Railay Beaches

Railay West, Phra Nang Cave Beach, Tonsai Beach, Railay East

Accessible only from the sea, Railay's four beaches Tonsai, Railay West, Railay East and Phra Nang are situated between towering limestone cliffs. Railay West is one of the south of Thailand's most impressive, atmospheric and beautiful beaches and is outstanding any time of day (or night). It's possible to walk between these beaches to compare and contrast their attractions.

Phra Nang is not as developed as the others and has silky-soft sand while Railay East can seem a little rough but is nevertheless the centre of nightlife in the area. Don't believe the (sometimes crooked) boatmen who say that you can't reach Tonsai on foot. You can, through the jungle.

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Phra Nang Beach

Phra Nang Beach (not to be confused with nearby Ao Nang) is the southern strip of sand in Railay Bay. With 450 metres in length, and reachable in a mere 20-minute long-tail boat trip directly from Ao Nang, or by foot from Railay East (about 10-minute walk) if you are already on the peninsula, it is Read More...

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Railay West

Railay West offers perfect soft sand, a wide beach, informal beach restaurants, friendly locals and a tiny community of travellers who just can't seem to leave. At sunset the beach is a hive of activity with boats arriving and departing, impromptu games of football and takraw (volleyball played with the feet) and people taking a stroll. Read More...

Railay East

Railay East is a narrow beach and home to mangroves, local fishing boats and many birds. It's also the most convenient place to find a long-tail taxi boat to Krabi Town and other beaches. A cement footpath has been built all along the beach and even further south, as it carries on two kilometres after The Read More...

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Tonsai Beach

Quieter than the other beaches, Tonsai really is the place to read that book or just work on the suntan, you'll find a few bungalow resorts with names like "Andaman Nature" and "Dream Valley", some beach restaurants and bars, together with a climbing school. Read More...

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