Nai Harn Beach – Phuket Thailand

Phuket Beaches

Nai Harn Beach: Nai Harn Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket and is mostly known to the locals and foreigners living in Phuket. This great beach has soft white sand and the bay’s waters are very clean and pleasant.

**During Monsoon season (April/May – October), there are sea swirls which are typical of almost all of Phuket beaches.

Nai Harn Beach is located about 20 Km. south of Patong and a bit south of Kata Beach. The beach is well organized and offers comfortable beach chairs and parasols. Next to the beach you can find many Thai food restaurants. There are only a few resorts on this beach and the only one really close to the beach is the famous Royal Phuket Yacht Club.

Nai Harn bay is a great docking place for fancy yacht and sailboats. Not far from Nai Harn Beach there are 2 special beaches – Ya Nui and Sen beaches.  Very close to Nai Harn Beach there is a good observation post called Promthep Cape – where many tourist go to see the beautiful sunset.

Summary: Nai Harn Beach is one of the best and most beautiful beaches in Phuket and due to its relatively far distance from the main tourist attractions, it is not crowded. This beach is highly recommended especially if you have a car so that you can combine bathing on the beach with a tour of the area.

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Phuket island summary:  Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island and one of its most popular tourist attractions. Most tourists are only familiar with the famous Patong Beach however, the island offers many good Phuket beaches and special quiet places which provide a completely different experience from spending a holiday on Patong Beach.

Phuket beaches main disadvantage is that most of its resorts are not located right on the beach (as opposed to those in the nearby town – Ko Lhak). There is a road separating between the beach and most of the resorts, although there are some resorts on the water edge too.

Phuket island is certainly a good place for a holiday and it is recommended to allow time to choose the right resort and beach for you. Phuket island is not a good choice as a base camp for travelling in the south so I recommend you enjoy other attractions in the south before coming to Phuket and staying in places which offer better and easier ways to get to the tourist attractions and come to Phuket after that to enjoy a beach holiday.


If you decided to spend your holiday in Phuket, I have prepared a video about all the Phuket beaches reviewed here for you, in order to give you the feeling of each one of them so you can choose the best place for you….enjoy!


Dr. David
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