Thailand: 5 of the Best Beaches to Visit

Thailand has some of the finest beaches globally. The Southeast Asia nation also has one of the best tropical climates on earth. Clean water, white sand, and the iconic long tail boats characterize Thailand Beaches. However, some beaches stand out from the rest.

1. Ao Nang Beach, Krabi

Krabi province, where Ao Nang beach is located is amongst the most popular Thailand holiday destinations. It is usually quite full in the high season, showing how popular it is. The reason why so many come to this beach is the amazing scenery.

Ao Nang Beach, Krabi

The limitation formations of Krabi are visible in all directions while at this beach. Besides that, you will get to see small islands on the horizon. Since the beach is well-developed and easy to access from Krabi town, it is always busy.

Some of the best places to stay in Krabi are located close to the beach and around where suitable for family trips and other travellers. It will ensure you have a scenic view from your hotel room each morning.

Some of the things to do in Krabi include water sports, diving, and even a zip line is on offer. If you love rock climbing, you can hire equipment locally. Some of the best hotels in Krabi have room available for families and other passionate travellers who want to spend the most of their holidays in the tropical paradise, Most hotels serve both local and international cuisine depending on what you like.

2. Sunrise Beach, Koh Pha Ngan

This beach is one of the best destinations in Thailand for those who love to party. Located on the east side of the peninsula, there is an all-night party once a month. The party goes on until noon the next day. There is usually a lot of drinking, music, and dancing. Even during other times of the month, the party atmosphere is still prevalent.

Sunrise Beach, Koh Pha Ngan

During the day, the gently sloping coast and soft sand make the beach an awesome place to sunbathe. However, you should be aware that there are rocks in the water, which might cause abrasions when swimming.

Between the full-moon parties, the beach is not usually that busy. However, the accommodation and beach both usually fill up to capacity before the big full moon party. In the high season, as many as 15,000 people attend the party.

3. White Sand Beach, Koh Chang

This is another beautiful strip of sand; it was once the domain of backpackers. However, it is not morphing into a resort scene; there are many resorts and even buffets to be found here.

White Sand Beach, Thailand

Despite this, the north end of the beach retains the old bamboo bungalow charm. The sand is soft and powdery. While Koh Chang Island is considered a place for budget travelers, there is still a lot of decent accommodation to be found here.

4. Hua Hin Beach, Hua Hin

Considered as one of the best beaches near Bangkok, this beach is quite popular even with locals. The popularity stems from the ease of travel to Bangkok, the flat stretches of beach and the wide array of things you can do. Besides water sports and other beach activities, the beach is a renowned spa and wellness center.

Hua Hin Beach, Hua Hin

You can also find some of the best golf courses in the world here. The dining scene and nightlife at this beach are also quite exciting.

5. Patong Beach, Phuket

Phuket is Thailand’s largest Island and Patong is the largest beach on the island. With its huge coastline, warm water, soft white sand, and plenty of restaurants and hotels, it is impossible to be bored. The nightlife at this beach is quite vibrant. It attracts huge crowds at night and jet skis entertain the masses during the day.

Patong Beach, Thailand


Any of the beaches listed above will give you a memorable experience in Thailand. Pick any of them and make accommodation arrangements well ahead of time. When you get there, let loose and have as much fun as you can.

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Patrick Watt

I'm an Australian writer. I'm currently based in Chiang Mai. I've been researching and writing content for businesses and brands from all over the world since 2010. I'm a contributor to many sites like The Good Men Project and Tweak Your Biz. My interests also include management, start-ups, travel and self and human development.

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