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Nai Harn Beach
Nai Harn is a truly stunning beach. It is more than a kilometer of beautiful sand, surrounded by a long headland to the north and a short, high headland to the south. There are three small wind turbines on top of the southern headland.
The beach slopes smoothly into the sea and there is nothing but sand to disturb your toes.
At the southern end of the beach is a saltwater lagoon. It empties and fills with the tide. This often creates a stream of shallow, gently flowing water that is a good play area for children. Sometimes the tide leaves behind a shallow pool on the beach that the sun heats to bath like temperatures.
The impressive Royal Phuket Yacht Club is a lovely hotel nestled into the hillside at the north end of the beach. This hotel is the main reason the bay is often full of sailboats. It is a highly regarded hotel that you rarely hear a bad word about.
Behind the centre of the beach casuarina trees provide some nice shade for a picnic or BBQ. Behind this wooded area are a number of restaurants and souvenir shops. The south end of the beach is quieter. There is some snorkeling around the rocks of the southern headland but there is not really a lot to see.
Sun loungers are available all year round at 100 baht each. There are kayaks available for rent but no other water-sports. An occasional paraglider jumps from the southern headlands and floats down to the beach.
Nai Harn is also one of the more dangerous beaches during the rainy season.
How to Get There
It is easy to find. Located in the southwest corner of Phuket near Laem Promthep and Yanui Beach. There are plenty of signs to this beach.
Thr Royal Phuket Yacht Club is a lovely hotel with a stunning view across Nai harn Beach. Few people have anything bad to say about this hotel. The All Seasons is also well regarded and only a couple of minutes from the beach.