Beautiful Beaches in Krabi

The beaches in Krabi are characterised by the karst formations of tall limestone rock hills coupled with lush vegetation. Located both along the coastline and in various islands offshore, Krabi's bea (Read More)ches are regarded to be some of the most picture-perfect in all of Thailand. Here's a list of the best Krabi beaches:

Here is the list of 15 Beautiful Beaches in Krabi

1. Phra Nang Beach

Phra Nang Beach

Phra Nang Beach is  white sandy beach between Krabi and Ao Nang beaches in Bali. Phra Nang is also well recognized for its “Princess Cave” or Tham Phra Nang Nok. Similar to Railey beach, rock climbing enthusiasts come here to conquer the tall limestone formations. The coral reefs make for excellent scuba diving and snorkelling, especially on the islands of Koh Rang Nok and Nai. Kayaking and Canoeing are also popular activities here.
Top Activities: diving, snorkeling

2. Maya Bay

Maya Bay
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Maya Bay is a beautiful beach in Krabi, which became popular through the movie 'The Beach' by Leonardo Di Caprio. Accessible only by boats and ferries, the beach is great for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.  Due to increased tourism and pollution, swimming is currently prohibited in the beach. The beach is accessible via speed boats. Entry to the national park and the beach costs THB 400. There are no bars or restaurants in the beach.
Top Activities: sunbathing, photography

3. Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang or sometimes Ao Phra Nang is one the most vibrant and westernised beaches in Krabi, located in the Mueang Krabi district of Southern Thailand. The beach is lined with bars, eateries, gift shops, spas and massage centers. One can indulge in various activities like getting a relaxing spa, rock climbing, kayaking, scuba diving. Sunbeds, umbrellas, shower rooms and parking facilities are available, in addition to budget-friendly or luxury accomodation.
Top Activities: kayaking, scuba diving, rock climbing

4. Railay (Rai Leh)

Railay (Rai Leh)
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Known For : Rock Climbing in Railey Tham Phra Nang Cave View Point and Lagoon

Railay, also pronounced as Rai-Leh, is a  peninsula of limestone formations is a beautiful destination surrounded by karst cliffs and is rimmed by four beaches on its sides. It is known as one of the greatest rock climbing destinations in the world with many limestone cliffs and caves. This beach is also well known for scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking. The beach can be accessed only via lon-boats but it is frequently available. 
Top Activities: diving, snorkeling, kayaking

Best Time: November to March

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5. Tonsai Beach

Tonsai Beach

Tonsai or Ton Sai is a serene beach in Krabi located between Ao Nang and Railey Beach. It is a refreshing getaway for tourists who visit the nearby areas in Krabi. The gentle ocean breeze, Reggae music, and haze of herbal smoke in the atmosphere set this destination apart from the others. There are several eateries and bars serving cocktails and Thai cuisine. The beach also has a good nightlife. Beach beds, umbrellas, and parking facilities are available.
Top Activities: swimming, diving, kayaking

6. Koh Poda

Koh Poda
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which consists of three more islands, namely, the . Koh Poda is an island beach in Krabi, and a part Haad Noppharat Thara Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park and the Poda Group of Islands (Ko Kai, Ko Thap, Ko Mo). There is a small entry fee to enter the beach. There is a restaurant, bar, the officer’s camp and a small hotel on one side, while the other side is untouched. 
Top Activities: diving, snorkeling

7. Tub Kaek Beach

Tub Kaek Beach

Tub Kaek Beach is a secluded place 28 km away from the town of Krabi and an ideal beach in Krabi to get away from the crowded beaches of the city. It is surrounded by exotic landscapes with deep lush forest. This undiscovered heaven of white sand and turquoise water of Andaman is ornamented with gorgeous irregular shaped island on all sides. The Tubkaek Beach is popular for being featured in the movie Hangover 2.
Top Activities: Snorkeling, diving

