4.4/5 - (62 votes)

Where is Karon Viewpoint?

The Karon Viewpoint Thai name is Kho Sam Haad, which means ‘The Hill of the Three Beaches’, and once you reach the place, you will see exactly that: three beaches. If this is your first trip to Phuket, you probably will stop a few minutes at this popular and beautiful panoramic landmark to admire the view from the top of the hill. You really can see three magnificent bays from up there.

Karon Viewpoint

The closest and smallest one is Kata Noi Beach. A bit further is the beautiful Kata Beach with its island ‘Koh Poo’, which means Crab Island, and in the far, the very long Karon Beach.

Karon Viewpoint in Phuket

With such a strategic location on the side of the road leading to the famous Promthep Cape, everyone stops at this viewpoint for a selfie on their way to Nai Harn. Some visitors rest a bit longer in the Gazebo shade to enjoy some drinks or snacks bought at the tiny shops located a few steps down below. Some have a chat with the now well-known reggae guy always hanging there selling some necklaces and accessories.

Why is it called Karon Viewpoint?

The name is a little mysterious. The first time we visited it, it was called ‘Kata Viewpoint’, but one day, someone decided to rename it ‘Karon Viewpoint’! If you know Phuket’s geography, you’ll realise how odd this is because it is much closer to Kata Beach than to Karon Beach. It may fall under the Karon district or someone who had too much time on his hands. Anyway, it is a little confusing, and travellers sometimes are trying to find it around Karon Beach!

Karon Viewpoint Phuket

Anyway, Thai and residents continue to call it Kata Viewpoint and most never noticed the name change or the massive sign on the building anyway.

Karon Viewpoint has a vast and accessible parking area, so if you can’t resist a viewpoint, don’t hesitate to stop on your way to the Windmill Viewpoint and Promthep Cape.

Kata Noi Beach from Karon Viewpoint

Photos of Karon Viewpoint

Kata Noi Beach Heaven Rooftop Restaurant

Karon View Point Street View

Karon Viewpoint Info

Location: Past Kata Beach
Address: 4233, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100
Open: 24 hours
Price: Free

How to get to the Karon Viewpoint?

Karon Viewpoint is easy to find by the coastal roadside between Kata and Nai Harn Beach. You can easily go there by local bus or smart bus, tuk-tuk, taxi or self-driving:

From Patong Beach to the Viewpoint: 13 km
From Kata Beach to the Viewpoint: 3 km
From Bangtao Beach to Viewpoint: 32 km
From Phuket Town to Viewpoint: 17 km
From Phuket Airport to
Viewpoint: 49 km

To get the directions to the beach, open this Google map and click on ‘directions’ or click on save to use it once in Phuket ▷ https://goo.gl/maps/gYLeg1hSAfFXBKfW9.

Karon Viewpoint Map

More reading

Heaven Rooftop Restaurant Phuket

Nui Beach – Another Secret Beach of Phuket

Other interesting pages

15 Best Viewpoints of Phuket (Updated)

Willy Thuan
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run Phuket101.net and manage large international online travel guides.