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“Great for swimming! (un-crowded but not isolated, either)”
Review of Kata Noi Beach

Kata Noi Beach
Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Karon
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Cape Town, South Africa
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66 reviews
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“Great for swimming! (un-crowded but not isolated, either)”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

**I can only speak for how this beach is during the low season from June-September**
**This is a public beach, but most of it is directly in front of a private beach resort.

This is not one of those "wow, how amazing, I've got to tell my friends!" beaches, but I would definitely recommend stopping by Kata Noi Beach if you're ever on Phuket and have some time. This is a good beach to visit if you're looking to do some swimming in the ocean - just be cautious as the currents are sometimes quite strong.
Kata Noi Beach is the smaller, lesser visited neighbour to the popular Kata Beach, on the south-western end of the island. I would personally argue that it's even better than Kata Beach, as it's smaller and less crowded; but there are still always enough people that you don't feel lonely. At times, there are big waves and strong currents, but this is normal and nothing to fear: no matter what, you should always be careful and on your guard when swimming in the ocean.
I don't personally find it much fun when a beach is still as a dam and has no waves, so this was perfect. Our hotel was less than a five minute walk away from the beach, so during our stay in Kata we came here regularly, as a family, and had a really good time.
This beach had several lifeguards on duty at all times, but I'd say all children (good swimmers of not) under the age of 12, should be under adult supervision at all times.
The water temperature was absolutely perfect during the entire two weeks we spent on Phuket this year, and the waves were big enough to be exciting, but small enough that inexperienced swimmers or surfers could still enjoy 100% safely.
The entire beach is sandy (no unpleasant pebbles), and there is a coastal shelf where most adults would be able to stand up to their chest for around the first 10 meters out into the sea, however the rise up to shore is quite steep, causing waves to break very quickly.
This beach is very good for riding waves with your body, and for swimming, but (being an avid surfer myself) I would not recommend it for surfing.
Kata Noi Beach is nice and calm and relaxing, but not at all isolated or lonely. I never experienced any unpleasant winds, and the beach is still fine when it's raining.
The beach is not particularly big, but I really value that it was not over-crowded or too noisy.
During high tide there is practically no sand exposed on the beach, but during low tide there are about 20 meters of sand from the edge of the beach to the breaking waves.

Visited July 2014
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Lightning Ridge, Australia
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“wrong time of year for swimming in ocean”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Wrong time of the year for swimming in the ocean! Surf was way too ruff and wild for swimming, I however it was the monsoon season. The weather was warm and sunny, walks could still be done on the beach.

Visited July 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Nice spot- am sure better in Summer!”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Went in low season (end June) so probably not the fairest review as beach was closed. didnt stop a few European tourists from jumping in - rip looked pretty dangerous to us though. Am sure during high season it would be packed, and beautiful spot to swim. drinks / food available on beach. had the BEST street food (Pad Thai) just around the corner and ate on the beach wall with a big Chang export to wash it down.. how i miss Thai 7/11 & Minimarts...

Visited June 2014
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“Beautiful little beach”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Stayed at the Katathani on Kata Noi. Beach was windy and sea a bit rough due to rainy season but still, its so clean, warm and beautiful. Not a very big beach, quiet and relaxing and Im sure in the calm season it would be gorgeous.

Visited July 2014
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“Kata beach”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Public beach and at times no sun beds and umbrellas were on the beach. Be careful of rip currents but was great to see lifeguards on duty

Visited July 2014
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