Thailand, Phuket

Karon Beach

Karon Beach is one of Phuket’s largest and most popular beaches, located on the west coast. Its wide sandy shoreline and clear waters make it ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Karon is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, with plenty of water sports, shops, and restaurants lining the beach road. The northern part of the beach is generally quieter, while the southern end is busier and offers more entertainment options. Karon Viewpoint, located nearby, provides stunning panoramic views of the coastline and the Andaman Sea.


Did you know that Karon Beach in Phuket has a unique feature? The sand on this beach produces a musical, squeaking sound due to its high salt and quartz content. The sand grains here are also larger than those on other Phuket beaches. Karon Beach is one of the longest on the island, stretching about 3.5 km. While it offers a wide beachfront, natural shade is limited, and you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas for shade.

The beach offers various activities, including beach volleyball, water sports like surfing, jet skiing, and banana boat rides, as well as longtail boat rentals to explore neighboring islands. A road runs alongside the beach with a seafront promenade for pleasant evening strolls, and you'll find hotels, restaurants, shops, mini-markets, and pharmacies on the other side of the road.
In the northern part of Karon Beach, there's a picturesque lake with a walking path, and a playground near the roundabout. In the southern part, near Kata Beach, you'll find Dino Park, a theme restaurant and mini-golf course with a dinosaur theme.
If you venture towards the center of the island, you'll discover a variety of dining options, bars, tour companies, massage parlors, and mini-markets. There's also a night market near Wat Karon Buddhist temple, open on Tuesdays and Saturdays, offering a taste of traditional Thai night market ambiance.
A notable attraction in the area is the hiking trail to the Big Buddha temple, which starts roughly in the center of the island. The trail is about 1 km long and takes you through the jungle, so wear appropriate footwear and bring water if you plan to hike.
Real Estate
In terms of real estate, Karon offers a range of accommodation options, including hotels, guesthouses, and hostels. Prices tend to be higher the closer you are to the beachfront. There are also condominiums about 1 km from the beach, offering more affordable apartment rentals for longer stays. Several residential complexes are under construction for those interested in purchasing property for personal use or passive rental income.

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The Proud Karon Residence

This touch of Tropical Paradise and Elegance offers the highest standards of development in architecture and contemporary interior design.

Palmetto Condominium

Palmetto condominium The boutique-style condominium is situated at Patak 14 within walking distance 600 Meters to Phuket’s famous Karon beach.

Palmetto Park

A truly spectacular and iconic colonial styled condominium development. Architecturally unique and timeless by design these diverse and dynamic styled condominiums.

Utopia Karon

Nestled on the picturesque Karon hill, a mere 800 meters away from Karon Beach, this collection of luxurious units offers an unparalleled, sweeping sea view from both the guestrooms and resort amenities.

Seasonal patterns, fluctuations

Karon Beach's seasonality brings warm and clear waters from December to March, with the sea typically calm. However, from April to October, the sea can become stormy, and there are reverse currents. During this period, it's crucial to enter the water with caution in designated areas with lifeguards present.
Karon Beach suits outdoor enthusiasts, young adults, and families with children, though it's a popular tourist destination. Young visitors often choose Karon for its proximity to the lively Patong, just a short taxi or tuk-tuk ride away.

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What's the way to arrive at this location?

Getting from the airport to Karon Beach will typically require approximately 45-50 minutes. If you are self-navigating, look for the signage pointing towards Karon Beach, Kata Beach, or Patong Beach. Karon is situated centrally between these beaches.Alternatively, you can reach Karon by using a songthaew, a public bus, from the heart of Phuket town.

45 km

Phuket Airport

2 km

Karon Viewpoint

9 km

Wat Chalong

11 km

Rawai Park

35 km

Phi Phi Islands

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