Nai Harn Beach is located at the southern tip of Phuket’s west coast, on the west from Promthep Cape viewpoint. This stunning bay, surrounded by the hills, is one of the best and most beautiful beaches on the south coast of Phuket. In 2019, TripAdvisor has included Nai Harn beach in the top three beaches in Asia.
Earlier known only to some locals, currently Nai Harn beach has become one of the most popular destination on the island. Nai Harn attracts outdoor enthusiasts and athletes, families with children, fans of a relaxing holiday away from the tourist crowd. So far as only a few hotels are located in the small bay, Nai Harn beach retains its tranquil charm as before.
Nai Harn is very convenient for the families with children. A cozy small (about 700 m long) beach is covered with white powdered sand, which is very soft and comfortable for walking barefoot. The seashore is shallow and safe, seafloor is sandy, water is warm, clean and transparent. There are almost no waves here in high season. Sunbed with an umbrella can be rented on the beach. The beach is surrounded by palm and casuarina trees so here you can relax in the tree shade during the sultry hours. In the eastern part of the beach, about 50 meters from the sea, there is a small pond perfect for kids’ swimming and playing: its depth is about the knee, without current and waves even in low season.
In the palm grove near the beach there are several restaurants and cafes for different tastes: local Thai cuisine, fresh seafood, European food (pizza, hamburgers, French fries etc.). Here you can either have a full lunch or just enjoy a fresh mango shake while admiring a beautiful sea view.
Several shops with beach equipment, snorkeling equipment and souvenirs stands near the restaurants. Surfboards, sup boards and kayaks can be rented right on the beach. There are several good spots for snorkeling and diving near the cliffs, covering the bay on the both sides. In low season, when wind blows from the sea, you can try windsurfing here. If you prefer relaxing holiday, you can enjoy the famous Thai massage right under the palm trees, overlooking the sea.
A beautiful Buddhist temple is located just 500 meters from the beach, so in the evening you can hear the sounds of prayer session. Nai Harn lake lies near the temple, with a pedestrian road 2.2 km length around the lake. You can jog along this road or walk with a stroller and kids. There are plenty of Muay Thai Boxing training camps in the area of Nai Harn Beach, and athletes come to the lake for jogging. Also several weight training equipment are nearby. For outdoor walks, choose morning hours before 11 am or evening hours after 17 hours. A small park with kids’ playground located just on the lake, near the temple. Beautiful view and tree shades make it a great place for yoga or outdoor picnic.
Nai Harn is easily accessible by car or motorbike. There is a good, not serpentine road to the beach with a free parking.