Krabi Beaches - The Best You Did not Know About!

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Krabi Beaches

The province of Krabi lies in south of Thailand on the Andaman coastline. Visitors flock to this part of the world for the beautiful scenery of limestone karsts, coral reefs and the spectacular beaches. Not many places on earth offer such incredible stretches of pristine beach. Thailand doesn’t allow permanent buildings next to most of their beaches which gives them an unspoiled feeling. Listing all the beaches in Krabi with simply be impossible, but here are a few of our favorites. You can also read about our recommended accommodation options in Krabi  before visiting.

Ao Nang Beach

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Sunset at Ao Nang beach in Krabi.

Ao Phra Nang is one of the largest in Krabi Province. Located next to the resort town of Ao Nang, the enormous one kilometer beach is pristine surprisingly quiet throughout the day. Many head down to watch the sunset each evening. The lack of shade keeps many of the tourists away in the middle of the day, but those who do spend the day here are treated to swathes of beach to themselves. Head down to the east end of the beach where there a several good beach bars and restaurants. It’s not the best beach in Krabi, but it’s decent enough. You should read about how to get from Krabi airport to Ao Nang prior to visiting.

Railay Beach

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Railey beach in Krabi.

Sometimes called Rai Leh, Railay Beach sits along the edge of a peninsula a couple of kilometres south of Ao Nang and is often listed as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. With the lack of shade at Ao Phra Nang Beach, many of the backpackers head straight for Railay Beach. The back is flanked on both sides by towering limestone karst mountains and backed by mangroves and coconut palms. The shallow calm waters make it an ideal place to stay children. Swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters and then relax on the fine white sand beach. The west of the beach is the best place to go swimming and the other side has a lot of mangroves makes it a little trickier. The beach can get very busy, particularly during high season.

Tonsai Beach

Further along the peninsula is Tonsai Beach. It’s not possible to reach Tonsai by road. Backpackers looking to relax on the beautiful beach need to take one of the colourful long-tail boats around the bay Tonsai. The cost is around 100 THB. A low tide, it is possible to walk around from Railay Beach, but ensure that you don’t get stranded there! The construction of a luxury resort in Tonsai has started and will somewhat spoil the secluded paradise.

Klong Muang Beach

The beach of Klong Muang Beach is a little further away, but is well worth the 15-kilometre journey. To get there, jump in a taxi which should cost around US $10 or hire scooters and make a day of it. It’s much quieter than some of the other beaches and there are some shady spots under the coconut palms. There is some excellent swimming and snorkelling spots around the reef. Klong Muang Beach has some great luxury hotels nearby for those looking to stay away from Ao Nang.

Nopparat Thara Beach

Nopparat Thara Beach is also located near the beach town of Ao Nang and a popular option for holidaymakers. It’s huge, stretching for more than four kilometres. The sand here is a little rougher than some of the other beaches, but it’s still a great place to while away an afternoon. It’s popular with domestic tourists travelling from Bangkok. During low tide, it’s possible to walk across to the tiny island of Koh Khao Pak Klong and there is the pier to take the boat across Phi Phi island. The size of the beach means tourists never have a hard time finding some privacy. Things to do include sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and renting a long-tail to cruise along the coves and bays.

Tubkaek Beach

Located near to Phang Nga Bay, Tubkaek Beach has some of the most luxurious hotels in Krabi located along its edge. It’s also a great place to eat with plenty of fine restaurants serving up Thai seafood. The beach doesn’t have a huge amount of shade, but the swimming and snorkelling here are excellent, as are the views over Koh Hong and the bay. It takes around 15 minutes to reach Tubkaek Beach from Ao Nang by either taxi of scooter.

Phra Nang Beach

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Phra Nang beach in Krabi.

Located around 10 minutes from Railay, Phra Nang is another example of a picture perfect southern Thai beach. White powdery sand, coconut palms and views over the huge cliffs that jut straight out of the sea. The swimming here is calm and the water has some excellent visibility. There are also some interesting caves to explore which can be explored without guide. One of these caves is used as the shine of fertility.  There is a trail that leads walkers along from Railay. The many tourists that visit the beach brought in the vendors, so there are plenty of places offering southern Thai food, drinks and massages along the beach.

Koh Jum Island

For those who want to go a little further afield, Krabi serves as the gateway to some of the nearby islands. Koh Jum Island is located around 30 kilometres from Krabi and is reached by boat. There is some accommodation on the island, including a luxurious resort, for those who want to overnight. The beaches here might not be the best or most scenic, but they so feel secluded and private and the swimming here is excellent. The most visited is both Long Beach and Golden Pearl Beach. There are some interesting walking trails through the inland of the island should you wish. To reach the island, take the ferry from and long-tail boat combination from Krabi.

Koh Phi Phi

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Isolated island at Koh Phi Phi.

We couldn’t create this list without mentioning the nearby Koh Phi Phi. Through it is not part of Krabi Province, the island is reached from Krabi in around an hour or two by ferry. There has been some rapid hotel development here which has spoiled it somewhat, however, Koh Phi Phi was the filming location of the adaptation of Alex Garland’s award-winning book ‘The Beach’. It’s incredibly beautiful with limestone karsts, white sandy beaches and pristine waters. Nothing could be better.

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