10 Best Beaches in Krabi - 2020 (1700+ Reviews & Photos)

A trip to the beaches in Krabi can count for one of your most memorable trips ever. Nestled on Thailand's west coast, Krabi is a province characterized by dense mangrove forests, sheer limestone cliffs, and over a hundred beautiful offshore islands. Both, the golden sandy shores and the sparkling blue waters offer a number of activities that you can get indulge into while visiting the beautiful beaches of Krabi.

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Krabi Beaches are the ideal dream of every beach lover providing stunning coastal vistas, limestone cliffs, offshore islands, rocky structures, adventure activities and so much more. These beaches are never crowded and allow travelers to enjoy the offerings of nature in utmost peace. Therefore, listed below are the top 10 beaches in Krabi that you must explore while in Thailand.

Here is the list of some of the best beaches in Krabi:

01

Maya Bay/ Koh Phi Phi Leh Beach

Maya Bay/ Koh Phi Phi Leh Beach
Maya Bay is a stunner which is beautifully sheltered on three sides by one hundred meter high cliffs. Nestled within the bay are various impressive beaches. The main beach features soft white sand, colorful underwater corals as well as exotic fish under clear blue water.

Since 1999, when 'The Beach' was filmed here, the bay has been one of the common places of interest among tourists. Phi Phi Leh is an uninhabited marvel boasting high risen vertical cliffs covered with rich green foliage. Most of the visitors take up Phi Phi boat tours to explore the place and all that is has to offer. However, you can also hire a longtail boat to explore around. With a visit to this marvel, you’ll surely come back with some stunning captures in your camera.

Location: It is located 1.5 km off the southernmost tip of Phi Phi Don. It is in the Strait of Malacca, Krabi, Thailand.

Activities: Take a long-tailed boat ride, take a hiking trail to Ao Lo Dalam, snorkeling at Hat Yao, visit the Viking Caves via a boat, rock climbing, kayaking, explore the Phi Phi Le National Park.

Distance from Krabi: 47.9 km
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Railay Beach

Railay Beach
Nestled on the Andaman coast of Thailand, Railay Beach is a renowned tourist area in Krabi Province. It is a peninsula featuring four marvelous beaches. Railay beach is a rock climbing hot spot among adventure enthusiasts as it boasts spectacular limestone cliffs. This beach is one of those Krabi beaches which offers a number of sporting activities to keep you indulged and excited all throughout.

It is a beach with no roads, no cars, and no buses; only footpaths, and longtail boats. It offers viewpoints, white sand beaches, caves, soaring limestone cliffs, and also a lagoon fed and shaped by the tides. With such different scenarios than what we regularly face and desire, a visit to this unique beach of Krabi can be one memorable trip in a lifetime.

Location: It is located between Krabi and Ao Nang in Thailand

Activities: Tour the four islands on the long-tail boat, Rock Climbing, Explore the Pranang Cave (Princess Cave), Take a hiking trail to the Lagoon and the Railay Beach Viewpoint, Kayaking, isit the Phra Nang Cave (Diamond Cave), Take a cooking class at the Railay Cooking Class (Cookery School), Get a massage.

Distance from Krabi: 3.7 km via taking the 411 Route.
03

Ao Nang Centara Beach

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Ao Nang Centara Beach
Ao Nang Centara Beach is another addition to the list of best beaches in Krabi. It features not just an impressive coastline with golden sand and cool sparkling waters but also massive cliffs and lush green vegetation. With less number of travelers visiting the beach it keeps quite peaceful and quiet all throughout.

There are impressive beach resorts that are featured here where one can enjoy a luxurious stay while still being able to enjoy the panoramic views of the beautiful beach. This undisturbed beauty of Krabi is surely all set to steal your heart away.

Location: Ao Nang, Krabi Thailand.

Activities: Experience the vibrant nightlife, spa, sunbathing.

Distance from Krabi: 15.7 km via Route 4034
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05

Klong Muang

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Klong Muang
Klong Muang is one of the hidden marvels of Krabi and has in recent years has been highlighted on the tourism radar. It is a real slice of nature's beauty that also clubs up various modernized activities like dining, nightlife, and shopping for travelers to enjoy every bit of their visit.

In case you're looking for a peace-filled retreat to unwind then Klong Muang is an ideal place to be. You can enjoy various activities here with worthfully spending every inch of your vacation period.

Location: It is located to the north of Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand.

Activities: Scuba diving, horseback riding, ATV riding, take a Hong Island private longtail trip, rock climbing, enjoy the sunset cruise, take a relaxing spa session, witness Muay Thai boxing (Krabi Stadium), kayaking at Ao Thalane Bay, explore the catfish farm, take a Thai cooking class, take Minivan Trips.

