Rawai Beach

Beach for a picnic, not for a swim.

Rawai Beach is not very suitable for swimming. The seabed is rocky, and the beach hardly slopes into the sea. At low tide, you have to walk quite a bit to get wet ankles; as you can see on the picture of a bunch of tourists who are heading to a rented boat.

Typically, only the local children go for a swim at Rawai Beach, and perhaps a single confused tourist trying to get a morning dip. The sand is not particularly inviting for playing around because it is full of pebbles and seashells.

The beach does offer a fine view of a number of islands on the horizon, though. Along the beach, under the trees behind the beach, you will find small tables and benches, widely used by Thais and foreign residents for a meal in the shade and with a sea view. On the opposite side of the road, you can buy food in a number of restaurants.

You will find several hotels within walking distance to the beach; Phuket Sea Resort and Thai Palace Resort is next to the beach and has quite reasonable prices.

Rawai Beach is very easy to find because the main road runs along most of the beach. GPS for the southern part of the almost 1.5 km (1 mile) long beach: 7.770866, 98.319908.

Beaches in Phuket

Read more about the beaches in the main article Beaches in Phuket.

I have not yet written about all of the beaches; thus, there are many inactive links on the list. Please be patient, I will get to them. The list is in geographical order, starting at the north side of Phuket, then down the west side and finally up the east side.

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