Karon beach – a stunning Phuket beach
Karon beach is the longest and one of the most popular beach of Phuket. It is located between Patong and Kata beach on the west coast of the island. It is easy to reach the beach by car. In fact, it is plenty of parking space on the road along the shoreline and near the lake of Karon.
The beach is long more than 3 kilometers and rarely feels crowded. So, you will not know where you will place your beach towel the first time you reach the beach. The white sand of Karon beach is so powdery and soft. It squeaks when you walk on the sand. It is weird but it is fun to hear the sound from the sand.
This beach has some areas offering beach loungers and umbrellas. So, do not hesitate to keep one.
You will be able to enjoy some water activities. For instance, such as jet ski, parasailing, beach volley and paddle board (these are mostly popular at the green season).
The sea at low season is often rough with high waves and strong currents fed by wind from the southwest. So, be careful if you will swim. When sea is rough, it is not allowed to swim on some parts of the beach. In fact, it is clearly signed by red flags!
At high season the large Karon beach looks like a tropical paradise. In fact, the sea is calm and clear but without currents. So, it is a perfect beach for snorkeling and swimming.
Where to stay in Karon Beach
Beyond Resort Karon and Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket are 2 beautiful hotels right on the beach and both have direct access to the beach. In fact, it is easy to go on the beach.
Thavorn Palm Beach Resort Phuket is popular and well known. In fact, there is just a street to cross to access the beach.
For more info about Phuket, please read PHUKET 101.