Windmill Viewpoint

Windmill Viewpoint

This is a very beautiful location, another one of Phuket’s scenic viewpoints offering a great panoramic view from on high. Not only do you have a great view of the beautiful Nui beach, but also, the very popular and charming Nai Harn beach. These beaches have beautiful white sand, and in the tourist season, you can see many elegant yachts moored in the clear, crisp turquoise sea. If you enjoy fishing, you can take a shortcut to the rocks below by following the path through the grass, or if you want to take even more scenic photos, you can stop along the path for a unique photo opportunity through the golden grass.

Getting to the Windmill Viewpoint is as easy as following the island road from Nai Harn Beach, or Promthep Cape. The roads are windy and steep, but in good condition. Be careful to steer, and not be distracted by the beautiful views!

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Promthep Cape, Phuket THAILAND
Promthep Cape, Phuket THAILAND

Promthep Cape is the most famous cape in Phuket, as it is the best location to watch the beautiful sunset in breathtaking scenery. Promthep Cape is found at the southern most tip of Phuket Island, and from the viewpoint you can admire the sunset without trees or hills obscuring your view.

Outside of the beautiful sunsets, Promthep Cape is a top scenic spot and top photo opportunity during the daytime. The view in every direction from the point has something different to offer. To the east is Rawai Beach and various islands including, if the weather is clear, Koh Pee Pee. To the west you can see Coral Island, Loan Island and the huge expanse of the open ocean. To the North, you can see the coastal road that will take you to Nui Beach and the charming Nai Harn beach with its beautiful white sand.

If you really want to see the sunset in full glory, you’d better be quick, because you will need to claim your place before the sun hits the water. If you come late, you may have problems finding a space to park or even a place to stand, especially during a festival, as there can be many, many people.

If you’re a photographer, and you want a picture of the sun setting behind the cape, then it is recommended that you go to the Promthep Temple. You can find the entrance on the road leading from Rawai, 500m before you reach the parking lot for Promthep Cape. From here, you can get a clear shot of the headland, with the sun setting behind, a shot that most people do not get. In addition, you don’t need to fight with the crowds of tourists who usually go to the cape itself.