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“Very Beautiful location. Beautiful but Dangerous Beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karon Beach

Karon Beach
Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Karon
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: This uncrowded beach features an incredibly long stretch of white sand and a full range of tourist facilities, dining and outdoor recreation.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Very Beautiful location. Beautiful but Dangerous Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

A very beautiful beach to look at and even paddle, but full of rips and quite dangerous. Swim with extreme caution!

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“Karon beach”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

I just back yesterday 2 of may from karon beach. A place that could be a paradice is full of trash is a very dirty beach,i cannot image in full season how will be

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“Not impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The beach was extremely dirty (there had been big swell recently); there are often rip tides here; it's very commercialised and busy; and we just weren't particularly impressed. We did like the very southern end of Karon beach though.

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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“Clean, safe and great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The beach itself is a long crescent - look out for the dragon monument roughly half way along, next to the inlet. Good choice of shops, bars, restaurants directly opposite the beach, as well as small cafe's on the beach itself. Took usual precaution of NOT going anywhere near the Jetski's - warned about being ripped off.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Not great for swimming but good for sunbathing and relaxing.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Karon beach is great for people watching but not really great for swimming with rips and heavy surf at times.

Being charged 100 baht for using chairs and umbrellas on the beach is a tourist trap but the beach is very clean and the sand golden.

It appeared that the beaches were also not patrolled that well and surf lifesavers were not around even though flags were out to indicate where to swim.

It is great for walking along though for exercise as the beach is approx 2-3 Kim's long.

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