Beaches worth the drive from Phuket
NaTai Beach Thai Muang Beach and More
Above: Natai Beach just north of Phuket – only four kilometers from the bridge
Just up the road from Phuket and right off the island are even more beautiful beaches, isolated, rarely visited by tourists, and all yours. Most involve a short drive off Phuket, but all are worth the drive!
For a starter – check Thai Muang Beach. The Town of Thai Muang is on highway 4 – straight north off the island. Follow the signs for Khao Lak. Once in Thai Muang (about 15 minutes up the road once off the island) continue until you come to a sharp right-hand turn to Khao Lak. A sign there will indicate that if you go straight you will go to the Thai Muang Golf Course. Go straight.
When you see the golf course, continue straight for about one kilometer – and you’ll come to a wonderful long native beach. The photo below is of Thai Muang Beach. You’ll love it!
As soon as you cross the bridge to the mainland you can start scouting the local roads to local beaches. Up the road about ten minutes is the turn off to the Hot Springs Hotel. They have a very interesting beach as well as hot springs.
There is also a nice restaurant sitting almost over the water beach side. It is a pleasant country drive back into the resort and the sea there makes it worth the effort! Along the way you’ll see several very nice houses sitting right on the beach, the homes of the early pioneers who discovered the beauty of this area!