Phuket, Thailand

Southeastern Phuket


Nai Harn Beach

Nai Han, more commonly spelled and pronounced Nai Harn is a village and a beach of the same name located at the southernmost tip of Phuket, near Phromthep Cape about 18 km from Phuket Town. The northeastern portion of Nai Harn is known as Ao Sen. There are several budget priced guesthouses and the high-end Royal Phuket Yacht Club sits on a hill at the west end of the beach. 

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Nai Harn is not Phuket's longest beach, but it borders the most gorgeous lagoon on the island. The middle of the beach is dominated by a Buddhist wat (temple), which has prevented excessive development of the area - the reason that the beach is generally less crowded than other spots on the southern part of the island. Ao Sen is often overlooked due to its proximity to the main beach at Nai Harn and because the connecting road runs through the Royal Phuket Yacht Club. Its chief appeal is the fantastic view it offers of Nai Harn and Phromthep Cape.

Nai Harn Beach by Ahoerstemeier

Phromthep Cape is a headland forming the extreme south end of Phuket. "Phrom" is Thai for the Hindu word "Brahma," signifying purity and "Thep" means "God". Local villagers used to refer to the cape as "Laem Choi" or God's Cape and it was an easily recognisable landmark for the early seafarers traveling up and down the coast of the Malay Peninsula. The view from the cape is fantastic and sunsets here are often fiery and spectacular, so much so that it is also known as Sunset Point.

View from Phromthep Cape by edwin.11

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