Nai Harn Beach
Nai Harn beach is One of the most popular Phuket beaches is Nai Harn beach. This superb white sandy beach tucked away at the Southwest corner of Phuket, in a picturesque tropical bay. Nai Harn beach retains its original charm and still has enough restaurants, shops, and hotels to enjoy a day relaxing on the beach or a longer stay.
During high season (November – April) Nai Harn bay becomes a popular anchorage for luxury yachts, which only adds to the backdrop for those looking for that perfect Phuket sunset picture.
Perfect clear blue water, smooth sand and more laid back than the other Phuket west coast beaches, Nai Harn Beach has been a popular beach for locals and expats for years. If the locals go, there then you know its good.
Nai Harn beach is 40mins from Patong beach, if you are looking for a crazy night out on Bangla road, Karon beach is 25 minutes away and is a beautiful beach and offers a similar experience, as Patong, with its colorful nightlife of bars and restaurants.
If you are staying at Nai Harn beach you may be looking for a more relaxing and local experience. The Sea Gypsies Fish Market in Rawai Beach is only 10 minutes away and it is a must do. A market on one side of the road and restaurants on the other side, you pick your fresh seafood from whomever you like best and then whichever restaurant you like cooks it for you. It’s a must do in Phuket.
Nai Harn beach is not only considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket by tourists, locals and expats alike, many Southeast Asia travel guides have also mentioned the excellence of Nai Harn beach.
Best times to visit Nai Harn beach is during high season, (November – April) yet it can get a little busy during peak season, (December – January). The waters are calm and clear and the beach is white and soft, a great time to go paddling boarding, snorkeling or lazing out on the sand soaking up the sun. During low season (May – October) as with all Phuket beaches, the bay can become and little rough, which means no swimming, but the surfing can be surprisingly good.
Nai Harn beach is a fabulous beach and with it holding onto its local charm it’s a great place to have your second home or a prime Phuket rental villa.