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Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang Beach

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Free admission
Highway 4203, Ao Nang, 81000

The Basics

Once a sleepy fishing village, Ao Nang is now a central hub for tourists heading to popular destinations like Railay Beach, the Hong Islands, and Phuket. Conveniently located near Krabi Town, Ao Nang offers a range of outdoor activities—from kayaking to rock climbing—as well as affordable accommodation and a variety of restaurants. Many tours to the area’s islands also set out from Ao Nang.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Ao Nang’s beach is free to visit.

  • You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas on site.

  • There are several bars and restaurants located along the beach that serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.

  • Ao Nang has a medical center, pharmacies and shops selling general supplies—amenities that may be hard to find on some of the smaller islands nearby.

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How to Get There

Ao Nang is located just 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Krabi Town; take Highway 4034 west to Highway 4204 south, then head west again on Highway 4203. A taxi ride or drive from Krabi takes approximately 35 minutes. You can also take one of the many white songthaews (open-air buses) used by locals. Ao Nang beach is located on the edge of town, along Highway 4203, which curves through the town.

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When to Get There

Ao Nang beach is enjoyable all year round. The area is warm, with average temperatures of around 80°F (27°C). The best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November through March. September and October are the wettest months, with frequent rains.

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Island Tours from Ao Nang

After enjoying Ao Nang’s beautiful beach, take advantage of the town’s location, and head out on a tour of the nearby islands. You can take a day trip on a long tail boat to the Phra Nang Cave, Tup Island, Chicken Island, and Poda Island to do some swimming and snorkeling; or head to the Hong Islands to enjoy rain forests, hidden lagoons, and white-sand beaches. Other options include romantic sunset cruises.

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