Rawai Beach is found on the southern most tip of Phuket Island, located very near to the Promthep Cape which is famous as a great spot to enjoy Phuket’s beautiful sunsets. Rawai Beach isn’t overly popular with tourists because the water is slightly murky, and not the clean clear waters that can be found at many of the beaches on the west coast of the island. But when the tide is full, and the water at its highest, the view at Rawai Beach is truly beautiful and very popular with photographers. It is also very comfortable in the afternoons and early evening, as there are pine trees situated along the shoreline that can offer a welcome respite from the hot sun.

 

Besides the beach there is also the harbor which offers convenient access to them various islands to be found at the southern end of Phuket. For example, Koh Hay (Coral Island) and Koh Racha (Racha Island) which can bothe be accessed by either long-tail boat, speed boat, or for a more leisurely trip the white ferry’s can offer chances to enjoy the scenery and take photographs.

If you venture to the western end of Rawai Beach it is possible to witness the traditional fishermen who still make a living catching fresh fish and produce from the sea. To get a feel for their authentic way of life you can visit the fishermen’s village where you can see them selling their catches, and also handcrafts made from the sea, which make great souveniers.

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