Pineapple Beach, also known as Laem Son, is located on Phuket’s northwest coast on the north side of a small cape just west of Bang Tao Beach jutting out into the Andaman Sea. Pineapple Beach is around 700 meters (766 yards) long, though the sandy area is only about one third sand with the rest of it being fairly rocky. This beach faces north and gives great views of Layan, Trisara, and Banana Beaches up the coast.
As you can see in our video, the beach is quiet, and though not totally secluded, it does offer a bit of privacy in certain parts. The water is filled with rocks and coral, and is good for snorkeling, but you should have diving flags on floats to alert longtail boaters in the area that you’re in the water. They may not be expecting you. Swimming to the west or east from Pineapple Beach will give you plenty of space to snorkel for a couple hours.
Pineapple Beach appears to have no public access through private land, so your best bet is to take a longtail boat here from a nearby beach.
Pineapple Beach doesn’t have Thai food vendors along the beach, nor does it have umbrellas and lounge chairs for you. We recommend that you bring everything you need with you – including snacks and drinks – in your longtail boat and arrange for a pickup in a set number of hours, so you can enjoy yourself to the fullest!
Pineapple Beach Clubs
There is no beach club at Pineapple Beach
Pineapple Beach Restaurants / Bars
There are no restaurants or bars on the Pineapple beaches, outside of those found at the resorts on the hills around the beach.
Pineapple Beach Accommodations
The major property lining the Pineapple beache isn’t listed on Google maps, and we cannot figure it out from the boat as we drove by. The property may be in transition to new owners.
- Amanpuri – this is a 100-acre high-end 5-star luxury resort full of private villas that possibly takes up the entire peninsula, but they list their address as Pansea Beach, not Pineapple Beach. The resort overlooks the Andaman Sea at multiple points on the peninsula. Large terraces and open-air lounge spaces at each villa. Large villas with up to 9 bedrooms available. Four restaurants, one of them focusing on Italian food. After plugging in dates for ten minutes to find an opening, we found a 29,000 THB room for two people for one night, during low-season (October).
Pineapple Beach Facts
- Location in Phuket: Northwest side of Phuket Island
- GPS Data: 7° 59’ 13” N, 98° 16’ 34” E
- Distance to Patong / Phuket Town / Airport in km: 14 / 25 / 24
- Taxis available: No
- Surrounding Beaches: Bang Tao Beach is east; Pansea Beach is on the southern side of the peninsula.
- Direction Facing: Beach #1 (west Pineapple) faces north-northwest; Beach #2 (east Pineapple) faces north.
- Beach Length: Beach #1: 215 meters (235 yd.); Beach #2: 370 meters (405 yd.)
- Beach Width: Thin, under 10 meters in most spots. Let’s call it 7 m (8 yd.)
- Estimated Beach Area: 4’095 square meter (4,898 square yd.)
- Beach Quality: Idyllic. Nice soft sand, and very few people visit this beach.
- Ocean Bottom: Rocks under the water on both beaches, but close to shore there is a 10-meter-wide place to wade.
- Restroom / showers facilities? None
- Beach features: A rocky, picture-perfect beach with views of Bang Tao Beach, Trisara Beach.
- Lifeguard Available? No
- Sunbeds Available? No
- Umbrellas? No
- Public or Private? Entrance fees? Public, no fees.
- Water quality: Very Good
- Boat anchorage possible? No boats anchored here.
- Boat dock and marina? N/A
- Longtail boat rental possible? No
- Speedboat/longtail boat tours possible? No/No
- Sea inflow:: Unknown
- Slope into sea until 1m deep: Unknown
- Convenience shop available? No
- Attractions: Phuket FantaSea theme park is just down the road in Kamala.
- Activities: You probably won’t find any kayak and paddle board rentals here, but it is only a short drive to Bang Tao Beach.
- FKK possible? Not permitted, but if empty…
- Massage available? No
- Picnic possible? Yes
- Surfing? Not known for rideable waves, but it’s possible some waves might be present during bigger swells. If not, Bang Tao Beach is right there.
- 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: Currents are strong with big waves.
- Waste runoff into the sea? Unknown
More about Pineapple Beach
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