Railay Beach

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Railay Beach
Photo: © PancakeTom
Railay Beach - The Sleeping Indian
Photo: © Wendy Harman / CC BY
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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 15/12 »

Surf report for Sun 15/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 3mph
19:00 1ft 15s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 12:06am (3.97m)
Low 6:21am (0.59m)
High 12:36pm (3.50m)
Low 6:27pm (0.86m)
Daylight
First light06:07
Sunrise06:29
Sunset18:09
Dark18:31

Mon 16/12 »

Surf report for Mon 16/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 15s  °  ° 7mph
13:00 1ft 15s  °  ° 3mph
19:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 12:50am (3.78m)
Low 7:08am (0.75m)
High 1:25pm (3.34m)
Low 7:17pm (1.09m)
Daylight
First light06:07
Sunrise06:30
Sunset18:09
Dark18:32

Tue 17/12 »

Surf report for Tue 17/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
13:00 1ft 14s  °  ° 2mph
19:00 1ft 2s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 1:40am (3.54m)
Low 8:02am (0.95m)
High 2:24pm (3.17m)
Low 8:20pm (1.33m)
Daylight
First light06:08
Sunrise06:30
Sunset18:10
Dark18:32

Wed 18/12 »

Surf report for Wed 18/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 3s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 5mph
19:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
High 2:41am (3.28m)
Low 9:11am (1.13m)
High 3:37pm (3.05m)
Low 9:45pm (1.50m)
Daylight
First light06:08
Sunrise06:31
Sunset18:10
Dark18:33

Thu 19/12 »

Surf report for Thu 19/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
13:00 0ft 12s  °  ° 2mph
19:00 1ft 2s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 3:56am (3.07m)
Low 10:33am (1.22m)
High 5:02pm (3.06m)
Low 11:23pm (1.50m)
Daylight
First light06:09
Sunrise06:31
Sunset18:11
Dark18:33

Fri 20/12 »

Surf report for Fri 20/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 5mph
19:00 1ft 2s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 5:24am (3.00m)
Low 11:54am (1.18m)
High 6:23pm (3.21m)
Daylight
First light06:09
Sunrise06:32
Sunset18:11
Dark18:34

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

27 °C
(80 °F)

Light breeze, 10.4 km/h from NE

Sea temperature

28.3°C / 82.9°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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