Best Beaches in Thailand

Last Updated: June 05,2020

Thailand beach map is a useful tool to discover all beaches in Thailand. All beaches have their detailed pages: Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach, Surin Beach in Phuket, Ao Nang Beach, Railay Beach in Krabi, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Koh Samui, etc. You can easily find the beach's location on the map and then read more useful information on their single pages.

Thailand, with 3,219 km coastline, has a lot to offer to everybody: if you are looking for an adventurous or a quiet vacation, north Phuket and Krabi will be your taste, if you are looking to a romantic beach under coconut trees, you will be satisfied in Koh Samui beaches, if you are looking for flashed-neon-lights nightlife, Patong and Pattaya beach are the best options.

A visit to Thailand's best beaches can be the highlight of any trips to Thailand. Here you can find the most completely guides to all Thailand islands and beaches!

Phuket area

Northern Phuket

1. Nai Thon Beach

Nai Thon BeachNai Thon Beach is a small beach with few tourists, and there are mainly guests who stay at the hotels near the beach. It used to be mainly a beach for fishermen. The rocks and beaches are mixed and have the rare original appearance in Phuket. You can walk around on the beach, soak up the sun, play with water, or have a daze in the Nai Thon Beach, which will make you feel good. And there are locations on the nearby cliffs for you to watch the sea and sunset. See more...

2. Nang Thong Beach

Nang Thong BeachThe liveliest beach here is Nang Thong Beach, with plenty of resorts, restaurants and shops as well as travel agents on the beach and on the parallel Phet Kasem Highway. 

You can stay in a hotel near here, where there are relatively few people on the beach, and there are many hotels, which are very suitable for holidays, and the sunset is very beautiful, and there are some places to take a meal nearby. The price is not very expensive, and the cost performance is acceptable. See more...

3. Layan Beach

Layan BeachThere are so many beaches in Phuket, such as Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach etc. among which, Layan Beach is a small beach and it is now as popular as other beaches. There are very few tourists here.

Layan Beach is at the northern end of Bangtao Beach on the west coast of Phuket. Layan Beach is not as lively as most of the coastal beaches on the west coast of Phuket. It is still a very peaceful place, where you can lie on the beach without worrying and thinking anything, lie in the shade of tall pin trees to let the whole body relax. See more...

4. Naiyang Beach

Naiyang BeachNaiyang Beach is the longest beach on Phuket, with a coastline of 10 kilometers and the longest coral reef in Phuket, as well as abundant shallow sea creatures. It is the first choice for locals and tourists to hold picnics on weekends. There are also many roadside vendors who sell local snacks such as green papaya salad on the beach. At dusk, sitting on the beach, eating snacks and enjoying the magnificent sunset, you will feel it very pleasant. At the same time, Naiyang Beach is also a turtle protection area. From November to February of the following year, the turtles gather in groups to lay their eggs and become a wonder of the Naiyang Beach. At the Songkran Festival in April each year, there is an interesting traditional activity of releasing the hatched turtles into the sea. See more...

5. Banana Beach

Banana BeachIf you are looking for the live beach for your vacation in Thailand, Banana Beach is one of your best choices. Banana Beach maybe not the most beautiful beach in Phuket, but it is quite lively, and you can play a variety of exciting sea projects, such as banana boats, motorboats, underwater walks, aerial paragliding etc. and the club staff will be enthusiastic to introduce various projects to you, and each project has a special coach for prior training, to offer you high security, which makes it popular among young people. And it will make you feel that your trip in Phuket is really exciting. In addition, you can also go snorkeling from the shore. There are many small fish swimming in the shallow waters. You can feed the fish with bread, which will be quite interesting, and you will see many corals and creatures in the sea. See more...

Central Phuket

1. Kalim Beach

Kalim BeachKalim Beach is a series of small beaches in the north of Patong, Phuket. From Novotel Phuket resort Patong to thavorn village, this area is made up of rocks and tranquil beaches, with good views and some high-quality restaurants on the top of the mountain. There are very few people in Kalim Beach. It is recommended to go there to play. There are a lot of small fish in the shade of the reef. When you look carefully, you can see many small fish there. You can take a few photos on the top of the reef where the scenery is especially good. See more...

