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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Nai Yang Beach

Nai Yang Beach

Nai Yang Beach, Phuket Nai Yang Beach is the closest and first beach south of the Phuket Internation

Relax Beach

Relax Beach

Relax Beach is a fairly large beach set in a private rocky and tree-lined cove just north of Karon B

Lawa Island

Lawa Island

Lawa Island (Lawa Yai) is part of Phang Nga Province and is the bigger of two islands together known

Paradise Beach Patong Phuket

Paradise Beach Patong Phuket

Paradise Beach Patong Phuket? If you are looking for beautiful views, a white sandy beach and crysta

Nai Thon Beach

Nai Thon Beach

Nai Thon Beach is ideally located on the northwestern coast of Phuket Island and is only a short fiv

ao yon noi beach

Ao Yon Noi Beach

Ao Yon Noi Beach is near the end of the west side of Cape Panwa just southeast of Phuket Town and no

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

Nai Thon Noi Beach Phuket - small beach south of the main Nai Thon Beach

Nai Thon Noi Beach

Nai Thon Noi Beach is a small west-facing beach about 80 meters (87 yards) long and located just sou

Koh Lon | East Side Beaches

Koh Lon | East Side

Koh Lon Island is easy to reach by longtail boat from Phuket Island’s east coast. This island is jus

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