Thailand is home to some of the best beaches in the world. Amongst them, the ones in Krabi are said to be the prettiest.  

Travelers swarm to Krabi’s beaches every year, but responsible development has ensured that they have remained as postcard perfect as they were years before.

Can’t wait to step into them right? Well, here is a pick of the best 9 beaches in Krabi that you should add to your bucket list right now.

1. Railay Beach

No list of best beaches in the world is complete without the mention of Railay beach. Flanked by towering limestone cliffs and backed by dense mangroves and coconut palms, the landscape makes it look like a private island.

The rocky terrain around the beach makes it the mecca of rock-climbing. It’s also one of the best beaches to stay at, with beautiful bungalows scattered around.

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What to Do There: Lounge about in the sand, swim in its calm waters or try your hand at rock climbing.

Why you should visit: Hands down, one of the best beaches in the world, not just Krabi.

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Where’s the catch: Since it’s a touristy area, everything around here is more expensive than at the mainland

How to get there: Railay is cut off from the mainland, so it can be reached be a ferry from Ao Nang Beach, Krabi Town or a little pier in the village of Ao Nammao. It costs around INR 200/ USD 3


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2. Phra Nang Beach

Phra Nang is the sister beach of Railay, located just 10 minutes away. It’s another example of a postcard-perfect beach, with some unique rock formations.

On one end of the beach, you have an erect phallic shaped rock jutting skywards and on the other end, there is a cave (Princess’s cave) half hidden below a towering wall.

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What to Do There:  There are fascinating caves that you can explore (a guide is not needed). And the water has excellent visibility, making it ideal for a splash.
Why you should visit:  You get really amazing views of massive rocks jutting out from the sea

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Where’s the catch: The beach is almost as popular as Railay, so it’s usually crowded during the day
How to get there: There is a trail leading from Railay beach

3. Tonsai Beach

Tonsai is Railay’s hippy neighbour, lined with plenty of mellow bars playing reggae music. The atmosphere is pretty laidback with most travelers just lounging about on the beach with a beer in hand. Unless, you are a rock-climber.

Like Railay, it’s surrounded by rugged cliffs with world-class rock climbing routes. Both beginners and veterans can give it a shot.

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What to Do There: Just relax on the fine powdery sand and stare into the horizon. If you are an adventure freak, then you can try rock climbing on those gigantic cliffs.
Why you should visit: If you are a backpacker who wants a place to just unwind, then Tonsai is the place to go.

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Where’s the catch: Accommodation here is pretty basic.
How to get there: You can take a ferry from Ao Nang beach to reach Tonsai. It would cost INR 200/ USD 3.

4. Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang is the centre of the travel universe in Krabi. Needless to say, it’s the liveliest beach in town. So if you are looking for an action-packed day, then you should head to Ao Nang.

The beach is lined with sundecks for you to lounge about. If you are a water baby, you can enjoy a swim in its safe waters.

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What to Do There: You can enjoy a swim or find a secluded patch to just laze around.
Why you should visit: It’s one of the best places in Krabi to watch the sunset.

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Where’s the catch: It’s a busy beach, so if you want a quiet place, then Ao Nang may not be the best beach for you
How to get there: Its walking distance from Ao Nang town

5. Tub Kaek Beach

Tub Kaek is one of Krabi’s low key gems. It’s one of the quietest and prettiest beaches in Krabi, so if you are looking for a cocktail of privacy, tranquillity and picturesque beauty, then look no further.

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What to Do There: Relax under the shade of trees and gaze at the stunning offshore vistas
Why you should visit: Its one of those places which will give you the feeling of being on a private beach

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Where’s the catch: As the coast is rocky, it’s not really ideal for swimming except at high tides.
How to get there: It’s a 30 minute drive from Ao Nang and 40 minute drive from Krabi Town

6. Nopparat Thara Beach

Nopparat Thara is a beach close to Ao Nang and a great place to just while away your afternoon or just enjoy a picnic. Its sandy shore stretches for miles, meaning a private patch is always available for you.

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What to Do There: You can sunbathe, snorkel or hire a long-tail boat to cruise along the coves.
Why you should visit: At low tides, you can walk to a tiny island of Koh Khao Pak Klong. The sunset views from here are gorgeous too.

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Where’s the catch: There is nothing much to do around here, so if you want a bustling atmosphere, then you are better off elsewhere.
How to get there: It’s a 15 minute drive from Ao Nang

7. Klong Muang

Klong Muang is the luxury resort capital of Krabi with many 5 star resorts strewn along the beach. The beach has beautiful views, lovely coconut palm trees for shade and a tranquil setting.

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What to Do There: Just plant yourself under a tree, read a book and forget the world!
Why you should visit: Its one of the most secluded beaches in Krabi

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Where’s the catch: There is a quarry near the beach, so the movement of lorries up and down might ruin your lazy slumber
How to get there: It’s a 30 minute drive from Ao Nang

8. Ao Siew

Another one of Krabi’s pleasant surprises, Ao Siew is a beach wedged between mangroves and coconut groves. The waters are aquamarine in color and much calmer than Ao Nang, so you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the waters.

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What to Do There: Swim in its crystal clear waters and soak in the solitude
Why you should visit: Its one of the lesser known beaches, so you can have the beach entirely to yourself

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Where’s the catch: You won’t find any shops near the beach, so in case you want to buy something, Klong Muang is the nearest place
How to get there: It is just a few kms away from Klong Muang

9. Ao Nang Centara Beach

Tucked between towering limestone karsts dripping in lush greenery, Ao Nang Centara is the perfect beach. It’s only a small stretch and completely hidden from view. The only way to spot it is if you pass by it on a boat. It’s almost like a secret beach.

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Note: Only guests of Centara Resort have access to this beach.

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