Railay Beach, Railay Beach

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#2 of 95 in Outdoors in Krabi Town
Take a dip into the calm waters at Railay Beach, an isolated strip of sand accessible only by boat. The beach especially attracts rock climbers eager to tackle the limestone cliffs that frame it, with some 700 climbing trails in the surrounding area. Whether or not you scramble up the cliff face you'll enjoy the spot's relaxed atmosphere, clean sand, and clear waters. Onsite restaurants and other amenities cater to a wide range of tastes. The impressive cliffs of the coast provide excellent photo opportunities, and the isolated nature of the beach means you get unimpeded shots of some of Thailand's best coastal landscape. Plan your visit to Railay Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Krabi Town trip itinerary planner .
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  • A nice beach, near Ao Nang, a ride to the crazy night 100b each way. Places to eat, shop, sup-boards, and kajakkivuokraamoita. Clear water, good for the base, long beach. Quite a lot, but a bunch of people.
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  • One of the best beaches in Thailand. It's located near Karbi and is 15 minutes long tail boat journey from Krabi. Only accessible by boat the beach is surrounding cliffs on both sides and is beautiful...  more »
  • This is not the most beautiful beach, but it sure is the one with more structure in Railay. The water isn't that shade of blue that makes you say thanks for being there, but compensates with alternatives such as kayak rental, boat trips to nearby islands, tents of coconut water and juices, seafood restaurants, ice cold beer , rent of snorkel and best of all, massage! Good for body and soul, make this beach massage, is priceless! I recommend going through the experience. With so many options, simply choose how you'll want to spend your day, and a nice beach!!!
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  • Picturesque beach and landscape with some rocky hills all around offering one or the other challenging hike to a hidden lagoon or several viewpoints. A big minus are the vast amounts of tourists during season... no feeling of freedom and tranquility possible.
  • It's a beautiful beach, with a Caribbean vibe to it. It's not too crowded and not too empty. There are no annoying sellers bugging you while you try to chill (unlike in Phuket). Maybe the occasional foot massage lady. The sand is soft like flour and the water is refreshing without it being cold. Definitely paradise.
  • While the scenery is absolutely stunning: it just felt wrong to me. This place should be a national park, not a loud, crowded and messy sunbathing spot. Cheap tourist development, luxurious spas, trash... Probably the most beautiful place I‘d recommend not to go to.
  • One of the best place for Travel ... amazing beach .. heaven for photographers who love to capture beaches and landscapes.. one must experience snorkeling in sea near mountains.. if you don’t know swimming still you can try with life jacket..
  • One of the most beautiful beaches that I have visited, The limestone cliff back drop and the green of the water cannot be beat. The beach is a clean, white sandy stretch of beach that is not very long with waves splashing very close to the shore depending on the tide. There are 3-4 resorts right on the beach, adjoining each other. Then there is a quaint little alley which has a lot of small eateries, juice bars, beach stuff shops, Thai massage parlors etc.

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