It's no surprise that Phuket is known best for it's beaches, with thousands of tourists visiting our stunning island every year for the chance to soak up the rays on some of the most beautiful and tranquil surroundings Thailand has to offer. With over 50 tropical sandy locations to choose from, it's no wonder Phuket Beaches are some of the top rated in the world. With several different types of beaches for every taste, you'll have no trouble finding the perfect one for you. While most prefer the hustle and bustle of the popular beaches such as Patong Beach, Kata Beach and Karon Beach which offer large white sandy strips, on duty lifeguards, a variety of water sports and vendors who walk up and down peddling sunglasses, beach mats and refreshments. The large crowds and close proximity to the city's they are named after give a certain sense of security for first time tourists and those with families. Then there are those seasoned tourists who have had their fill of the loud, overcrowded Phuket beaches and seek a quieter more peaceful day by the sea. Those are the ones who find comfort and solace in the quieter more secluded beaches such as Layan Beach, Nai Thon Beach and Laem Ka Beach, with their decidedly smaller crowds and lack of loud engine roars from passing jet skiers and motor boats. There is also that small crowd of visitors that seek something a little more exclusive. Somewhere off the beaten track but still thriving, where they can relax and soak up the sun without the crowds of screeching children (big or small). Freedom Beach and Paradise Beach offer exactly that, a hip secluded beach free of loud engine hums (as jet skiing and other motor boats are prohibited) and the height of rest and relaxation. Although as everything that is considered exclusive does, there is a small entrance fee for these beaches. Lastly there are the few strips of soft white sand and glistening tropical waters that aren't really beaches. The places you go not to swim but to snorkel or kite surf or just sit on the giant granite boulders and reflect on life. Places like Ao Yon Beach and Kalim Beach where you can't swim but can explore the unique tidal pools that form with the tide or sit and watch the sunset over the Andaman Sea as you watch the local vendors setting up for one of the most unique dining experiences on the island. So whether you are looking to get lost in the crowds, tan on a secluded beach or just sit and watch the sun go down, Phuket Beaches offer you everything your heart desires, it's just a matter of choosing which one is right for you. For more information on any particular beach that might be what you are looking for you may visit either our Phuket Beach Blog where you will find interesting and useful articles as follows: The ultimate Phuket Beaches Blog 10 Amazing Phuket Beaches near Patong Beach Best Phuket Beaches for Retired Visitors Phuket’s 8 Best Private Beaches Best Phuket Beaches for Families with Kids under 12 Top Phuket Beaches for Families with Kids (ages 12-18) Best Phuket Beaches for Singles 17 Best Phuket Surfing Beaches or have a look below in the Phuket Beach Directory for more information on any particular beach that might be what you are looking for.