On the way to Nai Harn Beach from Promthep Cape, Phuket

On the way to Nai Harn Beach from Promthep Cape, Phuket

On the way to Nai Harn Beach from Promthep Cape, Phuket


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Along the rocky shores of Phuket's southernmost tip lies Nai Harn beach another of the island's heavenly strips of sand. The beach is powdery and almost white, the waters calm (at most times of the year) and crystal clear, and development on the beach itself is minimal — really!

Seriously lacking in shade, Nai Harn is a favourite spot for sun-bakers, resident expats and everyone else in Phuket — you will see why. The beach also has some quite reasonable snorkelling toward the southern headlands and a mask and set of fins can be easily rented for around 150B.

The main reason that Nai Harn is pleasantly under-developed is courtesy of the Samnak Song Monastery which occupies most of the land off the centre and southern stretch of the beach. As with western Mae Nam beach on Ko Samui, the temple's location brought development in the immediate area to a complete standstill — what a shame there wasn't a large temple in the middle of Read our complete Nai Harn Beach travel guide

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