Haad Pak Phra Beach (aka Hat Pak Phra Beach) is a local beach that isn’t frequented by tourists, and if you stop, you’re going to be stared at because they can’t figure out why you came there, and they are sure you’re lost.
You can see Haad Pak Phra Beach if you’re going northbound on Highway 402, just turn off before you cross the bridge. If coming south on Highway 402, you’ll need to turn back around and go north on that highway when given the opportunity.
The channel running between the two provinces is deep, and large boats can pass through here. The fishing is said to be good at the pier beside the bridge, and even from shore. Anywhere you have cool deep water meeting warmer shallows, there can be good fishing.
Haad Pak Phra Beach isn’t a beach that even a small fraction of tourists to Phuket Island will ever visit, so you’ll be enjoying a rare experience if you do stop here. There is one restaurant on the beach, but no massage, no bar, no club, and no rentals of any kind. You can rent a longtail boat to take it here if you like. Make sure the boat stays until you’re finished, you are not likely to find another longtail boat to take you on the return journey.
If you’re hungry when you stop, you can head over to the bridge to find the Rimpan Seafood restaurant. The location is fabulous right next to the sea with beautiful views. Food was fantastic with the whole fish cooked perfectly the prawns succulent and tasty and the chicken with basil spicy and delicious. They have wooden tables and chairs on the sand under shady trees, and they get fantastic reviews for their food and service. Why not stop, especially if you’re about to do a long drive up north?
Haad Pak Phra Beach Clubs
No Beach Clubs on Haad Pak Phra Beach.
Haad Pak Phra Beach Restaurants / Bars
- Rimpan Seafood Restaurant – located at the southwest side of the Sarasin Bridge connecting Phuket with Phang Nga. This local seafood restaurant gets great ratings and many return visitors as they come back to Phuket over and over and don’t want to miss their chance to eat the great food again.
- Jungle Eating – a local place with tables surrounded by a lot of plants, almost like a rainforest setting. Food is mostly grilled on skewers, and they have Thai food.
Haad Pak Phra Beach Accommodations
There are no reviewed accommodations in the area, and really, this is not a tourist place you’ll enjoy.
Haad Pak Phra Beach Facts
- Location in Phuket: Northernmost beach on Phuket Island, just west of the highway and “Sarasin” bridge leading to Phang Nga.
- GPS Data: 8° 11’ 59” N, 98° 17’ 35” E
- Distance to Patong / Phuket Town / Airport in km: 52 / 44 / 18
- Taxis available: No
- Surrounding Beaches: Mai Khao Beach is next to this beach (west and south).
- Direction Facing: Generally, north.
- Beach Length: 1.1 km (0.7 mi.)
- Beach Width: 23 meters (25 yd.)
- Estimated Beach Area: 25’300 square meters (30,259 square yd.)
- Beach Quality: Deep sand and relatively trash-free.
- Ocean Bottom: Sandy close to shore, gets deep quickly.
- Restroom / showers facilities? No
- Beach features: Deep sand, sandy bottom. This beach is on a channel between Phuket and Phang Nga.
- Lifeguard Available? No
- Sunbeds Available? None
- Umbrellas? None
- Public or Private? Entrance fees? Public and no fees.
- Water quality: Good
- Boat anchorage possible? No – fast moving water (current) during tides.
- Boat dock and marina? N/A
- Longtail boat rental possible? No
- Speedboat/longtail boat tours possible? No/No
- Sea inflow:: No
- Slope into sea until 1m deep: 3-4m
- Convenience shop available? No
- Attractions: None
- Activities: None
- FKK possible? Not permitted, but if empty…
- Massage available? No
- Picnic possible? Yes
- Surfing? No
- Smoking? In November Thailand is cracking down on smoking at beaches around the country. In November 2017 in Phuket, Patong Beach is affected. Soon they expect to make it a country-wide smoking ban – so do stay up to date because fines are high and can include prison time.
- Warnings: Very fast-moving water during tides, exceptionally dangerous currents. Not recommended for swimming.
- Waste runoff into the sea? No
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