Phra nang beach guide

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Phra Nang Beach (Phra Nang Peninsula)

Phra Nang beach is part of a small peninsula located between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang beach.

Phra nang beach is also beside Railay beach which is accessible only by boat due to the high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access.

The three main areas of Railay consist of West Railay, East Railay and Tonsai.

Phra nang beach and Railay beach is renowned for its beautiful beaches and quiet relaxing atmosphere.

Chantal and I were excited as we waited to board our longtail boat from Ao Nang beach

We was told that to see this strange cave located on lovely Phra Nang Beach, within 10 minutes walk of East Railay Beach.

Phra Nang beach video

Here is a 2 minute video of beautiful Phra nang beach, pictures speak a thousand words. Click the play button.

Story behind Phra nang beach

limestone karsts at phra nang beachThere is the famous "Princess Cave" or Tham Phra Nang Nok in Phra Nang beach.

It is believed by local fishermen to be the home of a mythical sea princess.

Recently, an inner Princess Cave or Tham Phra Nang Nai was discovered.

There are no new resorts development on Phra Nang beach.

The reason is because Phra nang beach is restricted by its topography and the presence of the Rayavadee Resort.

This makes Phra nang beach private and secluded from the outside world.

Due to its secular nature, Phra nang beach leaves you a feeling of tranquility and peacefulness.


How to go to Phra nang beach?

There is a longtail boat ticket booth located at the intersection of two busy streets of Ao nang beach, near Phra Nang Inn.

How much to pay to go to Phra nang beach?

You can buy a single way longtail boat ticket to Railay beach for around 50 baht per person. The trip takes around 15 minutes from Ao nang beach.

What to eat at Phra nang beach?

longtail boats at phra nang beach

In the late morning, look out for longtail boats with big white or yellow signboards.

These are local longtail boats that are converted and equipped with fresh fruit juices and baguettes such as cheese and ham to satisfy your hunger pangs.

As Phra nang beach has no restaurants or eating places except for the private Rayavadee Resort. Better bring enough Thai baht to sustain your gastronomic

Longtail boats food menu
fresh fruit shakes: orange, mango, pineapple try banana shake for 30 baht

Baguette:
ham, cheese, tuna & egg baguette for 60 baht

Sandwich:
ham, cheese, tuna & egg, chicken sandwich for 40 baht or you can have pad thai fried rice for 50 baht

Helpful Advice
Go to Phra nang beach in the early morning so that you can avoid the tourist crowd that come in the afternoon.

 

What can you do at Phra nang beach?

Phra nang beach is so spectacular that you can just lie there and soak in the sun.

Highly recommended activity:
do nothing.

Open up your beach mat, take a book, apply sun tanning lotion and lie back and soak in the warm sunshine, smell the salty sea breeze and feel the soft fine sand.

Or if you are adventurous it is possible to hike to the top of the headland to get spectacular views of the entire area.

Swimming and snorkeling can also be enjoyed off this pristine, white sandy beach.

What can you see at Phra nang beach?

phra nang beach cave

There is shrine built inside the limestone cave which is dedicated to an ancient fertility goddess.

Inside the limestone cave is a collection of strange phallic symbols, offerings and objects believed to help with fertility.

Local fishermen still leave offerings although it's now becoming a local tourist attraction.


Explore Phra nang beach

phra nang beach trekking phra nang beach cave

It was fortunate that when we reached Phra nang beach, it was low tide. There is a small channel that is visible only during low tide, and you can trek over to the other side of Phra nang beach. We went to explore the end of Phra Nang beach.

phra nang beach limestone formation

The small narrow channel is surrounded by fallen rocks. The formation of rocks and huge caves are caused by years of waves eroding on the limestone cliffs. You can also see water dripping from the ceiling of the caves.

Look at how huge the cave is! It was a bit dark inside and rather spooky. We hurried along and move towards the light at the end of the cave.


outside phra nang beach cave

 

phra nang beach cave

Finally we came out on the other side of the cave.

The scenery was breath taking!
It overlooked the sea view of Phra nang beach.

As we head back to mainland, we were mesmerized by Phra nang beach beauty.
We silently vowed to ourselves that we will be back here again!

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