Nai Harn Beach, Phuket
Along the rocky shores of Phuket's southern-most tip, lays Nai Harn Beach - another of the island's heavenly strips of sand. The beach is powdery and white, the waters calm and crystal clear, and development on the beach itself is minimal. The main reason that Nai Harn is pleasantly under-developed is courtesy of the Samnak Song Monastery which occupies most of the land off the centre and southern stretch of the beach.
We loved making our way to this beach on our Bike.
We usually like the quieter beach, and found this to be especially quiet.
Beach chairs can be hired from the locals.
Our first visit to the beach, we put all our gear down under an umbrella and sat down to relax. We were immediately approached to pay for the use of the umbrella and beach lounger.
This is customary on all public beaches. The cost for the day is 100 Baht each. Worth it.
Nai Harn Beach is located near the southern tip of Phuket. Besides the popular Laem Promthep which is often overcrowded with tourists from big buses, you can also catch the sunset at this quiet beach.Before 5 pm, you can catch the public bus which is actually a big pickup from Phuket Town and the other main beaches that the pickup passes by. However, after catching the sunset, there will be no more public transport and the pickup drivers will usually quote rather steep prices for trips back.
Nai Harn Beach nears Phuket's southernmost point. A shallow lagoon ringed by beautiful white sand is safeguarded by steep headlands. Popular activities are swimming, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and sunbathing.
Rawai Beach is on the eastern side of the southern tip of the island. The beach is palm-fringed Beach and lies about 17km (11mi) from town. Here you can find Phuket's sea Gypsies.
This picture is taken at Nai Harn Beach. This attractive beach is quieter and more peaceful compared to other beaches. It is popular for swimming and as a yacht anchorage during the dry season. In the evening or during the wet season, powerful waves are common, making swimming dangerous.
A regular bus service runs between the beach and Phuet Town during the daytime. Nai Harn lies slightly north of Prom Thep, at the southern tip of Phuket.
There are a lot of lovely beaches in Phuket. Nai Harn is starting to get a bit more crowded now but still has plenty of room for everyone!