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Karon to Freedom Beach

  • A

KARON BEACH

13 miles from Ao Chalong

KARON BEACH. 7° 51.034N, 98° 17.282E

This lovely 2-mile sand beach, backed by salt ponds and dunes, provides protected anchorage in 6-10 metres on a sandy bottom along its entire length. For easy access to shore facilities, position (A) directly off Karon Circle is most convenient.

Karon Beach has experienced significant development, with several major high rise hotels easily recognised from far offshore. Phuket Town is about 40 minutes away by tuk tuk.

  • B

MERIDIEN BAY

13 miles from Ao Chalong

MERIDIEN BAY. 7° 51.748N, 98° 16.858E

Anchorage is in 10 metres on a sandy bottom. This picturesque beach, formerly known as ‘Relax Bay’, is dominated by the Meridien Hotel, one of the island’s largest with over 400 rooms.

  • C

FREEDOM BAY

13 miles from Ao Chalong

FREEDOM BAY. 7° 52.487N, 98° 16.434E

This is a favourite day excursion from Patong and Karon, since access by road is difficult. Anchor in 10 metres on sand.

A small restaurant caters to visitors. Off the small headland at the south of the bay, there is good snorkelling and diving. In the deeper water off the north headland, the diving is excellent.

To the north, on the other sandy beach, is the Patong Merlin Resort, accessible at high tide. From here it is a short walk over the headland to the beaches on the southern end of Patong Bay.

Karon Beach, at our anchorage – Photo by IMAGE asia

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