Located about four kilometers to the north of Patong Beach, Nakalay beach is a very unimpressive beach that really isn’t worth the effort. Not only is it a rather below average beach, it is quite difficult to access as well as the entire beachfront is owned by the Thavorn Beach Village Hotel. The only real discernible feature is the pier that runs down the center of the beach, but even that serves little purpose.
You won’t find much comfort walking on Nakalay Beach as the sand is a bit rocky and not that comfortable to stand on. Immediately off shore is also quite shallow in most places, so you will be hard pressed to go for a swim without scraping your belly on the rocks under the surface.
Unless you happen to be staying at the Thavorn Beach Village Hotel, you will probably never set foot on Nakalay Beach, nor should you. It is a fairly average beach surrounded by very beautiful beaches within a very short distance. If you are determined to see every Phuket Beach for some reason, Nakalay Beach is worth about five minutes of your time. Walk out onto the sand, snap a picture with your camera and be done with it, knowing that you at least gave it a go.
There is some average snorkeling when it’s high tide, but there are far better places nearby if that’s what you are interested in.
While traveling from Patong to Kamala, Nakalay beach is the beach with the pier that you can see from the road. You can get to the beach either through the Thavorn Beach Village Hotel or by boat, but neither option is really worth the effort for this sub-par beach.