Bangtao Beach

Bang Tao Beach is around 7 kilometers (4 mi.) long from top to bottom, and is a west facing beach – ideal for sunsets. In that stretch are a number of other privately named beaches like Momo beach, Ottoman beach, and Rattan Beach. Bang Tao Beach is covered with very tall pine trees known as ironwood trees, great for providing shade for picnic-goers at the beach below.

Bang Tao Beach is fronted by a series of large luxury resorts, and yet it isn’t overcrowded. There is so much space at this beach that you will never feel like there are too many people. Instead, you’ll be asking yourself where everybody is.

The bay of Bang Tao Beach is wide open to the waves generated by swells coming in, and surfing can be quite good. Waves can reach 3 meters (3 yd.) high here and there is a strong undertow to be aware of during such conditions. When there are very small waves, it’s generally safe for kids, but keep an eye on them (of course).

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Where is Bang Tao Beach on Phuket?
• Northwest coast of Phuket.
What are the GPS coordinates of Bang Tao Beach?
• GPS Data: 8° 00’ 12” N, 98° 17’ 33” E
How far is Bang Tao Beach from Patong, Phuket Town, and the airport?
19 kilometers is the distance from Bang Tao Beach to Patong
22 kilometers is the distance from Bang Tao Beach to Phuket Town
17 kilometers is the distance from Bang Tao Beach to the airport
Are taxis available at Bang Tao Beach?
• Yes, all over the beach, but you'll learn where exactly with time.
What beaches are surrounding Bang Tao Beach?
Trisara Beach is to the North, and Surin Beach is just South.
Which direction does Bang Tao Beach face?
West, great for sunset!
How long is the beachfront (beach length) at Bang Tao Beach?
7 kilometer (4.4 mi.)
How wide is the beach (beach width) at Bang Tao Beach?
30 meters (33 yd.)
What is the estimated beach area of Bang Tao Beach?
210,000 square meters (251,000 square yd.)
How is the quality of the beach at Bang Tao Beach?

Exceptional sand quality and color (light, almost white).

What is the nature of the ocean floor at Bang Tao Beach?
Sandy bottom with rocks at the south end.
Are there restroom and shower facilities available at Bang Tao Beach?
This beach is lined with resorts, so there are many showers and restrooms along the beach, but they can be spread out considerably.
What features/amenities are available at Bang Tao Beach?

Rocks at the southern end of the beach and a small island at the northernmost end make for great snorkeling.

Lifeguard available? Is there a lifeguard on duty at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes
Sunbeds available? Can you rent sunbeds at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes, 10% of the beach.
Umbrellas available? Can you rent umbrellas at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes, 10% of the beach.
Is Bang Tao Beach a public or private beach, and are there any entrance fees?
Public, no fees.
Water quality? What is the condition of the water quality at Bang Tao Beach?
Very good.
Boat anchorage possible? Can boats anchor at Bang Tao Beach?
On calm days, it seems possible for private boats to anchor at Bang Tao, but there is no protection from squalls at this beach.
Boat dock and marina? Is there a boat dock or marina at Bang Tao Beach?
N/A
Is it possible to rent a longtail boat at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes, there are longtail boats all over the beach, most are available for rental.
Are speedboat or longtail boat tours available at Bang Tao Beach?
No/No
Sea inflow? Is there a sea inflow at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes, South.
How gradual is the slope into the sea until it reaches a depth of 1 meter at Bang Tao Beach?
6-8m
Is there a convenience shop available at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes
Attractions? What attractions can be found at Bang Tao Beach?

Laguna 18-hole golf course.

Activities? What activities are available for visitors at Bang Tao Beach?

Paddle boarding, and jet skiing is popular at Bang Tao. Surfing can be good during the off-season when few tourists are about between May and October.

FKK possible? Is nude bathing or FKK (naturist culture) allowed at Bang Tao Beach?
Not permitted, but if empty?
Are massages offered at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes
Is it possible to picnic at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes
Is it possible to surf at Bang Tao Beach?

The surfing at Bang Tao Beach can be as good as some of the best beaches on the island when the swell is perfect. Right and left breaking waves abound, and there is mostly soft sand underneath unless you’re at the south end of the beach. Undercurrent is strong on big wave days – do be cautious.

Is smoking allowed at Bang Tao Beach?

High fines are possible.

Warnings – what should one be cautious of at Bang Tao Beach?

