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Ao Sane Beach
A beautiful spot located in the headland north of Nai Harn Beach.
Ao Sane is actually a series of three small beaches split by small, rocky headlands. There is a restaurant at the first beach which also rents budget priced bungalows on the beach. At the end of each beach is a pathway to the next.
In the jungle above the third beach is Baan Krating Jungle Beach Resort.
It is usually quiet here with just a handful of visitors. There are no sun loungers. You can rent a kayak to go paddling around the headland.
Ao Sane is not well suited to bathing as there are rocks and coral close to the shoreline. The beach is sandy with light shingle.
When the tide is in, it is an excellent snorkeling beach. There are plenty of colourful fish and you might even see a lobster. It also seems to be home to lots of black spiny sea urchins. Nice to look at but do not touch.
When the tide is in you can also go scuba diving straight from the beach but if the tide is out the rocks and corals are too close to the surface for comfort.
How to Get There
The only way to drive to this beach is through Le Meridian Phuket Yacht Club's car park. To their great credit, The Royal Phuket Yacht Club make no effort to block access to Ao Sane Beach. Drive straight through their car park on to the small road at the other side. Continue on for a kilometer. There are some car parking spaces above the beach. You can drive motorbikes down the track to the beach.
The Baan Krating Resort is set back in the forest above the beach. Ao Sane Bungalows are basic beach bungalows that may be available if you ask at the restaurant.
Ao Sane Bungalows and Restaurant
Baan Krating Jungle Beach Resort (3 Star)
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