Freedom beach is definitely one of the most beautiful and hidden beaches in Phuket and one of my favorites!
Freedom Beach is considered the “Pearl of Phuket” and is surrounded by a green tropical jungle with very high coconut trees along the beach.
The water in high season assumes a crystal turquoise color, unique in the whole island. With soft white sand, it seems to be in the Maldives in Phuket!
This very calm and quiet beach is situated in a hidden bay, far from the street, but just a few minutes from the chaotic Patong beach. It seems incredible that such a perfect, beautiful beach exists so close to Patong, but it’s true!
The beach is not supervised so be careful and please KEEP THE BEACH CLEAN!
For the moment there are no beach chairs and umbrellas, they have been recently removed for several reasons. We hope to have them back soon!
Things To Do And Where To Eat
You can relax under the high palm trees or stay under the sun, but it is always recommended to use protective sunscreens to avoid sunburn and having to remain in your resort for the rest of your vacation.
Bring a beach towel or mat to lay on or to keep your belongings as said before there are no sunbeds or umbrellas.
If you love snorkeling, bring a mask and fins, at the ends of the beach you can see the fantastic seabed with many different types of tropical fish.
In high season, the water is always hot and incredibly crystal clear.
There are now 2 restaurants while last year, there was only one. One is under the trees with sea view is in the northern part just before arriving on the beach, and the main restaurant resides on the opposite side under the tall palm trees. They both serve Thai food, some International food, fresh tropical fruits, cold sodas, and a few snacks. They are only open in high season!
How To Reach Freedom Beach
There are two ways to reach this beautiful and hidden beach: by sea or by land.
By sea, it is possible to reach Freedom beach by renting a small local “long tail boat” from Patong, Karon, Kata or even from other beaches, but only during high season. This is the shortest way, less tiring and most beautiful because you can see the coast form a new angle and appreciate the sea breeze along the way.
The cost will change depending on where you leave, and it includes going and returning, but remember to negotiate the price before going on the boat!
It is a bit hard to reach it by land, but at the same time, it can be fun too because you have to walk on a small path through the jungle.
Please note: there are 2 paths to reach the beach (see Map)
Clicking on the ( orange P on map ) both entrances are free!
Halfway, you can start to see the beach and hear the waves break on the shoreline and at this moment your adrenalin will start going up.
Arrived on the beach sweaty, you will definitely jump in the crystal and warm water of Freedom beach… and you will do it!
Remember this at the end of the day you have to return back following the same path which can be exhausting. You will have to walk uphill through the jungle with a 30 degrees incline and arrive at the gate completely wet.
I prefer going by land… to take photos of nature, insects and the beach. Sometimes I visit the beach only to shoot the colorful sunsets. It was all mine and felt a great emotion every time.
This is Freedom beach, and you will never forget it!