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Free

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Beaches, Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.5

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Nai Harn Beach is the southernmost strip of sand in Phuket, and locals love it just as much as visitors. Picture gleaming white sands bordered by grassy knolls and rolling cerulean waves, and you'll start to be able to imagine the beauty of this seemingly remote spot. The beach also gets high marks for its authentic collection of nearby restaurants. 

While experiencing all of the Nai Harn beauty, visitors recommend keeping your ear out for the lifeguards' warnings. They also suggest only swimming within the flagged areas, since Nai Harn is no stranger to strong, dangerous riptides – especially during monsoon season (May to October). 

You'll find Nai Harn Beach about 11 miles southwest of Phuket Town. The easiest way to reach it is by tuk-tuk, taxi or motorcycle. You'll find public restrooms located on the north end of the beach, along with a collection of small shops, where you can rent beach umbrellas. There are also a handful of restaurants within walking distance. The beach is free to visit and accessible 24/7.

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Where Nai Harn Beach is Phuket's southernmost beach, Promthep Cape (or Laem Promthep) is the island's southernmost point, and likewise, it offers an amazing view of the Andaman Sea. Visitors can also take a short hike from the cape (less than a mile) to a scenic lighthouse.

Sunset is the best time to view the beauty of Promthep Cape, according to recent visitors, but they also say that this is no longer a secret spot: Travelers will usually have to share their vantage point with a host of others, but even so, a trip to Promthep Cape comes highly recommended. 

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