Undercurrent can be strong and dangerous! Watch for lifeguard flags and ask what they mean if unsure.

Is there waste runoff into the sea at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes, in multiple locations.
Beach Clubs at Bangtao Beach
  • Catch Beach Club

    Catch Beach Club, renowned for its inventive and trendsetting presence, proudly sits on the pristine beachfront of Southern Bang Tao Beach in Phuket. Originating from Surin Beach, Catch has elevated its iconic status by relocating to the Southern end of Bang Tao, inheriting the space of the former Bliss Beach Club. This esteemed beach club is a confluence of style and sophistication, offering both indoor and outdoor dining settings, coupled with a spacious bar sheltered by a grand canopy.

    Guests can immerse themselves in a plethora of amenities including sun loungers, a cozy splash pool, and exclusive poolside salas, all while being surrounded by the enchanting views of an infinity pool. The club hosts two additional bars and provides sumptuous spa treatments and remarkable al fresco dining experiences. Catch Beach Club has garnered numerous reviews and holds an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, underlining its commitment to providing a sublime and memorable experience for all its guests. This is undoubtedly a beacon of luxury and innovation in Phuket’s vibrant beach club scene.

  • Xana Beach Club

    Positioned directly on Bang Tao Beach, Xana Beach Club stands out with its vast space, top-notch sound system, swim-up bar, and exceptional amenities, all complemented by scrumptious food and beverages.

    Serving as a delightful contrast to the frenetic pace of Patong Beach, this club offers a serene refuge, sparing you the travel. While the pricing for culinary delights and refreshing drinks are on the higher end, the unique experience it offers is unmatched in Phuket. Indulge a bit more and revel in an unforgettable visit.

Beach Restaurants / Bars Bangtao Beach
  • Smigo’s Bar & Restaurant

    Smigo’s Bar & Restaurant is not only a great place to eat, but there are a couple of other reasons to head there for your sunset dinner as well. The beach faces directly West and sunsets are legendary. There are fire-dancing shows at sundown. There are sometimes fireworks too! All over the beach here are very comfortable smushy chairs you can lay in and drink your cocktails as you watch the sun say goodbye to another day.

    Open on Google Maps
  • Benny’s Cocktails & Grill

    Benny’s Cocktails & Grill was previously called Benny’s American Bar & Grill. This restaurant is situated on the furthest point South in Bang Tao Beach. You’ll find it very highly rated on all sorts of different cuisine. Some reviewers mentioned in reviews the food being delicious, especially barbecued ribs, chicken, lamb, crab cakes, pepper poppers, and steak with sides of French fries. The owner is Italian and has a good grasp of American-style and of course European cooking. Highly recommended for a meal and drinks.

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Bangtao Beach Accommodations
  • Banyan Tree Phuket

    Set back considerably off the beach, but with beach access is the Banyan Tree Phuket complex. This is an exclusive resort located in the middle of Bang Tao Beach. Private pools are included for the large villas. There are free bicycles to get around the huge resort area. Villas overlook the lakes and golf course, and the clubhouse is on the grounds. Rooms are clean, service is good, and the rooms are described as somewhat outdated by guests.

    Rates start around 19,000-21,000 THB in the off-season.

  • Mövenpick Phuket Bangtao

    In the center of Bang Tao’s Beach, this resort gets very high ratings for the property, staff friendliness, and expansive and well-planned grounds. The pool is nice but there is only a small place for kids to swim, the rest of the pool is 1.5 meters (5 ft.) deep. Good kid’s club activities.

    Rates at the Mövenpick Phuket Bangtao were found beginning at around 15,000 THB during the low season in 2023.

  • Amora Beach Resort Phuket

    Amora Beach Resort Phuket is an affordable option on the South side of Bang Tao Beach. This is a very affordably-priced 4-star hotel with rates starting around 1,500 THB for a night. The rooms are big but a bit dated. The sea, the beach, and the swimming pools are all nice. Try an Amora Pina Colada in a pineapple served at the beach to help you feel really cozy here.

    Guests liked the large, clean, updated rooms, though some said maintenance could be improved · Guests liked the comfortable beds and appreciated the friendly, professional staff, and housekeeping.
    The hotel is still under construction and some guests complained about the noise and dirt flying around. Others said that basic maintenance had fallen behind.
    Folks, this is an entry-level hotel at a very reasonable rate for the location. Please understand that hotels need to update and construction is often an ongoing process.

