The 5 Best Beaches to Visit in Phuket

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Take a look at these 5 popular beaches in Phuket.

Phuket is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand, and it is easy to see why. From its white sandy beaches to its vibrant atmosphere and luxury hotels, Phuket is an island that is a must-visit in Thailand. 

If you’re planning a visit to Phuket and want to make the best out of your holiday, read on.

What are the best beaches in Phuket? This guide will help you decide what are the differences between the beaches in Phuket and which one is the best one for you. 

Here are 5 of the most famous beaches in Phuket: 

1. Patong 

The most popular beach in Phuket is Patong. Patong is almost always buzzing and crowded, therefore, it is the perfect beach for people who love being at the center of everything. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a place to relax then stay away. 

Patong is also the longest beach in Phuket and is filled with hotels, shopping, salons, bars, and restaurants. Its boardwalk is the place to be – to see and be seen. Indeed, Patong beach is full of things to do, however, what once was one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, today is more about its attractions and less about the beach itself. 

Patong beach is the ideal location for those traveling alone where they can meet like-minded individuals or for a group of friends, families, and couples that are looking to soak in the vibrant atmosphere. 

2. Karon 

Karon beach is a stunning white sandy beach located between Patong and Kata. Being the third longest beach on the island, Karon is very popular with tourists. Karon beach is the perfect place to stay in Patong due to its upscale hotels and great restaurants. Although much quieter than Patong, Karon still has plenty of things to do such as water activities and shopping. 

Amongst the best hotels in Karon are Le Meridien Phuket Beach, Centara Grand Beach Resort, and Movenpick Resort. 

3. Kamala 

Kamala is a quiet but popular beach located only 10km north of Patong. It is a great spot for sunbathing and relaxing while overlooking the great views of Kamala Bay. However, one spot on the beach that makes it vibrant is Cafe Del Mar. Cafe Del Mar is a popular hangout for young crowds. It features a trendy restaurant, a beach club, a bar, and a pool.

4. Paradise Beach 

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Paradise beach is the ultimate destination for those that are after the perfect picture opportunity. The impressive beach is decorated with heart-shaped swings and coconut drinks for beautiful Instagram pictures. This highly Instagrammable spot seems like it came out of the pages of a travel magazine. 

It is located 10 minutes away from Patong Beach. Paradise Beach offers its visitors transport from Patong. On arrival, visitors will be required to purchase entry tickets to the beach and an option to also purchase a tanning bed. However, the price tag is well worth it for those looking for something better than a public beach. Visitors can spend a whole day at the beach since it has everything you can ask for. It offers restaurants, shops, and other activities to keep you busy. At night, the beach transforms into a nightclub featuring a full moon party for the young crowds. 


5. Bang Tao Beach 

Bang Tao beach is a relatively clean and quiet beach close to restaurants, hotels, and stores. It stretches for about more than six kilometers and it is located halfway between the airport and Patong. The village of Cherng Talay is only a short walk away for those looking for a more authentic experience. On the beach is a variety of beach clubs and luxurious hotels. Bang Tao beach is a good place to stay in Phuket due to its relatively central location in the island and the variety of options for upscale but as well as affordable accommodation.

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