Kalim Beach - continuation of Patong

Kalim Beach is located in the west of Phuket, next to the beach Patong. In fact, these two beaches are separated only by a rocky formation. Curiously, if you travel along the road along the coast, then such a separation is not visible at all. It seems that this strange rocky beach is just an extension of Patong, but it is not..

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Beach description

The beach is about 2 km long and the coastline is 20 meters wide on average. At high tide, the beach strip becomes narrow only a couple of meters, and at low tide it can reach 100. The beach is, in principle, clean. The sand is yellow-white. Due to the abundance of stones, the beach is not crowded and, as a result, clean. It is one of the quietest places in Phuket, where you can safely take a break from the ubiquitous civilization and tourists..

Among travel agencies, Kalim is not popular due to the poor quality of beach holidays. In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have a short overview of all the beaches of Phuket, will help you decide on the choice of the beach.

Entering the water, depth and waves

The beach can be divided into two zones - north and south. In the south, the descent into the water from the beach is extremely steep. After a couple of steps, the water level will cover you headlong. Another negative point is the large meter-long boulders lurking under the water, so people who swim should be very careful. However, there is a definite plus in this..

After low tide, these rocks are home to numerous marine organisms, creating a unique and beautiful sight. Therefore, in this season, scuba diving is very popular, in order to gaze at this beauty. Whereas in the north the entrance to the water is flat, with a slight slope. The bottom is rocky, consisting of small and sharp stones, so it is advisable to enter the water in flip flops in order to avoid injury.

Sun beds and shade

Unfortunately, only a small part of the beach is suitable for human bathing, which is directly adjacent to Patong. Naturally, there are umbrellas stretched over the sun loungers that have staked out the beach. The sand there has a yellow tint, and the bottom of the sea is sandy, with occasional interspersed with small stones. The north of the beach is devoid of these beach recreation items. There are no sun beds, no umbrellas, or even trees that can shade people from the scorching sun..

Summer on the beach begins the season of tropical winds and rains, which leads to high and terrible waves in the coastal area. Accordingly, it attracts outdoor enthusiasts and surfers. Although it is not recommended to swim during a storm, and simply, to go into the water.

Beach photo

Bathing part of Kalim Beach





An incapable part in the north of Kalim Beach






Kalima is quiet with no shops, no shopping malls, no noisy bars. In the evening, it blooms. Along the coastal road, there are modest and cozy oases with benches for rest and in the evening they are occupied by people having a rest who came to watch the sunset. Helpful Thais immediately sell rice with chicken (it will cost 50 baht). There are cafes and restaurants nearby where you can enjoy nature and the sunset in a more comfortable environment.

Houses and hotels on the beach

Kalim Beach is not the best place to sunbathe or swim in the sea. But it is great as a place to stay (for those who like to fall asleep, lulled by the sound of the waves). There are not many hotels and most of them are located in the southern part of the beach. If the hotel is not your choice for various reasons, then there is a budget option (guesthouses) at a price of 5000 - 6000 baht / month. They are located in the same place, in the southern part of Kalim..

At the northern end of the beach is the five-star Indochine Resort with a nice pool and sea views. Also near the road, above the sea, also in the northern part, but closer to the center of the beach, there is a quiet and rather democratic hotel Kalim Place. There is also a good Sky Lantern Hotel .

In the southern part of the beach, where there are most hotels, you can find quite budget options. For example, Orchid Hotel is not new, but nice and clean, a little simpler Bamboo Beach or a large Kalim Resort with a lot of rooms and good service..

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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:

If you want to book a hotel here in advance or look for accommodation on other beaches, I have selection of hotels in Phuket with a good rating and reviews.

How to find the beach

There are buses from Phuket town to Kalim beach (25 baht), and if your journey starts from one of the northern beaches (Surin, Kamala or Bang Tao), then to Kalim there is a good road along the coast. It will take no more than 10 minutes to get to the beach on foot from Patong..

Beach Map

Kalim Beach Map

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