Phuket Beaches

With more than 30 beaches in Phuket, which one is best for me?

Few islands can boast of such an abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters as Phuket. The winding coastal roads along the west coast of this 540-square-km island offer stunning views and easy access to some of the world's finest beaches. 

Whether you want to sample the frenetic pace of Patong or find solitude on a remote stretch of sand in the north, Phuket's beaches have it all for the sun seeker. Many also have nearby restaurants or wandering food sellers, so there is no need to interrupt your bronzing for lunch. Just remember to keep applying the sunscreen! The monsoon rains of May-October can bring unpredictable swimming conditions, so heed the posted flag warnings.

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Most Popular Beaches in Phuket

  • Patong Beach

    Patong Beach

    Patong is an ideal place to party. It has a bustling  nightlife, which includes hundreds of restaurants, bars, Read More»

  • Karon Beach

    Karon Beach

    Featuring the island's third longest beach, this small and lively city has a good selection of dining, shopping and Read More»

  • Kata Beach

    Kata Beach

    Kata entices and charms visitors with its white sand and clear waters. It is a favourite due to its palm-lined beach, Read More»

  • The Beach of Kamala

    Kamala Beach

    Kamala Beach is a beautiful long stretch of beach that's pretty deserted, even in high season. With no distractions, you Read More»

  • The Beach of Bangtao

    Bangtao Beach

    Amongst the longest beaches in Phuket, Bangtao Beach is so roomy that many parts towards the north have no beachfront Read More»

  • Surin Beach

    Surin Beach

    Surin is a gathering place to snack on barbecued seafood, enjoy a cool drink and escape the heat of the day. It's not Read More»

  • Nai Harn Beach

    Nai Harn Beach

    A quiet little spot at the southern end of Phuket, Nai Harn is one of the island's most beautiful locations and one of Read More»

  • Kata Noi Beach

    Kata Noi Beach

    This small bay of stunning white sand, separated from Kata by a headland, is a quiet and peaceful retreat. The Kata Read More»

  • Mai Khao Beach

    Mai Khao Beach

    The longest beach on Phuket Island is also practically undeveloped. It is home to only one hotel and Phuket Read More»

Other Great Beaches of Phuket

Nai Yang Beach

Nai Yang Beach

The casuarina-fringed Nai Yang, together with Mai Khao in the north, forms the longest and most secluded stretch of Read More...

Layan Beach

Layan Beach

Layan Beach is the name of the northern end of Bangtao Beach. Unlike the majority of Phuket’s west coast beaches, it is Read More...

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach is one of the most attractive of the many wonderful beaches Phuket has to offer. It's compact and has a Read More...

Best Small Beaches of Phuket

Freedom Beach

Freedom Beach

Freedom Beach is an exclusive gem on Phuket’s west coast. The 300m-long strip of white sand is set in a superb bay, Read More...

Ya Nui Beach

Ya Nui Beach

Ya Nui lies in the shadow of two of Phuket's loveliest viewpoints; Phrom Thep and the viewpoint featuring large white Read More...

Laem Singh Beach

Laem Singh Beach

This small, hidden gem of a beach just south of Surin is accessible only by walking down a fairly steep path from the Read More...

Best Hidden Beaches

Banana Rock Beach

Banana Rock Beach +VDO

Beautiful and almost deserted, Banana Rock Beach is not known to many people in Phuket as it is relatively isolated. Read More...

5 Beaches with Beach Chairs

While beach chairs are hard to find on Phuket beaches these days, there are still some places to find a comfortable Read More...

Ao Yon Beach

Ao Yon Beach

There are actually two Ao Yons lying south of Capa Panwa and they are separated by a rocky headland. At the far western Read More...

Naithon Beach

Nai Thon Beach

Approaching this quiet beach of silky white sand is spectacular in itself - a drive on the coastal road from the south Read More...

Ao Sane Beach

Ao Sane Beach

A little beach reached via a road that runs through the car park of The Royal Phuket Yacht Club it's a quiet and Read More...

Pansea Beach

Pansea Beach

Pansea is a tiny cove of glittering white sand and plays host to to the rich and famous guests of The Chedi and Amanpuri Read More...

Nui Beach

Nui Beach

Nui Beach is one of the most beautiful ‘secret beaches’ in Phuket. Renamed Nui Bay Member Club after the company that Read More...

Laem Ka Beach

Laem Ka Beach

This is the only eastern-facing beach in the south of Phuket that offers good swimming and is an ideal picnic Read More...

Panwa Beach

Panwa Beach

The lovely Cape Panwa, just south of busy Phuket Town, remains a peaceful, unspoiled gem of a place with lush hills, Read More...

Minor Beaches

Kalim Beach

Kalim Beach

Kalim Beach is located just north of Patong Beach and, unlike its famous neighbour, still retains some of its local Thai Read More...

Rawai Beach

Rawai Beach

Rawai is Phuket's longest-established beach resort. The beach is lined with open-air seafood stalls and is a popular Read More...

Emerald Beach

Tri Trang Beach

Snuggled into the headland south of Patong, Tri Trang Beach is the perfect place for sun lovers and those who are dead Read More...

Cape Panwa in South Phuket

Cape Panwa

Cape Panwa Beach is divided into two parts by a 300-metre long seaside esplanade. The western part is right next to the Read More...

Panwa Beach

Panwa Beach

The lovely Cape Panwa, just south of busy Phuket Town, remains a peaceful, unspoiled gem of a place with lush hills, Read More...

Laem Ka Beach

Laem Ka Beach

This is the only eastern-facing beach in the south of Phuket that offers good swimming and is an ideal picnic Read More...

Phuket Cities and Districts

Phuket Town

Phuket Town

Phuket is often overlooked in favour of the beaches, but there's a lot to see and do in Phuket Town. Phuket Town Read More...

Chalong Bay

Chalong Bay

This bustling bay, a major launch area for boat and dive trips, is filled with bobbing vessels throughout the year. Read More...

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Kathu District

Kathu

Kathu is the smallest of the three districts that make up Phuket. It covers the central part of the island from the west Read More...

Thalang District

Thalang

Thalang is located in the northern part of island and was once the home of important businesses and administration. It Read More...

Sarasin Bridge

Sarasin Bridge

Saphan Sarasin is the first bridge built that linked Phuket Island to the mainland of Phang Nga Province. This 700m Read More...

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