The best beaches on Koh Phangan

Our favourite beaches to relax, drink cocktails and top up that tan!

The beaches on Koh Phangan are incomparable. Beautiful white sand, crystal clear sea and the buzz of excited backpackers. The party on Koh Phangan echos through the days and you can’t escape the happiness of everyone here. No matter how hungover you might be, a trip to any beach on Koh Phangan will heal your woes. These are our favourite beaches for photos, socialising and beach bumming the days away!

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Also Read: The best restaurants in Koh Phangan (Thong Sala area)

Salad Beach

This beautiful white sandy beach is the perfect places to spend a lazy beach day. Beautiful palm trees, beach swings and beach front restaurants. You’ll have everything you need and you’ll never want to leave! We set up camp in front of Coral Beach restaurant and were thoroughly looked after! A constant flow of beers and snacks to die for. Sam even got a bit of snorkelling in, despite this place not being a prime spot for it! How to get there.

Secret Beach

This not so secret beach is a very popular hangout spot for many. It has a real feel good vibe with the relaxed hustle and bustle of holiday makers and backpackers. This place is pretty spectacular for snorkelling, especially if you jump in from the Koh Rham restaurant diving spot. Even if you don’t want to snorkel you should definitely have a drink at Koh Rham for sunset! Located right on the edge of Secret Beach, you’ll find swings, hammocks, colourful lights all nestled in the jungle. It’s the perfect spot to chill out and get some amazing pictures! How to get there.

Mae Haad

We parked up in Koh Ma Beach resort and settled in front of the resort. If you visit during low tide, an amazing sand walk will appear connecting to Ko Ma. It’s a stunning photo opportunity, but if you’re after some adventure you can hire a kayak from the resort. Snorkelling around Ko Ma is AMAZING! As is for most beaches, you’ll also get a stunning sunset here. How to get there.

Haad Rin (Full moon beach)

This is a pretty standard beach – sand and sea with a few beach bars. It’s actually pretty quiet during day. Long tail boat line the sea front during parts of the day, meaning swimming isn’t great here. We’ve included this beach as by night it’s party central! You’ll almost definitely make a trip here, but it’s a wise idea to check this place out during the day. Get your bearings and admire the beauty before the carnage commences at sundown. Check out our guide to surviving Koh Pangan’s Part scene! How to get there.

You wouldn’t think much relaxing goes on here, but it’s Koh Phangan beaches are beach bum heaven by day. Comment your favourite beaches below. Also have a read about our favourite restaurants, and how to survive the Koh Phangan parties!

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