Beautiful Beaches in Krabi

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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 13 Beautiful Beaches in Krabi

1. Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang or sometimes Ao Phra Nang is one the most vibrant and westernized beaches in Krabi, located in the Mueang Krabi district of Southern Thailand. The beach offers a picturesque setting for sunbathing and swimming. Tourists can also access various island-hopping tours from here. One can indulge in various activities like relaxing in a spa, rock climbing, kayaking, and 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

2. 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. It 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, snorkeling, and kayaking. The beach can be accessed only via long-boats, but it is frequently available. 
Top Activities: diving, snorkeling, kayaking

Best Time: November to March

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3. Phra Nang Beach

Phra Nang Beach

Phra Nang Beach is a white sandy beach between Krabi and Ao Nang beaches. Phra Nang is also well recognized for its “Princess Cave” or Tham Phra Nang Nok. The coral reefs make for excellent scuba diving and snorkeling, especially on the islands of Koh Rang Nok and Nai. Kayaking and Canoeing are also popular activities here. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and the mesmerizing sunsets. The beach is accessible by longtail boat from Ao Nang or Railay.
Top Activities: diving, snorkeling

4. 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. This undiscovered heaven of white sand and turquoise water of Andaman is ornamented with gorgeous irregularly shaped islands on all sides. The Tubkaek Beach is popular for being featured in the movie Hangover 2.
Top Activities: Snorkeling, diving

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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. You can engage in climbing, relax on the beach, and enjoy the bohemian atmosphere. It's accessible via a short walk from Railay. The beach also has a good nightlife. Beach beds, umbrellas, and parking facilities are available.
Top Activities: swimming, diving, kayaking

6. Nopparat Thara Beach

Nopparat Thara Beach

Located around 6 km to the west of Krabi town, the Noppharat Thara Beach is one of Krabi's most famous beaches. The 3 km long stretch of soft, white sand lined up with coconut and casuarina trees is made up of two beaches. Nopparat Thara Beach is known for its vast coastline, which is ideal for beachcombing and relaxation. A marvelous 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

7. Koh Poda

Koh Poda
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Koh Poda is a stunning island located in the Krabi province on the west coast of Thailand. It is close to Ao Nang, Railay Beach, and Klong Muang, making it a popular day trip destination. Koh Poda is part of the Poda Group of Islands, consisting of three more islands - Ko Kai, Ko Thap, and Ko Mo island. 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

Best Time: November-March

8. Klong Muang Beach

Klong Muang Beach

Located in the Krabi province, Klong Muang Beach is a tropical beauty featuring white sand, tranquil blue water, and a quiet atmosphere, just 30 minutes from Krabi town. The idyllic setting of the beach and the breathtaking views surrounding it make it a perfect place for all kinds of travelers. 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

9. 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, snorkeling, and scuba diving.  Due to increased tourism and pollution, swimming is currently prohibited on 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 on the beach.
Top Activities: sunbathing, photography

10. 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

11. Hong Island Beach

Hong Island Beach

Hong Island is a great tourist-centric beach on the Krabi coast in the Phang Nga Province, and it 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 by 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

12. Bamboo Island Beach

Bamboo Island Beach
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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 a world-famous snorkeling, 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

13. 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 snorkeling and swimming. Nestled in a shady cove in the island’s snack bar, it offers Thai seafood, beers, and cocktails. Beach beds and umbrellas are not available on 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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