Haad Pak Phra Beach? On the very northern tip of Phuket Island, just north of Sai Kaew Beach is Haad Pak Phra Beach where you can get good views of the Sarasin Bridge connecting Phuket with Phang Nga province.
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?