So many beaches on Phuket; quiet, busy, romantic & hideaway beaches
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The island's reputation for beautiful beaches is well deserved...
Which are the most beautiful tropical beaches in Phuket? Tough question, when the island has so many diverse stretches of soft sand with clear, warm water. As the photos show, this island has beaches enclosed by rugged mountains, long, flat stretches of beach with hardly a soul in sight and active beaches with crowds from around the planet.
The luck of geography has created ideal conditions for the formation of perfect beaches here. As an island, Phuket juts away from the mainland, its southern end immersed well out into the Andaman Sea. That ensures an endless flow of exceptionally clear water from the deep. Steep mountains fall into the ocean here, creating bays in which delightful, and very individual beaches have formed. Over the eons bountiful coral reefs in the surrounding seas have provided coral and shell for grinding into super-fine sand.
Add a warm, tropical climate with plentiful rainfall to this equation and Phuket has indeed been able create a whole string of tropical paradise beaches. How well we humans have been able to care for these delightful environments is another issue. Some readers are not fazed by beaches crowded with people, while others feel the crowds detract from natural beauty. Here we focus on natural physical attributes, irrespective of the number of people using each beach.
This selection of 10 of the most beautiful of Phuket’s beaches was made by someone with 30 years experience photographing them. Each beach also has its own, detailed page and photos within this site, or in some cases several info pages and scores of photos.