Thailand is a country of beautiful beaches, and I have been fortunate to see quite a few stretches of them; golden, white, seashell covered, powdery, and rocky — I love them all! Below are pictures of 40 Thai beaches in no particular order taken between 2013 and 2018.
1. Kata Beach, Phuket
Parasailing on Kata Beach, the second most popular beach in Phuket.
2. Maya Beach, Phi Phi Leh
The world famous Maya Bay from the movie The Beach featuring Leonardo Dicaprio.
3. Tanod Beach, Koh Lanta
My wife standing in front of Cape Tanod’s lighthouse — the symbol of Koh Lanta.
4. Ya Nui Beach, Phuket
The small and rocky Na Yui Beach with clear greenish water captured with my drone.
5. Railay Beach, Krabi
The famous Railay Beach between some spectacular karst formations.
6. Koh Wua Talab, Angthong National Park
A beautiful beach with coconut trees lined up at Koh Wua Talab, Angthong National Park.
7. Lamai Beach, Koh Samui
Me sitting in front of the penis-shaped rock at Lamai Beach south end. (OK, my wife snapped this one.)
8. Ao Nang Beach, Krabi
Longtail boats at Ao Nang Beach waiting to bring tourists to Railay Beach or some nearby island.
9. Sunset Beach, Koh Kradan
My wife diving in the clear water at Sunset Beach on Kradan Island.
10. Nopparat Thara Beach, Krabi
A nice sandy spot at the otherwise seashell covered Nopparat Thara Beach.
11. Nai Harn Beach, Phuket
A paraglider at Windmill Viewpoint with Phuket’s southernmost beach Nai Harn in the background.
12. Tubkaek Beach, Krabi
A hammock outside one of Tubkaek Beach stunning resorts overlooking the Hong Islands.
13. Klong Muang Beach, Krabi
Two red plastic kayaks on the quiet Klong Muang Beach in Nong Thale north of the busier Ao Nang.
14. Ao Kuerk, Koh Similan
Exceptionally clear water and fine white sand at Koh Similan 65 km off the coastline of Khao Lak. (Yea, my wife snapped this one too.)
15. Pai Plong Beach, Krabi
Two Swedish girls soaking up the sun at Pai Plong Beach between Railay and Ao Nang.
16. Laem Singh Beach, Phuket
The tropical Laem Singh Beach in Phuket which today is closed for tourists.
17. Silver Beach, Koh Samui
Ao Thong Takian, also known as “Silver Beach”, is a small secluded beach on Koh Samui.
18. Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui
The white sandy Chaweng Beach is the most visited beach on Koh Samui.
19. Karon Beach, Phuket
Karon Beach’s many shades of blue.
20. Surin Beach, Phuket
The palm-fringed Surin Beach with colorful umbrellas.
21. Bophut Beach, Koh Samui
A drink at Coco Tam’s on Bophut Beach sitting on beanbags.
22. Private resort beach, Koh Yao Noi
A private beach adjacent to the fantastic Paradise Koh Yao in Phang Nga Bay captured with my drone.
23. Nai Yang Beach, Phuket
Dining tables on Nai Yang Beach close Phuket International Airport.
24. Rawai Beach, Phuket
Colorful boats moored at Rawai Beach captured with my drone.
25. Kamala Beach, Phuket
Standing on the roadside looking out over the 2 km long Kamala Beach.
26. Mai Khao Beach, Phuket
Malaysia Airlines landing at Phuket International Airport at Mai Khao Beach south end (connected with Nai Yang Beach).
27. Paradise Beach, Koh Kradan
Paradise Beach with turquoise water at Koh Kradan in Trang archipelago.
28. Loh Dalum Beach, Phi Phi Don
Loh Dalum Bay at the paradise island of Phi Phi Don.
29. Patong Beach, Phuket
Morning at Phuket’s most popular beach destination Patong.
30. Ao Sane Beach, Phuket
A sunset dip at the hidden Ao Sane Beach on Phuket’s southwest coast.
31. Pelay Beach, Hong Island
My wife standing in the warm water of Hong Island’s twin bay.
32. Poda Island, Krabi
The postcard-perfect Poda Island’s turquoise to dark blue water.
33. Sun Beach, Koh Kho Khao
Two low folding beach chairs under a straw parasol at Sun Beach on Kho Khao Island.
34. Kho Khao Beach, Koh Kho Khao
Leaning coconut palm on the long golden beach of Kho Khao.
35. Bang Po Beach, Koh Samui
Coconut palms and banana trees on Koh Samui’s Bang Po Beach.
36. Phra Nang Beach, Krabi
Phra Nang Beach and the beautiful limestone rock in the turquoise water.
37. Maenam Beach, Koh Samui
Coconut palms leaning over the narrow Maenam Beach on the north coast of Koh Samui.
38. Koh Lao Lading, Krabi
Blue-green waters and limestone mountains by the little paradise island of Lao Lading.
39. Private resort beach, Koh Kho Khao
Sun setting into the Andaman Sea as viewed from the private beach of The Sunset Beach Resort on Koh Kho Khao
40. Khao Lak Beach, Khao Lak
Khao Lak Beach as viewed from our bungalow balcony inside a tropical forest.