Thailand has so must to offer and some many beautiful beaches in Thailand it’s no wonder it a popular travel destination. Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and the Phuket beaches are some of the best beaches you will find.
- The Nicest and Best Beaches in Phuket
- Freedom Beach
- Nai Harn Beach
- Banana Beach
- Bangtao Beach
- Nai Thon Beach
- Kata Beach
- Karon Beach
- Kata Noi Beach
- When To Visit Phuket Thailand?
- How To Get To Phuket Thailand?
- Where To Dive in Phuket Thailand?
- Where to Stay in Phuket Thailand
- Wrapping Up
Phuket has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and offers incredible views of sunsets and scenery. With over 30 of them around the island, there’s a wide variety of sceneries to see.
Phuket beaches come with crystal clear seawater, comfortable gentle breeze, blue lagoons, white and soft sands.
The Nicest and Best Beaches in Phuket
Here are some of the nicest beaches in Phuket and cleanest beaches in Phuket.
Freedom Beach is a pristine beach, the sea water is crystal clear which makes it great for snorkelling and swimming. It also has a good restaurant with toilet facilities and beach chairs available.
Freedom beach is one of the least accessible of all the Phuket beaches. You will have to take longtail boat ride which can cost between 1,300-2,000 baht to Freedom beach from Patong beach.
The boat ride is about 25 mins. You won’t regret it!
Nai Harn Beach
Nai Harn beach is another amazing and beautiful crystal clear beach! There is a nice area with stretches of palm trees and surrounded by green hills and islands.
It has a handful of hotels, restaurants, shops and toilet facilities. This is the beach where the locals go to and is worth a visit.
It is also known as ‘Banana Rock Beach’, the beach is still stunningly beautiful. And almost feels deserted, even with Phuket been a popular tourist destination. There is also a restaurant on the beach.
The beachBanana beach is relatively isolated so is not known by many people.
Banana beach has shallow clear blue waters, large palm trees and an excellent sand quality. There is a certain amount of effort to get to Banana beach.
Bangtao beach is one of the longest beach in Phuket. Located half way between airport and Patong on the west coast of the island.
This beach has restaurants, shop and massages in the area and has something for everyone.
You will amazed how quiet the beach is and to have such a beautiful place to yourselve.
Nai Thon Beach
Nai Thon Beach is not a well known beach, located on the north western coast of Phuket, mostly because it is far from the main roads.
It is perfect in many ways as it is picturesque and has beautiful sand and good waves. And its normally not busy.
This beach is about 900 meters long, with white sand bordered by a row of maritime pines, which provides shade. Swimming and snorkelling can be enjoyed at both ends of the beach.
Along the beach road, there is food vendors set their stalls up every day to provide beach-goers with snacks and refreshing drinks. Worth a visit.
Kata Beach is properly the most popular beach in Phuket after Patong. As a result it can get very crowded. It is white sandy beach with an incredible blue sea. Get for swimming and snorkelling.
The beach is full of life and there is always something to see. It is good for exercise, watersports or just sunbathing.
Sun loungers can be rented with parasols and it is lined with restaurants and bars in places.
Karon Beach, is the the second longest beach in Phuket, with a wide and long stretch of white sand with clear blue water.
It’s a busy beach but has street food market, Showers, shops and there is water sports to try, if interested.
Kata Noi Beach
Kata Noi Beach is a small beach but the best beach, small, cosy, clean and easily reachable from Kata beach, it’s about a 20 min walk from Kata beach.
This beach has wide strand of white sand has incredibly clear blue water and was once voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Fortunately, there is a little bit of effort to get there, so it is relatively quiet and unless you know about it, you probably would miss it.
When To Visit Phuket Thailand?
Phuket has a tropical climate with average temperatures of between 22⁰C-34⁰C all year round. Phuket has 2 seasons, dry season and rainy season.
Dry season is between October to March with with temperatures averaging around 30-35°C.
Wet/Rainy season is between May to October with bring higher levels of rainfall and humidity with temperatures of around 29°C.
In Summary the best time to visit Phuket Thailand is if you are looking for good sunny weather, then it’s the dry season between the months of November to February.
If you are looking for bargains on discount tours and hotels then the wet/rainy season it the best time to visit Phuket.
How To Get To Phuket Thailand?
Phuket is an island and is connected to the mainland by Sarasin Bridge.
By Air: This is the fastest way to travel to Phuket. Most people will fly into Bangkok, Thailand. From there, connecting flights to Phuket airport are available from loads of airlines.
If you flight from from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) or Singapore, there flights to Phuket from there.
By Bus: Thailand has a very good bus service. Buses are the preferred method of travel for budget travellers. The bus can from anywhere in Thailand can get you to Phuket. But it’s not the best option in some cases.
If arriving by bus and needing onward transfer to the beaches, there are plenty of taxis waiting for you.
By Ferry: You will have to use a ferries if travelling from Krabi or Phi Phi. There are 2 ferries per day between Phuket and Phi Phi. From Phi Phi departing 09:00 and 14:30. The ferry takes about 90 minutes.
Where To Dive in Phuket Thailand?
Phuket is also a great diving spot plus you can also great to get your PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certificate in Phuket. It is rated as one of the top dive sites in the world.
Diving day trips from Phuket to Phi Phi Island and the Racha Islands operate throughout the year.
Here is a few diving sites to mention.
- Similan Islands Diving Site
- Koh Dok Mai Dive Site
- Racha Noi Dive
- Shark Point Dive Site
- Phi Phi Islands Site
Where to Stay in Phuket Thailand
Phuket has loads of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out if you are planning to visit Phuket Thailand.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
ChillHub Hostel Phuket
Rating 9.3, Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room starts from $16
Located in Bang Tao Beach, Chillhub Phuket offers an outdoor swimming pool. Located around a 3-minute walk from Catch Beach Club, the hostel is also 1.4 km away from Tesco Lotus Supermarket Cherng Talay.
At the hostel, the rooms have a terrace. Rooms are complete with a shared bathroom fitted with a bath or shower, while certain rooms are fitted with a patio.
Rating 9.7, Deluxe Bungalow with Sea View starts from $88
Offering free WiFi, Da Bungalows offers accommodation in Kata Beach. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 500 m from Surf House Phuket, 1.4 km from The Coffee Club Kata Beach and 1.5 km from SC Plaza Kata.
Le Tanjong House
Rating 9.0, Standard Double Room starts from $39
Le Tanjong House is a 3-minute walk from Bangla Road and Junceylon Shopping Centre. It offers clean and comfortable rooms with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi.
Finally, there is so must to do on Phuket with some of the best beaches in Phuket plus with loads of resorts, restaurants, activities and bars to keep you busy. Phuket is the place to go if you want to relax on the beach with much more to do.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the Nicest beaches in Phuket | Cleanest beach in Phuket Thailand has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go too.