Nakhon Si Thammarat Beach

Nakhon Si Thammarat south Thailand

On the west fringes of the Gulf of Thailand is Khanom still an almost pristine waterfront which is ideal for a beach holiday. 

Nakhon Si Thammarat is about 250 km east of Phuket bordering Surat Thani at at the north and they just renovated the 4 lane highway (44) from Phuket. It is in the proximity of Krabi and Phang Nga and only a short ferry ride (one and half hour) to Koh Samui and Phangan actually an ideal beachfront many holiday maker are searching for.

nakhon si thammarat beach

Nakhon Si Thammarat Beaches

The beaches at Nakhon Si Thammarat are fringed with palm trees and real white sand. Luckily they don't do the Phuket environment way where they already cut down most palm-trees to make way for commercial development.

Probably the most attractive beaches of Nakhon Si Thammarat are around Khanom which is the coastal strip on the land-side opposite Koh Samui. 

Currently (2017) almost no tourists are around and only a few beach resorts although this is one of the best beach strips in the country.


Nakhon Si Thammarat is the region in South Thailand west of Koh Samui with great beaches and a couple of exotic islands. The ferries carry passengers from the Don Sak  Jetty to Koh Samui and Ko Phangan plus the Ang Thong Archipelago.

South Thailand how to travel

The south Thailand region can be divided into two parts the waters of the Gulf of Thailand to the east and from around Phuket and Khao Lak to the south and west plus further south west at the border to Malaysia in the Andaman Sea is the Tarutao Archipelago with Ko Tarutao and Ko Lipe plus another around 50 islands in the tropical Indian Ocean.
Southern Thailand

The beaches of the east side are ideal for families with kids

There is no nightlife around and only very limited entertainment. Everything a bit less busy with nature still intact and the sandy beaches are in in good conditions. Here is no nightlife also because many people are Muslims. But there is a strange thing around if one of this guys visit a bar and order coffee or tea he get it for a very low price

Nakhon Si Thammarat province is south of Surat Thani and most people don't know about this area because it is not on the "Tourist Radar". Maybe you heard about the sea gypsies known as Chao Ley in Thailand and Salones in Myanmar.


Nakhon Si Thammarat is a rather unique beach location but with all the attribute of a excellent tropical waterfront serene and uncrowded. This is also "culture land" since around 2000 years Chinese and Indian merchants called at the ports and did brisk trading. Until today are several fishing and trading ports until Thailand's Songkhla further south. People slowly learn to move into the tourist business because its much less harder and more profitable. Actually if anyone around here can show some land title the government is doing a lot to facilitate even risky investment to get things rolling.

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