Phuket is a mountainous island with lots of rainforests in the Andaman Sea. It is a popular destination for touring group to visit. On Phuket, you can find a lot of budget beaches with white sandy seashore that is much cheaper than other places. The following are the best 5 beaches in Phuket.
1. Kata Noi
Kata Noi is a white sandy beach with clear blue water and nice beach atmospherein Karon, the west coast of Phuket. It is nearby to Kata Beach. From Kata Beach, you just have to walk for a short distance before descending the stairs to Kata Noi. The sea temperature is perfect for swimming. It is simply breathtaking to watch the sunset from Kata Noi. Sometimes the beach can be crowded. It can be hot when you go in the noon so the best time to go is in the late afternoon. The waves in Kata Noi is larger than that of Kata Beach, making it an ideal spot for carrying out surfing activities. Lots of shops can be found just across the road. There is no public shower room or toilet around.
2. Nai Harn Beach
Nai Harn Beach is a little beach with picture postcard scenery in Rawai, Phuket. The beach is still underdeveloped and there aren’t many resorts around. It is quite remote and doesn’t get crowded with tourists. The sand is clean and you can always find food stalls nearby. You can buy ice creams and refreshing drinks from the food stall and sit down to enjoy the beach scenery. There are some drinking kiosk machine where you can put coins and buy canned beverage. Sun beds can be rented at an affordable price. There is a small pool where kids can splash some water.
3. Ya Nui Beach
Ya Nui Beach is a small L shaped brown sandy beach in Rawai, Phuket. The backdrop of the Ya Nui Beach consists of many hills that are covered with greeneries. On the beach, there is a small rocky hill that you can climb. The beach is located further down from Windmills Viewpoint. The 300m stretch of the beach on the north is suitable for swimming, kayaking, snorkeling and body boarding. If you need to go to toilet, you have to cross the road to the area where there are some bungalows. Lots of shops and restaurants can be found along the road to Rawai. Click for fun ideas.
4. Nai Thon
Nai Thon is a 900m stretch of pristine beach that still remains undeveloped in the west coast of Phuket. Along the beach, there is a row of maritime pines where you can get some shades. It is a great spot for people who are tired of the stuffy hot air of a large crowd and lack of space at the beach. You can take a boat to explore some of the rocky coves. Scuba diving equipment can be rented from the shop at Beach Road. It is easy to get fruit refreshment like coconut and pineapple throughout the day at the beach.
5. Kamala Beach
Kamala Beach is another white sandy beach in Phuket. It is ideal for retirees because of the quiet atmosphere. Around the bach, you will find many long-term villas and apartment. The beach is equipped with both budget and expensive restaurants. From December – April, you can visit the northern end of Kamala Beach to carry out snorkeling activity. There is a shop that sell kids stuff at the entrance. Parents can take their kids to the small kids park near the wooden bridge. The beach does not have any stone, broken shell or seaweed that can get entangled in your toe while strolling.