The Beach Guide

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.

Nearest city

Ban Ao Nang

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Phra Nang Weather Info

Current weather (Mon Feb 24th 06:00)

Fair

(Fair)
23°C / 73°F

Sea temperature
28.8°C
83.8°F
Wind ENE
Rain 0.0mm
Sunrise 07:12
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Mon 24th
Clear sky 32°C / 90°F E

12 mph
19 km/h

Tue 25th
Fair 32°C / 90°F E

10 mph
15 km/h

Wed 26th
Partly cloudy 34°C / 93°F E

9 mph
14 km/h

Thu 27th
Partly cloudy 34°C / 93°F E

6 mph
10 km/h

Fri 28th
Light rain showers 34°C / 93°F E

6 mph
10 km/h

Sat 29th
Cloudy 34°C / 93°F ESE

4 mph
7 km/h

5 Day Phra Nang UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

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 light06:18
    Sunrise06:39
    Sunset18:35
    Dark18:57
  • 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 light06:18
    Sunrise06:39
    Sunset18:36
    Dark18:57
  • 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 light06:18
    Sunrise06:39
    Sunset18:36
    Dark18:57
  • 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 light06:17
    Sunrise06:38
    Sunset18:36
    Dark18:57
  • 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 light06:17
    Sunrise06:38
    Sunset18:36
    Dark18:57
  • 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 light06:17
    Sunrise06:38
    Sunset18:36
    Dark18:57

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