the new Minecraft sniffer to root up seeds, or you're more inclined to build an awesome cherry blossom village, this seed is the perfect canvas for your build.
Cherry blossom village
- Seed: 3477968804511828743 | Version: 1.20
Though its a bit of a walk to the coordinates out at -500 164 -430, this picturesque plateau is the perfect way to take in the scent of the new biome. With a handy village butting up against it, you'll be able to make some new friends to trade with as you construct your dream house.
Minecraft survival seeds
The Dark Tower
- Seed: 3477968804511828743 | Version: 1.18+
Minecraft is the ultimate sandbox, and you can tell your own stories the way you'd like—which is why I love this seed. Right off the bat, there's a story brewing with this survival start. The evil that lives in the massive dark tower needs to be conquered, will you rise to the occasion (and claim all the goodies for yourself)? One things for sure, if you decide to turn the dark tower into a base of operations, it can support one hell of a basement.
The Twin Islands
- Seed: 7850875 | Version: 1.19
A pair of gigantic vertical islands dominate the spawn area of this seed, one a small badlands topped with trees, and the other a larger jungle island. The jungle island comes packed with everything: a ruined nether portal, a lagoon, a jungle temple, and a massive lush cave opening. They're even surrounded by a sea filled with coral reefs. Best of all, it even works on Bedrock and Java edition, so you can check out this goldmine of views any way you'd like.
Ancient City at spawn seed
- Seed: 7980363013909395816 | Version: 1.19
If you want to explore one of the new ancient cities down in the deep dark ASAP, this seed will get you there. You'll spawn in an open cave close to the surface near a village. Way beneath your feet will be an ancient city waiting to be found. If you don't want to do the digging yourself, teleport to the coordinates 0 -44 13 to get right to the center.
- Seed: 2622795609673772012 | Version 1.19
If you're a lover of remote survival island seeds, this is a great one to try for 1.18. You're truly alone out here at the center of this frozen ocean with only icebergs to see for hundreds of blocks around you. A small taiga forest is yours to survive in.
Source: PC Gamer
Secluded jungle coves
- Seed: 2825049098349321056 | Version 1.19
This jungle cove seed really demonstrates the beauty in 1.18's new world generation. A mountainous jungle surrounds this warm ocean with rocky cliff faces. There are large caverns to explore down beneath those stone cliffs, a ruined nether portal on the stony shores, and an expanse of bamboo forest to explore too.
Source: PC Gamer
Village Mansion Island
- Seed: 5705783928676095273 | Version 1.19
You don't even have to travel for an island getaway with this seed, as you'll spawn right into one. A lovely spruce forest village is welcoming for your arrival, but just a short distance away looms a woodland mansion, rising up on the other side of the small island. If you're not entertained—and threatened—enough by this survival challenge, then just off the coast you'll also find an ocean monument, ripe for exploration.
Minecraft village seeds
Ice spike ringed village
- Seed: 105849523 | Version: 1.19
For a frosty start, this tundra village is almost entirely surrounded by ice spikes. It's a beautiful spot to build in or just move in to join the locals. Outside the ice spike ring is a nearby Pillager outpost, which as of version 1.19 has two captive Allays for you to rescue and befriend.
Source: PC Gamer
- Seed: 44954149752793085 | Version 1.19
Being adrift in the endless Minecraft oceans can be lonely, so with this seed you can fancy yourself a villager ready to set out and explore. Consequently, you can build your own little island addition to live in—the villagers won’t mind—or just replace one of the villagers' houses with your own, in which case they probably will. You’ll also find yourself a sunken ship sitting just off the coast ready to be plundered to give you an initial boost of rare and helpful items.
Ridge village with a lonely church
- Seed: 2416761687223174816 | Version 1.19
Spawning right next to a massive ridgeline, you can explore up and down both sides to see that the village covers both sides, including a lonely church on the far side, all the way down at sea level. The ridge itself is dotted with a dozen exposed cave entrances, and really flexes the new mountainous terrain of 1.18.
Island tower village
- Seed: -6537256334104833826 | Version 1.19
Minecraft Villages are having a bit of a crisis in 1.18, and this is a great example. Out in the ocean west of your spawn point is this totally wild tower island with a village wrapped around it. There are houses on every side of the island base, along its center, and at the top. It's a great candidate for sculpting into a very cool build.
Mountain valley villages
- Seed: 460628901 | Version 1.19
This seed really shows off the huge new mountains that are possible in version 1.18. You'll spawn in the valley at the center of these snowy peaks right beside one of the two villages at the center. Will you ever bother to leave a valley as pretty as this, or will you turn it into your own sprawling central village? If you use this seed in Bedrock version, you'll get the same lovely view but without the villages, so it's a little DIY in that case.
