The Beach Guide

Railay Beach (Rai Leh Beach)

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.

Nearest city

Ban Ao Nang

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Railay Beach 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 Railay Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Railay Beach 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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