Patong beach – a famous Phuket beach
Patong Beach, the most famous beach of Phuket, is the heart of the Island and is crowed all year round. Patong beach is located in the central west side of the Island. So, from here you can admire amazingly colorful sunsets.
The beach is about 3 kilometers long with white soft sand and emerald blue water at high season. You think it is weird but it is true.
The northern part of the beach, just close to the Novotel Phuket resort is more beautiful and quiet. Moreover, you can find some parking space and some food and fruit vendors to enjoy.
What to do in Patong Beach
You can rent umbrellas and beach loungers for 200 Baht in some parts of the beach. You can also choose to stay under the shady palm trees or even stay under the sun though.
PLEASE NOTE: It is not allowed to smoke on the beach and this is good. Violator risks jail not more than 1 year or fines not more than 100.000 baht or both. Effective from February 1, 2018 onwords. So do not violate this rule!
At the day you can play having fun with your friends on the beach. For instance, playing a volleyball on the shoreline or renting a paddle board, a jet ski and parasailing.
Along the beach beach you will also find some resorts, restaurants and street food, clothing stores, money exchange, travel agencies, massage centers, tuk tuk taxis and the famous Bangla Road!
A 10 minutes walk will take you to the big Jungceylon shopping mall or at the newest Central Patong. So, if you come for a vacation in Phuket and you prefer your holiday to be lively, do not forget to visit Patong beach!