Phuket Travel Guide

8 Beaches You Should See On Your Next Thailand Vacation

Don’t skip the beach! Thailand has some amazing beaches that every vacationer should visit. Soak up the sun, feel the sand between your toes, and go for a swim while relaxing in a stunning environment. Put on your sunscreen and get ready for paradise at any of our favorite beaches:

1. Karon Beach

This lovely natural setting is a long beach, where you can enjoy romantic walks with your loved one or fun days of drinking and sunbathing with your friends. There are plenty of things to do nearby, with restaurants and bars as well as night markets to explore. You can easily head to Patong to party at night.

2. Kata Beach

Relax on this cove-shaped beach with your family, friends, or partner. Soak in the sunlight, or the shade of a tree if you get too hot. At the end of the day watch from a nearby hill as the sunset paints a colorful picture in the sky. If you want to see the sunset in style. Grab a quick drink or have dinner at the hotel or local establishments.

3. Kata Noi Beach

If you are near Kata Beach, but want a less developed, more private location to enjoy your day – head to nearby Kata Noi. This beach has no vendors, and fewer sunbathers and tourists.

4. Surin Beach

This beach is popular with tourists, and can be livelier than some of the others. Perfect for families who want to take a dip in the ocean and just enjoy the water all day. You can find quick food at the nearby street carts for lunch, and head to one of the beachside restaurants for a delicious dinner while taking in the sunset.

5. Kamala Beach

If you are trying to avoid the party atmosphere of Patong, Kamala Beach is the place for you. While there are plenty of options for lunch and dinner, it is removed from the hustle and bustle of Patong. Take a family vacation and enjoy the beach, the sunsets, and the history of this former Muslim fishing village.

6. Layan Beach

Layan Beach is another quiet, family friendly beach. White sand, crystal blue water, and fewer tourists make it a great spot to enjoy some alone time with your loved ones or friends. There are still plenty of restaurants to enjoy, despite the lack of annoying jet skis and crowds. Relax with a drink, or a coconut, and soak in the sun – or the shade of a beach umbrella.

7. Mai Khao Beach

If you want to skip the busier, tourist-filled beaches, head up the road towards the northern part of Phuket to Mai Khao Beach. There’s little to no tourist activity here, just coarse white sand and lots of water. During the dry season it is a great spot to swim, although the wet season brings waves and is dangerous for swimmers. You may even get to see some wildlife, like sea turtles, here!

8. Patong Beach

Patong Beach is one of Phuket’s most popular spots. This busy beach is filled with tourist-approved fun. Everything a visitor needs will be close by: great food, strong drinks, travel guides, and more. And if you get tired of the heat, head to Jungceylon, an air-conditioned mall with plenty of shopping and dining. Once night falls, head on over to the night market to explore, buy some souvenirs, and take in the local scenery.