Phuket is known for its long white sandy shores, but if rocky beaches are your thing, you won’t be disappointed. The island boasts plenty of gorgeous little beaches dotted with boulders both in crystal-clear waters and on sand. The following shows six (possibly top six) beautiful rocky beaches in Phuket.
1. Laem Singh Beach
The picture above was taken in March 2017 right before they cut the access to the beautiful Laem Sing Beach due to some land dispute. However, it’s still possible to reach the nowadays deserted beach via boat or on foot from Surin Beach. Last year, the Mandarin Oriental Group announced that a new hotel will be opened here in 2022.
2. Ya Nui Bech
Ya Nui Beach is a tiny, rocky beach with crystal-clear water during the calm weather months great for snorkeling letting you see some colorful fish and coral reefs. The beach is located between Promthep Cape and Nai Harn Beach, right below the Windmill Viewpoint in the south of Phuket.
3. Banana Beach
Banana Beach is a small, hidden beach nestled between coconut trees and turquoise water in the northern part of the island. Thanks to its quiet location, few people know about it. The beach is located between Bang Tao Beach and Nai Thon Beach in one of the most beautiful areas of Phuket.
4. Ao Sane Beach
Ao Sane Beach located on Phuket’s southwest coast 500 meter west of Nai Harn Beach is another hidden gem great for snorkeling. If you are a photographer, this could be a good spot to take magical long exposure shots with the many rocks in the water.
5. Secret Beach, Rawai
Believe it or not, but there is a ‘secret’ beach in Phuket. On the very southern coast west of Rawai Beach lies a tiny, practical empty beach with crystal-clear turquoise water just waiting for you to explore it. Hit the dead end of the road Soi Chado using Google Maps and then walk a few hundred meters through trees and finally down a hill to reach the beach.
6. Bon Island
Bon Island, or Koh Bon, is a small island less than 2 km south of Rawai Beach with a tiny beach having tropical fish swimming between the rocks. This lovely beach has surprisingly few visitors despite the easy access from Rawai Beach. There is a restaurant behind the beach and low folding beach chairs which you can move around wherever you want to sit.
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