Nai Harn Beach

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Nai Harn beach
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Nai Han beach
Sunset at Nai Harn

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Located as much off the beaten track as anywhere can be in Phuket is one of the island's best beaches. The largely rocky coastline of the southernmost tip of Phuket gives way to this pristine strip of soft white sand with its backdrop of lushly vegetated hillsides. As you would expect the waters of this small sheltered bay are warm and crystal clear.

Whilst this may sound like practically every other beach in Thailand, Nai Harn beach trump card is the fact that development is conspicuous by its absence. Besides a couple of hotels which blend into the hillside there is very little to spoil the beach's natural beauty. There is a reason for this, and it isn't because the developers just decided to spare Nai Han. The reason is the Samnak Song Monastery which owns much of the land around the beach. Combined with a lake behind the beach there has been little opportunity to turn this beach into the next Patong.

During the summer months you will often see many yachts anchored in the bay and this natural shelter makes it a good spot for swimming and snorkelling. There are some even better dive spots just north on the coral reefs of Ao Sane. Out of season the sea here can be quite rough; sufficiently so that Nai Harn is regarded as one of the best surf spots on Phuket.

Although there isn't much in the way of development here you won't have any problem finding somewhere to eat. In the shade of the trees behind the beach are a plethora of beach cafes serving Thai style snacks and meals. Here you will also find stalls with locals selling there wares ranging from exotic fruits to the prerequisite handicrafts.

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Nai Harn Beach Weather Info

5 Day Nai Harn Beach UV Index

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Nai Harn Beach tide times & sea state

Fri 17/01 »

Surf report for Fri 17/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 7mph
19:00 1ft 7s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
High 3:16am (3.15m)
Low 9:40am (1.17m)
High 4:10pm (3.12m)
Low 10:30pm (1.52m)
Daylight
First light06:22
Sunrise06:44
Sunset18:28
Dark18:50

Sat 18/01 »

Surf report for Sat 18/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 18mph
13:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 4:31am (2.90m)
Low 10:59am (1.33m)
High 5:34pm (3.06m)
Daylight
First light06:22
Sunrise06:45
Sunset18:28
Dark18:50

Sun 19/01 »

Surf report for Sun 19/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 17mph
13:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 8mph
19:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 12:07am (1.54m)
High 6:04am (2.79m)
Low 12:24pm (1.37m)
High 6:56pm (3.15m)
Daylight
First light06:23
Sunrise06:45
Sunset18:29
Dark18:51

Mon 20/01 »

Surf report for Mon 20/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 19mph
13:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 1:30am (1.39m)
High 7:28am (2.86m)
Low 1:35pm (1.29m)
High 8:01pm (3.33m)
Daylight
First light06:23
Sunrise06:45
Sunset18:29
Dark18:51

Tue 21/01 »

Surf report for Tue 21/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 17mph
13:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 2:30am (1.19m)
High 8:30am (3.02m)
Low 2:30pm (1.16m)
High 8:50pm (3.52m)
Daylight
First light06:23
Sunrise06:45
Sunset18:30
Dark18:52

Wed 22/01 »

Surf report for Wed 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 15mph
13:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 3:16am (0.98m)
High 9:17am (3.20m)
Low 3:15pm (1.03m)
High 9:31pm (3.69m)
Daylight
First light06:23
Sunrise06:45
Sunset18:30
Dark18:52

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

27 °C
(80 °F)

Light breeze, 8.3 km/h from NNW

Sea temperature

28.1°C / 82.5°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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