Bang Tao Beach, Phuket, Thailand

4.5 (951 reviews) Spent Ranking #32 in Phuket Beaches

Brilliant beach - lots of bars and restaurants!

Fab beach, lots of bars and restaurants, some fancier (more expensive) beach clubs too day and night if that's your thing. A few locals walk up and down the beach selling various local crafts, kaftans, beach towels, sarrongs, all very cheap, and the people do not hassle you if you do not want to buy like in some other countries! Live music, fire shows of a night at some places, fire works at beach clubs, happy hours (even though things are really cheap anyway), great food, something for everyone. Lack of toilets was a downside for me, but then that's what happens if you're enjoying beach life at little 'shack' bars, very authentic. Something for everyone!


, Thailand, Postal Code: 83110.

Current local date and time now

Monday, April 15, 2024, 2:36

User Ratings

4.5 based on (951 reviews)



  • 4Factsnotfiction62 5:00 PM Oct 29, 2022
    Stunning but careful of the riptides
    Stunning beach BUT be careful as the sea (in October at least) could be rough and had rip tides so keep an eye on children. There were frequent red flags up while we were there although several people ignored them. Beautiful place to see the sunset.

  • 4dustythoughts 5:00 PM Dec 20, 2022
    Lovely and less crowded
    We came here in mid-morning to avoid the crowds and the mid-afternoon heat, which proved to be a prudent decision, as it was already getting hot by 10:30 AM. We had plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the beautiful beach, take a dip in the water (which was only cold for the first couple of seconds), and walk along the beach. There’s some shade if you don’t want to get too much sun. Bring your own towels and swim at your own risk, as I didn’t see any lifeguards on duty and the waves can be pretty strong, at least this time of year.