Laem Singh beach Phuket
(Almost) secret beach next to the jungle
Laem Singh beach sits in a small cape (Laem means cape in Thai) between Kamala beach and Surin beach. To get to it walk down a steep path from the main road. You can get a tuk tuk to the top of the steps or drive yourself. Car parking is limited but it’s easy enough for motorbikes, there is a 20 baht bike parking fee.
The walk down is only a couple of minutes, not far just steep. The hike up will obviously take a bit more effort but it’s a pretty walk.
If you are staying in Patong and fancy a day away from the masses it’s worth seeking out Laem Singh. While it’s not exactly deserted, especially in high season, it’s still a beautiful beach and it does retain an air of exclusivity due to the absence of resorts there. There are some local restaurants and they manage the sun chair and umbrella rental. In 2014 the military government kicked off most of the illegally encroaching businesses and the beach looks better for it. Time will tell if it stays this way.
The golden sand is fine and the sea is clear clear. You can snorkel around the rocks at the edges.
Nighttime beach parties are occasionally held at Laem Singh.