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Karon Beach

Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #35 of 124 attractions in Phuket
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Karon Beach is the largest beach on the west side of Phuket (where all the white sand beaches are located). Not only is it long (about 4 km), but... more »
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Timaru NZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We recently returned from Karon beach and it has changed from last year. While there Patong Karon & Kata beaches were cleared completely of all beach vendors as they were illegaly operating on public land and were removed by armed police & military force members.As in july its off season the beach at Karon was fairly clear as there are... More

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Roskilde Municipality, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Don't plan taking kids to swim in the sea due to heavy waves and outgoing currents. A lot of plastic and scrap on the beach.

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sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The water and sand were very nice. Not a very wide expanse of sand. Bad weather caused rough seas and strong winds (July). What stopped us even stepping onto the sand was all the litter, plastic bottles, cups, bags, and many other objects. It gave an atmosphere of an unkept and dirty public area.

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Puszczykowo, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I'm from Poland and must admit that I loved my stay in Karon. Spent there 2 weeks, left on the 16th of July. Visited lots of places in the meantime, including Singapore. On a few occasions I went for long walks along Karon Beach and then Kata Beach, up to Kata Noi. Most of the tourists here are from Russia... More

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is a nice beach. Its B I G. Sand is nice and soft and the beach kind of goes on forever in a slightly curved line. Water is clean.The rows of sunchairs seem endless. There are not a lot of palmtrees to catch some shade under. Just on the other side of the sanddune there is a busy main... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you are looking lie on the beach then head to Karon before Patong. Too much happening at Patong to enjoy the beach.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

visited Karon a few times whilst staying in Patong was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the nature around , much better than patong as its busy and manic , definatly worth a visit , best to rent a motorbike and have an adventure for a day , hug the cost from patong and visit karon and kata beach,... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nice beach, not as good as Kata beach When the wind isnt blowing in the right direction, the water becomes really choppy, this seems to be the case most of the time The actual Karon area is quite nice, but again I would say Kata is better in most ways

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

litter and rubbish everywhere disgusting will not come back to phuket glad we have only 4 days here stayed by pool rest if the time

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Malmo, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The beach itself is nothing much. Much nicer ones around the island. Karon itself has some nice places to eat and relax. Given the way Phuket rips off tourists, I'd (sadly) stay away from the island entirely.

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