8 Most Beautiful Beaches In Phuket

There's no doubt that Phuket is considered to be one of the top travel beach vacation destinations in Thailand, if not the world. It is the largest island in the country located in the Andaman Sea that offers a ton of things to do from the rich culture of the Old Town to the abundance pristine beaches around the island.

In this article, we are going to focus on the latter. There are more than 30 beaches in Phuket alone and it can get extremely overwhelming for new travelers to find the right beach to visit and so I decided to compile a list of the best beaches in Phuket based on prettiness, crowdedness, and my own judgment.

Without further ado, here are the 8 best beaches you should definitely consider visiting when you travel to phuket. Let's take a look at where all these beaches are on the map below:

Out of all the beaches I visited in Phuket, Nai Harn Beach is my favorite on the island. It has one of the finest strips of sand beach in Phuket, it isn't very crowded, and the area offers a tone of things you can do while there.

From its proximity to other tourist attractions like Promthep Cape and hiking trails that will take you to some of the most stunning viewpoints, Nai Harn Beach offers the best balance between sheer beauty, calmness, and action-packed activities.

There are several awesome resorts you can stay in Nai Harn as well like The Nai Harn Resort where you will have direct access to Nai Harn Beach whenever you want. If you are looking for the best place to stay in Nai Harn, this is the place to be.

Next up is Karon Beach, a 4-km long golden sand beach, the third-largest on the island with stunningly clear water, sands that are soft to the touch, and plenty of space for you to enjoy a nice, quiet, peaceful vacation.

Karon Beach may not be as calm and peaceful as Nai Harn Beach but it is much larger which makes it feel almost as calm. At Karon Beach, you will also have easy access to other tourist attractions as well like the Big Buddha and the beautiful Karon Viewpoint where you will be able to see Karon, Kata, and Kamala beaches perfectly lined up from above.

Karon also has more facilities and hotels to choose from than Nai Harn with famous resorts like Paradox Resort being some of the best places to stay on the island.

If you are looking for a large spacious golden sand beach that has a bit more facilities while still remaining quite calm and peaceful, Karon Beach is the way to go.