Karon Beach in Phuket is one of the Second longest beaches on the island, spanning 5 km of
fine white sand overlooking the Andaman Sea. The northern end of the beach is usually
deserted, making it an excellent spot for those who want the beach to themselves. The
southern end, close to Kata, tends to be busier but it isn't that hard to find a nice spot for
There are very few waves during the high season (November–April), resulting in crystal-clear waters. However, Karon Beach experiences dangerous swells and riptides in the southwest monsoon season (May–October). While there are lifeguards on the beach, it's best to take note of warning flags and be very careful.
Karon Beach has many mid-range and luxury resorts with onsite dining options serving a wide range of cuisines. There's a good choice of Thai seafood restaurants immediately to the north of Karon Circle – between the beach and Karon Lake – and several more along the beach road between Karon and Kata. Resort restaurants and stand-alone eateries in Aroona Plaza serve local and international dishes at reasonable prices.