10 Best Beaches in Thailand

The most popular “fun” tourist destination in the world by far is Thailand.

Country’s Motto: Chat, Satsana, Phra Maha Kasat

Thailand is blessed with so many beaches, making this process extremely difficult. So we apologize in advance if we left out a beach/Island you think should be in the top 10 and if so, please write to us or write in the comment section below. With that said… we present our 10 best beaches in Thailand.

1# Railay Beach – Krabi

The beautiful Railay Beach.

No beach in Thailand (or arguably the world) has had as many photos taken of it by tourists as Railay beach. It is one of the most visited beaches in the world and it is no surprise. The huge limestone cliffs, sandy white beaches, crystal clear waters, and the sourrounding beauty are absolutely breath taking. The only way to get to Railay beach is by boat. Very serene with a lot of nearby resorts… laid back, relaxed. We are 100% confident you will love it.

2# Patong Beach – Phuket

Patong Beach in Phuket

If you want to party and play… come here! By far the most famous beach in all of Phuket and for a good reason. The beach faces the beautiful Andaman Sea… in the resort town of Patong. Forget just Thailand, Pa Tong beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Restaurants, bars and shops line up the beach ready to satisfy all your pleasures (almost all of them!) both during the day and at night. A beautiful and fun beach. Definitely deserves a spot in the top 3.

(Not the best photo as most are copyrighted… the photo above does NOT do this great beach justice).

3# Karon Beach – Phuket

Karon Beach in Phuket

Karon beach is a beautiful golden sandy beach that attracts a lot of tourists. It is one of the best and cleanest beaches in Thailand. It is serene and peaceful. The beach has a good and inviting atmosphere, with nice size waves – good for surfing. We recommend checking out the fruit stand as you enter the beach for some tasty refreshing fruits such as pineapples, mangoes and more. You will have a great time here!

4# Kata Noi – Phuket

Kata Noi Beach Phuket

One of the most peaceful and quiet beaches in all of Phuket. So if you are on Phuket Island and looking for a quiet and relaxing beach gate away vacation that is not flooded with Tourists, then come here. The currents here are strong, especially during monsoon season, so don’t drift off too far. Beautiful surroundings, quiet and peaceful… top 5 on our list for sure.

5# Long Beach (Pra-Ae) – Koh Lanta

Long Beach in Koh Lanta Thailand

Living up to its name, Long beach (also known as Pra-Ae) is Koh Lanta’s most popular and biggest beach. The water is clear and the sand nice. If you like walking, then you will really enjoy this beach. The beach is at least 5 KM, so you will get a nice walk in. Excellent restaurants (sea food heaven!) to quench your taste. The sunsets are to die for… so don’t miss them.

6# Hua Hin Beach – Hua Hin

Hua Hin Beach

Hua Hin beach is a small but cozy and comfortable beach located in the town of Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan. From humble beginnings as a place for fishermen to a booming beach destination, Hua Hin has come a long away. Not too busy with tourists, quiet and calm waters make the conditions good for swimming.

7# Lamai Beach – Koh Samui

Lamai Beach

A quiet, excellent beach for people who love to swim. Not a busy beach, thus perfect for families and couples who want some peace and quiet. There are nearby restaurants on the main strip. The food is delicious and at good prices. The sea level is higher in the morning. It is regarded by many as the best beach in Samui.

8# White Sand Beach – Koh Chang

White Sand Beach in Koh Chang

White Sand Beach is not in our top 5, or even 6 or 7 but we think this beach is definitely in the top 10 because the north section of the beach is very nice, quiet and beautiful views overall. No annoying crabs that dig and make holes in the sand. The food is delicious at the nearby restaurants. Definitely try the fried fish! Not recommended you go on weekends because it gets really crowded… so go during weekdays. All in all, this is a very good beach.

9# Sunrise Beach – Haad Rin, Koh Pha Ngan

Sunrise Beach – Haad Rin

Another beach popular with party goers with the yearly full moon parties and other events that happen on the beach. A lot of people are voiced their complaint that things are pricey here so watch your wallet. Definitely a fun and exciting place to be.

10# Phi Phi Don – Koh Phi Phi

Phi Phi Don – Koh Phi Phi

Turquoise waters, marine life, tropical beaches… beautiful nature, and more… much more are waiting for you at Phi Phi island – a “must visit”. Phi Phi is an island only accessible by boat. Be sure to bring your camera or phone and take plenty of pictures because you will be blown away by the beauty and quality of pictures – a true topical gate-away.

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