2. Laem Sing Beach

Laem Sing BeachPhuket is a tourist island in the south of Thailand. There are many beaches on the island. Laem Sing Beach is located on the west coast of central Phuket. The beach is a headland which is made up of hard rocky and it is adjacent to a small white sand beach. Compared to the bustle of Patong Beach, Laem Sing Beach is relatively quiet and items here are much cheaper than that of Patong Beach, and it is a famous snorkeling beach where there is no disappointment. There are a lot of corals around, and many divers come here to play. But be careful, there are a lot of roads going down the beach, some roads are steep and may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. There are not many people on this beach, the wind and waves are small, making it very suitable for diving. See more...

3. Tri Trang Beach

Tri Trang BeachTri Trang Beach is a big and quiet beach, which is not too far from the noisier and more bustling Patong Beach. There is yellow sand here, and the water is not deep. It is great to watch the morning scene here.

Tri Trang Beach is much quieter and much cleaner than many other beaches in Patong. It doesn't have much shadow, only the shade provided by palm trees, and the water here is much calmer, making it a very great beach for vacation. The water for swimming is beautifully blue and clean, and the sand is so soft. Tri Trang Beach is a lovely beach, cheap beer and coconut drinks sold by beach hawkers are well tasty, and the shade of coconut trees and oaks are really good for rest on the beach. See more...

4. Kamala Beach

Kamala BeachIf Patong Beach is more suitable for young couples or single visitor to drink for carnival, watch banshees, watch Muay Thai, and celebrate the night, then Kamala Beach, which is known for its cleanliness, is quieter and more peaceful for visitors there. Being isolated from the world is a great pleasure in travel. You walk there and won't let people know, just quietly enjoy the charm and beautiful view in Kamala Beach.

Kamala Beach is located 6 km north of Patong Beach, south of Surin Beach and is about 10 minutes by car from Patong Beach. The best time to come to the Kamala Beach is from November to April of each year, when it is warm and suitable for to play there. See more...

5. Patong Freedom Beach

Patong Freedom BeachFreedom Beach is little far away from the center of Patong, so there are relatively few people and it is much quieter. If it is late in the evening, there is almost no one there. What is better than Patong Beach is there is no noisy street and no small traders who keep selling items to you. It is a good place to experience the quiet beach and the sun.

Good scenery is never easy to reach in Phuket. Walking through the gravel road and passing through the green jungle to Freedom Beach, you will find it the secret of the minority that is worth a visit. The entrance fee of 100 THB per person is also acceptable for many tourists there. In this beach bay you can see that small crabs are eating shells. This is a must-see attraction and it will make your trip in Phuket memorable. See more...

Southern Phuket

1. Friendship Beach

Friendship BeachLocated in the Rawai Beach area, Friendship Beach is a beach area belonging to the Phuket Amman Friendship Resort. This hotel is a very upscale hotel, and the water quality of the beach in front of the hotel is very good, the sand and sea are very good. The sand of the beach is very white and very fine and it is white sand, which is also very clean. The surrounding environment is also very beautiful. This is a great beach that is very quiet. And the sea is still very blue and the scenery is very awesome. See more...

2. Yanui Beach

Yanui Beach is really a small beach, but the turquoise water is very clean and the waves are very white and Yanui Beachhigh. Here you can see a variety of large and small fish, crabs, starfish, sea urchins etc. which are very amazing. You can rent a kayaking boat for 200 baht and go for a snorkeling in the sea. On the edge of the Yanui Beach, there is the sunset viewing platform where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset.

The beautiful sea of Yanui Beach is completely free, and you can take some diving equipment and enjoy swimming here. Of course, you need to pay attention to your safety. Do not step on the sea urchin. If you are not careful, you may be scratched by the coral reef. There are sea otters in the sea here, but the sea view is really beautiful. See more...

3. Phuket Ao Sane

Phuket Ao SaneAo Sane is a small beach which is well hidden in Phuket. There are many reefs on the side, and many fish can be seen when you are snorkeling. There is also a small dive shop offering shore dive and boat diving services.

Located 200 meters south of the island, Ao Sane is close to Nai Harn Beach, where there are huge granite stones and two distinctive snorkeling areas: one of which features steeper and deeper waters with parrot fish, clownfish and sea eel, octopus, large hermit crabs, etc. The second snorkeling spot is located on the right side of the beach restaurant. Because the coral is close to the water, it can only be reached at high tide, but it is worth waiting for a while when the water is too shallow. It is safe all year round. See more...

