Sai Kaew Beach ? At the most northern tip of the western side of Phuket Island, you’ll find this lovely beach named Sai Kaew. Behind Sai Kaew Beach is the sleepy village, Thachatchai. The friendly locals like to fish from Sarasin Bridge and from the beach at the area below the bridge.
Sai Kaew Beach is around 2 kilometers long and joins Mai Khao Beach on the south end and Haad Pak Phra Beach on the north end. The sand is white and soft, really quite perfect for swimming and lounging around. The sand slopes gently toward the water, and the shallow area is wide, and great for kids or adults wading in the water.
If you’re interested in fishing, you should head up the beach to the corner where it meets the deep-water channel and throw your lines in there. Fishing with 30 lb. test line and a #1 steel hook with shad, shrimp, or squid – deep – can produce bites from a number of different game fish.
In the past, there were some local restaurants lining on Sai Kaew Beach, but after the junta’s cleanup, there are only some mobile stands along the beach where you can buy grilled food, beverages, or snacks.
Sai Kaew Beach gets high ratings on social media sites, and yet there are very few people at this beach at any one time. You can plan a morning here and know you’ll have the beach mostly to yourself. This is the allure of Sai Kaew Beach – few people, and a quiet, chilled-out atmosphere, far away from the hustle and bustle of Patong Beach.
We didn’t see any kayaks or other equipment for rent at Sai Kaew, so if you want to do something like that, you’ll need to bring your own. The waves can be large here during the off-season, so do be careful with strong and dangerous currents.