Minecraft biome seeds
Massive forested sinkhole
- Seed: 121825627925 | Version: 1.19
Never has a single location been in more dire need of a dark floating castle. A lush taiga and dark forest ring a lake that someone took a hole punch to, since right in the center there's a sinkhole that drops away to a fiery lava lake. If you like unique and showy biomes, this is a winner for any number of awesome builds—or just a scenic log cabin with 'pictures taken just before disaster' vibes.
Mangrove swamp village
- Seed: 15481123724087486 | Version: 1.19
No need to explore for hours to find one of the mangrove swamps that joined in the Wild Update. This seed spawns you in a village that's surrounded by one in a small plains clearing. The screenshot above is actually from a village about 100 blocks east of spawn that has mangrove trees encroaching on its watery dock paths. Both are great places to settle down while you hunt for some new pet frogs.
Sheltered Badlands Lake
- Seed: 3657198013487 | Version 1.19
Looking all like it was lifted straight out of World of Warcraft’s Redridge Mountains, this forested badlands biome encircles a regular badlands with a massive lake in the center. Whether you want to fill it with Murloc statues or not, this is a picturesque location to build a township, fortress, or mining camp in, and you’ll also be right next to rainforests, deserts, and other handy biomes to scoop up any particular resources you need to match your piles of terracotta and abandoned mineshaft goodies. Just make sure to teleport yourself to X: 19450 Y: 74 Z: -373 instead of walking from spawn.
Reverse desert oasis
- Seed: -640074097040031353 | Version 1.19
Flipping the typical on its head, this seed spawns you into a thick ring of jungle surrounding a donut of desert and river. It's such an unusual and unique mashup of biomes that would make a perfect base, or evil villains lair. As a bonus, there's even a rare jungle temple on the edge of the ring.
Bisected badlands island
- Seed: 624411614 | Version 1.19
A truly stunning island, this is an amazing start to a survival journey with its massive caves, abandoned mineshaft network, warm oceans, and the rare terracottas available at surface level. Even a dirt shack will look like a palace on these cliffs, but you'll have to travel to find yourself trees.
Source: Minecraft & Chill
Minecraft novelty seeds
The Minecraft title screen
- Seed: 2151901553968352745 | Beta 1.7.3
After years of trying to find it, a group of determined Redditors finally found the Minecraft seed that will take you to the title screen's location. It's a historic moment in Minecraft's history and if you've always wanted to actually explore the blurry landscape behind the game's iconic text, now you can.
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Minecraft Bedrock seeds
Now that Mojang have unified all the non-Java versions together as the Bedrock version, these Minecraft seeds will all work on your Pocket Edition Minecraft, Windows 10 version, and console versions as well.
Snowy Woodland Mansion and Village
- Seed: -6709148406763899126 | Version 1.19
In case you were feeling left out of the Java fun, this spawn area contains some of the coolest and most unique clashes of biomes. With snowy taiga surrounding a dark forest, the villagers have also been forced to shack up with a small Woodland Mansion, which makes me want to ask them: "hey, is everything alright at home?" since the entire area gives off strong Dracula’s castle with terrified villagers below vibes. But if you’re still on the fence, there’s even a big cave system accessible nearby, giving you a big head start on
Exploring and bringing home as many chests of ore as you can manage to cram in your inventory.
Glacial island village
- Seed: 6168669096356993368 | Version 1.19
You'll spawn right into the ideal spot, then get to enjoy the best of what this tall lonely island has to offer. With a gorgeous glacial look, spruce wood to start you off, and a village to trade with, your survival start will be a breeze. Once you're geared up, deep down below the island you'll find an unlikely cross section of goodies, with an ancient city, a stronghold, a mineshaft, and even a ruined portal—all just waiting for you to plunder.
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Snowy mega-mountain village
- Seed: 1300509592 | Version 1.19
While you will have to travel a bit (-363, 169, 1144), it's well worth it for this Bedrock seed. When you arrive, you'll find an incredible snowy mountain to scale, with a village spread all over its many crags. Whether you want to build a snowy castle to rival the best the real life Alps have to offer or just chill with your new villager pals and enjoy the view through the hole in the mountain, this seed is a winner.
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Tower of handy structures
- Seed: -7360672562458547898 | Version 1.19
While this Bedrock seed may not be pretty, it's certainly pretty weird. At the core of this strangeness (X: -760 Z: 200) is a woodland mansion out in the ocean with a village stapled to the side of it. But towering above it is a massive skyscraper of a pillager outpost complete with some pools of water hanging off its ascent. But things only get weirder when you go down, as you immediately find an ocean monument directly below, and then unbelievably, a stronghold below that. While it may be a strange quirk of how Bedrock generates structures, it's also a big time saver if you want a ton of useful things together.
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