When in Koh Phangan, make sure to head to the beach! There are many beautiful beaches to pick from. If you’re wondering what are the best beaches in Koh Phangan, check out this list.

Obviously, you should note that the Koh Phangan beaches are very pretty. With white sand beaches and turquoise waters all around the island, it’s impossible to be disappointed. Feeling too hot? Just grab your swimsuit and head to the coast!

The winner is: If you’re looking for a quick answer, the best beach in Koh Phangan is Haad Rin Beach according to my standards.

Note: Sunset lovers should head to the west coast and sunrise early birds should head to the east coast.

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Guide to Koh Phangan Best Beaches

Bottle Beach Koh Phangan

There are many more beaches to discover in Koh Phangan. These 4 beaches are my all-time favorites.

Bottle Beach


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Bottle Beach Koh Phangan | kayak on the beach

Bottle Beach is a beautiful beach located in the North of Koh Phangan. As it’s quite a secluded beach and because it’s not that easy to get there, it’s not that busy, which makes it the perfect beach or those who want a bit of peace and quiet.

There are many ways to get there – by scooter (only for experienced drivers), by hiking or by boat. You can read my full guide on how to get to Bottle Beach here.

Haad Rin Beach

Haad Rin Beach

Haad Rin Beach is my favorite beach in Koh Phangan. Haad Rin is a huge white sand beach also known for the famous Full Moon Party. (Yes – it’s happening there.) You can expect restaurants and bars around. There are many backpackers in the area, so this beach is definitely busy. Although, it’s a long beach which means it doesn’t feel super crowded.


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It’s easy to get there by scooter and you can also admire incredible views along the way. This beach is located in the south of Koh Phangan.

Mae Haad Beach & Koh Ma

Koh Ma

Koh Ma

When I found out about Koh Ma, I quickly added this beach on my list of beaches to discover in Koh Phangan. The reason why Koh Ma is so popular is that depending on tides, you can walk on a sandbar to get to Koh Ma island. This beach is also super big, and if the tide is high, you can swim around Koh Ma without big crowds.

It’s easy to reach Mae Haad Beach via scooter.  This beach is located in the north of Koh Phangan.

Haad Than Sadet

Than Sadet Beach

Haad Than Sadet is a cool beach on the east coast of Koh Phangan. We headed there after visiting Than Sadet Waterfall. It was busy, but not too crowded. There are restaurants in the area too.

It’s easy to get to Haad Than Sadet by scooter.

More Beautiful Beaches in Koh Phangan to Discover:

Beaches in Koh Phangan

As I said above, there are beautiful beaches everywhere around the island. The ones listed above are my favorites. Here are other beaches to consider if you have more time around Koh Phangan.

  • Leela Beach (Click here to save the location)
  • Haad Yuan Beach (Click here to save the location)
  • Secret Beach (Click here to save the location)
  • Haad Salad Beach (Click here to save the location)
  • Malibu Beach (Click here to save the location)

Not Sure Where to Stay in Koh Phangan?

Beaches in Koh Phangan

Going to Koh Phangan next? Here are a few options for your stay in Koh Phangan.

Budget: See Sea Backpackers House / Na-Tub Hostel / BeauBo Beach

Mid-range: Carpe Diem Residence / Buri Rasa / Zama Resort

Luxury: Somewhere only we know / Skymoon Resort / Anantara Rasananda


 

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