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10 Best Beaches in Thailand

The absolute must-see shorelines in the Land of Smiles are listed below.

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This southeastern Asian Country is lined with some of the world's most gorgeous beaches. With more than 2500 miles of coastline, Thailand has beaches for every generation. Continue reading to find out the top 10 beaches of Thailand.

10 most beautiful beaches in Thailand

1. Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi Ley

Maya bay is a stunning beach with 100-meter high cliffs on three sides with silky soft white sand, turquoise-hued bay, and colorful underwater coral. From November to April, the sea remains calm, and access to the hidden bay is easy. The surrounded mountains make the bay more scenic and fascinating. The beach is accessible via boat from Phuket or Koh Phi Phi. So, treat yourself to a tropical paradise escape by visiting Maya Bay.

2. Freedom Beach, Phuket

Freedom beach is the major tourist attraction in Karon, Thailand. A perfect destination for snorkeling, sunbathing and dining under the umbrellas in a lounge chair. The beach is one of Phuket's loveliest beaches, with fine white sand and clear blue water. This hidden beach is referred to as the "Pearl of Phuket." It is an untouched paradise surrounded by the jungle and high coconut trees.

3. Kata Beach

If you're a sun, surf, and sea lover, Kata Beach is for you. This 1.5km strip of sand and turquoise water is considered one of Phuket's most popular beaches. Located only a few minutes south of Karon beach, it’s a palm-lined beach with white sand, clear water, and a tropical retreat. Moreover, it offers excellent nightlife which attracts travelers year-round. Kata is a must-do Phuket dive site with shallow water that is perfect for exploring.

4. Haad Rin, Koh Phangan

Haad Rin is an excellent diving and kayaking spots. Enjoy beach and water activities including jet skis and beach volleyball. There are two main beaches in Haad Rin – Sunrise beach and Sunset beach. One beach is a long strip of powdery sand that is ideal for swimming, while the other is rocky and perfect for watching sunsets. The locals and tourists enjoy the beauty and breathtaking views of the area.

5. Phra Nang, Krabi

Phra Nang beach in Krabi is around 450 meters in length and on the southern strip of sand in Railay Bay. The white sand is indulgent, and the beach is clear with shallow coral reefs and caves. There are two small islands on the beach, namely – Nai and Koh Rang Nok. The picturesque limestone cliffs surround the beach. Those cliffs provide some natural shade after midday and offer the most breathtaking site for hiking. Moreover, the western end of the beach provides a perfect and fascinating view of the Andaman Sea.

6. Ko Phi Phi Don, Koh Phi Phi

The largest island on the Koh Phi Phi archipelago is the Ko Phi Phi Don. The beach is surrounded by jungled limestone cliffs, palm trees, and a backdrop of steep with bleached-white sand and turquoise water. You can enjoy this untouched and unspoiled beach by going scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, and other water sports activities. Moreover, adventure seekers can go hiking and explore the limestone cliffs.

7. Rawai Beach, Phuket

Rawai lies on the southern most tip of Phuket, facing towards the east side with plenty of trees. It is an ideal location for diving, surfing, and snorkeling with less tourist interaction than Kata Beach. The beach is not fit for swimming because it's very shallow and rocky. You can create some memorable experiences by exploring the sea in long-tail boats and modern speedboats.

8. Karon Beach

Karon is the elongated seashore on Phuket Island with over 5 km of white sand in the Andaman Sea. It is popular among the inhabitants and tourists for its attractive nightlife, white sand, and calm sea. If you love snorkeling or scuba diving, head towards the beach's north end on the rocky reef. You can enjoy the water, sports, and other adventures.

9. Pattaya Beach, Koh Lipe

Pattaya beach is famous for unlimited thrill and adventure. It is a 4km long crescent-shaped coast that offers great aquatic sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, para-sailing, and jet skiing. Pattaya is known as the "Hawaii of the East." This place is the most popular paradise for all beach lovers. You will also see some lounge chairs and umbrellas on the beach for relaxing and sunbathing.

10. Kantiang Beach, Koh Lanta

Kantiang is a bay that lies towards the southern tip of the Ko Lanta with unique shops and restaurants. The island is famous for tranquil white sand and turquoise waters with ample resorts on the shore. It is the dream beach of Koh Lanta and is one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. This hidden gem is far away from mass tourism and provides a quiet beach experience.


The most exciting place to visit in Thailand is its beaches. If you're looking for a paradise to travel to, visit Thailand.

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