Most Popular Beaches in Phuket
Phuket is known for its outstanding beaches, probably more than anything else. With over 30 of them around the island, there’s a wide variety of atmospheres, scenery, facilities and even textures of sand available. However, with such a huge amount of choice, the question of which is the best beach in Phuket is inevitable. So this is Most Popular Beaches in Phuket.
No list of the best beaches in Phuket could be complete without mentioning Patong. Undoubtedly the most popular stretch of coastline on the island, it could be said to be a victim of its own popularity, being generally busy right along its 2.5 km length. However, there is no part of Phuket with a livelier atmosphere. The town behind the beach is home to many great restaurants and hotels, as well as the best of Phuket’s nightlife, while the beach itself has nice sand and plenty of attractions and activities.
Kata Beach has it all – beautiful soft sand, nodding palm trees, clean waters with a soft seabed, good surfing in the low season and snorkelling in the high season and a fantastic laid-back atmosphere. It has colourful longtail boats moored at the northern end, with a few budget food and drink vendors often found nearby,
Karon Beach has the interesting honour of having the squeakiest sand in Phuket. Fine and soft, it makes a funny sound when you walk on it. At 3.3 km in length, it is the third-longest beach in Phuket and is close to being perfectly straight. It is beautifully lined with trees for a lot of the southern end, with volleyball nets and beachfront restaurants.
Admittedly, Surin Beach is not what it used to be. Once the home of several of Phuket’s top beach clubs and a bustling local market, it had an air of sophisticated fun. Even with that now gone, the beach retains its raw natural beauty, with tree-lined soft white sand
and clear tropical seas.
Nai Harn Beach
Once a quiet and secluded spot at the southern end of Phuket, the 660-metre-long Nai Harn Beach has been very definitively “discovered” and continues to grow in popularity. However, thanks to the relatively small size of the bay and the presence of a large lake almost immediately behind the beach, the spot hasn’t been excessively developed, so it retains its quiet charm. With its soft sand, lifeguards on station and very gently sloping soft seabed, it is quite a family-friend beach, with a good choice of hotels, shops and restaurants nearby.