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Kata Beach, Kata Beach

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#1 of 236 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 gets 5 stars because as a beach, it is better than pretty much every other beach I've been to anywhere, including Thailand. Perfection.  more »
  • This beach was quite big, a big bay with golden sand. Not the cleanest. Water was clear but again on odd days rubbish floating near the bottom. I preferred Kata Noi. A smaller bay. Cleaner. Quieter. L...  more »
  • Rest for the second time. Beach without large waves that favors holiday with children. Calm, without a very large number of people. Cute little restaurants and our favorite hotel Chanalai
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  • Cleanest public beach I've seen in Thailand so far. Waves good for beginner Surfers. Good for families. Restaurants etc close by.
  • Nice beach, but amenities are rather poor: no shower or water source to clean the sand as you get off the beach, cigarette buds, pet bottles, very few trashcans. The cleaners that are usually to be found patrolling on the Thai beaches with trash bags can't be seen anywhere. If you come before 10.30a.m. you are welcomed by a huge pile of big stinky trash bags from the previous day's which are waiting for collection by the public trash trucks. Theres a charge for the toilet and the building looks in such a disgusting shape that one would better take a cab back to the hotel in case of an urgent need
  • Great snorkeling at the end of the beach! Good vendors. Prices are reasonable.
  • South end is pretty okay, and the area surrounding it is nice enough. But BEWARE there is a raw sewage outlet on the north side. There's a "secret beach" on the farthest north shore that I was reccomended to try before I knew this. Swam there and became extremely ill within a day. It's lasted over a week and I'm still not quite over it. Overall the area itself is nice but under no circumstance would I swim on the northern shore. And there are other beaches like this as well, be sure to do your research beforehand.
  • What a lovely beach! Gorgeous for sunset photos. There are some water sports available like para sailing, snorkelling and jetskiing. I love that the water is shallow enough to enjoy without feeling scared. Very clean, beautiful and friendly beach.
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