Part of a small peninsula located between Krabi Town and Ao Nang, Phra Nang Beach is one of the most scenic and picturesque beaches in the country. This short but broad strip of sand boasts that classic jawdropping beach scenery only found in Thailand, with pure white sand framed by limestone cliffs and lapped by calm waters that are ideal for swimming and
This whole area is particularly popular with rock climbers, and even if you don’t join in, it’s fascinating to watch those who do climb up right from the beach. At the southern end of the beach is a giant limestone cliff that contains the famous PrincessCave, said to be the home of a mythical sea princess. Other activities to keep you amused while you admire the scenery include having a massage, enjoying a barbecue, hiking, sunbathing and, of course, going for a swim.
Just 20 minutes away from Ao Nang by longtail boat, fortunately Phra Nang Beach still lacks all the things that can quickly spoil a beach in the south of Thailand: noise, pollution, traffic, jetskis, and overzealous hawkers.
Phra Nang is part of the Railay Peninsula and is easily accessible via longtail boat from Ao Nang. Unless you pay to hire the whole boat, you’ll need to wait until it fills up before the driver will depart.