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Kata Beach, Kata Beach

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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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  • 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.
  • Everything looks nice on the beach, but beware of the RAW SEWAGE flowing into this beach from a canal near the North end. Do NOT swim unless you want a nasty GI virus like I got. Patong and Karon beaches also have raw sewage, which is a huge problem for the Phuket region. The commercial area around Kata is a disaster in planning too. Cars and scooters zoom by on roads with zero traffic lights for pedestrian crossings. Will never go back to the overrated Phuket region.
  • Loved it. Clean water. Went in peak season so there were lots of people but still good. Nice restaurant over looking sand. Cool market with good food on weekends
  • Dirty water. It was more like muddy. I didn’t feel like going to the water. However it was less crowded than patong beach.
  • Beautiful beach, it is one of my favorite beach in Phuket, not as busy and so crowded compared with Patong Beach. It is good for surfing in summer and there are lifeguards around the swimming area, just keep looking at the flags, if it’s red, don’t go in, the current changes without you noticing it so it is best to stay safe. There's a nice beach club at the end of the beach. The water is very blue and clean.
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