Nopparat Thara Beach, Ao Nang

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Take a stroll along Nopparat Thara Beach, where you can dip your toes in the shallow water or picnic in the shade of coconut trees. Locals know the beach as Klong Haeng, or Dry River, because the water retreats pretty far at low tide, allowing you to walk all the way to the small islets that sit offshore. Though the beach attracts smaller and more diverse crowds than nearby Ao Nang, you will still find plenty of places to stop for a cool drink or a bite to eat. Before you head to Krabi Town, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Krabi Town trip planner, to make sure you see all that Krabi Town has to offer, including Nopparat Thara Beach.
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  • We were at beach bar late afternoon sipping cocktails watching the sunset so relaxing and chilling at the bar acoustic guitar playing was paradise  more »
  • This is a little away from the main shops and beach. Allot quieter and not a bad beach. The Thai people tend to go/ use this beach away from the tourists. : behest to see both beaches and make your ow...  more »
  • This beach is scenic. You can spend hours taking nice photographs. Bring bottled water because there is not as much shop along this beach as compared to Aonang.  more »
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  • Beautiful beach shallow water, not crowded at all. Popular with friendly locals. Relaxed beach bars / food stalls. Very clean. Chilled vibe. The best sunset in Krabi.
  • My review is based on the high, dry season, so this could be different in wet season. Pretty beach for photography and sunsets. The low tide leaves a really unique texture as the water retreats but only some puddles remain. I haven't quite seen that at other beaches. For most of the day, and as it gets later, the water keeps getting more and more shallow. Not sure what it is early morning, but I imagine this beach is generally one of the most shallow ones. This is nice mostly for young kids/babies and people who just want to sit in shallow water. I walked about 0.5km in, and the water was still up to my thighs and I'm only 153cm (5'1ft) tall. I took out a star because for me, this beach was completely useless for actual swimming. If you walk further in, at some point you will reach boats and I don't think it's super safe to go in that far (at least I didn't see a single person walking that far). The ground is a mix of sand and mud, at spots pure mud, which makes the water far from crystal or blue. I loved the sight and its beauty, but the second time I went during the day to swim (didn't know yet it was that shallow all the time) it, was the last. It was just one big muddy shallow puddle. :D
  • Very good place. During day times the water is so shallow that we can walk till around 200 meters from the beach into the sea but as night falls, water almost touches the beach front. Very beautiful.
  • Less busy than Ao Nang. Can walk along boardwalk along beach. Water is warm and clear. At far northern end was a small hut under a cliff and a forest of sorts. Also sculptures on northern side - wicker creation that looks like boulders and mirrors.
  • Nice beach and pack with people like all year round (that's what the local said it..). You can enjoy the beach by walking along the sidewalk or its sand.
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