Attraction Layan Beach Soi RA Yan 2 , Choeng Thale , 83110 Thalang , Phuket Thailand Published on: 26-06-2016
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Why Layan Beach is special ?
Layan Beach is the name of the northern end of Bangtao Beach on the west coast of Phuket. Unlike the majority of Phuket’s west coast beaches, it is still a very tranquil area, where you can lie and relax under the shade of the tall pine trees bordering the beach.
Most people who visit this superb beach are Thai and expats, and as a result there are no long lines of beach chairs and umbrellas, it all looks the same as it used to 20 years ago. The sea is pretty calm here due to the fact that the beach is sheltered by Koh Kala, a small island located at its northern part.
What to explore at Layan Beach?
There’s a restaurant and a few beach chairs at the beginning of the beach. The restaurant serves good and fair-priced Thai and Western basic food and is a nice place to enjoy lunch or a sundowner. Behind the beach you find a small pier with long-tail and fishing boats along a small river leading to a lagoon situated north of Koh Kala. Here, you can rent a sea kayak at the restaurant and go around Koh Kala and the lagoon.
The pier also has a Sea Rescue centre and a few small shops where you can find some Thai snacks, fruits and drinks. Besides the pier, on the road flanking the beach there’s a toilet/shower booth in which you can clean up before to drive back to your hotel.
Far from the crowds, Layan Beach is still a small easily accessible Phuket paradise. Tree-fringed beaches such as Layan are very popular with local people as they offer cooling shelter from the sun.
Koh Kala is easy to explore and will make you feel like a real Robinson Crusoe, plus it is only separated from the mainland by a few metres. The lagoon north of the beach is very beautiful and there’s not much development yet in the area, only a few villas and properties.
How to get to Layan Beach?
To get to this side of Layan Beach and to the Nikki Beach Club, drive to Bangtao Beach and follow the signs to the Banyan Tree Resort. Pass the Banyan Tree gates and continue to the nearby T-junction, then turn right and drive few kilometers to the very end of the road, it's an easy drive but road can be narrow at some points due to the cars parking on the road.
- One of the longest quietest Phuket beaches
- Beautiful sand, sleepy vibe
- White fine sand
- Peaceful and beautiful beach
- Heat the beat
Layan Beach Soi RA Yan 2 , Choeng Thale , 83110 Thalang , Phuket Thailand
Tips for you
Definitely u have to visit!! Quiet clean beach amazing view, few restaurants.Cozy sunbeds.Stay until the sunset,its breathtaking. Have seafood in the Family bar,they r so nice with the customers.♥
This beach stretches for about 5 km in a long curve from the Layan area in the north to Bang Tao in the south with the Laguna complex more or less in the middle. The quietest most natural area is the extreme north, facing an island which you can almost walk to at low tide but be careful swimming across as the currents can be very strong. The beach is usually quite empty here but there are no services. A few hundred metres south there is a more shady area and to either side of Nikki beach club are two very simple restaurants almost on the beach where you can get simple noodles, curries and very good thai fare for 150 baht or even less and also sandwiches etc. We usually had a plate of pad thai etc plus fresh fruit shakes and paid about 350 baht for the two of us (about £7) They also hire out sun loungers and umbrellas and they have massages available near the beach. The only downside for me was the constant beat of dance type music all day emanating from the Nikki Beach club ( full of posers taking selfies the whole day!) - could have been so much nicer with lounge type or any melodic music, there's so much around but little of it to be heard here! South of here the long sandy beach continues with a few bars and near Laguna is Beach Bar 2 (see review) and Tony's restaurant just reopened on the beach (see review). It then continues with some quieter stretches and resort beaches and unfortunately even some monstrous jet skis etc. By the way the photos and description by the French guy Patrickdu don't refer to Layan but to Laem Singh, another beach further south, which is a smaller cove with sandy beach and rocks on the headland just south of Surin beach going towards Kamala. Laem Singh is pretty but has become very commercialised with lots of restaurants with sun loungers etc taking up most of the beach now...