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Kata Beach, Kata Beach

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Head down to the pleasant bay of Kata Beach, slip out into the waters and look back at the palm-lined beach and the pleasant restaurants of the promenade. This paradisal location enjoys popularity thanks to its family-friendly amenities, surf spots, and nightlife. With great views of Phuket's famous coastline and a fascinating marine environment, the beach makes a great option for nature lovers, but you can enjoy plenty of modern conveniences and entertainment here as well. To visit Kata Beach and other attractions in Karon, use our Karon sightseeing planner .
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  • Staying at the Beyond Resort Kata was a memorable experience. It's close to nearby attractions and the people and staff was very friendly and helpful. It's situated right on the Kata Beachfront.  more »
  • The beach is amazing. The Walk at Kata has some very nice bars as well. Quiet nightlife, very nice resturants and there is just a 20 minute walk to the next beach Karon. I will come back for sure. Onl...  more »
  • Nice beach beautiful water and soft white sand. Waves are a bit rough at this time. Kata is really pleasant. It has some vendors which is convenient but they don’t really bother you if you want to be ...  more »
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  • I love a good beach and this one is very nice and safe for swimming. Just don't like that there's too many tourists. But it's a little quieter than another one nearby. If you prefer something a little quieter but still with a nice atmosphere then give this one a try.
  • The beach itself was top notch. It was tranquil and beautiful, definitely one of the nicer places I’ve been to in Thailand. But the locals here, polar opposite. Especially the parachute service providers, they’re straight up gangsters. I was walking along the beach and accidentally stepped over one of the ropes they use for the parachute, and the old man that was hauling it in swore at me. When I turned around to look at him, two other guys gangged up threatened to fight me, so I kept walking. One of them shouted out confirming that he will “f*ck me”... thanks, I guess? The whole ordeal was quite tense, in fact I’ll be sleeping with an open eye tonight, just in case. Do come here for the crystal blue sea, but do not come here expecting to be treated like a human being. And keep your interactions with the locals to a bare minimum, or else they will “f*ck you”, especially the parachute folks. Or better yet, just go where you’re welcomed, in this case, away from Kata Beach.
  • Nice beach but to many rude Russian people. Second time here and they want me to never come back! The Thai people are amazing!
  • Busy beach but you can find some space. Chairs for rent around 300 baht. I set up a hammock in some trees. Good street food and a cool, while expensive, surf bar.
  • The beach is beautiful. Amazing sunsets every night. Food is great too. Loads of great Thai food in the little town. Don't miss the pancakes and all the amazing street food available.
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