4. Laem Ka Beach

Laem Ka BeachThe sand quality and the water quality of Laem Ka Beach are quite good. The advantage is that it is far from the crowdedness of Patong and the beach is relatively quiet. The advantage is that it has many stones on the seabed. This is a more original beach with natural seaside views and outdoor sports. This beach is not very big, it is not very popular, but it is very quiet, and very clean, and the sea view is good. When you arrive there, you may more like this underdeveloped beach. See more...

5. Rawai Beach

Rawai BeachLocated on the southeastern tip of Phuket, Rawai Beach has shallow waters, rough beaches and more coral rocks. It is not suitable for swimming and therefore has fewer visitors. There are many leafy towering trees on the shore around the beach. It is especially quiet when compared to other lively beaches in Phuket.

Rawai Beach is close to the fishing port of Phuket and has many seafood stalls. The ingredients are fresh and cheap. Local Thais often come to Rawai Beach with a few friends at noon or in the evening, call some grilled seafood and green papaya salads sold by nearby seaside vendors, then sit on the beach mats and chat while picnicking to enjoy the cozy life there. See more...

6. Kata Noi Beach

Kata Noi BeachKata Noi Beach is away from the excitement and hustle and bustle of Patong Beach, and this small treasure place can bring your delightful change. It is more suitable for a family tour there as it is quieter, and it is a small but perfect beach. Beach loungers or umbrellas can be rented with small daily fee there. The seawater is calm and warm, but the tides can people a cool feeling again and again during their trips to Kata Noi Beach. See more...

7. Nai Harn Beach

Nai Harn BeachLocated on the southern coast of Phuket, Nai Harn Beach is a deep-water bay which is surrounded by mountains with steep cliffs at both ends. There are mountains on both sides of the beach, and you can enjoy panoramic views of the beach from the mountains. Here, the sand is fine and the waves is flat, and is suitable for all kinds of water activities. The King's Cup Boat Race is held here, and there are always many athletes in the boat race every season. Nai Harn Beach is also the base of the Phuket Yacht Club. But remember that during the monsoon season from May to October, it is not suitable for swimming here. See more...

8. Nui Beach

Nui BeachLocated in the southeast of Koh Lanta, Nui Beach is a fishing village beach. It preserves the original living conditions of the Thai fishing village. Although the beach is not as gorgeous as other beaches in Lanta, it has a more comfortable atmosphere.

After you arrive at Nui Beach, the staff will confirm the identity of the visitor and the time of picking up the hotel and leaving the resort. The Nui Beach offers free drink, such as cola, sprite and ice water, and some small snacks. There are not so many people on this beach, and there are many stones, and many small fish. See more...

9. Ao Yon Beach

Ao Yon BeachWhen you make your trip to Phuket, go to the small island around Phuket Island and experience the rich beach types of Phuket, try the Phuket cuisine and try different ways of playing. Only then can you feel the different island styles and play more ingeniously in Phuket. Ao Yon Beach is one of the beaches worth exploring in Phuket's surrounding beaches and is highly recommended. See more...

10. Ao Sane Beach

Phuket, a pearl of the Andaman Sea, is a best place to feel the leisurely scenery of the seaside, the Ao Sane Beachmysterious wildness of the jungle, and the city's colorful life. Any lonely souls can find an exit in Phuket. If you want to go to a quiet beach, Ao Sane Beach is a great choice for you.

At Ao Sane Beach, you can rent inflatable rafts, prone-style short surfboards and kayaks at most restaurants. During the peak season, you can also experience banana boats, jet skis and even water skiing. After enjoying the swimming or sunbathing experience, you can experience Thai beach massage under the shade of palm trees, which is a must-try project. The massage costs approximately 300 baht per hour. See more...

Krabi Area

1. Khlong Muang Beach

2. Noppharathara Beach

3. Tubkaek Beach

4. Ao Thalane

5. PhraNang Cave Beach

6. Pai Plong Beach

7. Ao Phra Nang

8. Ao Nam Mao Beach

9. Ao Nang Beach

Phang Nga Area

1. Khao Na Yak

2. Tha Nun Beach

3. Natai Beach

4. Bangsak Beach

5. Pak Weep Beach

6. Coconut Beach

Koh Lanta Area

1. Diamond Cliff Beach

2. Lanta Klong Nin Beach

3. Kantiang Bay

4. Khlong Dao Beach

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