Ideally, a kid-friendly beach should contain the following: shallow waters, plenty of shade, a variety of food and beverage options, as well as a variety of child-friendly activities. Keeping these factors in mind, we scoured the coasts of Phuket in search of a list of family-friendly spots. Holidaymakers travelling with their little ones in tow, find your slice of coastal paradise at one of these kid-friendly beaches in Phuket:
Ao Yon Beach
Located south of Cape Panwa, Ao Yon Beach is a hidden gem undiscovered by most travellers. The beach is separated into two sections by a rocky headland – one half of the beach is home to a shrimp farm, while the other, a larger stretch of coast, contains a pearl farm. Boasting a picture-perfect appearance, Ao Yon charms beach-goers with its azure sea waters, pristine white sand and towering palms. Vacation makers seeking a serene spot to enjoy a leisurely day out with their little ones are sure to find their slice of beach paradise at Ao Yon.
The sprawling Laguna Phuket Resort Complex may occupy a significant spot, but Bangtao’s sweeping coasts still offers plenty of space for families and beach bums to chill out upon its golden sands. Beach-goers will find a wide selection of shopping, dining and entertainment options located at the northern end of the beach, situated close by to where the resort is located at. Avid swimmers are welcome to take a dip in Bangtao’s sparkling waters, but they should keep in mind that swells and undercurrents occur frequently during the rainy season. Keep an eye out for red flags, and heed the warning to step out of the water when they are raised.
Located along Phuket’s western coasts, the sweeping shores of Kamala Beach offers beach bums with plenty to do. After taking a dip in the sea, stroll along the golden sands as you ponder over which beach activity to undertake next – will it be a pampering massage, an invigorating yoga session, or tucking into a delectable meal at a charming beachfront restaurant?
Made up of two beaches, Kata Yai Beach and Kata Noi Beach, Kata’s powdery white sand and shallow waters makes it a popular hang out among families and holidaymakers. Beach-goers will easily find an array of surf shops and long tail boat vendors along the coast. Groups of food and beverage vendors crowd the sandy shores, making it a quick and convenient affair to purchase snacks for your little ones should they be hungry for a bite. Home to a good variety of restaurants, finding a spot for a cosy family dinner is a piece of cake after a long day outdoors.
Sitting along the southern coasts of Phuket, Nai Harn Beach’s laid back vibes draws family-friendly crowds seeking a beach hangout away from Phuket’s busier coasts. Its tranquil shores, lined with sunbeds and rows of casuarina trees, are perfect for a lazy afternoon of sunbathing. Beach-goers seeking respite from the tropical heat may cool down with a dip in Nai Harn’s calm, turquoise waters.
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