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14 miles from Koh Lanta Lighthouse

KOH MUK SOUTH. 7°21.531N, 99°17.540E

This secluded anchorage in 6 metres offers good holding on a muddy bottom. Sometimes there is also a buoy available.

Facing southwest, the bay has an all-tide beach and makes an ideal overnight haven in the northeast monsoon season. Perched high on, and jutting out over, the rocks at the southern end of the bay is a no-name, family-run, restaurant with good food and a warm welcome for yachties.

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Lift your dinghy well up onto the dry sand or tie it to the swim line well away from the shore as there is often a heavy dinghy-flipping, shore-dumping wave from passing ferries or the occasional cargo ship wake.

Ashore there’s an excellent cliff top bar at the southern end of the bay where you can get a drone-like aerial shot of your yacht and the sunset. Several resorts on the beach welcome yachties and there’s a small bakery and mini market close to the main road.

The walk through to the main town on the east side of the island is a pleasant, flat, shady 20-minute walk or you can take a motorbike and sidecar taxi to the other coast. The standard Thai fishing town has good local supermarkets and supplies.


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