We decided to visit Kata beach after reading the trip advisor reviews, thinking it would be quieter than patong, but we were wrong.
The beach was still completely lined with beach loungers and people. We walked further and further along thinking it might get quieter, but this was not the case.
Due to not hiring a car/scooter, it was 400 baht per way here via tuk tuk, and definitely not worth the trip.
Try the south end of Patong beach if you are staying there, as we found this to be nice and quiet compared to the rest of the beach.
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