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Freedom Beach (Patong)

Phuket

14.1/5(22 Ratings)
Ranked 4 of 57 sightseeing in Phuket

Sun, sand and beach - What more would anyone want to do in Thailand! A spread of powdery white sand, Freedom Beach has been rated by travellers as the best beach in Phuket. Concealed between thick forest, Freedom Beach in Phuket makes an exotic beach hideaway. Somehow, sunbathing on this beach away from the crowded beaches is simply soothing. A lounger is all you need to bathe under the warm Phuket sun on this secluded beach.

 

History

 

A 300-metre long beach, Freedom Beach in Phuket is an isolated bay sitting perfectly between granite rocks, surrounded by hills and covered by thick forest. It is a beach that has recently gained popularity due to accessibility issues. But once on the beach, one feels like they’re in the setting of a Hollywood movie. Unlike other commercial beaches, Freedom Beach is maintained by the locals to keep its natural beauty intact.

 

Reason to Visit

 

Away from crowded Phuket Beach, Freedom Beach gives you the opportunity to lie down under the shade of the palm tree, enjoying the warmth of the sun and letting all your worries drift away with the composed waves. The natural beauty encompassing the beach is simply astounding. With hills on all sides that are covered in thick forest, this beach a perfect place to unwind. Sans jet skis and banana boats, Freedom Beach is calm and peaceful. The water is segmented into north and south which is exclusively reserved for swimming. The southern end of the beach offers the best snorkelling experience on the island of Phuket. Dive deep into the ocean to witness the coral and the tropical fish. For the sportsperson in you, the beach also has a volleyball net and a few football goals. Play, snorkel, sunbathe and relish the charming view of nature at Freedom Beach.

 

 

Entry Guidelines

 

The two ways to get to Freedom Beach are either by road or by hiring a private boat or taking a long-tail boat from Patong Beach. The way by road may require visitors to trek through a thick jungle over private land for a kilometre or take a bike from the southern end of Patong Bay and follow the road up the hill, which after making two left turns, one at Amari Coral Beach and the other towards Avista Hideaway Resort, will finally take them towards Freedom Beach Parking Lot, which is about 700 metres from there.

The most convenient way to get to this lovely beach is by boarding a tail boat. It is a little expensive, but it is by far the fastest and the easiest way to get to Freedom Beach.

 

Where to Eat

 

When on the beach, visitors can try any of the small eateries spread along the south end of the beach. For those with an appetite for Thai and continental dishes, do eat at the One ‘n’ Only Restaurant & Bar at the back end of the beach. There are, of course, several restaurants and cafes at a distance of 800 metres from Freedom Beach and farther, offering an excellent view and delicious cuisine. Cafeterias serving exclusive Indian meals can only be found in town.


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What travellers are saying about Freedom Beach (Patong)

Experience scale
  • Very Good 4
  • Good 3
  • Excellent 2
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Operating hours

Sun:
Open All Day
Mon:
Open All Day
Tue:
Open All Day
Wed:
Open All Day
Thu:
Open All Day
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Open All Day
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Open All Day
fee

Entry Fee

Adult:
Free/not applicable
Child:
Free/not applicable
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Contact Details

Phone: +66842478362

Reviews and Ratings

Rahul Thukran

Rahul Thukran4.3/5

6 reviews

Beautiful Beach

People are very friendly. It's a very secure and safe beach. Just feel like sitting for hours and hours. Try Tiger Beer, it's amazing. You get lot of food options too hardly at a distance of 50-100 metres. You have a number of bars just a road side and every bar has its own speciality. Amazing place I must say. :)

Ratesh Gupta

Ratesh Gupta5.0/5

16 reviews

Lovely and naughty beach

One of best beach in the world across Bangla Road. Blue waters, ample of water sports, jet ski and para at reasonable rate. Open eateries opposite side. Excellent night life must for adults. Carnival all around. World tourist can be seen there.

Harsha Kl

Harsha Kl3.6/5

5 reviews

Neatly maintained beach with abundant activiites

This is not an isolated kind of beach. Crowded beach but neatly maintained.All the water activities are safe and good.Alongside the beach, there are series of tourist shops that would help you for other tapout plans or sightseeing activities in Phuket. Many are genuine, only catch is you need to bargain a lot for the best deals.

S.m.bega  Raaj

S.m.bega Raaj3.9/5

145 reviews

Lovely Beach

Easily accessible!!!Beautiful beach very close to Bangla Road, we went there on 29. 07. 15, in the Evening it was very crowded and in the Night only few people where there, may be others where in Bangla Road as it is absolutely famous for nightlife.We can take our children to this Beach but don't go to this beach through Bangla Road as it is Adults only road during the Evenings and Night and watch the children always as they play near the waves.Patong is most famous area in Phuket, and we stayed in Buasri Phuket Hotel in Patong area and it was a wonderful hotel with excellent quality rooms and swimming pool with very affordable tariff, we paid 800THB/3 bedroom/night.Must visit for all age groups when you are in Phuket.

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Deepika Phogat

Deepika Phogat4.3/5

3 reviews

Ideal for travellers looking for sun and sand

Ideal white beach with blue waters. Bangla Road close by. Free beach of a free country. Ideal for travellers looking for sun and sand.

Venkat Athreya

Venkat Athreya3.9/5

22 reviews

One of the famous beach

Patong beach is famous for various activities and has also sport activities, foreigners come for sun-bathing and swimming, there are several massage parlors.
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Kunal Chakma

Kunal Chakma2.5/5

9 reviews

Very busy but good for a single visit

If you are in Phuket and like busy streets, lots of crowd, then staying in the Patong beach area would be the right choice. Right from chains like 7x11 store, there are plenty of food joints, bars and the most popular Soi Bangla street. But if you want to enjoy the cold breezes then walk towards the Patong beach at least once while you are in Phuket. Though not the best but it is a good beach to visit once.

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Aakash Bajaj

Aakash Bajaj4.6/5

7 reviews

Ample of roadside food to eat

PATONG beach is one of the best beaches where one can enjoy all water sports a cheap rates. There are ample of road side eateries where we can get many things to eat.

Avishek Paul

Avishek Paul3.9/5

2 reviews

Good beach to have fun in Phuket

Great beach , but you need to cross the Bangla Walking Street. Camera is a must carry item. Travellers should never leave the hands of their spouses while going to the beach.

Harsh Gopalani

Harsh Gopalani3.6/5

4 reviews

Safe to swim, and also water sports to play

It is a beach where the current is not so strong so its safe to swim, there are various water sports to do there such as riding the jet ski or para sailing which is amazing. Para sailing is starts from the land and end in the land.

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Freedom Beach (Patong), Phuket

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Freedom Beach (Patong), Phuket
Freedom Beach (Patong), Phuket

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Freedom Beach (Patong), Phuket
Freedom Beach (Patong), Phuket

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Beach entrance
Freedom Beach (Patong), Phuket

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S.m.bega Raaj

Beach entrance