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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Railay Beach tide times & sea state

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
13:00 1ft 14s  °  ° 5mph
19:00 1ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 5:29am (2.91m)
Low 12:20pm (1.50m)
High 6:36pm (2.77m)
Daylight
First light05:52
Sunrise06:13
Sunset18:20
Dark18:41

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 16mph
13:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 8mph
19:00 2ft 3s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 12:45am (1.49m)
High 7:05am (3.17m)
Low 1:36pm (1.15m)
High 7:48pm (3.16m)
Daylight
First light05:52
Sunrise06:13
Sunset18:20
Dark18:40

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 13mph
19:00 1ft 2s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 1:53am (1.13m)
High 8:06am (3.54m)
Low 2:26pm (0.76m)
High 8:38pm (3.57m)
Daylight
First light05:52
Sunrise06:13
Sunset18:19
Dark18:40

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 2:42am (0.76m)
High 8:53am (3.89m)
Low 3:08pm (0.42m)
High 9:20pm (3.93m)
Daylight
First light05:52
Sunrise06:13
Sunset18:18
Dark18:39

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
19:00 0ft 8s  °  ° 1mph
Tide times
Low 3:24am (0.44m)
High 9:34am (4.16m)
Low 3:46pm (0.18m)
High 9:59pm (4.19m)
Daylight
First light05:52
Sunrise06:13
Sunset18:18
Dark18:39

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 11mph
13:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 4:03am (0.23m)
High 10:14am (4.30m)
Low 4:23pm (0.05m)
High 10:35pm (4.34m)
Daylight
First light05:52
Sunrise06:13
Sunset18:17
Dark18:38

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

25 °C
(77 °F)

Light breeze, 6.1 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

28.8°C / 83.9°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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