Pak Pahng Beach


Pak Pahng Beach is located around 500 meters (547 yards) from the southernmost tip of Phuket Island. This lovely little beach is located next to the southern point of Rawai Beach, a well-known Phuket beach on the southeastern tip of the island.

With just 210 meters (230 yards) of sand, Pak Pahng Beach is one of Phuket’s smallest beaches, and one you won’t find on most Phuket Island maps. At its widest, the beach is 25 meters (27 yards), and is lined with ironwood trees. This can be a great spot for a private picnic, or photography session.

There is one private dwelling at the south end of the beach with steps leading up to a hillside retreat. There are no restrooms, showers, or food stands to eat at this small location, because it just doesn’t get enough visitors to make it worthwhile for the vendors.

Not all beaches in Phuket are filled with extra things to do. Some beaches, like Pak Pahng are just there for people who want to spend the day totally relaxing to the sounds of the beach and birds.

Though on a map, it looks like you can reach Pak Pahng Beach by vehicle by following Highway 3047 south and making a left turn toward the beach, there is a gate there that is often locked. The best way to reach Pak Pahng Beach is to take a longtail boat from Rawai Beach.

Pak Pahng Beach Clubs

There are no beach clubs at Pak Pahng Beach

Pak Pahng Beach Restaurants / Bars

Baan Khunying Restaurant is the only one.

Pak Pahng Beach Accommodations

Baan Khunying – this is a secluded villa located on the hill on Pak Bahng Beach. This small villa gets great reviews at Google, and the photos of the grounds and rooms are really quite beautiful. They of course have a restaurant, and it also receives good ratings.

Pak Pahng Beach Facts

  • Location in Phuket:At the far southern point of Phuket Island, on the east side.
  • GPS Data: 7° 45’ 40” N, 98° 18’ 59” E
  • Distance to Patong / Phuket Town / Airport in km: 21 / 186 / 49
  • Taxis available: No
  • Surrounding Beaches: Alex 2 Beach, beside Pak Pahng, is the southernmost beach in Phuket. Rawai Beach is the next beach going north.
  • Direction Facing: Southeast
  • Beach Length: about 215 meters (235 yd.)
  • Beach Width: 24 meters (26 yd.) at its widest point
  • Estimated Beach Area: 2’835 square meter (3,391 square yd.)
  • Beach Quality: Small white sand beach with a lot of ironwood trees lining the beach. Plenty of places with shade for a picnic or falling asleep on a beach mat or hammock.
  • Ocean Bottom: Some submerged rocks and coral.
  • Restroom / showers facilities? None
  • Beach features: Pak Pahng is a very small beach with no frills. It’s beautiful to look at, and it might be deserted, so if you’re curious you could take a longtail boat there to have a look. Maybe you’ll get lucky and have it to yourself.
  • Lifeguard Available? No
  • Sunbeds Available? No
  • Umbrellas? No
  • Public or Private? Entrance fees? Public, but entry from the road may be blocked with a locked gate. Arrival by boat is recommended.
  • Water quality: Very Good
  • Boat anchorage possible? No, too many rocks.
  • Boat dock and marina? N/A
  • Longtail boat rental possible? No
  • Speedboat/longtail boat tours possible? No/No
  • Sea inflow:: No
  • Slope into sea until 1m deep: Unknown
  • Convenience shop available? No
  • Attractions: None – the beach is the only thing here – no food vendors or other shops or restaurants.
  • Activities: Relaxing on the beach, and you could try snorkeling – there are submerged rocks that are likely holding fish and other marine life.
  • FKK possible? Not permitted, but if empty…
  • Massage available? No
  • Picnic possible? Yes
  • Surfing? No
  • 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: Though not on the west side of the island, Pak Pahng is at the southern tip and gets some wave wash-around which could form dangerous currents. Do be careful.
  • Waste runoff into the sea? No

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This Phuket Beaches Blog and most of the published articles have been researched, written and compiled by Sepp Hatzl. Sepp started visiting Phuket in 1975, felt in love with the island, and in 1997 decided to spend most of his time in Nai Thon Beach Phuket. Sepp is happy to provide you with more specific information about all kind of Phuket topics, just drop him an email (email see in the footer).

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