Sailing Guide

Patong Beach (Phuket)

Patong Beach (Phuket)

Characteristics

Description

The main tourist area of Phuket.

A large bay with best anchorage's located in the center and southern end of the bay.
Don't park to close to the shore to avoid the numerous jet skis and parasail boats.

All eating and other preferences are available in Patong, including the transvestites around the Anderman Queen, with the town really coming alive around 2200hrs with some areas going all night.
Two reasonable small supermarkets and an Internet Cafe are located towards the southern end of the beach. Numerous small foreshore restaurants serve an excellent English breakfast and the local seafood restaurants are excellent and cheap with you choosing what you want from ice cooled trays along the pavement.
This is where most of the visiting yachts come for the New Year celebrations to watch the spectacular fireworks display. Last year there were approx. 120 yachts anchored over New Year.
Just offshore in the NW of the bay is a spring water hose fixed to a mooring buoy, which is excellent and cheap. A local swims out for the connection.

North of Patong Beach two small bays, Kamala Beach and Bang Thao Beach offer safe anchorage with small restaurants along the foreshore.

22/11/2011
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Patong Beach (Phuket)
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Karon Beach (Phuket)

3.9nm
181°
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4.7nm
178°
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7.5nm
174°
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141°
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6.7nm
56°
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8.3nm
131°
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100nm
143°
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97nm
145°
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98nm
147°
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138°
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96nm
147°
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Ko Rawi SW (Butang)

97nm
147°
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