Kata Beach

Attraction Kata Beach is not in Kathu, it's in Muang district of Phuket, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand Published on: 26-06-2016

2 hours 30 mins
04:00 PM
06:30 PM
First-time visit
Must see
0.00 USD

Kata Beach is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Kata has a beautiful stretch of beach and remains visually unspoilt compared to Patongs beach.

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Why Kata Beach is special ?

Kata is an awesome beach with clean blue water, high waves, white sandy beach and scenic background with mountains. The beach is very clean and perfect for swimming. No beachfront restos and bars. The water was perfect! I could roast in there for days. Tips: There are a lot of people who want to sell u something but if u wave them nicely off they do not bother u. Beach massage available and locals selling fruit. Good place to come with family or kids as there are activities and water sports as well as good food. There was also plenty of shade from the trees nearby, so we didn't need to bother with renting umbrellas for shade. There are some pay bathrooms and showers about 4-5 minutes up the street towards Kata-Karon Caution: The waves were very strong here, especially during the low season. There were warnings forbidding swimming due to riptides. However, we still enjoyed ourselves as there were life guards present and we were allowed to play in the sea at dedicated areas. If you're a poor swimmer or have poor understanding on currents or rips this could be quite dangerous, be cautious.

What to explore at Kata Beach?

The pleasant bay of Kata, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with families, Kata is an all round favourite due to its spectacular palm-lined beach, great restaurants, lively but not raucous nightlife and varied accommodation options - all close to the beach. From May to October surfers flock to catch Kata's waves and from November to April the beach is alive with sunseekers.

Kata is split into two focal areas: Kata Centre, which is at the northern end close to Karon and Kata South, home to several resorts. Visitors will find an abundance of shops to browse in, from souvenir and ready-to-wear outlets, to 7-Elevens and local mini-marts, to name-brand fashion stores.

Selling points

  • Tranquility and luxury at affordable price
  • One of the best beaches in the world
  • Good beach for swimming
  • Fun day out at Kata Beach
  • A really nice long white sand beach
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Kata Beach is not in Kathu, it's in Muang district of Phuket, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand

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Tips for you

  • There are a few water sport activities available at the beach. Good place for kids
    Things to do
  • You can rent umbrellas and order cold drinks with cheap prices in here
  • Bring your jet skis etc. if you are more adventurous
    What to bring
  • Check out the weather before you get here
  • There are no sun beds or beach shower
  • Best time to go in sunset time or early morning
  • Do not come here on peak season
  • There is a small market on Monday and Thursday next to sugar marina surf hotel.
    Things nearby


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This area was close by to our hotel at Kata Noi. It was easily accessible by TukTuk or taxi. There was lots to see and do. We spent some time looking around the many shops close by and then walked along the lovely beachfront. This area is definitely much quieter than Patong which to us was a real plus. There are lots of bars and restaurants which really come alive later in the day. There are aslo lots of very good hotels and resorts in this area which makes it popular with the younger group and family groups.

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