Phuket beaches

Kata Beach in Phuket

Phuket beaches are perhaps the biggest draw of the island. With Phuket such a relatively large island, there are a large number of beaches vying for your attention. Phuket beaches range from the overcrowded and the overdeveloped to the secluded and beautiful.

Where you end up will probably determine what impression of Phuket you take away with you. Patong Beach is famous for its nightlife and party scene, while lesser-known Phuket beaches such as Mai Khao Beach are known only for their magnificent scenery.

The majority of Phuket beaches are located along the west coast of the island moving down to the south. The most popular beaches are usually the ones you will want to avoid if you’re idea of heaven is unspoiled golden sand and crystal-clear water.

Most of the Phuket beaches are easy enough to reach by car, motorbike or public transport. Take your pick of Phuket beaches and discover what the island has to offer.