Patong Beach - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing a view along Patong Beach in Phuket. The image shows the sandy beach, lined with sunbeds and umbrellas. In the water are traditional fishing boats as well as various water craft used by tourists. The hills of Phuket line the bay.
Patong Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION
Patong Beach - Phuket visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Patong Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from South Thailand.
Patong Beach (หาดป่าตอง Haad Patong), lining the coast of Patong is one of the most densely developed beaches of Phuket. The town behind Patong Beach contains around 100 hotels for all budgets, from the luxury beach hotels through to budget hotels and hostels. The beach itself is lined with sunbeds and backed by trees, which form a line of separation between the beach and Beach Road (Thanon Thawiwong).
Facing west, Patong beach is a 2km stretch of white sand lining Patong like a ribbon. The beach is busy both in the day and at night, as Patong is the nightlife capital of Phuket, full of bars and nightclubs. As always, tourists are advised to watch out for their belongings on the beach, not least because all the sunbeds look very familiar.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: Patong is about 30km south of Phuket International Airport. Transit times of about 45 minutes. There is parking along the beach, but spaces are limited.
Bus: Regular buses connect with Phuket Town, from where there are buses to the rest of Thailand.