Ao Sein is a small beach in the jungle, which is hidden just to the north Nai Harn beach, in the same bay. The beach is rocky, the length of Ao Sein is not more than 200 meters, but the degree of charm and habituation is very large here - having come here once, you absolutely want to come back again.
The content of the article
- 1 Beach description
- 2 Sunset, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- 8 Beach map
Despite the fact that the beach is small and the only, rather difficult road from the Royal Yacht Club of Phuket, which is located near the beach, leads to it. Nai harn, on it fans of sunbathing and natural beauty constantly crowd.
At the end of the road, already at the approaches to the beachthere is a parking, which is always busy with the transport of people on Ao San in any season. If you want to be here in relative comfort, you will have to get up early. In the mornings there is almost no one here.
Sunset, depth and waves
The shore goes under the water with quite steepslope, so already five meters from the coast comes the depth of the neck. Approximately ten meters from the surf line under the water is smooth, clean sand, forming a cupola penny in the center of the beach. Then the stones and corals begin, but you will not reach them with your feet. Waves happen often due to the depth of the beach.
Sun beds and shade
Previously, there were no sun beds or umbrellas, butcivilization comes and now they are there. The shadows on Ao San create trees, hanging their crowns over a large part of the sandy strip. Finding a place in this shadow does not always work, because of the abundance of people. For this, it is best to come to the beach early in the morning.
Also, it is necessary to take with you beach accessories. The water on the beach is clean and perfect for snorkeling. By water canals you can get to nearby Nai Harn beach.
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Fun on the beach a bit. Stoned sand does not allow for active sports. Along the edges of Ao San there are primitive bungalows and shops, because of which he looks like an abandoned secluded village. Halfway from the restaurant, located in the village, there is a toilet and shower.
Ao San is a beach for outdoor recreation, which is much nicer here than on a nearby beach. Nai harn. There are neither motor boats, nor kayaks, nor other attractions of water recreation.
You will not even encounter any stray beach vendors here, although at Christmas and New Years this beach turns into one big party, where local music bands work for the holidaymakers.
There are only a few attractions near the beach: the Nai Harn Monastery Buddhist Temple, Lake Nai Harn (central to active sports entertainment) and Windmill observation deck near the wind turbines, but there it will be difficult to walk there already, as it is uphill.
Houses and hotels on the beach
It is hard to settle on the beach, the bungalows are usually already all occupied, but within 20 minutes of the way there are hotels of Nai Harn Beach, where a wide range of accommodation is available from 700 baht to 6,500 baht per day.
On a high hillside, above the beach, terraces are modern bungalows. Baan Krating Phuket Resort
with Thai motifs in interiors and usenatural materials. About halfway between Ao Sein and Nai Harn there is an interesting option for budget travelers - a simple but pleasant one. Naiharn On The Rock
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
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How to find the beach
If you stand facing the sea on Nai Harn, then youneed to move to the right side of the beach. There will be a hotel Le Royal Meridien, so we must pass through it. This is normal, you will not have any obstacles. After the hotel, go up to the hill and then down to Ao Sein Beach, do not miss.
Ao Sein beach map
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