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“Crowded and busy” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Surin beach

Surin beach
Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #36 of 124 attractions in Phuket
Type: Beaches
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Hong Kong, China
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“Crowded and busy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We spent 8 days in one of the villas near surin beach. The beach was small (compare to BangTao beach) and packed with local restaurants - some of them very old + worn and family operated style. Most of the beach areas were occupied by the sun chairs (for rent). You may not want to go there if you are looking for some quiet time with privacy. However, the beach was sandy and water was excellent.

Visited February 2013
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Phuket, Thailand
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“Surin Beach. Great sunsets and dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

A great place to soak up the sun with dozens of great bars and restaurants literally a few feet behind the beach.

The swimming here is safe with cordoned off swimming areas so you don't get smacked in the head by a jet ski.

A lot of the beach bar/restaurants are quite trendy with good music and ambience. These include the Catch Beach Club and the recently opened Diamond Bar. These are quite pricey but you can find less expensive establishments within walking distance.

There are also many great beach massage services.

Visited February 2013
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Phuket, Thailand
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“Not for everyone”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Still a good beach if you can see it under the mantle of deck chairs and semi naked russian women.
Too many tuk tuks and ruff fellas there and not friendly at all. Seems like only money talks and the smiles walk.
Used to be good,now just sleazy and unappealing.

Visited November 2012
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“Quiet beach in PHUKET”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

If you want to stay out of busy places, go to Surin beach. Clean water, umbrellas for 100bath /person restaurants and white sand. Be aware this is not a tropical beach, but nice in this location. Good to see sunset.

Visited January 2013
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“CROWDED”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

This beach could be beautiful if it wasn't spoiled by the ridiculous amount of EMPTY deck chairs, jet skis, restaurants and posers. Here's a good idea. Develop the park behind the beach and fill it up with bars and restaurants and leave the beach in a more natural state.

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