The Beach Guide

Nai Harn Beach (Nai Han)

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

Current weather (Wed Feb 26th 14:00)

Partly cloudy

(Partly cloudy)
33°C / 91°F

Sea temperature
28.8°C
83.9°F
Wind E
Rain 0.0mm
Sunrise 07:11
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Wed 26th
Partly cloudy 33°C / 91°F E

10 mph
15 km/h

Thu 27th
Fair 31°C / 88°F E

11 mph
18 km/h

Fri 28th
Partly cloudy 30°C / 86°F E

11 mph
17 km/h

Sat 29th
Cloudy 32°C / 90°F ESE

8 mph
13 km/h

Sun 01st
Partly cloudy 32°C / 90°F ESE

7 mph
12 km/h

Mon 02nd
Cloudy 32°C / 90°F SE

6 mph
9 km/h

5 Day Nai Harn Beach 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

Nai Harn Beach tide times & sea state

  • Wed 26/02 »
    Surf report for Wed 26/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 16mph
    13:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 7mph
    19:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 9mph
    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  °  ° 10mph
    19:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 12mph
    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  °  ° 9mph
    19:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 9mph
    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
    7:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 13mph
    13:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 5mph
    19:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 4mph
    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
  • Sun 01/03 »
    Surf report for Sun 01/03
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 11mph
    13:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 7mph
    19:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 8mph
    Tide times
    High 1:14am (3.40m)
    Low 7:14am (0.93m)
    High 1:38pm (3.39m)
    Low 7:36pm (1.19m)
    Daylight
    First light06:18
    Sunrise06:39
    Sunset18:38
    Dark18:59
  • Mon 02/03 »
    Surf report for Mon 02/03
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 1ft 7s  °  ° 8mph
    13:00 1ft 9s  °  ° 6mph
    19:00 1ft 7s  °  ° 12mph
    Tide times
    High 1:47am (3.14m)
    Low 7:47am (1.16m)
    High 2:17pm (3.17m)
    Low 8:20pm (1.44m)
    Daylight
    First light06:18
    Sunrise06:39
    Sunset18:38
    Dark18:59

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