6 Wonderful Beaches You Must Visit in your Thailand Summer Adventure

Aside from its cultural and historical landmarks, its rich cuisine, and its sweeping landscapes, the coastline of Thailand is also home to some of the world’s most pristine and serene beaches, where you can find prolonged moments of solitude or even extended hours of party and play.

The search is on for the picture-perfect summer destination and if you plan to get your much-needed dose of sun, wind, and waves in some tropical paradise overseas, there’s always a beach or island in Thailand for the next adventure you plan to take.

So if you’re thinking of having a summer to remember in the Land of Smiles, here are a few islands and beaches for you to consider:

Railay Beach is perfect for those seeking a scenic and serene refuge. Photo is from the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Railay Beach is perfect for those seeking a scenic and serene refuge. Photo is from the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Railay Beach

This isolated peninsula in Krabi Province is surrounded by tall limestone cliffs, so you can only get here through a boat ride. One of the must-try activities for you here is the Four Islands Tour, where you can make snorkeling stops or simply bask on the beaches. Railay Beach is also considered a rock climber’s paradise so if you’re looking for a sudden rush of adrenaline, you can try deep water soloing, where a misstep or a missed grasp can take you to a plunge into the sea below.

Banana Beach Koh Hey in Coral island is picture perfect with its white sand beachs and clear blue water. Photo is from the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Banana Beach Koh Hey in Coral island is picture perfect with its white sand beachs and clear blue water. Photo is from the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Phuket Island

At the largest island in Thailand, you can choose from more than 30 beaches that would suit your planned summer adventure. At Patong, you can relish the pristine white sand beach by day. At sundown, you can enjoy the bustling nightlife in restaurants, beer bars, and night clubs. Should you prefer time away from crowds, the desert island feel of Freedom Beach, which only has one restaurant and none of the typical water activities in other beaches, could provide the escape you need.

Hat Hua Hin
Hua Hin is perfect for your quick beach trip from Bangkok. Photo is from the Tourism Authority of Thailand website.

Hua Hin

Situated in the western side of the Gulf of Thailand two hours away from Bangkok, Hua Hin is a hub for an immersive and authentic Thai experience since it primarily caters to Thai travelers from the capital. At Hua Hin, you can have a taste of 100 percent authentic Thai cuisine in one of the over-water restaurants. It is also home to the top kite surfing beach in Thailand. Along the beaches, there are several schools to help you get started on conquering the waves through kite surfing.

Coral Island

If a snorkeling or scuba diving adventure is what you seek, this serene island located three kilometers of Phuket is one of the best places to be in since it is home to an impressive coral reef. You can also get on canoe or banana boat rides if you don’t feel like going underwater. If you want to feel a bit artsy, this island offers batik classes, where you will learn traditional ways of putting designs on fabrics.

The lively resort town of Cha-Am's wide range of activities include water sports and bicycle riding along a 6-km stretch of beach.
The lively resort town of Cha-Am’s wide range of activities include water sports and bicycle riding along a 6-km stretch of beach.

Cha-Am

A clutter-free destination just a few hours away from Bangkok, Cha-Am gives you the tranquil atmosphere for a sunrise stroll or a Thai massage under a parasol. Cha-Am’s long and serene coastline creates a picture-perfect backdrop for a wide range of activities you can try such as pony rides, banana boat rides, waterskiing, windsurfing, and parasailing.

Koh Lanta
The island of Koh Lanta is home to the Mu Koh Lanta National Park, which creates a perfect setting for wildlife and marine life encounters. Photo is from the Tourism Authority of Thailand website.

Koh Lanta

Travel publication Conde Nast traveler identified Koh Lanta, which is actually made of little islands, as the “Best Island in Thailand: for when you can’t make up your mind.” Whether you’re travelling solo, with family, or a group of friends, there is always something for you to try: you can hop at beach bars, explore world-class diving sites, do kayaking at a mangrove forest, and feast on seafood tom yum with locals.

Karon Beach in one of the many beach fronts in Phuket. Photo is from the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Karon Beach in one of the many beach fronts in Phuket. Photo is from the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

If you’re already planning your itinerary, Thailand’s beaches are sure to give you a feast for the senses and your very own #THAImazing story. And if you’re capturing stills of your adventures there, you can always be sure that Thailand’s sunsets or daybreaks from these beaches will add more color to your memories.

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