Beach : Sea and White Sand
Hat Mai Khao :
This pine-fringed stretch of sand is Phuket’s longest beach. Each year, from November through to February, giant sea turtles struggle ashore to lay their eggs here.
Hat Nai Yang :
This forms part of the Sirinat National Park and is backed by casuarina pines, as well as a mangrove forest. The tranquil surroundings are ideal for relaxation, picnics, swimming and snorkelling.
Hat Pansea & Hat Surin :
The two scenic coves offer very picturesque settings although dangerous undercurrents can make swimming unsafe.
Hat Kamala :
Another fine stretch of sand. The northern end, which is partly shaded by casuarinas, is suitable for swimming.
Hat Patong :
Phuket’s most developed beach offers numerous leisure, sporting, shopping and recreational options along its 3 km. crescent bay. In addition to its daytime attractions, Patong is also known for its vibrant nightlife among which seafood restaurants prominently feature.
Hat Karon & Kata :
Both beaches are impressive, peaceful and eminently suitable for swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing and sunbathing.
Hat Nai Han:
This white sandy beach fronts a shallow lagoon between rocky headlands. Conditions for swimming, windsurfing, sailing and sunbathing are all excellent.
Hat Rawai :
The palm-fringed beach is best known for its village of “Sea Gypsies”, formerly a nomadic fishing minority believed to be of Melanesian descent.
Ao Chalong :
A location popular for its several restaurants serving some of Phuket’s
best seafood. Laem PhanwaThe southern tip of the cape is the location of the Marine Bio-logical Research Centre and Phuket’s Aquarium, where visitors can see several hundred exotic and colourful marine species.
Ko Si Re :
The small island separated from the mainland only by the Tha Chin Canal, is located 4 km. northeast of the town. There is a sea gypsy village considered the largest in Phuket
Sirinat National Park :
The park, located near Phuket International Airport along Routes No. 402 and 4026, some 30 km., occupies a total area of 90 square kilometres and has an uninterrupted 13 km. long stretch of beaches: Hat Nai Thon, Hat Nai Yang, Hat Mai Khao, and Hat Sai Kaeo.