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18 miles from Ao Chalong

PATONG BAY. 7°54.115N, 98°17.193E

The gradually sloping sandy bottom permits anchorage in 5‑20 metres anywhere in this broad bay. To the south end of Patong bay is a fixed jetty and a floating jetty which is used during the high season as a transit point for the growing number of visiting superyachts and cruise ships.

Dinghies can generally be left unguarded near the police post in the centre of the beach.

Patong is the busiest bay on the west coast, particularly around Christmas, New Year and April’s Songkran water festival. It’s also the main high season anchorage for cruise ships, liveaboard dive boats and superyachts.

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Looking down on Patong City
Looking down on Patong City | Photo by IMAGE asia
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