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Bangtao Beach

Bang Tao Beach is around 7 kilometers (4 mi.) long from top to bottom, and is a west facing beach – ideal for sunsets. In that stretch are a number of other privately named beaches like Momo beach, Ottoman beach, and Rattan Beach. Bang Tao Beach is covered with very tall pine trees known as ironwood trees, great for providing shade for picnic-goers at the beach below.

Bang Tao Beach is fronted by a series of large luxury resorts, and yet it isn’t overcrowded. There is so much space at this beach that you will never feel like there are too many people. Instead, you’ll be asking yourself where everybody is.

The bay of Bang Tao Beach is wide open to the waves generated by swells coming in, and surfing can be quite good. Waves can reach 3 meters (3 yd.) high here and there is a strong undertow to be aware of during such conditions. When there are very small waves, it’s generally safe for kids, but keep an eye on them (of course).

Where is Bang Tao Beach on Phuket?
• Northwest coast of Phuket.
What are the GPS coordinates of Bang Tao Beach?
• GPS Data: 8° 00’ 12” N, 98° 17’ 33” E
How far is Bang Tao Beach from Patong, Phuket Town, and the airport?
19 kilometers is the distance from Bang Tao Beach to Patong
22 kilometers is the distance from Bang Tao Beach to Phuket Town
17 kilometers is the distance from Bang Tao Beach to the airport
Are taxis available at Bang Tao Beach?
• Yes, all over the beach, but you'll learn where exactly with time.
What beaches are surrounding Bang Tao Beach?
Trisara Beach is to the North, and Surin Beach is just South.
Which direction does Bang Tao Beach face?
West, great for sunset!
How long is the beachfront (beach length) at Bang Tao Beach?
7 kilometer (4.4 mi.)
How wide is the beach (beach width) at Bang Tao Beach?
30 meters (33 yd.)
What is the estimated beach area of Bang Tao Beach?
210,000 square meters (251,000 square yd.)
How is the quality of the beach at Bang Tao Beach?

Exceptional sand quality and color (light, almost white).

What is the nature of the ocean floor at Bang Tao Beach?
Sandy bottom with rocks at the south end.
Are there restroom and shower facilities available at Bang Tao Beach?
This beach is lined with resorts, so there are many showers and restrooms along the beach, but they can be spread out considerably.
What features/amenities are available at Bang Tao Beach?

Rocks at the southern end of the beach and a small island at the northernmost end make for great snorkeling.

Lifeguard available? Is there a lifeguard on duty at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes
Sunbeds available? Can you rent sunbeds at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes, 10% of the beach.
Umbrellas available? Can you rent umbrellas at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes, 10% of the beach.
Is Bang Tao Beach a public or private beach, and are there any entrance fees?
Public, no fees.
Water quality? What is the condition of the water quality at Bang Tao Beach?
Very good.
Boat anchorage possible? Can boats anchor at Bang Tao Beach?
On calm days, it seems possible for private boats to anchor at Bang Tao, but there is no protection from squalls at this beach.
Boat dock and marina? Is there a boat dock or marina at Bang Tao Beach?
N/A
Is it possible to rent a longtail boat at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes, there are longtail boats all over the beach, most are available for rental.
Are speedboat or longtail boat tours available at Bang Tao Beach?
No/No
Sea inflow? Is there a sea inflow at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes, South.
How gradual is the slope into the sea until it reaches a depth of 1 meter at Bang Tao Beach?
6-8m
Is there a convenience shop available at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes
Attractions? What attractions can be found at Bang Tao Beach?

Laguna 18-hole golf course.

Activities? What activities are available for visitors at Bang Tao Beach?

Paddle boarding, and jet skiing is popular at Bang Tao. Surfing can be good during the off-season when few tourists are about between May and October.

FKK possible? Is nude bathing or FKK (naturist culture) allowed at Bang Tao Beach?
Not permitted, but if empty?
Are massages offered at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes
Is it possible to picnic at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes
Is it possible to surf at Bang Tao Beach?

The surfing at Bang Tao Beach can be as good as some of the best beaches on the island when the swell is perfect. Right and left breaking waves abound, and there is mostly soft sand underneath unless you’re at the south end of the beach. Undercurrent is strong on big wave days – do be cautious.

Is smoking allowed at Bang Tao Beach?

High fines are possible.

Warnings – what should one be cautious of at Bang Tao Beach?

Undercurrent can be strong and dangerous! Watch for lifeguard flags and ask what they mean if unsure.

