Considering we are experts in all things Phuket, it is understandable that we would get asked a lot of questions. One of the more frequent questions that we hear time and again is, “What is the Best Beach in Phuket?” Well, that is not really a simple question to answer as most beaches have good things and bad things. There are very few beaches that really have everything.
Being the helpful lot that we are, we have painstakingly gone through our list of every Phuket beach and compiled a list of what we feel are the Top 10 Beaches in Phuket.
Of course this is not a definitive list, we may have ranked a beach too high or too low based on your own observations. This is purely our opinion, based on the time we have spent in Phuket. So without further ado, I present to you…
The 10 Best Phuket Beaches
Freedom Beach is one of the least accessible of all the Phuket beaches. Unless you are in the mood to trek a kilometer through thick jungle over private land, the beach is only accessible by boat. But if you enjoy spending a day in the sunny Phuket weather relaxing on a lounger, Freedom Beach is a good choice.
Once upon a time, Banana Beach was one of the last unspoilt Phuket beaches, but lately the secret has apparently gotten out and the tourists have flocked here in droves. It is also known as Banana Rock Beach and despite the rise in tourism, the beach is still stunningly beautiful.
Located just outside of Patong Beach is Paradise Beach, one of the best kept Phuket beach secrets. It is situated in a small sheltered bay and is surrounded on either end by rocky headlands. The beach is sandy and is well maintained, unlike Patong Beach, it has been able to retain it’s natural beauty despite the influx of tourism.
Located just south of Kata Beach, Kata Noi Beach is one of the most beautiful Phuket beaches. Unlike it’s big brother, Kata Noi Beach is still reasonably undeveloped, giving it a more private feel. There are no beach vendors and only a handful of loungers to bask in the sun.
Kata beach is a popular stop over for many tourists as it is one of the nicest Phuket beaches. Despite all of the tourist activity located on and around the beach, Kata beach is still very beautiful. The beach is lined with casuarina trees that offer a relaxing shade to those afraid of the sun.
Laem Singh Beach is one of the more beautiful beaches in Phuket Island and was relatively unknown until recently. Nowadays, the beach is packed full of tourists, but you really can’t blame them. Despite the increase in tourism, the beach is still absolutely stunning and well worth a look.
Location: Nai Harn
Nai Harn Beach is one of the best Phuket beaches with it’s beautiful white sand that slopes gently into the Andaman Sea. This beautiful beach is never as crowded as some of the more popular tourist beaches and as a result, is more quiet and relaxing.
Nai Thon Beach is a one kilometer long stretch of the squeakiest sand that you will ever experience in your whole life. It is considered part of the Sirinath National Park and has thus far escaped the over-development that many of the other Phuket beaches have suffered.
Bang Tao Beach is an eight kilometer stretch of fantastic beach, making it one of the absolute best Phuket beaches. It is home to the famous Laguna Complex, an area consisting of seven upscale resorts and a private golf course. Laguna dominates much of the center of the beach, with a number of hotels and bungalows operating at the southern end.
Kamala Beach is a beautiful two kilometer stretch of white sand beach that is the perfect destination for families wanting to stay away from Patong. Before it was a small Muslim fishing village and although there is still a significant Muslim population, now Kamala is a bustling little town.
Surin Beach is a one kilometer long strip of golden sand that provides all the luxuries of Patong Beach without the dirty water and huge number of tourists. The beach is famous for it’s crystal clear water that will make you think Patong Beach is a cesspool.