Another popular sandy beach with plenty of rocks lining next to each other, Hat Khao Lak is about 32 kilometers from Amphoe Takua Pa and is a great spot for swimming, watching the sunset, or just breathing in. The hotels and resorts around there are usually occupied with the Thai and foreign tourists as they offer the perfect ambiance features the great design that works well with the abundant natural surroundings from the serene sea to the shady place covered rows of the pine trees and coconut groves.
Hat Khao Lak is a beach for folks who shun the glitz and cheesiness of Phuket’s bigger resort towns, but still crave comfort, shopping and plenty of facilities. With long stretches of white sand backed by forested hills, warm waves to frolic in and easy day trips to the Similan and Surin Islands, Khao Sok and Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Parks, or even Phuket, the area is a central and kick-back base for exploring the northern Andaman. About 2.5km north of Hat Khao Lak, Hat Bang Niang is an even quieter version of sandy bliss with skinnier beaches and fewer people. Khao Lak proper (also called Khao Lak Town by locals) – a hodgepodge of restaurants, tourist markets and low-rise hotels along a grey highway – isn’t exactly eye-catching, but it is convenient and you’ll probably spend your days at the beach or further afield.