Nai Harn Beach is one of the southern beaches of Phuket, which stands out with azure sea waters framed by a strip of white sand and greenery.
The name of the beach in the sources can be pronounced and written in different ways: Naiharn, Naihan, Nai Khan (Naiharn Beach, Naihan Beach, Nai Han Beach).
Many guests of Phuket attribute Nai Harn beach to the best beaches of the island, where all the delights of nature are harmoniously combined with unobtrusive and few infrastructure, as well as a good choice of accommodation facilities (hotels, villas, apartments)
The beach combines the clean and warm turquoise-blue waters of the Andaman Sea, shimmering in the rays of the sun, with a wide sandy beach strip framed by lush vegetation, which creates both a picturesque visual effect and peace of mind.
Due to the fact that there is no abundance of tourist infrastructure near the beach (restaurants, bars, shops, etc.), some guests of Nai Harn may lack an active evening life. But Nai Harn, unlike the more developed resorts of Phuket, such as Patong, Karon or Kata, presents more conditions for a relaxing holiday.
Nai Harn Beach and Sea
Nai Harn Beach is a bay, on both sides (north and south) surrounded by a picturesque mountainous coast, surrounded by greenery and going into the sea waters.
The length of the beach strip is about 700 meters, while the beach is quite wide - just over 50 meters.
In terms of seawater - its color, salinity and purity, Nai Harn Beach is comparable to the beautiful Kata Noi Beach. Depending on the weather and waves, the color of the water may change.
Since Nai Harn beach is surrounded by mountains, there are rocks in the sea on both sides of the beach, near which underwater wildlife lovers can swim with a mask and a breathing tube, watching the fish.
The coastline of the beach is quite flat and sandy.
The sand is a pleasant light color, playing with golden shades under the rays of the sun. It's nice to walk barefoot on such sand, it's tender and crumbly.
The approach to the sea is gentle, the depth comes gradually.
The sea water is clear and azure, in the high tourist season (autumn-winter months of the year) there are practically no large waves, which makes Nai Harn beach attractive for swimming and suitable for families with children.
The beach is pretty clean.
Right on the beach, on mats, under stretch awnings, cute Thai girls will offer to give you a massage.
In search of shade on the beach, you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas from the sun.
With the natural shade on Nai Harn, things are also fine.
It is worth moving a little away from the water's edge and a lush green vegetation opens up in front of you, giving shade even on the hottest days. This makes this beach stand out favorably against some other beaches in Phuket.
Near Nai Harn Beach
Nai Harn is not only a beach, but also a small settlement of the same name. Therefore, Nai Harn does not end on one beach, there is a lake and parks, a sports ground, a temple, as well as cafes and restaurants, shops, souvenir shops and hotels
Behind Naiharn Beach Rd is located Lake Nai Harna, around which there is a walking path, where there are places for recreation, sports and playgrounds, and in the lake itself there is an island with a park "Ban Nai Khan Park" (Ban Naihan Park).
Behind Nai Harn Beach there is a strip of coniferous vegetation, where you can hide from the sun and relax.
There are paths here, Naiharn Beach Rd street runs along which there are a few cafes, bars and restaurants with outdoor tables, shops with beach equipment and souvenirs, makashnits selling drinks, food and fruit. There is a paid toilet and shower.
There are also a few cafes and restaurants near the northern part of Nai Harn Beach.
If you move from the beach to the north and pass behind The Nai Harn Hotel, you will see a beautiful view of Nai Harn Beach and the boundless waters of the Andaman Sea.
Following further, you can go to the neighboring Ao Sein beach, which is hidden by the jungle and hidden from prying eyes. No wonder it is also called the secret beach of the jungle.
Near Nai Harn beach there is a Buddhist temple-monastery "Nai Harn" (Wat Nai Harn), which occupies a vast territory between the beach and the lake.
Near the main entrance to the temple there is a taxi stand, tuk-tuks and songteo buses stop.
Attractions near Nai Harn Beach
Among the nearest attractions are three observation decks.
The first and most inconspicuous one is located south of the beach, on a hill near Yanui Beach. This is the observation deck "Yanui Windmill" (Yanui view point, Windmill viewpoint), which offers picturesque panoramas of Yanui Beach and part of Nai Harn Beach. The distance from Nai Harn Beach to the observation deck is approximately 2.2 kilometers. You can walk or ride a rented bike, moving along the sea line to Yanui Beach.
Promthep Cape with an observation deck of the same name and Phra Phrom Square.
Promtep Cape is the southernmost part of the island, with beautiful panoramic views from the observation deck.
The distance from Nai Harn Beach to Prometheus Cape is approximately 3.5 kilometers. You can get there on foot, following the Rawai Beach along the sea line, or take the songteo (local public buses) to Rawai beach, it is better to go out at the fork in the road at the Rawai Palm Beach Resort hotel, and then on foot, having overcome the path of 2 kilometers.
Karon observation deck, which offers stunning views of three beaches - Karon, Kata and Kata Noi. The distance is just over four kilometers. You should move towards the beaches of Kata and Kata Noi.
Where to stay at Nai Harn Beach
On a green hill, right by Nai Harn Beach, is the 5-star resort The Nai Harn - SHA Extra Plus with panoramic views of the sea, the beach and the green hills of Phuket Island, as well as an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, spa and fitness room. Breakfast is included in the price of rooms and suites. Link to the hotel
Villa at Nai Harn Cape / Ocean Point features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a living room, an equipped kitchen, a terrace, an outdoor pool, a garden, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, billiards, table tennis and private parking on site. The windows overlook the sea, and breakfast is served in the morning. Link to the villa
Near the beach, near Lake Nai Harn, you can stay
Lan Sabai Resort - Wellness Retreat with houses, garden and swimming pool
All accommodation facilities on Nai Harn (hotels, villas, houses, apartments, etc.), both directly near the beach and more remotely from it, can be viewed and booked here
How to get to Nai Harn Beach
From Phuket Airport by bus with transfer to Phuket Town. First, take the airport - Phuket Town bus to Phuket Town, then transfer from Ranong Street to the local bus (songteo) "Phuket - Rawai - Nai Harn" and get to Nai Harn Beach, the final stop.
One bus runs from Phuket Town towards Nai Harn Beach, which starts in Phuket Town, then passes Rawai Beach and reaches Nai Harn Beach.
From the beaches of Kata and Karon, you can also get through Phuket Town. Or, which is faster, get off at the Chalong Ring and wait for the Phuket Town - Rawai - Nai Harn bus.
From Kata Noi Beach, walk or drive to Kata Beach, a distance of approximately 1 kilometer. And then, according to the instructions above.
From Rawai Beach there is a direct bus "Phuket Town - Rawai - Nai Harn", without transfers.
Also, at any time of the day from Phuket airport and other places on the island, you can get directly to Nai Harn by taxi, tuk-tuks, rented motorbike or car.