Cape Yamu Beach Phuket


Located on Phuket’s northeast side on a parallel with west coast beach, Bang Tao. Cape Yamu Beach is found to the northeast of Phuket City, just north from Coconut Island. The beach is found on the north side of the Cape Yamu peninsula. There are a number of luxury villas in this area, and it is generally quiet and less travelled. Beaches are not the best, with muddy water, muddy bottom, and dirt mixed with sand on the shore.

Cape Yamu is not a primary destination for vacationers, so in that respect, it’s nice and chill. This is a nice little spot to go on Phuket’s east side to see the water and some islands.

Cape Yamu Beach Clubs

There is no Beach Club at Cape Yamu Beach sofar

Cape Yamu Beach Restaurants / Bars

  • Taste Yamu – On the south side of the Yamu peninsula is a beautifully decorated restaurant that gets very high ratings for taste of meals and service. The restaurant overlooks the water and the breeze blows through easily as there are no walls in the front of the restaurant. A Swedish chef makes local and European favorites. In the past, it was named “Breeze.” Chef and menu has changed and needs more reviews. Someone remarked in a review that the Happy Hour was a discount of 10 THB. Not sure if that’s true but wanted to let you know!

    While there are a couple of other restaurants on the cape, one has only two reviews and the other has none. We’d rather not send you to a place that could be a bad experience.

Cape Yamu Beach Accommodations

  • Villa Sawarin Phuket – on the north end of Cape Yamu Beach is this luxurious villa property. Villas have hardwood floors and private swimming pools. Furniture is in great shape, newer, and in a modern style. Villas overlook the water. If you’re a tennis player, you’re in luck, there is a tennis court here! Golfer? There is even a practice hole with green you can use to sharpen your skills for one of the 18-hole courses close by. If you prefer a different sort of workout, they also have a nice fitness room with treadmills and dumbbells.

    Rates per night start around 80,000 THB per night, but it appears that there is a 3-night minimum. At least our search query on Booking.com reverts to that when we search for one night.

  • Ocean’s 11 Villa Phuket – at the south end of Cape Yamu Beach is another large luxury villa that sleeps 12 persons and is in the same price range as Villa Sawarin above. Fitness options include the private pool, workout room with treadmills and stepping machines, as well as a tennis court. Rates begin at 46,000 THB per night and go up to 133,000 THB per night.

Cape Yamu Beach Facts

  • Location in Phuket: Northeast coast of Phuket.
  • GPS Data: 7° 59′ 23” N, 98° 25’ 12” E
  • Distance to Patong / Phuket Town / Airport in km: 28 / 20 / 28
  • Taxis available: Yes
  • Surrounding Beaches: No surrounding beaches. The best way to locate this cape is to start at Bang Tao Beach on the west coast of Phuket and draw a line straight across to the right to the far edge of Phuket Island where the cape sticks out dramatically.
  • Direction Facing: Northeast.
  • Beach Length: Section #1: 1km (1097 yd.)
  • Beach Width: Section #1: 18.6 meters (20 yd.)
  • Estimated Beach Area: 18’600 m2 (22,245 square yd.)
  • Beach Quality: Lots of shells in the dry sand on the beach. The sand is dirty and not ideal. Certainly not one of the outstanding beaches of Phuket, but nice to look at if you’re staying at one of the luxury resorts along the beach.
  • Ocean Bottom: Muddy sand with shells – a real danger of cutting feet.
  • Restroom / showers facilities? None on the beach, but there are restaurants on the cape if you have a vehicle to reach them.
  • Beach features: This is a fairly long sandy beach with very few people. So, if you want to get away from people – this could be a good place to throw down a blanket and eat a picnic with your loved ones. If you’re here around meal time, you could spend some time at the beach and then find a good place to eat. Trees line the beach, so if the sun is out and it’s too hot, you can shelter under some of the large trees.
  • Lifeguard Available? No
  • Sunbeds Available? No
  • Umbrellas? No
  • Public or Private? Entrance fees? Public, no fees.
  • Water quality: Good
  • Boat anchorage possible? There is a large area that is OK during certain times of the year for an anchor. Most boats use Yamoo Pier on the south side of the peninsula.
  • Boat dock and marina? Yamoo Pier is on the south side of this cape.
  • Longtail boat rental possible? We didn’t see any longtail boats at this location.
  • Speedboat/longtail boat tours possible? No/No
  • Sea inflow:: Unknown
  • Slope into sea until 1m deep: 25-30m
  • Convenience shop available? Yes
  • Attractions: No real attractions here, but you can book private villas at a number of places here.
  • Activities: Restaurants; Walking at the beach.
  • FKK possible? Not permitted, not advised.
  • Massage available? No
  • Picnic possible? Yes
  • Surfing? No, none on the east coast.
  • Smoking? In November Thailand is cracking down on smoking at beaches around the country. In November 2017 in Phuket, Patong Beach is affected. Soon they expect to make it a country-wide smoking ban – so do stay up to date because fines are high and can include prison time.
  • Warnings: As mentioned, the shells in the water and the rocks on the beach ad water make wading and even walking in the sand without shoes not advised. Stingrays are known to be common on all Phuket’s east-facing beaches.
  • Waste runoff into the sea? Yes

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