Silly sign, Surin Beach, Phuket

Silly sign, Surin Beach, Phuket

Silly sign, Surin Beach, Phuket

While most of the accommodation on Surin Beach is upmarket, there are some budget haunts off the beach.

Taken on: 29th January, 2005. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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Surin Beach lies a few kilometres north of Kamala, and has one of the most beautiful beaches on Phuket Island. A soccer field, and the remnants of a over-grown golf course have kept the hotels well away from the sand, and it's a shame that other beaches on Phuket haven't developed in a similar manner.

Situated on Phuket's western coast, Surin was badly hit by the Boxing Day 2004 Tsunami. Since the hotels are well off the beach the structural damage they incurred was fairly light when compared to hotels on other beaches like the west-facing Patong, where development went right to the beach. Less lucky though were the beachside shacks and restaurants -- they were obliterated.

The seaside seafood restaurants have re-built and some small but more permanent buildings have sprung up ... Read our complete Surin Beach travel guide

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