This very cozy sandy beach, about a kilometer long, is located in the north of Phuket. Its distinctive feature is that there are not many tourists on the beach, even in high season. The difference is felt when compared with the beaches of Patong or Karon Beach.
The beach is not wild: on the shore, you can rent a sunbed and an umbrella, sit in a Thai cave. Services on the beach do not end there: just across the street, you can find hotels, massage parlors, and restaurants – if you want to escape the sun, you can do this by hiding on the veranda. There are no cafes and restaurants on the beach.
The beach is not secluded, unlike some other beaches in Phuket. The beach is also popular among the locals, but not everything is lost: local guests are not as noisy as the tourists.
The beach is not suitable for swimming, as there are many rocks, and, in the sea, there are often strong waves. Therefore, you should not go into the water. The beach is not suitable for swimming, but it is very convenient to lay on the sand and enjoy the sun.
The beach is perfect for relaxing if you want some rest if you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of Patong and Bangla Road.
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How to get:
Naithon is located near Phuket International Airport. You can get there in several main ways:
From the airport, a taxi will cost you 300 – 500 baht. If you are not going to rent your own transport, this will probably be your main way of getting around the island if you are going to stay at Knighton Beach.
Unfortunately, there is no public transport to Naithon Beach.
Bus counters are located at the exit from the airport. Perhaps a minibus will take you to your hotel, driving first to the more populated beach of Phuket, such a trip can take a lot of your time.
Transfer from your hotel
This method is similar to calling a taxi, with the only difference that the hotel will order a car for you, it may cost a little more than if you find a taxi yourself.
The best time to relax on Knighton Beach will be during the so-called “high” tourist season from November to March. The waves are small, there is little rain, the sea is calm, excellent conditions for a beach holiday.
The rest of the time, conditions are less comfortable. High waves can be dangerous for swimmers. But if you are a surfer, you may enjoy the low season.