Ao Nai Wok Beach - A plunge pool near Tong Sala

Ao Nai Wok is located next to Tong Sala, on the west bank of Phangan. Its length is about 600 meters, almost the entire first line is occupied by resorts, and only in one place there is still no built-up wasteland. In addition to Tong Sala and its infrastructure, as well as the sunset sky every evening, I did not notice the advantages on the Ao Nai Wok beach.

The beach is very shallow, with turbid water, andalmost all along the coast, obstacles were built to protect it from blurring. It is interesting to come here for a photo shoot, do not worry about having a rest with a child (at low tide), but if you like to swim yourself, then this beach is not for you.

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Beach description

Ao Nai Wok separates the Tong Saly river, the mouthwhich intentionally increased to 50 meters, for easy access and parking longtails. Soil from the fairway was rolled away right there, side by side, well, plus the river itself tries, applies regular soil, adding its five satangs in the shallow water near the beach.

Because of this, on the left, near the riverformed a small island to which the sand bar leads. On it you can walk and take interesting pictures, when there is a sea on both sides of you. On the right is a cape with boulders overgrown with greenery. The width of the beach at high tide is from two meters to zero, and at low tide it is no more than five to seven meters.

Sunset, depth and waves

The coast at a slight angle goes under the water andsuch a practically flat horizon of the bottom is maintained up to 400-450 meters from the coast. That is, Ao Nai Wok is as small as a cat's tray. For children here, of course, expanse. Especially during the day, when the sun has not yet reached the western coast and there is a lot of shade so far, and the water has already warmed up to forty degrees.

Waves in the usual time does not happen, but in seasonstorm gets to the beach, which is noticeable by gradually falling down palm trees on the first line. The bottom is clean, without stones and algae, so you can easily walk about knee-deep in the sea almost 50 meters to the horizon, before underwater surprises start to come across.

Sun beds and shade

With all the other things, Ao Nai Wok pleases greata lot of trees that give amazing natural shade. The trees are already mature, strong, some have swings and hammocks, benches are set up in some places, and there are also sun beds in front of the resorts. I did not see the rental, but this is not the beach and not that cross, in order to have spare sun beds for rent.

Resort staff looks after the beach,regularly cleans sand from marine debris and smoothes it every morning. Honestly, combing the beach is nonsense, but if you find yourself in the morning on the shore near Angkana Hotel Bungalows

then see for yourself that it looks very beautiful.

Beach photo

Ao Nai Wok, left view towards the harbor.

Ao Nai Wok, left view towards the harbor.

Left concrete rings see? This is a shore reinforcement in a non-built area.

Left concrete rings see? This is a shore reinforcement in a non-built area.

This is an island opposite the left edge of the beach, here you can walk on water or around, on a sand spit.

This is an island opposite the left edge of the beach, here you can walk on water or around, on a sand spit.

Voditsya, to put it mildly, muddy.

Voditsya, to put it mildly, muddy.

Ao Nai Wok, right view. The peak of the tide, it is impossible to walk along the shore, without going into private territory.

Ao Nai Wok, right view. The peak of the tide, it is impossible to walk along the shore, without going into private territory.

A portable beach is equipped for guests of the resort.

A portable beach is equipped for guests of the resort.

Behind me - flat sand and resort houses.

Behind me - flat sand and resort houses.

There are not so many boats here, some nets usually stick out in the center, maybe some fishermen breed something.

There are not so many boats here, some nets usually stick out in the center, maybe some fishermen breed something.

On the far right edge of the beach are dying palm trees without leaves.

On the far right edge of the beach are dying palm trees without leaves.

Infrastructure

If we omit the fact that a kilometer from Ao NaiVoka is the most developed infrastructure on the island, the beach itself can offer everything you need to those who settled here. Ao Nai Vok has its own 7-Eleven mini-market, a number of shops and equipment rentals, on the beach in Beck’s Resort

I saw kayak rentals. Bars, restaurants, cafes, Muay Thai hall, in general - for the micro-beach is quite worthy.

The shallow water and narrowness of Ao Nai Vok is more than offset by the infrastructure and a very convenient location relative to the piers and other areas of Phangan.

Houses and hotels on the beach

Within the 200-meter zone from the sea there is a largechoice of housing. The first line in general deserves special attention because I have rarely met such “herbs”. From stone capital houses to small cubes a la "container with windows", painted in a bright color. At 600 meters of the beach there are about a dozen resorts, apparently the beach is still in demand.

Here you have a selection of the most rated options:

  • Angkana Hotel Bungalows
  • Baan Manali Resort
  • Grand sea beach resort
  • Beck’s Resort

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How to find the beach

Leaving Tong Sala do not accelerate much. Immediately after crossing the river, there will be a crossroads where you turn right, and immediately begins the area of ​​Ao Nai Wok Beach. Some particularly convenient places to travel to the sea, I will not advise you. Choose any where you can see water from the road - you will have to walk less.

Access to the sea through Best View Villa

Access to the sea through Best View Villa

Parking at the Best View Villa

Parking at the Best View Villa

Beach map

Ao Nai Wok Beach Map

Map of Ao Nai Wok Beach:

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