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20 Best Beaches in Thailand to Spark Your Wanderlust

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There is no denying that Thailand has the most beautiful islands in the world and on those islands, you’ll find breathtaking beaches. With endless miles of white sand beaches lining the coast of the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, it can be difficult to choose which are the best beaches in Thailand to suit your needs.

Thailand kicked off our travels 23 years ago and we continue to put The Land of Smiles at the top of our favorite places on earth. After revisiting it this past November, we were reminded once again of its beauty and want to help you plan your next trip to the beautiful beaches of Thailand.

longtail boat at Koh Phangan

The Best Beaches in Thailand

With soft white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, surrounded by limestone sea cliffs, nothing can compare to a Thai beach holiday. These are the best Thailand beaches to add to your bucket list now!

1. Railay Beach – Krabi

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Overlooking Railay Beach from High Lookout

Railay is our favorite of all the beach destinations in the country. It is where we first went rock climbing in 2000. The limestone cliffs drew us there, but the beach is what keeps us coming back again and again. Railay’s gorgeous stretch of sand framed by enormous seacliffs is picture-perfect.

Railay Beach is not located on an island, but it can only be reached by long tail boat so it feels like an island. When we first visited, we caught a boat from Krabi Town, but you can also take short jaunts from Ao Nang.

Railay itself has four beaches to explore including the above-mentioned Railay Beach and Phra Nang Cave Beach plus Ton Sai Beach which is popular with rock climbers and Railay East which has great beginner rock climbing routes. At low tide, all of them can be reached through paths in the jungle.

Where to Stay at Railay Beach

  • Railay Bay Resort and Spa – We have stayed here a couple of times and loved its location directly on Railay Beach. We have seen up and down reviews so things are ever-changing.
  • Sand Sea Resort Railay Beach – Great bungalows on Railay Beach beach, we have also stayed here as it’s an excellent location right. on the beach.
  • Diamond Cave Resort and Spa – While this is not located directly on Railay Beach, it is located on east Railay Bay below the diamond cave cliff. Gorgeous!

2. Phra Nang Beach – Krabi

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I’ll never forget walking through Railay’s jungle path for the first time. As monkeys played overhead as we walked through limestone overhangs from Railay to Phra…

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