8. Nopparat Thara Beach

Nopparat Thara Beach

Located around 6 km towards the west of Krabi town, the Noppharat Thara Beach is one of Krabi's most famous beaches. The 3 km long strect of soft, white sand lined up with coconut and casuarina trees is made up of two beaches. A marvellous view of the offshore island of Ko Khao Sam Nuai together with the Noppharat Thara–Koh Phi Phi National Park is visually appealing. Beach beds and umbrellas are not available. 
Top Activities: strolling, sunbathing

9. Hong Island

Hong Island

Hong Island, a great tourist-centric beach in Krabi coast in the Phang Nga Province, and is popular for the natural rock formations and the rich coral and marine life. This island consists of a group of four exotic tropical islands that can be reached within 20 to 30 minutes from Ao Nang in a speedboat. The whole island can be explored through a kayak, and swimming is a popular activity. a few bars, eateries, and sunbeds are available.
Top Activities: kayaking, swimming, diving

10. Bamboo Island

Bamboo Island
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Wrapped by pristine beaches and clear turquoise ocean water, Bamboo Island or Koh Pai is a true paradise on earth that emerges from crystalline white sands. Tucked away into Phi Phi Archipelago, the beach can only be reached by a longboat. The snug reef-edged island is world-famous snorkelling, camping and day-trip destination. The coast has a funky, laid-back beach bar flanked by bamboo groves, limestone monoliths and palms. Sunbeds and umbrellas are not available
Top Activities: snorkeling, diving, kayaking

11. Koh Ha

Koh Ha

Koh Ha meaning ‘five’ islands in Thai, is located in the Andaman Sea, which is under the supervision of Mu Koh Lanta National Marine Park. The beach is accessible only via a long-boat. As the name suggests, Koh Ha consists of five beautiful limestone islands which are geographically on the west of Koh Lanta. This tropical paradise is a favourite spot for Snorkeling, scuba diving, and other water activities. The beach is. popular destination in Thailand cruise tours.
Top Activities: snorkeling, divng, kayaking

12. Koh Kradan

Koh Kradan

An island located in the marine national park of Hat Jao Mai, Koh Kradan beach in Krabi can be reached by private boats or ferry from Koh Mook or Koh Ngai island. Snorkelling and swimming here are popular due to limestone rock structures and coral reefs.It takes about 3 hours to explore the island through a kayak. Although you can find resorts and bungalows for an overnight trip, but that there are no ATMs or nightlife.
Top Activities: diving, snorkeling, kayaking

13. Ao Siew Beach

Ao Siew Beach

Ao Siew Beach is located on the western side of Krabi in Thailand. The beach is a small attraction surrounded by mangroves and coconut groves. It is a lesser-known attraction on Krabi Island. Here, the waters are mostly calm with gentle waves that are perfect for a swim. After spending a day at the beach, watching the seas change hues as the sun sets beyond the horizon is recommended to visitors. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available.
Top Activities: swimming, snorkeling

14. Klong Muang Beach

Klong Muang Beach

Located in the Krabi province, the Klong Muang Beach is a tropical beauty featuring white sand, tranquil blue water, and a quiet atmosphere, just 30-minute from Krabi town. The idyllic setting of the beach and the breathtaking views surrounding it makes it a perfect place for all kinds of travellers. Features stunning rock formations and calm waters, Klong Muang beach is ideal for snorkeling swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying the mesmerizing beauty of the Andaman Sea.
Top Activities: swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing

15. Koh Gai (Chicken Island)

Koh Gai (Chicken Island)
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Famous for its unspoiled secluded beaches on the crystal-clear Andaman Sea, Koh Gai (Chicken Island) is named after its unique and quirky “chicken head-shaped” rock formation. Koh Gai is located off the Ao Nang coast with a captivating reef ring for snorkelling and swimming. Nestled in a shady cove in the island’s snack bar, offering Thai seafood, beers and cocktails. Beach beds and umbrellas are not available in the beach for rent.
Top Activities: snorkeling, diving, swimming

So which were your favourite beaches in Krabi? Do you plan on visiting any? Have you been to any of the beaches mentioned above? Let us know in the comments below!

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