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Phuket Beaches & Places

Phuket is a large island with a wide choice of beaches to suit every taste and requirement. Most of the beaches are located on the west coast of the island. The quieter beaches tend to be found towards the island's northwestern coastline, while the greatest concentration of hotels, shops and restaurants is located around Patong and stretches south towards Karon and Kata.

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  • Bangtao Beach

    Bangtao Beach

    Bang Tao is a large open bay with one of Phuket’s longest beaches. The Laguna Phuket complex, containing five luxury hotels... read more

    Bangtao Beach

    Bang Tao is a large open bay with one of Phuket’s longest beaches. The Laguna Phuket complex, containing five luxury hotels and an 18-hole golf course, dominates a large area of Bang Tao. However, it is not difficult to find a quiet spot to enjoy the... read more

  • Cape Panwa

    Cape Panwa Beach

    Ideal for those seeking peace and relaxation. Cape Panwa is located to the south of Phuket City where lush hills provide... read more

    Cape Panwa Beach

    Ideal for those seeking peace and relaxation. Cape Panwa is located to the south of Phuket City where lush hills provide magnificent views of the Andaman Sea. Apart from a few resorts and bungalows there is very little tourist development here. However, the... read more

  • Chalong Bay

    Chalong Bay

    Chalong is a large bay with a pier that is the main departure point for diving and fishing trips from Phuket. The pier is a good... read more

    Chalong Bay

    Chalong is a large bay with a pier that is the main departure point for diving and fishing trips from Phuket. The pier is a good place to charter boats for fishing, diving or snorkelling trips to nearby islands. Chalong Bay does not have a great beach for... read more

  • Kalim Beach

    Kalim Beach

    Kalim Beach is located just to the north of Patong. This area is much quieter than Patong although the beach is not as good for... read more

    Kalim Beach

    Kalim Beach is located just to the north of Patong. This area is much quieter than Patong although the beach is not as good for swimming as there are quite a few rocks and shallow reefs just off the shore. The reef is exposed at low tide and locals can be... read more

  • Kamala Beach

    Kamala Beach

    A beautiful and serene beach, Kamala is perfect for those looking for a relaxed and laid back beach. Kamala is about 10 minutes... read more

    Kamala Beach

    A beautiful and serene beach, Kamala is perfect for those looking for a relaxed and laid back beach. Kamala is about 10 minutes drive north from Patong and a great place for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle. The southern end of this... read more

  • Karon Beach

    Karon Beach

    Karon beach is a long stretch of powdery white sand just south of Patong. The beach is very long so it never feels overcrowded.... read more

    Karon Beach

    Karon beach is a long stretch of powdery white sand just south of Patong. The beach is very long so it never feels overcrowded. At 4km, Karon is one of Phuket’s longest beaches. Although there are a few large resorts and hotels, they are spread out and... read more

  • Kata beach

    Kata Beach

    Towards the southern end of Phuket is Kata Beach, which is divided into Kata Yai and Kata Noi. Both beaches offer stunning... read more

    Kata Beach

    Towards the southern end of Phuket is Kata Beach, which is divided into Kata Yai and Kata Noi. Both beaches offer stunning scenery and a relaxed atmosphere. Kata Yai Beach This is the larger of the two beaches. The bay is very picturesque with Koh Pu (Pu... read more

  • Laem Singh Beach

    Laem Singh Beach

    A small secluded beach that can get quite crowded during the high season. Easy to get to but can also be easy to miss if you are... read more

    Laem Singh Beach

    A small secluded beach that can get quite crowded during the high season. Easy to get to but can also be easy to miss if you are not careful. It is quite easy to miss Laem Singh, the only indication of the entrances are small signs on the road between Kamala... read more

  • Layan Beach Phuket Thailand

    Layan Beach

    This is a small and relatively unknown beach, nestled in a shallow bay at the north end of Bang Tao. You get there by following... read more

    Layan Beach

    This is a small and relatively unknown beach, nestled in a shallow bay at the north end of Bang Tao. You get there by following the small road that winds right through the back holes of the Laguna Phuket Golf Club. Layan Beach is more like a bay than a beach,... read more

  • Mai Khao Beach

    Mai Khao Beach

    Located just north of the airport is Mai Khao beach, an incredibly long and mostly deserted stretch of sand. Mai Khao is the... read more

