Railay Beach East
For a start, it is very narrow, edged with a tangle of mangroves and unsuitable for swimming. It is well used by local fishermen though. There’s a small jetty and it’s the ideal place to find a longtail boat to whisk you around the coast to Krabi Town, but don’t be in too big a hurry to depart.
Railay East is home to Diamond Cave, a popular local attraction with a wooden walkway and lighting. The shady cave houses colonies of bats and has some interesting rock formations. There is an entrance fee of 40 baht (about US$1.50)
Railay Beach East has a promenade for walking along and visiting the beach shops, cafes and restaurants lining the narrow strip of golden sand. It runs around the coast where more caves and stalactites can be seen and continues 2km beyond The Last Bar, which previously marked the end of the beach. This north end of the beach has cliffs and is a popular place for rock climbing including a local climbing school.
The walkway is ideal for jogging and strolling along without the difficulties of walking on soft sand. It also offers some great viewpoints and has several clusters of holiday villas and resorts along the way. You can also reach Railay East by walking inland across the peninsula from Railay West, about 10 minutes away.
After dark, the beach and local bars are the hub for parties and nightlife with plenty of music for dancing and performers twirling fire sticks for entertainment.
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