Bang Tao Beach Overview

Bang Tao Beach on Phuket's west coast offers a quiet respite with 6 km of beautiful white sand and crystal-clear waters. Explore the vivid coral reefs, participate in water sports, or relax at luxurious beach clubs and restaurants. With magnificent resorts and neighbouring attractions such as Sirinat National Park, Bang Tao provides the ideal balance of relaxation and adventure.

Bang Tao Beach, on Phuket's west coast, is well-known for its beautiful white sand and crystal-clear waters. It is one of the island's longest beaches, spanning over 6 km and providing a peaceful break away from the crowds. Bang Tao Beach, known for its upscale resorts like the Laguna Phuket complex, offers visitors high-end services as well as serene surroundings.

Tourists flock to Bang Tao for its numerous activities and natural beauty. Besides, swimming, water sports lovers can enjoy jet skiing, paddleboarding, and sailing. The location also has a vibrant coral reef, making it a great place to snorkel.

Additionally, Bang Tao Beach has various beach clubs and beachfront restaurants where guests can enjoy Thai and international cuisine while seeing the beautiful sunset. Nearby, the Boat Avenue Mall and the weekly night market offer good shopping and dining options.

Nature lovers can visit the adjacent Sirinat National Park or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach to soak up the peaceful atmosphere. Bang Tao Beach is an appealing location for all types of travelers, thanks to its combination of luxury, natural beauty, and different activities. For those looking to explore further, Thailand tour packages offer a convenient way to experience the diverse attractions and rich culture of the region.


• Stroll along the pristine beach during sunrise or sunset hours to witness the mesmerizing views.
• Check out some of the lively bars and restaurants on the beach and chill out with your friends.
• Head out to the open air restaurant and relish some of the popular seafood recipes like lobster, fish, and crab.
• Spend time at the fun friday avenue market to shop some fascinating souvenirs as well as try out excellent food at the stalls.
• Capture truly beautiful moments with your friends in the bustling coast with fringing palm trees in the backdrops.
• Spend time participating in leisure activities like golfing, elephant trekking, sea kayaking, or horseback riding.

How To Reach

By car: Bang Tao Beach is approximately 6 km from Phuket centre and you can easily reach there by car in about 20 minutes via Route 4025.

By bus: Take the blue Phuket Smart Bus (route number: B1). Board the bus at the Phuket Town Central Bus Terminal 1. The journey typically takes around 1.5 hours. Get off at the Bang Tao Beach bus stop, which is conveniently located near the beach and resorts. The bus offers a comfortable and affordable way to travel while enjoying the scenic route.

Best Time To Visit

Bang Tao Beach is a year-round destination which offers amazing experiences on each visit.

Best season: Plan your visit between December to March with temperatures ranging between 24 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius. During this period the weather is pleasant with cold breezes and blue clear skies. 

Best day of the week: Consider visiting on the weekdays for a calmer experience. During weekdays there are fewer crowds, which allows you to explore the beach stress-free.

Best time of the day: Visit in the morning or in the evening to witness spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Also, there are fewer crowds during early morning which allows you to have a quiet setting for exploration.

Other Essential Information

  • Apply sunscreen regularly and bring a hat and sunglasses to save yourself from the strong tropical sun.
  • Be cautious of strong currents; swim only in designated areas and follow lifeguard instructions.
  • Wear sandals or water shoes for walking in sandy and rocky areas.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated, especially in the warm climate.
  • Dress modestly when not on the beach to respect Thai cultural norms.
  • Bring cash for beachside vendors and small shops; larger establishments usually accept credit cards.
  • Pack a towel, swimwear, and beach mat for comfort on the sand.
  • Keep valuables secure and avoid leaving belongings unattended on the beach.
  • Be mindful of changing tides; check tide schedules if engaging in water activities.
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Point of Interest for Bang Tao Beach
Enjoy water sports

Enjoy water sports

Try jet skiing, paddleboarding, sailing, or snorkelling in the quiet, clear waters of Bang Tao Beach. Jet skiing and sailing are thrilling options for adventurers, while paddleboarding provides a more relaxing experience. The vivid coral reefs near offshore offer superb snorkelling opportunities, allowing tourists to discover the underwater world alive with marine life. Bang Tao Beach is an ideal location for both relaxation and exciting water activities.

Shop at  Boat Avenue Mall

Shop at Boat Avenue Mall

Boat Avenue Mall near Bang Tao Beach offers a great experience of boutique shopping and different dining alternatives. This lively area is home to one-of-a-kind boutiques selling everything from fashion to home décor. Visit the weekly night market, which offers local crafts, live music, and street cuisine. Boat Avenue Mall is also ideal for an evening outing and will liven up your visit to Bang Tao Beach.

Dine beachfront at Bang Tao Beach

Dine beachfront at Bang Tao Beach

Savour an array of Thai and international cuisine while enjoying the soothing sound of waves crashing in the background. Many beachfront restaurants offer fresh seafood, traditional Thai dishes, and gourmet international fare, creating a perfect setting for a romantic dinner or a family meal. The stunning ocean views and relaxed atmosphere make dining here an unforgettable experience.

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