    Mai Khao Beach

    Located just north of the airport is Mai Khao beach, an incredibly long and mostly deserted stretch of sand. Mai Khao is the longest beach on the island and also the most deserted. If you really want to get away from it all this is the beach for you. Mai Khao... read more

  • Nai Harn Beach

    Nai Harn Beach

    A picturesque and quiet beach near the southern tip of the island. There aren’t many places to stay here but the beach is... read more

    Nai Harn Beach

    A picturesque and quiet beach near the southern tip of the island. There aren’t many places to stay here but the beach is easy to get to from Kata and Karon. One of the loveliest beaches in Phuket, Nai Harn is relatively undeveloped thanks to the Samnak... read more

  • Nai Thon Beach

    Nai Thon Beach

    Nai Thon beach lies about 7km south of the airport. This pristine beach is a great place to get away from the crowds. Nai Thon is... read more

    Nai Thon Beach

    Nai Thon beach lies about 7km south of the airport. This pristine beach is a great place to get away from the crowds. Nai Thon is fairly undeveloped and is a nice quiet place to sit in the sun or take in a swim. Although its quiet, the beach is not completely... read more

  • Nai Yang Beach

    Nai Yang Beach

    Nai Yang is a long curved bay fringed with tall casuarinas trees. The beach is a popular spot among locals who come to picnic on... read more

    Nai Yang Beach

    Nai Yang is a long curved bay fringed with tall casuarinas trees. The beach is a popular spot among locals who come to picnic on the weekends. There are also a few local seafood stalls and restaurants along part of the beach. Camping is allowed on the beach.... read more

  • Nui Beach

    Nui Beach

    Just south of the Kata viewpoint, Nui Beach offers the opportunity to enjoy a quiet idyllic beach only a few minutes drive from... read more

    Nui Beach

    Just south of the Kata viewpoint, Nui Beach offers the opportunity to enjoy a quiet idyllic beach only a few minutes drive from the busy resort areas of Phuket. The catch is that its one of the most difficult beaches to get to. The dirt road down to the beach... read more

  • Pansea Beach

    Pansea Beach

    Pansea beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Phuket. Unfortunately, the beach can only be reached through the grounds of... read more

    Pansea Beach

    Pansea beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Phuket. Unfortunately, the beach can only be reached through the grounds of two exclusive resorts that occupy the beachfront land. The luxurious The Surin (formerly Chedi) and Amanpuri resorts share this... read more

  • Patong Beach

    Patong Beach

    Phuket’s busiest resort area, Patong has the greatest of shops, restaurants and nightlife on the island. As the... read more

    Patong Beach

    Phuket’s busiest resort area, Patong has the greatest of shops, restaurants and nightlife on the island. As the island’s main resort area, Patong has suffered from some negative publicity in recent years for being over-developed and its vibrant... read more

  • Phuket City

    Phuket City

    Usually referred to as “Phuket Town”, Phuket City is well worth taking time out from the beach for its shops and... read more

    Phuket City

    Usually referred to as “Phuket Town”, Phuket City is well worth taking time out from the beach for its shops and markets, its Sino-Portuguese buildings, its temples and its many restaurants. Most visitors to Phuket head straight for the beach and... read more

  • Rawai Beach

    Rawai Beach

    Rawai Beach is popular with locals and expats who come to enjoy seafood and the lovely view of the islands from the shore. In the... read more

    Rawai Beach

    Rawai Beach is popular with locals and expats who come to enjoy seafood and the lovely view of the islands from the shore. In the days before Phuket became a popular holiday destination, Rawai Beach was where locals from Phuket Town would come to enjoy the... read more

  • Surin Beach

    Surin Beach

    Surin Beach, just north of Kamala, is an undeveloped stretch of sand lined with casuarina trees. Although there are now a few... read more

    Surin Beach

    Surin Beach, just north of Kamala, is an undeveloped stretch of sand lined with casuarina trees. Although there are now a few hotels springing up Surin is still quiet and peaceful. Surin is quite popular with locals who frequent the seafood stalls and... read more

  • Ya Nui Beach

    Ya Nui Beach

    Ya Nui is a small and quiet beach tucked away at the bottom of the hill between Laem Prom Thep and the next hill to the west with... read more

    Ya Nui Beach

    Ya Nui is a small and quiet beach tucked away at the bottom of the hill between Laem Prom Thep and the next hill to the west with the windmills. There is a small reef that is good for snorkeling and even scuba diving during the dry season. Considering Ya... read more