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Beaches on Phuket

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Sirinat Marine National Park
Tel: 66 76 328 226's insider take:

Arguably the best beach—and certainly the longest—on Phuket is Hat Mai Khao, a five-mile slice of white sand rimmed with pines in Sirinat Marine National Park, on the north end of the island. Despite being relatively close to the airport—it's also known as Airport Beach— it's an ideal place to find a quiet nook with a partner. (There are hotels in the park, but they're built off the water.) Two other nice beaches, Hat Nai Yang and Hat Sai Kaeo, are here, too. Swimming is good in the dry season, but the tides are dangerous when the rains come. Camping is allowed on Nai Yang. Book ahead (

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