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Phra Nang Beach

Krabi Thailand’s Beautiful Cave Beach

About Phra Nang Beach

The Phra Nang Beach with the picturesque Phra Nang Cave is one of the most famous beaches in Krabi and at the same time one of the most beautiful places in Thailand. If you are planning a visit to Krabi Province, you definitely have to visit this marvelous beach: spectacular rock formations, green jungles, monkeys in the trees, fine soft sand and an almost cheesy turquoise-blue sea. Not for nothing is the Phra Nang Beach the landmark of the holiday region Krabi. Whether swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, climbing or hiking to up to the popular Railay Viewpoint – here at Phra Nang Beach there are many cool things to do. The main attraction of the beach is the Phra Nang Cave, often called Princess Cave, where you can find a very special fertility shrine.

In this travel guide we give you all the important information about the best attractions, accommodation and tours at Phra Nang Beach in Krabi. In addition, we give you useful tips for an unforgettable holiday.

Most people come to Phra Nang on a day trip as a part of the Karni four island tour, but we recommend you spend more time here and stay in one of the nearby bungalows or resorts. Due to the secular nature, Phra Nang beach trip will surely leave one with a feeling of tranquility and bliss.

How to reach Phra Nang beach?

It may take some doing to get to Phra Nang cave beach, but once you have arrived you will realize that every step of yours was worth the effort to get to this legendary place. In order to reach Phra Nang beach, you first have to reach Krabi Province in Thailand. Krabi Town has an airport, pier and railway station. Krabi Town can be easily reached from many other places in Thailand. You can go even go easily from Koh samui to Krabi and all other major destinations in Thailand.

If you’re staying in Railay, then you can just walk to Phra Nang beach. It is very close to Railay East, Railey West and even Ton Sai. The walk from Railay East or Railay West is lovely and flat, so anyone can do this. From Ton Sai, you may have to climb on a rock if the tide is high.


Avoiding Crowds at Phra Nang Beach


Phra Nang Beach is massive and tends to get crowded mostly near the entry area. Go walk till the end of the beach and most likely you will find a lot of empty areas starting from the middle of the beach till the end.

The best way to experience Phra Nang Beach is to stay here after the crowds leave on the long tail boats or to arrive here early in the morning before the day-trippers reach.

Apart from the Phra Nang Beach, another lovely beach in the Railay peninsula is the Railay West beach. It is the main beach of Railay and serves as the arrival spot for visitors from Ao Nang to the Railay area. The boat ride between Ao Nang and Railay West barely takes around 15 minutes.


The Phra Nang Beach is certainly one of the most beautiful and famous beaches of Thailand. No matter if on a day tour or on a vacation, this beach should definitely be visited. Enjoying your vacation at Phra Nang Beach, then you can also do many unforgettable day trips and excursions. We can recommend the following tours here:

  • Visit Tonsai Beach, the climbing mecca of the region
  • Or, go with the boat to Krabi Town, check out the Tiger
  • Cave Temple, or visit the Emerald Pool.
  • Visit the Krabi Elephant Sanctuary to see elephants close up.
  • Not only Railay is beautiful, but also the offshore island world
  • of Krabi is a true dream. For example, you can
  • visit Chicken Islands & Koh Poda on a 4-Island Tour.
  • Also, a trip to the unique Hong Islands is recommended.