Here are the list of beautiful beaches around Phuket. We start the beach from the North to the South of the Island with brief descriptions to you.
1. Mai Khao Beach
This is Phuket’s northernmost white sand beach. The turtle releasing festival takes place here in mid April every year. You should not miss it.
2. Nai Yang Beach
The Nai Yang, together with Mai Khao , forms the longest and most secluded stretch of beach in Phuket. Both together is about 10 km. Nearby is the Sirinath National Park, a protected marine and coastal area. On 13 April every year there is a turtle release festival. Baby turtles are released back to the sea. Throughout November to March turtles always come back here to lay eggs.
3.Nai Thon Beach
It is a little piece of paradise.
4. Bang Tao Beach
Phuket’s longest beaches is Bang Tao. The Laguna Complex dominates most of the area. There are luxurious resorts and villas along its 4 miles beach front. On the northern tip of the beach, tourists can visit and see local villagers which still make their living by fishing, farming and rubber tapping like like their ancestors.
5. Pansea Beach
This beach is the location of world class resort named Amanpuri. It has very beatiful location, peaceful atmosphere, and great view over.
6. Surin Beach
Standing on top of the hills of Surin beach, you will see great view overlooking the Andaman Sea. It is ideal place for all tourists but only millionaires could afford for this areas.
7. Kamala Beach
Kamala is well-enclosed bay surrounded by fishing village. It has developed so fast in the past years ,but it still retains a small-town feel. It is one of best recommended place for snorkeling so don’t forget to bring your top rated masks for snorkeling that cover the whole face for the best experience.
8. Patong Beach
Patong Beach, the most famous beach of Phuket, is the largest concentration of tourists and the best ideal place for who love party and play. There are chic hotels, restaurants, shops and night clubs lined up along its 4 km. seafront. Some people calls it as Pattaya in Phuket.
9. Karon Beach
Karon beach is next to Patong. It has long stretch of white sand and less crowded seashore. It is good destination for tourists who look for good combination of party and pleasure.
10. Kata Beach
Kata beach is split in two with Kata Noi to the south and the much longer Kata Yai to the north. Kata Yai is the place of Club Med, and Kata Noi is the place for many five stars hotels. Kata has beautiful scenary with ite crystal clear water. It is the best place for who look for quiet place near the downtown.
11. Nai Harn Beach
Most of its beachfront land occupied by a temple, but its soft sands and clear water make Nai Harn a great place for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. You can find some cheap backpacker huts here and some reasonable resorts.
12. Rawai Beach
First “discovered” by King Rama VII in the 1920s, Rawai is Phuket’s longest-established beach resort. At its north end, the sea-gypsy village still hasn’t changed much over the years. The beach is lined with open-air seafood stalls and restaurants for casual dining. Visitors can take boat trips to Hae Island (Coral Island), Bon Island, and Lone Island from Rawai.
13. Panwa Beach
The Cape Panwa, south of the busy Phuket Town, remains a nice peaceful place. Its lush hills, sandy coves, mangroves and tidal flats make it a good destination for exploring away from the crowds.
– Laem Singh Beach
By walking down from the road of hill toip of Patong, you will explore this hidden diamond beach. Laem Singh is a beautiful small beach which has no bungalows and hotels. Here you will see only a few small restaurants and ecological accommodation like huts.
– Emerald Beach
Situated on the headland south of Patong, Emerald Beach is the perfect place for sun lovers. Along its 500 meter, there is a long line of northern-facing sunbeds.
– Paradise Beach
It is stunningly beautiful and is safe for swimming all year. You can have a great view right across the Patong Bay from here.
– Freedom Beach
This is an isolated private beach with white sand and small open restaurants. Its coral reefs are the best on the island. Bring your mask and fins. You should come here by taking long-tail boat.
– Ya Nui Beach
Ya Nui is in the shadow of two of Phuket’s nicest viewpoints; Phrom Thep and the viewpoint featuring large white windmill. It’s a charming little place featuring good snorkeling, kayaking and fishing.
– Ao Yon Beach
It is a home to a large shrimp farm but very attractive and virtually deserted with a great view out to Chalong Bay and Lone Island.