The 4 Best Thai Beaches You Should Explore

Thailand is a beautiful place in every way. It has a very interesting culture, the people are warm and welcoming, the food is fantastic and much of the landscape is still unspoiled. I love this country. It is never far from my thoughts. Over the years, I have passed some wonderful days enjoying its best beaches. Below, I tell you about some of my absolute favorites.

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Kan Tu Bay, Trat

The beach at Kan Tu Bay is a bit of a hidden gem. It has golden sand, backed by palm trees that lean towards the sea to create pockets of shade, which you can sit in, at the hottest time of the day.

Refreshingly, this beach is frequented mostly by locals. They tend to swim in their clothes. So, if you do plan to visit this beach be sure to take a modest swimming costume with you or maybe follow the local custom. After all, your clothes will soon dry out.

Koh Kood Island

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Honestly, you have never seen anything so perfect as the beaches of Koh Kood island. The crisp sand and crystal clear water are stunning. In fact, the whole island falls into that category. There are only three roads snaking their way across the island and its jungle is pristine; it is still very much the way nature intended.

Tonsai Bay

While far from unheard of, few people make it here unless they’re of the climbing crowd. The bay consists of one white sandy beach between tall walls of limestone and forest, with views out onto the limestone formations jutting from the sea. When night falls and the tide comes in, it’s difficult to get in and out of Tonsai so it offers a unique sense of seclusion even though it’s a short boat ride away from the bustling Ao Nang.

Railay Beach

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I am going to finish with, Railay Beach, which is sheltered by striking limestone cliffs. This white sandy beach is just a stone’s throw from the busy tourist city of Ao Nang, and right next “door” to Tonsai.

You will love the calmness of this beautiful place. If you can, stay late and see the sun go down behind the striking rock formations that sit surrounded by water, just off the beach.

So, there you have it, some of my favorite Thai beaches. The above list really is only the tip of the iceberg. Thailand has literally hundreds of stunning beaches and bays. You can find out more about some more of them by reading this informative Thai island hopping guide.


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