Karon Beach is 3 km long and 20 – 30 m wide in the south-west of Phuket and therefore the second largest beach in Phuket. In the northern part of the beach is a small river……dirty. Large hotels are opposite the beach road. It is nice for children, cause flat. But can be dangerous too, cause of possible currents.
The sand at Karon Beach Phuket is soft and deep and ideal for playing Frisbee, football, walking, or running. Kids can play in the dry sand, or closer to the beach in the wet sand because it is relatively free of sharp shells and rocks. The beach slopes gradually and there is a large shallow area – ideal for children to play safely. If there are waves on the day you visit Karon Beach, the undercurrent is strong. Please don’t allow your kids to play in the water during these conditions.
There are many resorts, restaurants, bars, and stores of every variety in Karon. If you want to have a peek at the beach, you can drive right down beach road and see the conditions for yourself. The road runs the length of Karon Beach.
There is a bit of a sand dune (hill) between the road and beach, which experts say helped mitigate the waves of the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. Lots of shade trees add to the atmosphere at Karon, and you can choose to stay close to the water in the sun, or under shady trees.
There are a lot of people at Karon Beach Phuket on any given day, but go anyway. The beach is so large that it never feels like there are too many people.
For more Karon Beach information check out our beach articles on the Phuket Beach Blog: