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Explore Phuket’s best beaches

I will show you where you find Phuket’s best beaches. So don’t waste your time. I will help you find the beach there is the perfect match for you.

What is perfect for you depends on what you want. However, there is a good chance that you will find precisely what you are looking for on one of Phuket’s many world-class beaches.

Read on, and you will learn.

  • What makes Phuket beaches so extraordinary?
  • Where to find the perfect beach?
  • Are there any secret beaches left?

 

Let’s dive in;

 

What makes Phuket beaches so extraordinary?

To give a general description of Phuket’s beaches without using cliches can be somewhat challenging, so I will keep it short. I will go more in-depth with each beach below and in separate articles about Phuket’s best beaches.

In general, all the beaches you find on the west coast have powdery white sand and crystal clear turquoise water with a stunning view. 

It’s probably better to look at the pictures below. They do a much better job of describing how amazingly beautiful beaches you can find on Phuket.

Another thing that makes Phuket so unique is that even though you can find many beautiful beaches in Thailand and worldwide. Then Phuket has more than 40 magnificent beaches on a relatively small island.

You can actually pop by for a visit on all of Phuket’s best beaches in just one day.

Sunset at Nai Yang Beach

It is only a 75 km drive from Nai Harn Beach in the south to Sai Kaew Beach in the north, a little more than two hours drive on the road hugging the west coast.

Even if you don’t wanna go beach hopping, then a drive on the beach road is an experience in itself. You will see one fantastic view after another, like pearls on a string. (another cliche 🙂

If you start early in the morning, you will be in time to enjoy a drink while watching the most incredible sunset at the Nai Yang Beach in the north.

 

Where to find the perfect beach

The beaches on Phuket’s east coast and west coast are like night and day.

The west-cost is where you find all the famous world-class paradise beaches, with white sand and crystal clear water. (more cliches 🙂

On the east coast, not so much, here the water is very shallow, and the bottom is very muddy, and a lot of the coastline is covered by mangrove. 

You can find very nice beaches on the east coast if you are interested in beautiful views out over Phang Nga Bay and want to experience the mangrove forest.

But, if you a looking for the perfect place to swim, you will most likely be disappointed.

 

Are there any secret beaches left?

With almost 10 million visitors a year (2019), it’s hard to keep something secret or hidden on a small island like Phuket.

However, even in the high season, you can still find some beaches that are not overly crowded. There are also beaches where you can go for a long walk without meeting other people.

If you visit Phuket’s beaches in the low season, it’s a different story. You will find many of the famous beaches almost entirely deserted. Then you can get the feeling of being all alone on a secret hidden beach.

 

List of Phuket beaches, from North to South.

Haad Pak Phra Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 8.199931, 98.285182

Sai Kaew Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 8.187373, 98.287832

Mai Khao Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps:8.163492, 98.293731

Nai Yang Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 8.110470, 98.301818

Naithon Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 8.058883, 98.277516

“White Beach Resort” Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 8.047322, 98.277803

Banana beach on a slow day

Banana Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 8.041986, 98.276463

Layan Beach Northern end

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 8.035761, 98.275351

Layan Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 8.028103, 98.288579

Bang Tao Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 8.007499, 98.292260

Surin Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 8.035761, 98.275351

Laem Singh Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 7.968733, 98.279546

Kamala Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 7.958511, 98.283283

Yae Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 7.925452, 98.267124

Tri Trang Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 7.886219, 98.275180

Rayee Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 8.035761, 98.275351

Kalim Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 7.912980, 98.294035

Paradise Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 7.912980, 98.294035

Hua Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 7.968733, 98.279546

Patong Beach

Paste the GPS coordinates in Google maps: 7.897384, 98.295633