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There are a lot of fantastic beaches at Koh Lanta. In the north and you can stay close to Saladan while in the south you find smaller dreamlike beaches. For families the beach far north is most popular for its shallow water. The smaller beaches in the south, some which you can not find any accommodations at, are truly dreamlike with crystal clear water and white powder sand without any buildings interrupting the natural beauty.
The beaches at Koh Lanta from north to south are:
This beach is the most child friendly beach with shallow water and a beautiful atmosphere. The beach reaches just above 2.5 km (1.6 miles). Here you find numerous resorts and bungalows and also a wide range of restaurants.
Phra Ae (Long Beach)
This beach is the longest on Koh Lanta with a length of almost 2.9 km (1.8 miles). At this beach you will as well as on Khlong Dao find numerous resorts and bungalows in different price ranges. Also you will find dining places right on the beach opening just before sunset. The water is not very shallow at most places but the nature is growing close to the shore making this beach a popular destination.
The beach is more than 2.5 km (1.6 miles) and along the shore you will find plenty of resorts and restaurants. The distance to the smaller beaches on the south are within reach as well as Saladan in north. Some parts of the beach are very rocky while other parts are good.
This beach is wider than most other beaches and parts of the beach are rocky but in other places just perfect. This beach does not have as much tourists as the other north over and the distance to the beautiful south is not very far. Plenty of restaurants are found along the roads and along the beach.
Ba Kan Tiang
This beach is located almost 20 km (12 miles) from Saladan. The beach is 1km (0.6 mile) long and within close reach to many other fantastic neighbor beaches as well as the Lanta National Marine Park on the very south end of the island. Here you find some resorts and bungalows and of course dining is not a problem even if the number of restaurants are limited comparing to the bigger beaches in north.
This beach is found just a minute south of Ba Kan Tiang. Nui Beach is just above 200 meters (700 foot) long and it is very wide and spacey. This is a true natural beach and sometimes elephants come here to take a bath after a day at work.
Khlong Jaak Bay (Khlong Jark)
This wonderful beach is set just south from Nui Bay and is 500 meters (1600 foot) long. The beach has some bungalows and staying here will meet your relaxation needs. The water is perfect and even though you find these bungalows and will be able to get some food and drinks this beach is very quiet. The road to the beach is very bad and the hills are very steep making a lot of people turn back before getting this far. Some years ago there were some very reserved monkeys living in the bushes on the south end of the beach, now there is a small bar set there and that might have scared the monkeys away.
This is the last beach you reach before the National Park. The beach is 700 meters (2300 foot) long and very spacey. You will be able to stay in any of the bungalows and of course get a meal and a drink. You really do not have to worry about finding your spot in the sand on this wide beach. Since situated so far south most people do not come here making its even better for those who do.
Othaian Koh Lanta National Park Beach
On the south end of Koh Lanta you find this park. It is a natural park with some forest, one rocky beach and one very nice high class 300 meters (100 foot) long sand beach. This beach are almost always empty and the atmosphere here is very calm and if you get bored from laying in the sun you can always sneak up behind and see if you can spot any monkeys which often comes down to the park.