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Tri Trang Beach
This is another one of the beaches in the headland south of Patong. Merlin Beach Resort dominates the location. To their credit, they have made no serious attempt to block access to the beach. At the left-hand side of the hotel is a short track to the beach. The more cynical might suggest that the reason for this is that nobody wants to go to this beach.
The beach is rather stony and the seabed is rocky right up to the shoreline making it totally unsuitable to bathing.
There are two attractions for this beach. Firstly, when the tide is in there is some good snorkeling. Secondly, it is the closest beach to the much more charming Freedom Beach. You can rent a longtail boat to make the trip from here much cheaper than from Patong. You may need to wait a little for a boat to arrive as they are not always waiting here but you should get one eventually.
The Goodview Restaurant is a simple but pleasant restaurant overlooking the beach. There are also a few open-air massage stalls.
How to Get There
Drive up the ramp at the very south end of Patong Beach and follow the road until you reach the Merlin Beach Resort on the left. Immediately before the hotel is a dirt track leading around the back of the hotel to the beach.
Beach Resort (4 star)