Nopparat Thara Beach

July 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Attractions

Locals refer to Nopparat Thara as “Klong Heng” (dry canal) because of its appearance at low tide. Then it is interesting to walk to the nearby islands without needing a boat.


is just North up the coast from Ao Nang, 19 km from Krabi town. It is also the longest beach in the area, 3 km long. The National Park headquarters are situated at the northern end of the beach, close to a tributary of water flowing from the mountain in the North. The office’s facilities include tourist information, bungalow accommodation and a camp site.

Local fishing reflects the traditional way of life here. Nopparat Thara Beach is popular with local people. It has a special atmosphere of tranquility and privacy, coming from the spacious area and the shade from the conifer trees. An ideal picnic spot, just a short walk away there are rows of mouth-watering food stalls, featuring local sea food and som tum.

People come here to swim, sunbathe, read and relax, away from the noise and disturbance of everyday life. At the furthest end in the North is a pier with daily boat services to Phi Phi Island. Just outside the restricted area of the National Park is a selection of hotels and places to stay. One very private and quiet resort is Success Beach Resort, with easy access to local beaches and island.


Krua Tara is on Nopparat Thara Beach, and close to the National Park office. There are both international and Thai on the menu, and the speciality is the fresh, local seafood. Rakhang-thong is also noteworthy for its wide choice of food and drinks. It is also just in the right location for a beautiful sunset.

Source : Krabi Tourism Association

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