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Kata Beach, Kata Beach

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#1 of 240 in Beaches in Thailand
Head down to the pleasant bay of Kata Beach, slip out into the waters and look back at the palm-lined beach and the pleasant restaurants of the promenade. This paradisal location enjoys popularity thanks to its family-friendly amenities, surf spots, and nightlife. With great views of Phuket's famous coastline and a fascinating marine environment, the beach makes a great option for nature lovers, but you can enjoy plenty of modern conveniences and entertainment here as well. To visit Kata Beach and other attractions in Karon, use our Karon sightseeing planner .
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  • This beach has a finer sand, more clear water and fine sand in the water. And choose absolutely kata before karon when they were the right green, a bit much leaves, o garbage while they were some differences in level in the water, sandbädd.
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  • Beautiful beach but very busy. Cigarette ends straws etc everywhere. Lots of people renting sun beds, kayaks, surfboards and motorised water sports.  more »
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  • I love a good beach and this one is very nice and safe for swimming. Just don't like that there's too many tourists. But it's a little quieter than another one nearby. If you prefer something a little quieter but still with a nice atmosphere then give this one a try.
  • The beach itself was top notch. It was tranquil and beautiful, definitely one of the nicer places I’ve been to in Thailand. But the locals here, polar opposite. Especially the parachute service providers, they’re straight up gangsters. I was walking along the beach and accidentally stepped over one of the ropes they use for the parachute, and the old man that was hauling it in swore at me. When I turned around to look at him, two other guys gangged up threatened to fight me, so I kept walking. One of them shouted out confirming that he will “f*ck me”... thanks, I guess? The whole ordeal was quite tense, in fact I’ll be sleeping with an open eye tonight, just in case. Do come here for the crystal blue sea, but do not come here expecting to be treated like a human being. And keep your interactions with the locals to a bare minimum, or else they will “f*ck you”, especially the parachute folks. Or better yet, just go where you’re welcomed, in this case, away from Kata Beach.
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