The Beach Guide

Kata Noi (Katanoi)

Kata Noi - Thailand
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Set just to the south of Kata beach, Kata Noi is like a smaller, undeveloped version of its bigger, brasher neighbour. It has the same golden-white sands that gently slope down to the clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea, and as you would expect from a tropical island, the beach is lined with palm trees.

Kata Noi beach is a great spot to relax, as frankly there isn’t a great deal to do here except just that. You can hire a sun lounger for a small fee, buy yourself a cold drink from one of the little beach stalls and you are set up for the day. Of course, if you are feeling a little more energetic you can always take a stroll down to the sea and go for a dip to cool off.

Swimming at Kata Noi is generally safe and there is some good snorkelling to be had at the southern end of the beach. Here you will find a variety of colourful tropical fish darting amongst the coral reef.

You will often find people surfing at the northern end of Kata Noi, and whilst most of the year the sea is fairly calm there can be good surf here, particularly during the monsoon season (May to October). In these conditions it is best not to swim.

At the end of a hard day’s relaxing on the beach you should grab a drink and take in the sunset at the KataThani beachfront bar or try one of the other bars further up the hill with great views over the bay.
The best view though is from the Kata (or Karon) Viewpoint which is located a short trek from Kata Noi. Set atop Kho Sam Haad which translates as “Three beaches hill”, it certainly lives up to its name. From here you get a fantastic view of the three bays of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon.

Nearest city

Nai Harn

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Kata Noi Weather Info

Current weather (Mon Feb 24th 05:00)

Clear sky

(Clear sky)
25°C / 77°F

Sea temperature
29°C
84.2°F
Wind ENE
Rain 0.0mm
Sunrise 07:12
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Mon 24th
Clear sky 31°C / 88°F ENE

13 mph
21 km/h

Tue 25th
Clear sky 30°C / 86°F E

11 mph
17 km/h

Wed 26th
Clear sky 30°C / 86°F E

9 mph
15 km/h

Thu 27th
Clear sky 32°C / 90°F E

6 mph
10 km/h

Fri 28th
Clear sky 31°C / 88°F E

10 mph
15 km/h

Sat 29th
Partly cloudy 31°C / 88°F ESE

8 mph
13 km/h

5 Day Kata Noi UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Kata Noi tide times & sea state

  • Mon 24/02 »
    Surf report for Mon 24/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 17mph
    13:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 10mph
    19:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:42am (0.57m)
    High 10:47am (3.67m)
    Low 4:45pm (0.70m)
    High 10:55pm (3.95m)
    Daylight
    First light06:20
    Sunrise06:41
    Sunset18:38
    Dark18:59
  • Tue 25/02 »
    Surf report for Tue 25/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 18mph
    13:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 11mph
    19:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 14mph
    Tide times
    Low 5:07am (0.50m)
    High 11:15am (3.76m)
    Low 5:12pm (0.63m)
    High 11:23pm (3.97m)
    Daylight
    First light06:20
    Sunrise06:41
    Sunset18:38
    Dark18:59
  • Wed 26/02 »
    Surf report for Wed 26/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 17mph
    13:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 8mph
    19:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 11mph
    Tide times
    Low 5:31am (0.48m)
    High 11:42am (3.80m)
    Low 5:38pm (0.63m)
    High 11:50pm (3.92m)
    Daylight
    First light06:20
    Sunrise06:41
    Sunset18:38
    Dark18:59
  • Thu 27/02 »
    Surf report for Thu 27/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 15mph
    13:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 7mph
    19:00 1ft 6s  °  ° 11mph
    Tide times
    Low 5:56am (0.51m)
    High 12:09pm (3.78m)
    Low 6:05pm (0.68m)
    Daylight
    First light06:19
    Sunrise06:40
    Sunset18:38
    Dark18:59
  • Fri 28/02 »
    Surf report for Fri 28/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 15mph
    13:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 7mph
    Tide times
    High 12:17am (3.80m)
    Low 6:20am (0.60m)
    High 12:36pm (3.70m)
    Low 6:33pm (0.80m)
    Daylight
    First light06:19
    Sunrise06:40
    Sunset18:38
    Dark18:59
  • Sat 29/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 29/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    4:00 2ft 3s  °  ° 13mph
    10:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 11mph
    16:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 8mph
    Tide times
    High 12:45am (3.62m)
    Low 6:46am (0.74m)
    High 1:06pm (3.57m)
    Low 7:02pm (0.97m)
    Daylight
    First light06:19
    Sunrise06:40
    Sunset18:38
    Dark18:59

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