Kata Noi Beach
Kata Noi Beach is located just south of Kata Beach, about 10 minutes away on foot. Kata Noi Beach is about 700 meters long and, despite its size, remains a popular choice for visitors to the island.
The jungle backdrops make Kata Noi Beach a scenic place, but much of the beach is dominated by the Katathani Resort. As with Kata Beach, there are usually enough sun loungers for everyone and there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.
During low season, the water can get pretty rough, meaning that Kata Noi Beach isn’t always an ideal place for swimming. As the water settles in time for high season, so the throngs of tourists arrive, seemingly by the busload.
Kata Noi Beach is a beautiful place, but it’s often spoiled by overcrowding. Also, being at the end of a single road, parking can be an absolute nightmare if you arrive in the middle of the day.
If you’re going to visit Kata Noi Beach during high season, get there at the beginning or the end of the day or you might be fighting for a sun lounger.
As with so many Phuket beaches, there are hawkers selling food and random beach items.
Water sports are popular and clutter the scenery a little. Expect to see banana boats, jet-skis, parasailing and kayaks.
There are a few decent spots for snorkeling at the southern end of the beach and equipment can, of course, be rented while you’re there.
Surfing is popular at Kata Noi Beach between May and October, with some decent waves to be rode. Boards can be hired at the beach.