Distance from Krabi: 22.6 km via Route 6024 and Route 4034.
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Nopparat Thara Beach

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Nopparat Thara Beach

Noppharat Thara Beach lies alongside Ao Nang around 18 km towards Krabi's west. This is one of the quiet beaches in Krabi nestled within the lush green Koh Phi Phi National Park and Hat Nopparat Thara. It is one marvelous sandy stretch dotted by dense casuarina trees.

You can relax on the beach under the natural shade that the trees offer. Unlike most of the beaches in Krabi, the Noppharat Thara Beach doesn't feature beach umbrellas and deckchairs. Therefore, all you need is a bench mat and a perfect relaxing spot. Also, during low tide, you can possibly walk across to Koh Kao Pak Klong Island situated in the bay. This beach is a popular getaway amongst all those who like to laze around, eat and relax.

Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Thailand

Activities: Sunbathing, snorkeling, take a long-tailed boat ride.

Distance from Krabi: 14.9 km via Route 4034

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Tub Kaek Beach

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Tub Kaek Beach
The renowned Tubkaek Beach is nestled 30 minutes drive away from Ao Nang while heading towards the north-west. This is one of the isolated Krabi Beaches which is also a location that the makers of the popular movie Hangover 2 had used to shoot the beach wedding scenes.

This ethereally beautiful beach boasts powdery white sand and shallow Andaman waters. The north end of the beach features a national park which imparts a jungly wooded feel to the entire place. Situated amidst such great vegetation the beach is a perfect abode for the nature lovers who also have a little adventure lover vested within.

Location: It is located at about a 40-minute drive from Krabi Town and 30-minute drive north of Aonang.

Activities: Explore the Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park, take a trail to the Khao Ngon Nak Viewpoint or the Dragon Crest Mountain Viewpoint, enjoy alfresco dining.

Distance from Krabi: 27.0 km via Route 6024 and Route 4034
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Ao Nang Beach

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Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang Beach is one of the busiest Krabi beaches featuring a relaxed atmosphere and a number of adventure and water activities for the travelers. It is situated in Ao Nang, Thailand's busiest beach destination which welcomes thousands of tourists each year.

While at this destination, you can witness the famous Muay Thai fight show and also enjoy Thai massage by trained professionals. The sandy beach is an ideal place for basking in the sun and enjoying the sound of the sparkling water hitting the shore. Taking a longtail boat ride is a must-to-do activity while at the Ao Nang Beach.

Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand.

Activities: kayaking, trekking, scuba diving, snorkeling, island tour, rock climbing, get a Thai massage, ziplining, witness a Muay Thai fight, go clubbing with friends.

Distance from Krabi: 15.7 km via Route 4034
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Phra Nang Beach

Phra Nang Beach
Phra Nang Beach is the marvelous sandy strip of the southern part of the Railay Bay. Expanded 450 meters in length, Phra Nang Beach can be reached by merely taking a longtail boat trip from Ao Nang. In case you're already on the peninsula, a short 10 minute walk would lead you to the beach from Railay East.

The beach features clear shallow waters which makes it ideal for swimming. The duvet-soft sand, caves, and coral reefs are the perfect ingredients of this admirable beach. Several high-risen rocks are featured here which in-turn attract a number of climbing enthusiasts to get indulged in this adventure activity.

Location: Just south of West Railay, it is located on the southernmost tip of the Railay Peninsula.

Activities: Rock climbing, explore the Princess caves, swimming, trek to the caves lying at the western end of the island.

Distance from Krabi: 3.7 km via Route 411
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Tonsai Beach

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Tonsai Beach
Tonsai Beach is one of those beaches in Krabi that offer a package of great rock climbing routes and inexpensive accommodations making it a renowned tourist destination amongst both climbers and backpackers alike. There is no power on Tonsai during the day.

Power is available from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. Also, apart from the big resorts, there are no comforts like running hot water in any of the accommodations. Additionally, there is no ATM at Tonsai as well. Even without the availability of such amenities, Tonsai is an adventurous beach for travelers to visit and explore.

Location: It is located between Ao Nang and Railey Beach quite close to Krabi in Thailand

Activities: Rock climbing, Scuba diving. Kayaking, Slacklining, Practice yoga. Take a Thai massage, Enjoy a fire show.

Distance from Krabi: 41.4 km
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Ao Siew

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Ao Siew is yet another beautiful beach of Krabi that is no less than a pleasant surprise for the travel buffs. This nature's beauty is wedged amidst the coconut groves and mangroves. For those willing to get away to an isolated beach away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this beach is a perfect pick.

The waters of the beach are much calmer as compared to Ao Nang as well as aquamarine in color making it ideal for the visitors to take a refreshing dip in. Hence, with the perfect surroundings, you can enjoy almost the entire beach to yourself.

Location: Krabi, Thailand

Activities: Swimming, sunbathing, take a stroll along the peaceful coast.

Distance from Krabi: 3.9 km.
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