40 Thai Beaches I Have Snapped a Picture Of

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. Paradise Beach, Koh Kradan

Paradise Beach with turquoise water at Koh Kradan in Trang archipelago.

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’s 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.

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 Tams 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 to 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. Lamai Beach, Koh Samui

Me sitting in front of the penis-shaped rock at Lamai Beach’s south end.

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.

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