Top 10 stunning beaches in Phuket (Part 1)

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What are Phuket best beaches is one of the questions we get all the time. It is difficult to answer since each person likes a beach for so many different reasons. Therefore, in this post, we will introduce to you top 10 most beautiful beaches in Phuket that you can take a visit.

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Freedom Beach

Freedom by name, freedom by nature. Despite being located in the boisterous district of Patong, Freedom Beach is far from what one might expect. A quiet, unspoiled beach, it’s much less accessible than the majority of beaches on the island as land access requires getting in touch with your adventurous side and trekking through a jungle, but is also reachable by boat. Any extra effort you take to visit this gorgeous 300m strip of beach is well worth it; few people come here, leaving you in relative peace to enjoy the clear, turquoise sea and the backdrop of thick, green bush that lines the beach.

Freedom Beach (via Know Phuket)

Kata Beach

At around 1.5km long, Kata Beach is big enough never to feel overly crowded and ensures you’ll always have ample space for a towel on the beach. Palm tree-lined with soft, white sand and plenty of places to eat and drink nearby, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular with tourists and locals. As well as activities such as surfing available, there are plenty of shops nearby to engage in retail therapy, plus resorts if planning on staying a while. With lots of space and so much going on, it’s ideal for families or those who want a break from the more raucous beaches in the area.

Kata Noi Beach

Kata Noi Beach (via AskBeach)

While it may only be 700m long, Kata Noi packs a whole world of charm onto such a small strip of beach. Located to the south of the larger, more popular Kata Beach, it’s much quieter than its neighbour and, whilst still fairly developed, has more of that private, island feel. With a couple of fancy resorts and restaurants nearby, it’s perfect for day trips to the beach, and the sea here is ideal for activities such as snorkeling and surfing. Not up for activities? Not to worry — Kata Noi’s serene surrounding make it quite the place to simply relax and watch the world go by.

Nai Harn Beach

Located to the south of Phuket, Nai Harn a small bay with powdery-soft sand and sea that changes from calm in the high season to strong currents in low season, making it a popular spot for Phuket’s surfing and kiteboarding crowd. With much of the land owned by the Samnak Song Monastery, it’s avoided overdevelopment thus far, which makes a change from some of the more popular beaches on the island. Just behind the beach is a lake, where people come to fish and take a ride in swan-shaped pedalos, which makes for a pleasant change of scenery.

Nai Harn Beach (via Booking.com)

Ya Nui Beach

What Ya Nui beach lacks in size, it more than makes up for in beauty. Just south of Nai Harn, it may only be 200m, but size isn’t everything. Rather than views of resorts, it features the view of nearby Koh Keyao Noi island, and has dramatic rocky outcrops set alongside the cerulean sea that look ready-made for photographs. In terms of activities, body-boarding  is popular here, as is snorkeling, with some of the best snorkeling to be found out by Koh Keyao Noi, which is only a short kayak away.

(To be continued)

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