Phuket Beaches, Swimming and Coastline

(Phuket, Thailand)

Picture of the sandy beachfrontOne of the main attractions on the island of Phuket is without doubt its many sandy beaches, which are particularly concentrated along the western coastline. Many of these beaches feature superb stretches of soft sand, calm water suitable for bathing, and nearby coral reefs perfect for those with an interest in scuba diving or snorkelling.

Most of the island's most popular beaches are just a short drive from Phuket City, with a number also being particularly close to Phuket Airport, on the north-western coast. Always avoid going into the water if a red flag is flying, since this warns of strong currents and potential riptides. The main beaches are shown below.

Main Beaches