Swimming in Phuket

Phuket Tourist Information Guide

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This beautiful and iconic island of Phuket has many incredible beaches where you can really enjoy a great swimming experience.

Swimming in Phuket at one of the lovely beaches is usually safe, but you do need to understand quite a few things about swimming in Thailand. The first thing to know is that there are very rarely any lifeguards on duty, and then you will only see them during certain hours at certain beaches and on certain days. Usually there are no lifeguards on holidays. Signage to warn of dangers in the water is not always posted, or easily visible. If you see very few people in the water, that could be a good sign that there is something unsafe about being in and everyone else seems to know about it apart from you. Look for signs, look for lifeguards and you can always ask around about the water conditions.

During certain times of the month there is a greater likelihood that jellyfish and Portuguese Man-O-War are in the water. These stinging beasts can cause great pain, and in some cases, even death. Riptides are another danger in the water, this occurs when there are curves to the beach, and when waves are coming in from different directions. You may not see riptides before you get in the water, and by then it’s too late. Do some research about the Phuket beach you’re visiting before you go, to find out about any typical cautions you’ll need to be aware of.

The beaches have changed a lot compared to years ago when you could rent a beach chair and wait for people to come by selling BBQ chicken, fresh fruit, or rice dishes. You can still eat on the beach, but buy it before you come and bring it with you if you want to have a picnic on the beach.

If you haven’t yet been to the beaches for swimming in Phuket, they are highly recommended and are some of the most stunning beaches in Thailand. Please do have a look at the listing bellow for more detailed information.

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Koh Phi Phi Don

Koh Phi Phi Don

Koh Phi Phi Don is the larger of two Phi Phi Islands in Krabi Province, 8 kilometers long and 3.5 km

Cape Panwa Hotel Beach

Cape Panwa Hotel Beach

Cape Panwa is a peninsula stretching out into the Andaman Sea just south of Phuket Town on the amazi

Kata Beach

Kata Beach

Kata Beach is a well-known beach south of Patong on the island of Phuket, Thailand. Kata Beach is fo

Tri Trang Beach 1

Tri Trang Beach 1

Tri Trang Beach 1 in Phuket, Thailand near Patong. Tri Trang Beach 1, also known as Emerald Beach, i

Laem Ka Noi Beach | of of over 50 Phuket Beaches

Laem Ka Noi Beach

Laem Ka Noi Beach is found just to the north of Laem Ka Yai Beach. In Thai language, yai means large

Bang Tao Beach

Bangtao Beach

Bang Tao Beach, Bang Tao Beach is the name of a long stretched beach situated on the north-west coas

Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe, though located 177 km. over water and 400 km. by land (then boat) from Phuket Island, is c

Picture of Koh Khai Nok Island | small island around Phuket

Koh Khai Nok

Koh Khai Nok is located midway between Koh Sirey Island on Phuket’s east coast and Ko Yao Yai in Pha

Laem Singh Beach

Laem Singh Beach

Laem Singh Beach *Note that Laem Singh Beach is only accessible for the public by boat as the entry

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