Surin Beach in Phuket is a hidden gem. It is located on the west coast of Phuket and is a more upscale destination compared to some of the more crowded beaches in the area. The bay is about 800 meters long and is idyllic for a calm holiday.
The beach is small. There are more people here than on the other northern beaches, but much fewer than on Patong, Karon, and Kata. There is a gentle entrance to the sea, without sharp drops. The depth is not so far from the shore, so the tides are almost imperceptible at low tides.
Surin beach is surrounded by a lush tropical grove of palm trees, casuarinas trees, and Indian almonds, making it a great location for nature lovers. You can sit on a mat in the shade or rent sun loungers and umbrellas. A wide strip of shade from palm trees will appeal to families with children.
The beach enjoys soft white sand and clear blue waters, ideal for swimming during the high season. During the monsoon season from mid-May to October, storms and big waves are quite likely, when red flags appear on the beach forbidding swimming.
Surin Beach is a popular destination for travelers who want to enjoy a luxurious and relaxing beach vacation experience. It is surrounded by natural beauty and all the amenities you could need. It’s a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying various water sports like snorkeling, SUP boarding, and windsurfing. Fans of snorkeling will love the spot near the rocks on the north side.
The beach has a touch of chic to it, due to the many exclusive hotels not far from its shore. In addition, the surrounding hillsides are dotted with palatial homes.
There are also plenty of choices when it comes to food with both cheap eats and expensive treats. There are pop-up stands with drinks, fruits, and Thai food along the beach street. There are few cafes, restaurants, and shops in Surin, and the nightlife is not developed at all.
Surin Beach is a great place to visit for those who want to experience the best that Phuket has to offer.