Freedom Beach

Freedom Beach, Patong: Address, Freedom Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

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Tas G
Athens, Greece1,285 contributions
Jan 2020
From all the beaches in Phuket this probably is the best one but hard to find and approach. You definitely need a car or a bike to visit as the distance from the center is around 4 km. We did by feet which is very hard because dont be fooled by maps. From Patong beach you need to climb up a steep hill with cars and after half an hour you pass a market, then continue down the road till you find a sign which says paradise beach on the right you need to turn left and continue passing not so good roads and finally entering the jungle there is a small path with steps that leads you to the beach.
The beach is amazing and very clean with crystal clear waters. Maybe some tourists need to behave and when they are leaving to collect their garbages from the beach.
Not so crowded and not orgnised with chairs and umbrellas.
The negatives are the boats again at the coast which cause a lot of noise and pollution. The tons of garbages on the path on the way down to the beach which noone collect them as i understood and finally the two three local small shops on the beach which sell water, drinks and food in prices 3 times more than anywhere.
Don't make them a favor to buy from them take things with you as you come and pick them up as you leave as those guys are only to collect money and not even a single garbage that they produce.
No entrance fee on the beach
The sunset from this point is amazing and undistractable
Written January 14, 2020
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
During my vacation in Phuket, we had visited this beach. We were staying at Baan Laimai Beach Resort in Patong and from there we took a tuktuk for 300 baht which dropped us at the parking area. From the parking area, we had to walk down a long flight of steps to reach the beach. The Beach has lots of rocks but not crowded which was good. We sat on the rocks and watched sunset over the sea and it was absolutely stunning view and worth all the effort we took for climbing up and down. While going back, we hired motorbike taxi for 100 baht per person to our hotel. 
Written December 23, 2020
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Rajesh Kumar
Palampur, India29 contributions
Jan 2020
I took a tuk tuk from Patong Beach to De-bussing point, I paid 250 Baht. From there you need to walk 1.2 Km down hill, there is a foot track that goes down. Once at the beach it is simply WOW. A really beautiful beach with too less a crowd.
Important points to remember.
a. There are boats that move between patong beach and Freedom beach, one can take that option but the boatman winds up by 5 pm. So if you are planning to take a boat then go early and try to come back by 5 pm, otherwise also you are not supposed to stay there after 6 pm because of safety concerns.
b. Not much eating and drinking option is available, so plan to go well stocked.
c. The beach is divided into two sections with a rocky patch in between. You need to be careful if you are planning to cross to the other side of the beach.
Written February 15, 2020
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Erik Elm
Copenhagen, Denmark34 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
It’s a little nice beach, but nothing extraordinary. You can choose to go downwards at the one of the first signs that says “freedom beach” If you do so, some individual at a restaurant there will charge you 100 bath per person for letting you pass.
If you instead walk another 100 meters in the main road, there will be a free passage downwards the jungle. After 15-20 minutes of climbing down the stairs and rocks you’ll arrive at the beach. Few people in the morning.
Written April 2, 2022
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PJF
Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Given the quite hard access to the beach, we were expecting to find lots of empty spots to relax.
But no, a literal armada of loud diesel boats had ferried in as many people as you'd find on Patong beach during the afternoon (and for a hefty price of 1200-1500 bats nonetheless).
Loud Russians/check, Instagramers/check, annoying beach sellers/check, people going to the toilet in the back of the beach/check.

I don't doubt it must have been a nice calm beach some time ago, but now it's just another spot some entrepreneurial Thais have chosen to screw tourists out of their money.
If lying on a beach like a bunch of sardines in a can is what you like, that spot is for you. Otherwise, if you're close to your money or don't want to slide down a dirt hill to get free access, I would not recommend.
Written February 7, 2020
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RDun2206
Stockport, UK37 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Took a long tail boat from Patong beach to Freedom beach, I negotiated a cost of 1300 baht for a return trip. Get an early boat, we got to Freedom beach about 9.30am and was lovely and quiet but was much busier when we left at 1pm! Takes about 20 mins on boat. There are a few stalls at the back of the beach for drinks etc. Well worth a visit!
Written March 9, 2020
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tifo06
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam202 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
One of the most beautiful beach of Phuket, but not that easy to access, the way down takes you 15 to 20 minutes walk and same on your way up, but when it's hot the way back can be a bit challenging, nothing crazy, but clearly make you burn a lot of calories.
If you don't want to walk, you can come by a long tail boat, from Patong beach, it cost between 1000 and 1500baths depending the mood of the captain and your bargaining skills.
But this beach is definitely a must see when in Phuket, you won't regret it, it's stunning.
Written March 17, 2022
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katelg01
Portugal162 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This beach has amazing clean turquoise water, beautiful soft white sand and fringed with palm palms. Truest idyllic if you were not surrounded by boat loads of tourists all playing loud music. The real treat is the wonderful entertainment of watching the pouting girls draped dangerously across rocks spending an hour or more trying to get the perfect instagram photo. Truly hilarious
Written January 17, 2020
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Very Good Drinks
Rawai, Thailand4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
After a semi-treacherous motorbike trip to the “entrance” of freedom beach, we were greeted by some individuals who informed us that there would be a 100 baht per person entry fee. Disappointed, reluctant, but determined, we obliged them and began the notably steep hike down to the shore. Sweaty and ill-prepared we pulled ourselves up by our flip flops and pushed ahead until we found ourselves at the top of an old stone stair set. The stairs led down to one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. We ate fried chicken and drank beer (we brought ourselves) and all in all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon. Not sure if the entrance fee was one that is officially sanctioned by the powers that be, however it was a small price to pay for a memorable day on the seaside.
-Very Good Drinks
Written October 19, 2021
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stephen g
Fountain Valley, California13 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
I'm very sad to write this since I first came to this beach 5 years ago and it was absolutely beautiful. Now it literally looks like a waste dump. I'm not kidding or netting dramatic. There were literally thousands of plastic bottles and all sorts of trash. The Thai government needs to step in the same way they did with Maya Bay and take measures to prevent this environmental disaster.
Written July 12, 2021
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