Best Beaches in Thailand
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We are going to mention some of the Best Beaches in Thailand. It is a difficult task because the Kingdom of Thailand has some of the best beaches in the world. The beaches surrounded by mountains and cliffs are of golden sand, the waters of a combination of blue and turquoise and the palms and the rest of the vegetation are awe inspiring.

It is world known about the islands of Thailand and their beautiful beaches. As of today these beaches have become centers of entertainment and they are full of all kind of activities besides sand and water. When it comes to water sports, like scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and others, they are all there and at very attractive prices.

Pattaya Beach is perhaps the most famous of Thai Beaches

Pattaya Beach is perhaps the most famous of Thai Beaches

Kho is the Thai word for Island

Some of the beaches of Thailand considered the Best

  • Pattaya Beach

    The beach is located at the center of the bay in the form of a crescent that makes the Pattaya coastline. This beach is known by its extreme nightlife. It is swamped by bars and establishments involved in the sex industry. Even though this part of Pattaya coastline is where most of the hotels are, the nature of the activities here may put families away.

    By day the area seems a different place with lots of water sports like para-sailing, scuba diving and jet skiers, but when evening comes it is full with bars and the above mentioned activities.

Railey Beach is in the mainland relaxed and laid back

Railey Beach is one of the Best Beaches in Thailand

  • Railey Beach

    This beach is on the mainland but you have to access it by boat. You feel here like on a desert island, the waters are crystal clear and it is surrounded by amazing cliffs. This is a good placed for rock climbing, besides swimming and snorkeling. You’ll find that this beautiful beach is a great place to relax as opposed to Patong Beach.

  • Patong Beach

    This is the largest of Phuket Beaches and some say it is the country’s most popular one. The sands are white and the waters warm. It is obvious why so many hotels and resorts have built their properties on this beach. Besides the hotels there are many restaurants and bars and lots of shopping. It is a busy beach.
  • Hua Hin Beach

    This beach is located on the Gulf of Siam and is very popular among locals and tourists alike, because the beach is easy to reach from Bangkok. The waters are shallow and very good for families with children.

Kata Beach of white sands on the Island of Phuket, Thailand

Kata Beach of white sands on the Island of Phuket, Thailand

  • Kata Beach and Karon Beach

    These beaches are located on the island of Phuket separated by a couple of mile from the very busy Patong Beach. It is relaxed and laid back with palm trees and nice landscape. The waters mare warm and the tides are moderate. Only on high season the waves could be somewhat taller.

    Karon is a little town with many shops, cafes and restaurants and of course, seafood places. Kata is next door, it is very small and exclusive. Here you may see Thai fishermen going out to fish what you are going to eat later.

    On both beaches the sands are amazing and you’ll find all kinds of chairs and umbrellas for rent at inexpensive prices. The waters are blue and clear. If you come here with small children keep them near the shore, since there a large drop off and dangerous currents.

Best Beaches in Thailand

Sunset in Koh Samui one of the largest of Thai Islands

Sunset in Koh Samui one of the largest of Thai Islands

  • Koh Samui

    It is the third largest island of Thailand located 700 km south of Bangkok. All the beaches are fantastic and Lamai Beach is the second largest beach on the island. The largest and much busier is Chaweng Beach. Lamai Beach offers great diving opportunities and there are lots of dive shops offering their services. In summary, Lamai is great for singles, couples and families with small children.

  • Lamai Beach

    Most of the beaches of the island of Samui, where this beach is located, are very crowded especially during high season. Swimming is good; and for those looking for action there are lots of things to do. In the evenings it becomes a wild party scene with many bars and restaurants.

  • Sairee Beach

    This beach is located on the tiny island of Ko Tao about 50 km north of Koh Samui, and it’s the areas most popular. The sands are powdery white and the view to the nearby islands unforgettable. The beach is not so crowded because to get there you have to take a ferry from Samui which is the closest airport. Diving in Koh Tao is considered among the best in Asian Beaches.

Thailand Map showing its beaches

Map showing the Best Beaches in Thailand

  • Haad Rin

    This a party beach located in the Island of Koh Pha Ngan. It is really known for its once a month Full Moon Party with plenty of drinking, dancing and loud music. During the rest of the month it is a beautiful beach for swimming and enjoying the views from the beach. This beach lies on a peninsula on the south of the island and it’s practically undeveloped.

  • Jomtien Beach

    It is located about 2 km from Pattaya Beach, but it is totally the opposite. Jomtien Beach is more geared for families with children far from the ambiance known of Pattaya. It is very popular with water sports and the calm sea invites for swimming. It has many restaurants offering cuisine from all over the world.

For more information visit Thailand Tourism Website

Best Beaches in Thailand

Best Beaches in Thailand

  • Hat Sai Kaew Beach

    It is located in Koh Samet Island meaning diamond Beach. To get here you drive a little more than 2 hours south from Bangkok and take a 20 minutes boat ride. The beach is a stretch of about one km of powder white sands. The water a combination of blue and turquoise and the place itself is very relaxing. You may scuba dive, wind surf and many more activities on this beach.

I mentioned just a few of the best beaches in Thailand with the idea of writing many more articles about other beaches of this beach blessed country.

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