Is there waste runoff into the sea at Bang Tao Beach?
Yes, in multiple locations.
Beach Clubs at Bangtao Beach
  • Catch Beach Club

    Catch Beach Club, renowned for its inventive and trendsetting presence, proudly sits on the pristine beachfront of Southern Bang Tao Beach in Phuket. Originating from Surin Beach, Catch has elevated its iconic status by relocating to the Southern end of Bang Tao, inheriting the space of the former Bliss Beach Club. This esteemed beach club is a confluence of style and sophistication, offering both indoor and outdoor dining settings, coupled with a spacious bar sheltered by a grand canopy.

    Guests can immerse themselves in a plethora of amenities including sun loungers, a cozy splash pool, and exclusive poolside salas, all while being surrounded by the enchanting views of an infinity pool. The club hosts two additional bars and provides sumptuous spa treatments and remarkable al fresco dining experiences. Catch Beach Club has garnered numerous reviews and holds an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, underlining its commitment to providing a sublime and memorable experience for all its guests. This is undoubtedly a beacon of luxury and innovation in Phuket’s vibrant beach club scene.

  • Xana Beach Club

    Positioned directly on Bang Tao Beach, Xana Beach Club stands out with its vast space, top-notch sound system, swim-up bar, and exceptional amenities, all complemented by scrumptious food and beverages.

    Serving as a delightful contrast to the frenetic pace of Patong Beach, this club offers a serene refuge, sparing you the travel. While the pricing for culinary delights and refreshing drinks are on the higher end, the unique experience it offers is unmatched in Phuket. Indulge a bit more and revel in an unforgettable visit.

Beach Restaurants / Bars Bangtao Beach
  • Smigo’s Bar & Restaurant

    Smigo’s Bar & Restaurant is not only a great place to eat, but there are a couple of other reasons to head there for your sunset dinner as well. The beach faces directly West and sunsets are legendary. There are fire-dancing shows at sundown. There are sometimes fireworks too! All over the beach here are very comfortable smushy chairs you can lay in and drink your cocktails as you watch the sun say goodbye to another day.

    Open on Google Maps
  • Benny’s Cocktails & Grill

    Benny’s Cocktails & Grill was previously called Benny’s American Bar & Grill. This restaurant is situated on the furthest point South in Bang Tao Beach. You’ll find it very highly rated on all sorts of different cuisine. Some reviewers mentioned in reviews the food being delicious, especially barbecued ribs, chicken, lamb, crab cakes, pepper poppers, and steak with sides of French fries. The owner is Italian and has a good grasp of American-style and of course European cooking. Highly recommended for a meal and drinks.

    Open on Google Maps
Bangtao Beach Accommodations
  • Banyan Tree Phuket

    Set back considerably off the beach, but with beach access is the Banyan Tree Phuket complex. This is an exclusive resort located in the middle of Bang Tao Beach. Private pools are included for the large villas. There are free bicycles to get around the huge resort area. Villas overlook the lakes and golf course, and the clubhouse is on the grounds. Rooms are clean, service is good, and the rooms are described as somewhat outdated by guests.

    Rates start around 19,000-21,000 THB in the off-season.

  • Mövenpick Phuket Bangtao

    In the center of Bang Tao’s Beach, this resort gets very high ratings for the property, staff friendliness, and expansive and well-planned grounds. The pool is nice but there is only a small place for kids to swim, the rest of the pool is 1.5 meters (5 ft.) deep. Good kid’s club activities.

    Rates at the Mövenpick Phuket Bangtao were found beginning at around 15,000 THB during the low season in 2023.

  • Amora Beach Resort Phuket

    Amora Beach Resort Phuket is an affordable option on the South side of Bang Tao Beach. This is a very affordably-priced 4-star hotel with rates starting around 1,500 THB for a night. The rooms are big but a bit dated. The sea, the beach, and the swimming pools are all nice. Try an Amora Pina Colada in a pineapple served at the beach to help you feel really cozy here.

    Guests liked the large, clean, updated rooms, though some said maintenance could be improved · Guests liked the comfortable beds and appreciated the friendly, professional staff, and housekeeping.
    The hotel is still under construction and some guests complained about the noise and dirt flying around. Others said that basic maintenance had fallen behind.
    Folks, this is an entry-level hotel at a very reasonable rate for the location. Please understand that hotels need to update and construction is often an ongoing process.

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