PhraNang Cave Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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RaunaqSinghPunn
New Delhi, India230 contributions
Jan 2020
Only way to reach PhraNang Cave Beach/Railay Beach is by a longtail motor boat (or speed boat) from the Ao Nang Beach. Tickets for the longtail motor boat can be purchased at the shop at the corner of the road. If I recall correctly, this was a centralized shop with fixed rates to avoid scams/over pricing.

Tickets for 12noon to 6 (or maybe 5) PM are priced slightly lower than the tickets for later in the evening. You can book your return tickets from here itself. Although, there is no discount on two way booking.

Tickets to PhraNang / Railay were priced at 100THB/person/side. Its a 15-20mins boat ride. So we purchased our tickets from Ao Nang to PhraNang and walked from PhraNang to Railay Beach and boarded from Railay Beach to Ao Nang. Boats for both side of the journey were different. You must retain your ticket and show it to any of the boats parked on the beach. All can ferry you back to Ao Nang beach.

I could see some of the travelers kayaking there way to Railay/PhraNang Beach as well. Although I do not have visibility on the pricing for this.

On the beach, there are some restaurants as well. I also saw rock climbing happening there, although not sure whether it was part of some group's package or was open for all. Towards one end of the beach, inside a cave is a penis shrine. Yes, you read it right. Have a look at the photos for more details.
Written January 25, 2020
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Thewanderlustnomadfamily
New York City, NY50 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Easy to reach, you take a boat from Ao nang beach for 200baht/head and 15 minutes later you will be at PhraNang. You can spend the day, food and drink are available ( no restaurant only boat food). There is two beautiful restaurant bay view but they’re part of an hotel and you can’t have lunch .
Pro: there is shade for family . Massage spot. Canoe to go around the rock and basic food and drinks. You can go back anytime you want.
Con: it is extremely busy, we couldn’t believe it. It changed a bit the experience !
I managed to take some pictures with almost no people.
Written January 20, 2020
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erez m
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The best beach in Thailand and one on the best in the world. We have been returning to this beach dozen of times over the last thirty !!! Years and it hasn’t changed. The view of the rocks is unique the sand strip is wide and clean and the water clear and warm - simply perfect !
Written September 26, 2022
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TequilaPepita
Bangkok, Thailand2,598 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
This beach has to be one of the most beautiful one in Thailand! We were there 3 years ago and the place was so packed with tail boats and people that it was not enjoyable. This time during the pandemic we had virtually the entire beach to ourselves! We were simply in awe. We also climbed to the Railay viewpoint and the view was stunning. Not to be missed when in Krabi.
Written March 8, 2021
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chuckymustdie
647 contributions
Mar 2020
Pra Nang Cave Beach would be lovely if it weren’t for the crowds. It’s hard to get a decent photo there without heaps of people in the background. We were there late in the afternoon for sunset and it was still crowded but apparently during the day it’s even busier. The cave and the story behind it was OK. Sunset from here is pretty and then just a 5 minute boat ride off the shore we did snorkelling with bioluminescent plankton which was awesome
Written April 30, 2020
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handbagmadPlymouth
Plymouth, UK43 contributions
Jan 2020
We took the longtail boat ferry from Ao nang for 200 bahts return pp, you have to wait until they have 8 people on the boat, we never waited any more than 5 minutes, and it takes 25 minutes to get there. Best to get there early, as a lot of tour boats arrived but they only stayed for about an hour.
There are two caves with phallic symbols at the end of the beach, and it was fun watching the rock climbing here. There is a path that takes you to Railey beach around the bay.

There are 5 longtail boats selling hot/cold food and drinks.

Tip- get under a tree for shade
Written February 1, 2020
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Manish G
New Delhi, India146 contributions
Jan 2020
I went to this beach with the four island tour and just had around half an hour to look around. Whatever little time I had, it was very refreshing to see all those people enjoying in the swimming area. The place had some veyr interesting features to experience.
The cave itself is interesting that houses a temple and an interesting resident, a Comodo Dragon. If was fun to watch it climbing the rocks of the temple.
I will surely recommend this place but a dedicated visit, half an hour is too short for this place, to explore the beauty and cuisine available in resturants near by.
Written February 24, 2020
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emmatabg7
Leeds, UK84 contributions
Feb 2020
we went here twice. the first time we went during an organised trip, so we had a tasty dinner whilst watching the sunset. we only stayed here about an hour, which was plenty of time.
the second time, we spent more time here and walked up to the fertility caves where people take offerings. we also did a bit of snorkelling. there are boats that moor up that sell snacks and drinks.
very beautiful.
Written February 23, 2020
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tpham94
Bellevue, WA183 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The pictures on this site can be deceiving in that most wait for people to get out of the way before they snap their own idyllic scenery picture. If you like people watching and crowds, go at midday and in the afternoon. Late afternoons and sunset are busy like a shopping mall. If you like quiet and peaceful, stick with early to mid morning. Getting Thai food from the parked long tail boats completes the experience. Thai pancake with banana and Nutella never fails.
Written January 4, 2020
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Denisa I
Bucharest, Romania159 contributions
Jan 2020
Definitely a must see if you stay in Ao Nang. The beach was great, the views were amazing and it is a 200 Baht ride with a longtail boat from Ao Nang. We didn't have to pay a national fee and there were many longtail boat rides from Ao Nang. It had many options to eat and drink because there were many 'boat restaurants" which provided Thai food, burgers, sandwhiches, fruit shakes, beer, ice cream etc at a very good price.
Written January 25, 2020
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