Phuket Beaches – Explore What Phuket Has to Offer

Phuket Beaches

There are over 30 Phuket beaches and they are definitely some of the places you should not miss out on when visiting Thailand. With a great number of beaches available, you’re sure to find one or more little slices of paradise where you can get some fun in the sun.


Remote/Quiet Phuket Beaches:

Even if many tourists visit Phuket beaches, there are still some that have fewer visitors than others, so you don’t have to worry about crowds all the time and can even enjoy some peace and solitude if that is your wish.

Ao Sane Beach is a small beach with only three sandy bays. Nevertheless, it is a relaxing area as you can rest in its bungalows, rent beach chairs, go snorkelling, and end your day in a room at the Baan Krating hotel.

You can enjoy walks in Ao Yon Beach and appreciate its tropical beauty because of its palm trees. A bamboo massage hut is also a welcoming site.

Tranquillity is what you’ll get on Banana Beach as it is one of the quietest Phuket beaches. Only a few tourists appreciate its coconut trees, have lunch along the shore, and go snorkelling there.

Freedom Beach is not easily accessible (it is surrounded by privately owned land) but definitely worth the trip. Not only do you get some peace and quiet, you can also get a massage, eat some delicious food, and even enjoy a bit of happy hour right there!

One of the longest Phuket beaches, Friendship Beach is a great place to find a little spot for yourself where you can read a book, soak up some sun, and have some real good me time.

Another almost deserted beach is Haad Sai Kaew, where the go-to restaurant, Chakachan Seafood, is located. They specialize in serving deep fried sea cicadas and spiral shells. An even more deserted-looking beach is the Hua Beach, which is a great place to get some peace and quiet.

For a more unique experience, go to Haad Pak Phra where you can watch some locals bathe in white dried jellyfish! Aside from this memorable sight, tourists can also enjoy some of the best seafood here, specifically at Tanoon Seafood, a restaurant that also offers extreme water sports. An alternate seafood heaven is Rawai Beach as it is teeming with many seafood restaurants. There’s no swimming allowed here though so don’t expect to sweat off any excess food you eat afterwards.

If you want to be just near an action-rich place, but not directly in it, go to Kata Noi Beach. This is near the bustling Kata Beach. Kata Noi is more secluded and has fewer visitors, but it matches the beauty of Kata.

Experience Thai food and culture intimately in Laem Ka Beach as it is still considered a hidden beach. It’s best to stay at the Evason Resort when you’re here.

Naithon Beach is a peaceful beach with just the right number of hotels, shops, and other facilities. Close to it is Naithon Noi Beach, which is more private, but is as beautiful as Naithon Beach.

If it’s a good sea breeze you’re after, go to Nai Yang beach, a relatively unknown place with a lot of shade to bask in. Or if you’d rather, walk on the soft sand of Pansea Beach and get cheaper massage deals, too!

Another great place to relax is Panwa Beach where you can take advantage of luxury villas and avoid crowds. Or, you can choose to stay at the LeMeridien Phuket Beach Resort to access the wonderful sand and blue sea of Relax Beach!


Bigger/More Popular Beaches in Phuket:

If you prefer bigger beaches with more happenings, Phuket has a number of those as well.

Bangtao Beach is one of the longest Phuket beaches. To accommodate its many tourists, hotels like Laguna Beach Resort, Dusit Thani Resort, Banyan Tree Resort, and the Best Western Allamanda Resort can be found here.

Kamala beach, located just to the north of Patong, is home to many shops, hotels, bars, and restaurants, providing tourists with so many options for entertainment.

Another beach with a great nightlife is Karon Beach, which has a very long stretch of white sand. Some of the more popular places here are the Karon Circle, Karon Lake, and Karon Night Bazaar.

If you want to take great sunset pictures, go to Kata Beach which is also family-friendly. If you want your photos to be more tropical, go to Tri Tra Beach which has plenty of coconut trees.

You’ll need to spend a little more when you go to Laem Singh Beach. You can lounge on beach chairs, get a massage, go jet skiing, and more. You can also opt to go jet skiing in Surin Beach which is also another popular Phuket beach. If you prefer kayaking, go to Yanui Beach.

The longest Phuket beach is Mai Khao Beach where you can find the Sirinath National Park and Wat Mai Khao temple, the latter of which is popular among photographers.

A well-known beach among locals and ex-pats alike is Nai Harn beach which has plenty of restaurants and shops. You can stay at either the All Seasons hotel or the Royal Phuket Yacht Club.

One of the most crowded Phuket beaches is Paradise Beach, so better go there early to secure a lovely spot. And arguably the most well-known beach, Patong Beach is definitely a must-visit especially since it has it all: it’s bright, huge, and full of people! It has a great night life and is home to various dining and shopping places.

With so many Phuket beaches to choose from, you’ll never run out of places to visit!