8 Best Beaches in Krabi To Stay On Your Next Holiday

  • AADITEE KULKARNI
  • UPDATED Apr 24, 2018
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Travel to the hidden wonders of limestone sea caves and cliff-lined lagoons on your next trip to Thailand. Krabi Province is located on southern Thailand’s west coast and is home to some of the most popular beach destinations in the country. Embark on an adventure to some of Krabi’s best beaches and explore a paradise covered with soft white sand, turquoise blue waters, tall & lush mountains and a free-spirited atmosphere. 

Here are some of the best beaches in Krabi to stay on your next holiday to the Kingdom of Thailand.

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1. Railay Beach

Railay Beach

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The ‘oh-so-famous’ Railay Beach is best known for its distinctive bohemian and easy-going vibe. The beach is set between the busy towns of Krabi and Ao Nang. Flanked by limestones cliffs, this beach is perfect for those looking for a bit of a private experince. As with any of the beach bum’s dreams, the water here is unusually beautiful. Also, as one of Thailand’s top rock-climbing destinations, this beach attracts many advanced climbers. Back on the beach, there are chairs, kayak & boat rentals, and restrooms.  

How to reach: A 15 mins longtail boat ride from Ao Nang Beach.

2. TubKaek Beach

TubKaek Beach
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The caerulean waters of the TubKaek Beach are absolutely otherworldly. This stylish beach featured in a famous Hollywood flick ‘Hangover 2’ and has since then grabbed people’s attention. This quiet and ethereal beach is great to relax at as it gives way to the warm waters of the Andamans but if you are looking for a more wooded feel, head to the national park that is right next to the beach. A sort of a wilderness, this beach is ideal for people looking escape the usual holiday crowd. 

How to reach: Half an hour's drive from Ao Nang. 

3. Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang Beach
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Ao Nang beach still holds the position of the top beach in Krabi. Also, as one of the most commercialised beaches in Krabi, Ao Nang does feature an excess of noise and aggression but let that not deter you! It is here that some of the best beach parties take place. The beach is lapped by the serene waters of the Andaman and has many restaurants, bars, vendors, and massage places. 

How to reach: 40 minutes’ drive from Krabi Airport

4. Klong Muang Beach

A perfect escape destination for the peace-seekers, Klong Muang is located north of the Ao Nang Beach and serves as the closest coastal access to the paradisiacal Koh Hong island. The Klong Muang beach has a wide sandy stretch where you can relax, snorkel, swim at leisure, or just linger in the swaying shades of the palm trees. Pack yourself a lunch and enjoy a picnic at one of the best beaches in Krabi. Insider tip – Head to the “Koh Kwang” corner for some of the best eateries. 

How to reach: Half an hour's drive from Ao Nang

5. Phra Nang Beach

Phra Nang Beach
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A short walk away from Railay East, the Phra Nang Beach is an ideal destination for the romantics as well as adventure-seekers. The world-class limestone cliffs here welcome climbers of all skill levels, while the sea is just perfect for swimming, and the beach? Well it has some of the most wonderful sunset views. At this laid-back beach you can enjoy a massage, a barbecue, go hiking, sunbathe and of course, go for a swim. The beach also has the famous PrincessCave, where a mythical sea princess is said to have resided. 

How to reach: A 20 mins longtail boat ride from Ao Nang. 

6. Long Beach, Koh Lanta

Long Beach, Koh Lanta
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As one of the longest beaches in Koh Lanta, this beach stretches more than 5 kilometres and offers unobstructed views of the ocean. Long Beach is a great spot to get a sundowner drinks while watching the sky change colours over the horizon. The beach will keep you amused while you admire its picturesque coastlines. There are many eateries and souvenir shops lined along the beach.  

How to reach: 30 minutes’ passenger ferry from Ao Nang. Alternatively, you can also hire a taxi from Krabi airport. 

7. Maya Bay Beach

Maya Bay Beach
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Cushioned by 100-meter high cliffs on three sides, Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful. This bay offers its visitors a chance to view some of the best indigenous wildlife, walk through ancient archaeological sites, a great coral reef and fishy lagoons to go snorkelling, and of course, beaches! The surreal waters of this bay were made famous by the hit movie ‘The Beach’

How to reach: Long-tail boat from Phi Phi Islands or speedboats from Ao Nang Beach. 

8. Noppharat Thara Beach

Located close to Ao Nang, the Noppharat Thara Beach offers a perfect mix of tranquillity and entertainment. The beach can be reached from the coastal road of Ao Nang and you will find plenty of bars, restaurants, and small shops here. For a quieter experience, head to the western part of the beach. Being a part of a conservation area, this side of the beach is a hit among the yoga-lovers. Offering fantastic views of hundreds of offshore islands, this beach is also perfect for a relaxed swim. 

How to reach: 45 minutes’ drive from Krabi Airport

While the town of Krabi itself is not home to any beaches, there are a great number of beautiful beaches that are accessible from Krabi Town. The town is served by the Krabi Airport with daily flights from Bangkok and other major Thai cities.

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AADITEE KULKARNI AADITEE KULKARNI

Ever since my first trip at the age of 4, I’ve been fascinated to explore places around the world. Lover of world cultures, food, souls and all things blue; I spend most part of my day writing about travel. I also travel with my buddies when my boss approves my leaves.

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