Just a short distance away from Cape Panwa is Heeowhat Beach, one of the less impressive Phuket beaches. This is not the ideal beach for lounging in the sun, at most you may wish to take a quick look if you are in the immediate area. A better alternative is Ao Yon Beach which is only a short distance away.
The sand is a bit rocky and can be uncomfortable to walk on at times. The bay is also quite shallow as with most beaches in the south of Phuket, which means a swim is probably out of the question. Despite it’s shortcomings, the beach is pleasant enough. It is surrounded by overhanging coconut palm trees and there is little local development other than the Radisson Plaza Resort. The beach is rather quiet and peaceful, so it may be good for a late afternoon stroll when the sun has fallen below the palms.
It’s not the easiest beach to find either, it took us a number of passes before we could actually find the place. So unless you are absolutely determined to visit each and every beach in Phuket, this one may be worth skipping.
There are no beach loungers and no activities available. The water is too shallow for any kind of water activities.
As you drive into Cape on the Sakdidet Road, that is the eastern road running from Phuket Town, Heeowhat Beach is on the left hand side between the road that leads to the view points and Cape Panwa Beach. Getting down to the beach can be rather difficult. The Radisson Plaza Resort occupies the majority of the beach front, the rest of the beach is surrounded by pretty thick jungle that is pretty difficult to get through. Your best bet is to be staying at the hotel, otherwise you may be out of luck. But it’s okay, the beach isn’t really worth seeing anyway.