Nakalay Beach Phuket is a south-southwest facing beach about half-a-kilometer long located about 4 kilometers north of crowded Patong Beach, and around 30 km from the Phuket International Airport (HKT) in the north. There is along boat pier jutting into the shallow water to allow boats to drop passengers on a dry place.
This is another one of those Phuket beaches which is supposed to be freely accessed, but isn’t. The Thavorn Beach Village Hotel and Nakalay Palm Phuket hotels own all the land around the beach and there is no public thoroughfare to allow people to access the beach directly without going through their hotel grounds.
As you can see in our video, Nakalay Beach Phuket is long, but it is filled with rocks and sharp shells, dangerous for feet. It is interesting to walk through the partially submerged rocks at low tide to see what sorts of sea life you can find there and in the tide pools on the west side of the beach.
Some people snorkel when the tide comes in, but really, there are many other fantastic snorkeling spots on Phuket – go see some of them instead and give this a pass.
Though there are some waves here in the off-season, and some people insist on surfing it, the underwater hazards make this beach a dangerous place to surf and you should go elsewhere. The entire west coast of Phuket has great surfing and swimming spots, we honestly can’t see a great reason to take time out of your day to visit this beach!
Nakalay Beach Information
- Distance From Bismarcks Paradise:27 km (46) minutes
- Distance From Central Phuket:18 km (39) minutes
- TAGS: Swimming