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Kalim Beach is really an extension of Patong Beach separated by a small rocky headland.
It is a stonier beach not well suited to bathing. There are two sandy stretches split by some rock formations. The entire length of seabed is rocky. If the tide is in there is some snorkeling in this area with a few corals to explore.
Being adjacent to Patong, it is of course a very developed area. There is not a lot of nightlife but there are a few quiet bars. There are several nice restaurants overlooking the beach.
There are no sun loungers or water-sports at this beach as there is little demand for them. It is the sort of beach you visit once for a look before moving to Patong Beach.
There is a lot of accommodation available in this area. It is an option if you do not need a good beach on your doorstep and you want the nightlife of Patong within easy reach but also easy to get away from.
How to Get There
You can't go far wrong. Go to Patong Beach and turn right. It is the rocky beach before you reach the big hills.
Most of the year there is no problem finding accommodation here. There is a large Novotel and also quite a few smaller hotels and guesthouses:
Clif Resort (4 star)
Kalim Resort (3 star)
Novotel Resort Hotel (4 star)
Patong Lodge Hotel (4 star)
Sunset Beach Resort (3 star)
The Blue Marine Resort (4 star)
The Orchid Kalim Bay Hotel (3 star)