Phra Nang (Phra Nang Cave Beach)
Phra Nang is without doubt one of Thailand?s most spectacular beaches. Indeed, the claim is that it is one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. On first arriving here, you might think you had stumbled over Conan Doyle?s Lost World. Framed by the imposing ThaiWand Wall rising vertically from the ocean at its northern end, this surreal stretch of beach has spectacular overhanging cliffs announcing its southern limits too. The idyllic white-sand beach serves as a corridor between these two promontories tracking the calm, clear shoreline and offering plenty of space on all but the busiest days.
Phra Nang ? named after a mythical princess goddess - is part of the popular Railay (Rai Leh) tourist area situated on Phra Nang Peninsula surrounded by sea and majestic limestone cliffs. This is on the Andaman Coast of Thailand, in Krabi Province. Long-tail boats serve as water taxis and provide the main means of accessing Railay and its many secrets. Boats ferry passengers from Ao Nang and Krabi, which both serve as gateways to the area.
Railay is primarily a rock climbing hot spot in the region, attracting accomplished climbers from all over the world with its challenging limestone edifices. Phra Nang - referred to as Pranang Cave Beach on local maps ? serves as the popular beach destination at the southern tip of the peninsula. It is great for bathing, especially at high tide but it can get somewhat hectic in peak season.
Phra Nang has just enough facilities. Roast chicken and salad lunches are cooked and sold on the beach and you can even opt for a massage on the strand. There are plenty of vendors plying their trade too, but not to the point of spoiling the special ambience. Observe climbers start the long way up the sheer cliffs right from the beach ? some return the quick way by diving into the ocean.
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Phra Nang Weather Info
Current weather (Mon Feb 24th 06:00)
23°C / 73°F
Week weather forecast
Mon 24th32°C / 90°F
Tue 25th32°C / 90°F
Wed 26th34°C / 93°F
Thu 27th34°C / 93°F
Fri 28th34°C / 93°F
Sat 29th34°C / 93°F
5 Day Phra Nang UV Index
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Phra Nang 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 2ft 4s 18mph 13:00 1ft 3s 9mph 19:00 2ft 4s 24mph Tide times Low 4:42am (0.57m) High 10:47am (3.67m) Low 4:45pm (0.70m) High 10:55pm (3.95m) Daylight First light 06:18 Sunrise 06:39 Sunset 18:35 Dark 18:57
Tue 25/02 »
Surf report for Tue 25/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 2ft 4s 22mph 13:00 1ft 3s 9mph 19:00 2ft 3s 17mph Tide times Low 5:07am (0.50m) High 11:15am (3.76m) Low 5:12pm (0.63m) High 11:23pm (3.97m) Daylight First light 06:18 Sunrise 06:39 Sunset 18:36 Dark 18:57
Wed 26/02 »
Surf report for Wed 26/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 2ft 3s 16mph 13:00 1ft 3s 2mph 19:00 1ft 3s 10mph Tide times Low 5:31am (0.48m) High 11:42am (3.80m) Low 5:38pm (0.63m) High 11:50pm (3.92m) Daylight First light 06:18 Sunrise 06:39 Sunset 18:36 Dark 18:57
Thu 27/02 »
Surf report for Thu 27/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 2ft 4s 21mph 13:00 1ft 3s 2mph 19:00 1ft 3s 2mph Tide times Low 5:56am (0.51m) High 12:09pm (3.78m) Low 6:05pm (0.68m) Daylight First light 06:17 Sunrise 06:38 Sunset 18:36 Dark 18:57
Fri 28/02 »
Surf report for Fri 28/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 2ft 3s 16mph 13:00 1ft 3s 2mph Tide times High 12:17am (3.80m) Low 6:20am (0.60m) High 12:36pm (3.70m) Low 6:33pm (0.80m) Daylight First light 06:17 Sunrise 06:38 Sunset 18:36 Dark 18:57
Sat 29/02 »
Surf report for Sat 29/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 4:00 2ft 3s 15mph 10:00 1ft 3s 13mph 16:00 1ft 3s 10mph Tide times High 12:45am (3.62m) Low 6:46am (0.74m) High 1:06pm (3.57m) Low 7:02pm (0.97m) Daylight First light 06:17 Sunrise 06:38 Sunset 18:36 Dark 18:57