Laem Son, also known as Pineapple Beach, is located on Phuket’s northwest coast on the north side of a small cape 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.
If you’re ever near Surin Beach, you can just go north on Highway 4025 and take the first left to reach Pineapple Beach.
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.
This 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!