Railay Beach

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Railay Beach
Photo: © PancakeTom
Railay Beach - The Sleeping Indian
Photo: © Wendy Harman / CC BY
Rai Leh beach
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Railay is a narrow peninsula that is cut off from the surrounding area by high limestone cliffs. Whilst these cliffs are very popular with climbers it means that Railay is only accessible only by a short boat ride from Ao Nang or Krabi. This should be seen as a blessing as it has protected the resort from the tourist frenzy in nearby locations such as Ao Nang. The other benefit is there are no cars in Railay making it supremely child friendly.

It is on the western side of the peninsula that you will find Railay's finest beaches. The main beach is of fine white sand lapped by the gentle green waters of the Andaman sea. Backed by a short promenade lined with cafes and shops, the beach is flanked by the huge limestone cliffs. Perhaps the best known of these cliffs is the "Sleeping Indian"; at sunset, when the cliffs are thrown into silhouette, the outline of these cliffs bear an uncanny resemblance to a 1Km long reclining Indian complete with feather in headdress!

Whilst swimming in the daytime sun is a given at Railay a nighttime (skinny?) dip can be something else. The waters in this part of the Andaman are home to bio-luminescent plankton which glow a brilliant blue and put on a magical light show.

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Railay Beach Weather Info

5 Day Railay Beach UV Index

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Average Water Temp

Railay Beach tide times & sea state

Sun 19/05 »

Surf report for Sun 19/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 18s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 2ft 3s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 3:56am (0.45m)
High 10:12am (4.13m)
Low 4:25pm (0.44m)
High 10:30pm (3.80m)
Daylight
First light05:43
Sunrise06:05
Sunset18:36
Dark18:58

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 10mph
13:00 1ft 16s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 2ft 3s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 4:29am (0.49m)
High 10:46am (4.12m)
Low 4:58pm (0.47m)
High 11:05pm (3.72m)
Daylight
First light05:43
Sunrise06:05
Sunset18:36
Dark18:58

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 10mph
13:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 2ft 3s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 5:00am (0.59m)
High 11:18am (4.03m)
Low 5:31pm (0.57m)
High 11:39pm (3.57m)
Daylight
First light05:43
Sunrise06:05
Sunset18:36
Dark18:58

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 5:31am (0.75m)
High 11:52am (3.88m)
Low 6:04pm (0.73m)
Daylight
First light05:43
Sunrise06:05
Sunset18:36
Dark18:59

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 12:14am (3.39m)
Low 6:03am (0.95m)
High 12:26pm (3.67m)
Low 6:39pm (0.93m)
Daylight
First light05:43
Sunrise06:05
Sunset18:37
Dark18:59

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 7mph
19:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 12:51am (3.17m)
Low 6:36am (1.19m)
High 1:02pm (3.43m)
Low 7:18pm (1.15m)
Daylight
First light05:43
Sunrise06:05
Sunset18:37
Dark18:59

Today's weather

Cloudy

26 °C
(78 °F)

Light air, 4.7 km/h from NNW

Sea temperature

30°C / 86°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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