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Phra Nang Beach

Ao Nang, Krabi

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Phra Nang Beach is a must for all holidaymakers in the Krabi region. The spectacular cliffs and the lush greenery at the beach form a fantastic setting. The sand is fine and soft and the colour and the clearness of the water are incredible. However, Phra Nang Beach has even more to offer and you will see climbers ascending the steep cliffs to get to the breath-taking viewing point at the top and you can also discover a hidden lagoon here. As well as this, there are fertility shrines which are well worth visiting, but not really appropriate for children to see.

Phra Nang Beach - Exciting, diverse dream beach

Phra Nang Beach is in the Krabi region on the Railay peninsula. The beach can only be reached by long-tail boat from, amongst other places, the popular holiday resort of Ao Nang. For a small amount of money these water-taxis bring tourists several times an hour to Phra Nang Beach.

Phra Nang Beach is a popular trip destination and with good reason. The light-coloured sand is fine and soft, the water is clean and clear and the view of the rock cliffs in the background, as well as of the rock island near the beach, is impressive. You can easily swim to this island and there are also large, designated safe swimming areas where you are well away from the numerous boats coming to the beach. You can also book climbing courses at the cliffs here. In addition you will find plenty of space in the shade because of the lush greenery at the beach and also on offer here are massages on the sand.

The main attraction of Phra Nang Beach is however, the fertility shrines in the cliff faces. As a tradition, couples who want to have children place carved, wooden, phallic symbols into the rocks to bring them luck. These are not really appropriate for children, but they are certainly worth seeing otherwise.

However, there is still more to see at Phra Nang Beach. Behind the fertility shrines a large cave opens up inviting you to walk, as if in a maze, to a small area of beach which is surrounded by pyramid-like rocks. A climbing path leads you to a viewing point from where you have a fantastic view of the three other beaches of the Railay peninsula and another path forks off to lead to a lagoon. Make sure you wear appropriate footwear for both routes and not flip-flops, and note that the way to the lagoon is much more demanding than the path to the viewing point.

There is a hotel complex at Phra Nang Beach which is only for the use of the guests of the hotel and there are no other restaurants or bars here. However, there are numerous boats anchoring near the beach where the many day trippers here can buy small dishes, drinks and snacks. Phra Nang Beach is a really exciting beach which no holidaymaker in the Krabi region should miss out on.
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Phra Nang Beach is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 6/10 points
Place 13 of 16
At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 4/10 points
Place 12 of 16
Although this beach is not unsuitable for families, we can't recommend it for you and your loved ones.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 7 of 16
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 8 of 16
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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7/10
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