Offbeat Beaches in Phuket

Here's a list of Offbeat Beaches in Phuket recommended by our experts:

Phuket, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’ is dotted with many sandy beaches and clear waters – each with a different allure and often with watersports adventures! The frenzied pace of Patong Beach is a stark contrast to the peace and quiet of remote stretches of sand in the north. The cliff areas of Rat-U-Thit Road and Beach Road and winding coastal roads along the west coast of this 540-square-km island overlook some of the best beaches in Thailand – Patong, Kata, and Karon, and they tempt keen tourists with numerous sunset bars like La Versace, 360 Degree, Downstairs, and Boathouse. For many visiting Phuket, sun and sand and booze go hand in hand! Anticipate stunning views and easy access to some of the world's finest beaches. Have you packed your swimsuit yet? The pleasant bay of Kata, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with families, Kata is an all round favourite due to its spectacular palm-lined beach, great restaurants, lively but not raucous nightlife and varied accommodation options - all close to the beach. From May to October surfers flock to catch Kata's waves and from November to April the beach is alive with sunseekers. Here is a definitive list of offbeat beaches in Phuket:

Nai Harn Beach

Nai Harn Beach

Beach in Phuket
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Nai Harn beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket with its excellent water quality. It's encompassed on both sides by jungle-covered mountains and ...

Rawai Beach

Rawai Beach

Beach in Phuket
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Rawai holds the distinction of being the very first tourist beach on Phuket. Years ago, people from Phuket Town would drive the 17km to Rawai on weekends to ...

Nai Thon Beach

Nai Thon Beach

Beach in Phuket
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Nai Thon is a beautiful stretch of sand that, for reasons unknown, has been overlooked by large resort developers. Thus it's an ideal spot to get away from the ...

Kamala Beach

Kamala Beach

Beach in Phuket
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Located six kilometers north of Patong Beach this two-kilometre beach is one of the quietest on the island. Nearby beaches include Laem Sing and Surin, as well ...

Nai Yang Beach

Nai Yang Beach

Beach in Phuket
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Nai Yang Beach is one of the farthest beaches from central Phuket. Located more than 19 miles from the city, Nai Yang offers something very difficult to find in...

Kata Beach

Kata Beach

Beach in Phuket
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The pleasant bay of Kata, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with ...

Kata Noi Beach

Kata Noi Beach

Beach in Phuket
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This cosy little bay is found at the end of a beachside cul-de-sac, just a few minutes' drive over the hill from Kata beach. There's not much to do in Kata Noi ...

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Patong Beach

Patong Beach

Beach in Phuket
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Patong is the most famous beach resort on Phuket. With its wide variety of activities and nightlife, Patong is an ideal place to party and play. By night the ...

Karon Beach Viewpoint / Kata Viewpoint

Karon Beach Viewpoint / Kata Viewpoint

Scenic Beauty/View in Phuket
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Karon Viewpoint (which used to be Kata viewpoint) is one of the most frequented viewpoints in Phuket. From here, it is possible to take in views of Kata Noi, ...

Freedom Beach

Freedom Beach

Beach in Phuket
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Freedom Beach is a ten-minute ride by long-tail boat out and around the headland at the extreme southern tip of Patong Beach brings you to one of the most ...