Nai Harn beach is somewhere that we first went when our daughter was learning to swim. It has always been a place which we have driven past and have enjoyed visiting - even if it was just for 10 minutes. Today we stayed for the afternoon.
Nai Harn beach is not far from a Monastery - the quiet Samna Song Nai Harn Monastery and an island which is used by camping, more famous 'The Royal Phuket Yacht Club', a nearby Wat (which I have yet to visit) and a few beach side places to eat BUT surprisingly it is a relatively tranquil place.
I must add though that it is clear that the water is not suitable for swimming during the months of May to October and there should be red flags flying.
There are dogs allowed on the beach which does put some people off but it has never affected us.
The special place that we used a lot was the islet for the island - which I understand has now been made safer because it drew water it through a channel. The beauty of this beach is that it can be so long and so lovely there is a 'water draw' from the lake behind but this seems only to effect the islet area.
This time it did - it left a lot of stuff there though and no doubt it was always there. There does seem to be an element of people who come here are families so it does make it very attractive to us.
They had a couple here for some wedding photographs here today - I wonder what there photographs are like - here are the weddings that I take care of.
Then there were other people on a parasail (or motorised)
and then the tree with the lost shoes - wonderful. We will always visit here.
1) Dec 2009
2) July 2011