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17 miles from Ao Chalong

SOUTH POINT. 7°53.343N, 98°16.462E

Anchor in 8-10 metres on a sandy bottom off one of the three beaches. The westerly one, Paradise Beach, used to be highly commercialised but has become more relaxed since Phuket’s beaches were ‘cleared up’ and beach businesses outlawed.

The three beaches are a favourite daytime excursion for longtails operating from the main Patong beach. Many divers and snorkellers come to enjoy the underwater sights within easy range of the beach facilities of Patong.

Further along to the east, the long strip of sand is Tri Trang Beach which fronts the prestigious Rosewood Resort; there’s a road into Patong accessed from western end of the beach. This is a good night stop if a southwesterly swell is running early or late in the season.

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