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Karon Beach in Thailand
Written by Siddhi on April 30, 2020 Share on

Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand

Phuket has numerous tourist beaches and the Karon beach is the second largest around 20 kilometres from the Phuket town. Not many hotels have direct beach frontage – most are across the road (which isn’t a busy one). and therefore the whole beach is public. The beach shoreline has not much of a development and the road opposite to the shoreline has large resorts lined up. The sand is extremely white, and squeaks audibly when walked upon. The southern point features a fine reef stretching toward Kata and Bu Island. Also, there is a good pedestrian/bicycle path on the beachside of the road running the length of the beach.

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Most of the restaurants, bars, tour companies and other non-hotel businesses are at the north-central end, near the circle, or near the south end, on Bangla road connecting the rear road with the beach road. Nightlife is simply about confined to dining and a few beer bars.

The northern side of Karon Beach is really undeveloped and flanked by Nong Harn Lake which is the most important beachside park in Phuket offering a pleasing exercise/jogging/cycling path. The beach is clean and the water remains clear and is the foremost up-scale of Phuket’s beaches.

At the south end of Karon, a narrow road between Kata and Karon features a variety of small businesses also because of the Dino Park Mini Golf facility. There’s a daily daytime bus service to and from Phuket Town.

Things to Do in Karon Beach

Sunset at karon beach
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Unlike the larger,  busier, and noisier Patong beach the Karon beach offers visitors a pleasing long quiet stretch of sand, with many beach umbrellas available for rent. Facing west, it gives a stunning view of the sunset.

At the roundabout at the northern end there is a Tin Miner’s statue that’s rather large and priced for a quick inspection of Big Buddha: White Marble Buddha statue on the highest of Naka Kerd Mountain. germander speedwell view over Phuket East Coast.

Dinos Park Mini Golf Dinos Park Mini Golf is found beside the Marina Phuket Resort, Hat Karon. This 18-hole mini-golf course during a primitive atmosphere uses the sunshine and sound techniques to feature dinosaurs and an erupting volcano. It’s open daily from 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Admission is 120 Baht. Green fees are 240 Baht for adults and 180 Baht for kids.

There are some nice snorkelling and diving sites located off Karon beach. There are often dangerous currents present at certain times of the year. Sunrise Divers are based at Karon Beach.

You can also visit the best spas available on the beach and have a relaxed leisure day at this beach.


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How to Reach Karon Beach in Phuket

Karon beach is an hour drive Phuket international airport. you’ll rent a car or take a bus to enjoy a pleasing experience across the Karon shore. However, if travelling with children would suggest renting a car as you’ll get to the beach directly with no difficulty.

Best time to go to Karon Beach in Phuket

Phuket is often visited all year round because it boasts tropical weather and wanderlust beaches always remain on the list of exploration. There are not any specific timings to go to the beach. The beach is at its best between 5:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Entry fees for Karon Beach

There are not any entry fees to access the beach but on any additional requirements like water sports, renting an umbrella, seafood are chargeable. 

Karon Beach is the third-longest beach on Phuket Island and is located on the West Coast, between Patong to the north and Kata to the south, Karon Beach is one of the foremost popular places to visit on your Phuket tour. The beach has snorkelling and diving spots at its southern end and the beach is wide enough that it never feels crowded, this is one main reason that visitors should never miss this spot in Phuket.

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