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This cozy, secluded beach features calm waters and is a favorite for families and couples to relax, snorkel and body surf.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Pakbang Road | Pakbang Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of debris and rubbish, especially big logs floating to shore, very dangerous, really need people to clean it up every day Could do with bins all along the beach front to help with trash

Thank CzO62
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This beach has potential but is very polluted like most beaches in Phuket. It is sad to see so much pollution on the world's beaces. This is also a problem in other parts of the world such as Bali.

Thank Roedolflubbe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kata beach is only a short walk from Karon beach and definitely worth a visit. Personally I prefer it to Karon beach. It’s a lot cleaner. There is food and drink stall to the north of the beautiful and restaurant to the south end.

Thank Jared M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice beach, definitely more peaceful than potong beach. If you’re looking for a more peace and relax beach in Phuket , this is the one.

Thank Eugene Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful stretch of beach - parasailing, and surf and boogie boards for hire. Good restaurants at the southern end

1  Thank LaidbackCapeTown
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent longer than anticipated in Kata Beach. It’s great for backpackers and people who are looking to take their try at surfing for the first time. Stayed at Camp Hostel and had a wonderful 4 days there. It’s not the town for you if...More

Thank ninamadz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely walk from karon beach all the way down to kata. We stopped off half way at a bar up in a tree house well thats what it looked like ha. Have a stroll along and walk to kata its a lovely...More

Thank Leonieloo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard lots about Phuket island. Only here for 4 days...... my impressions were sadly negative. Buildings going up everywhere, tatty local stalls selling cheap knockoffs, the higher end hotels are nicer but much pricier. Beaches are full of plastic, as Thais give no regard to...More

Thank vontrappsters
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some fabulous views and a lovely beach with shops and restaurants nearby to suit every pocket. The lifeguards are fabulous! We may issue was the amount of plastic and no one clearing up and very few bins to allow tourists to help!

1  Thank PoppodomPete
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very busy beach,with sun loungers galore & close to loads of restaurants & bars. There are vendors selling various items on the beach itself but a no thank you suffices.

Thank Pauly26
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May 16, 2018|
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Response from KEVIN R | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can - two is maximum - prices vary and I would always haggle haggle haggle!! Go to them when they are quiet!! Typically 30 minutes and no age restrictions but it is quite hard with the body harness on your skin. The... More
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Aussietraveller11 | Reviewed this property |
Kata Noi is a better beach and is only 10 minutes walk from Kata Beach itself.
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April 8, 2018|
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Response from Atisorn | Reviewed this property |
If you are traveling alone, I would recommend you to stay in one small hotel with 3/2 stars because of the cheap pricing, you can find nice hotels here or in some other applications. If you go to Kata I would definitely... More