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Freedom Beach, a Hidden Beach in Phuket

What is the secret of Freedom Beach?

The beautiful and secluded Freedom Beach is an anomaly. It is one of the prettiest beaches in Phuket, with incredibly soft white sand and clear blue waters. It is just a few minutes away from Patong Beach, the busiest beach on the island and yet, it is surprisingly peaceful and quiet. So what is the secret of Freedom Beach?

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How to Get to Freedom Beach?

Freedom Beach is only accessible by longtail boat and only during the high season, usually from December to June. The shortest route is from the southern end of Patong Beach near the big bridge at Amari Phuket, but you could also get a Kata, Karon or even Kamala Beach.

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It would cost you more and take longer as longtail boats are not known to be very fast. From Patong Beach, the price can vary according to the pilot’s mood, usually 1,200 to 1,500 baht per boat for a round trip, decreasing according to the number of passengers payable on the return trip.

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Longtail boats to Freedom Beach

Everyone embarks from the floating pontoon once you agree with the price, and the fun ride begins. The pilot will choose the best route, so don’t be surprised to see him driving away from your destination; he knows better how to get you there without having you seasick or drenched. Most of the time, you probably will get splashed, so if you carry sensitive electronic equipment, keep it in a plastic bag or at least on your back.

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On your way to the beach, you will pass by several hidden but busy little sandy coves: Merlin Beach, Paradise Beach and Tri Trang Beach, to finally approach this tiny paradise. Depending on the time, a few longtail boats anchored on the beach with few people already enjoying this secluded haven. You will have to jump into shallow waters to disembark, but you will be fine as you are already wearing your swimsuit. Just don’t drop your camera or mobile phone.

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This lovely crescent of soft, white sand is all yours from that moment on. The water is warm and incredibly clear to spend time in it. Once you grow tired of being in heaven, your boat will be ready to take you back where you left in the morning. You probably will never forget this day.

Can you walk to Freedom Beach?

There is a small dirt road passing high above the beach, and the gate might be open or not. It’s unpredictable. You will need to walk down a very steep slope to reach the beach if it is. It’s quite challenging, not to mention walking back up! This small dirt road starts around the Avista Resort in Patong and ends on the road to Karon Beach, past Simon Cabaret. (Scroll to map)

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What to Do on Freedom Beach?

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The beach is so beautiful that people relax and enjoy the incredibly warm and clear water. It might be a great idea to bring your snorkelling gear as both beach ends are excellent for seeing fish and small marine life. Beach chairs are available for rent for a small fee at Barefoot restaurant.

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Barefoot Bistro

Barefoot Bistro on Freedom Beach

Barefoot Bistro is a new and excellent open-air restaurant serving delicious locally-made hamburgers and some of the best Pad Thai on the island. If you spend the day on Freedom Beach, nothing beats having a casual lunch with your bare feet in the sand and one of their excellent cocktails to go with it!

Hours: 10.30 am – 5.30 pm
Phone: 081 370 4664
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Fast Facts about Freedom Beach

⛱️ Beach condition:Amazing
⛱️ Main beach nearby:Patong Beach
⛱️ Beach nearby:Paradise Beach
📷 Things to do:Good for snorkeling
🍴 Best restaurant:Barefoot Bistro
🚶🏽 Distance from Patong by walk: 2.7 km
🚤 Distance from Patong by boat: 6 km
✈️ Distance from Phuket International Airport:23 km

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FAQs about Freedom Beach

a. Freedom Beach is located on the western coast of Phuket Island, in between Patong Beach and Karon Beach.

a. The best time to visit Freedom Beach in Phuket is during the dry season, which is typically from November to April. The beach is open all year but boats only operate during the high season.

a. The easiest way to get to Freedom Beach is by boat from Patong Beach or Kata Beach. You can also hike down the hill from the road near Avista Phuket Resort, but it is steep and can be a bit challenging.

a. There are a few basic facilities at Freedom Beach, such as toilets and showers in the small restaurant. There are now beach chairs and food and drink vendors on the beach itself. However, the beach is relatively secluded and doesn’t have many amenities.

a. Freedom Beach is a beautiful and secluded beach, but it may not be the best option for families with young children. The beach can be difficult to access, and the waves can be quite strong. Additionally, there are no lifeguards on duty, so it’s important to exercise caution when swimming.

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Willy Thuan

Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!