The Best Beaches in Thailand Listed by Snaild


Here, you can see a list of The Best Beaches in Thailand based on rating we found on Tripadvisor. you can see the pictures of those beaches that we found on the internet and a helpful video to get an idea before you go to travel in Thailand.

The beauty of the Best Beaches in Thailand is in the clear blue sky, crystal blue water, beach life, snorkeling, parasailing, beach festivals and everything make Thailand a bucket list item for the beach lovers. Thailand has over 2000 miles of coastlines. And it consists of 8000 tropical islands which offer the spectacular views of the sunset, sunrise, white sands, blue water line, serene and secluded feeling to the travelers who like seclusion, and also wild beach parties to the fun beach goers. Today, we have listed the Best Beaches in Thailand to travel for you.


“And me? I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for. Because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something. And if you find that moment… It lasts forever.”

Movie Quote : The Beach (2000)

The Best Beaches in Thailand :

1. Nai Harn Beach 

Nai Harn beach, according to Trip Advisor, is the most popular and the best beach in Thailand considering all aspects. This beach is one of the best beaches in Thailand and has got 4.5 out of 5 based on the travelers’ reviews.
It is located in Rawai, Phuket, Thailand. This is the cleanest beach in Thailand, the locals will also give you the same information. It is 40 minutes drive from Patong. The beach not crowded and according to the visitors, it is indeed beautiful. Washroom and Bathroom facilities are available. You can sit at the beach on beach chairs and it will cost 100 Baht per hour. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. The water is clean, sand is white and soft. The waves are not so big. Travelers mostly have rated 5 stars. It is admired by the serenity and clean beach lovers.
Things to remember: The water is calm and quiet from November to April.
From May to October, the water may be rough sometimes. Be informed by the local authority before you

swim in the water. It is safe to not to go too far. There are two more beaches nearby to its left and right, which are good for snorkeling, diving, and canoeing and it is easy to rent the facilities.

2. Phra Nang Cave Beach

This beach has crystal clear water and ancient caves and mountains. It received 4.5 out of 5 in tripadvisor.
If you take the walk the beach view is something you will thank yourself for.
Beach lovers who love the ancient looking beach with mountains will love this beach definitely because it is
not crowded and the cave view is worth the walk. From Railay West to Phra Nang this beach is about 1km far. You can go there from Ao Nang via long tail boats.
Things to remember: You can try cliff and rock climbing once you go there. There are trainers there who will help you.

3. Maya Bay beaches

Since the shooting of the film ‘beach’ starring Leonardo De  Caprio, this secluded and beautiful beach has become famous and it is not secluded and quiet anymore. This beach now attracts tourists from all over the world. And chances are, you will find it crowded. Yet, it is what it is. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”

Things to remember: The island Ko Phi Phi also provides the travelers the opportunity of diving and snorkeling. As the island is a natural park, they can charge you an entrance fee and it can be 200Baht or more.  There are good arrangements to stay in Ko Phi Phi Don for the tourists.


4. Freedom Beach

Freedom beach is a beautiful paradise for those who are willing to discover a beautiful beach after a long and difficult journey. And added to that, there are beautiful green trees and the water is clear and blue. It is a beautiful beach. The thing is if you want to go by road the drive is rough.

Things to remember: You can go trekking over the hills long way but it is worth the adventures. That is why Freedom beach is good for the trekkers and serious adventure seekers. If you are over 50 and/or not physically fit you should probably not go for trekking because the trekking path might seem endless. But if you have a plan to trek you should probably take your trekking shoes with you. It is not a crowded beach, it is serene and peaceful.  It is just that reaching there may be a bit tough but if you are a thrill seeker you will love it. The travelers on Tripadvisor complained that the locals charge extra 200 Baht per person for viewing this beach, which is not justified because it is an open beach and the locals should not charge extra money.


5. Railay Beach, Krabi

You will need to take a long tail boat from Ao Nang and it will take around half an hour to reach here.  Once you get there you will find the beach amazing. And a good news for the adventure seekers, this place is good for rock climbing.  The natural beauty of this place is wonderful and worth the watch.

Things to remember:  It will take 200Baht per person to go there. There is good accommodation system nearby the beach area, as well. But the food and accommodation may seem costlier than the other beaches and backpack trail I Thailand.


6. Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan

One way to get there is to take a ferry from Koh Samui and then a cab to Thong Nai Pan Noi. While going to the beach you can view some incredible landscapes on the way. Sounds good, eh? Thong Nai Pa Moi is one of the beautiful beaches that comes with super soft sand and clear water, and nice for swimming as well. If you want to enjoy the bay view then there are plenty of chairs on the beach and shady places where you can find a seat for yourself.

There are plenty of food shops, vendors, and restaurants around the beach area. The beach is not crowded at all. But it’s not empty either. you will have peace and quietness, too if you are a peace lover tourist.

The tourists say it is like a calm paradise.

7. Kata Beach, Phuket 

Kata Beach is one of the Best Beaches in Thailand. It is not too crowded all the time, it is also surfable.
Unlike the Patong beach there are not hullabaloos in this beach, rather is a quiet resting place,
a good beach for the couples, nature lovers who prefer quietness and want to enjoy a romantic sunset.
You can parasail at Kata beach if you want.

Things to remember: This beach is good for the surfers. But sometimes you may find the beach a bit dirty as there is a number of beach activities and sometimes the there may be a lack of proper maintenance from the authority. However, there are plenty of activities in the beach area. while you can enjoy parasailing, scuba diving, skiing etc you can have good Thai food and enjoy doing lot more fun activities.


8. Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, Ko Pha Ngan

This beach is nice if you like beach stays or exploring on boats or bikes. During the nights the area is quiet.There are good restaurants and resorts in this area where you will find good foods.
The beach otherwise is beautiful with nice sand and blue water. You will see plenty of dogs and puppies in the beach area but they can be friendly and they are clean. The water is shallow which is a plus if you have children with you. This is a good place for fishing and exploring. As the beach is not crowded it is tranquil and peaceful.

Things to Remember: Mark, the water may not be beautiful, nice all the time in the year. You may find the beach little dirty sometimes.


9. Bottle Beach, Koh Phangan

To get there you have to take a long tail taxi boat from Chalu Clam and while going there you will enjoy the 15 minute ride. There are 3 resorts in the beach area where you can stay. Nice blue water line, clear blue sky, beautiful breeze are what you will find there. They say that the sand is warm, soft and the water is clean. There are resorts and restaurants in that area where you can stay and have good food.

Things to Remember: As it is an island so there are bugs and cockroaches can be found in the hotels. So if you are one who is scared of those bugs, be mentally prepared and know that you might have to face one crawling, too. Still, it is one of the Best Beaches in Thailand and its worth the visit.


10. Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe, Thailand

This beach is one of the best beaches in Thailand and its known for its clean water, beauty and magnificent views of the sunrise. While the water has different sheds of blue, from light to the lighter and from deep to the deeper, you will love the clear blue sky over your head too, when you rest at the shore. And then, there are plenty of foodies’vendors and juice bars near the beach area. So that, if you get hungry or thirsty you can have food and drink. Nonetheless, natural beauty of the beach is still intact and this beach is less crowded. There are chances for you to try yoga, suntan. You can also stay there at the beach resorts. You may want to, as it is good for natural beauty seekers, peace lovers, who want to take a break from their city lives.


“The only downer is, everyone’s got the same idea. We all travel thousands of miles just to watch TV and check in to somewhere with all the comforts of home, and you gotta ask yourself, what is the point of that?”

Movie Quote : The Beach (2000)


The thing is when you are traveling outside you cannot expect a whole new and different place to be just as you want it and like it. It won’t be cozy like your own home or bedroom. If you go for hiking and trekking in mountains and forests it is better if you do not expect luxurious washrooms like there are in mega cities. You have to accept it that there will not be good washrooms and toilet facilities in the forests and islands as good as those in the cities.

If you go out to travel a new country there is no point in looking for the city resources and facilities. Then the whole point of traveling and exploring is meaningless.

Hence, while looking for comforts while on travel is a completely different thing, we will suggest staying careful of your own safety and security no matter where you go in the world.

While there are many beautiful natural places to see, it is not free from the dark sides. There are crime zones too, just as any other place in the world. While the crowded places are safer for the tourists to hang out, the secluded and less traveled zones may not be parallelly safe to be completely alone. To be on safe side it is advised not to roam around or walk alone in the dark areas, and to avoid traveling alone in forest sites.


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