The windmill viewpoint over Ya Nui Beach is perfect to take a nice photo of Phuket tropical sea; all it takes is a bike or car… and a lot of blue sky. This place is well known from the huge white windmill visible from the distance, if you are on Nai Harn Beach you cannot miss it, it has been there as long as I can remember (and I can remember it was there in 1994). The trick is to find where the path leading to it is.
Up there, you’ll find nothing more than a bit of parking and a Sala to get some shade (a Sala is a roof, or house with no walls) and occasionally a drink vendor, but you will have a unique view on the small Ya Nui Beach below and a small island called ‘Koh Man”.
Coming from Kata Beach, drive south passed the famous ‘Karon Viewpoint‘ and keep going in towards Nai Harn Beach. Continue after Nai Harn and proceed in the direction of Prompthep Capebut you won’t have to go that far. Soon after Nai Harn, you will be then driving up a small hill just past the lake until you reach a sharp left curve. Right there you will see a narrow dirt road… it’s just few meters long, and there you are!
Since you are here for a good shot, why not get another one! Leave the bike there and walk down the dirt road, continue to walk on the road you came from about a hundred meter and through the trees, you’ll get this nice shot of Nai Harn Beach with an unusual angle. Most people drive too fast to even notice it.
If you like viewpoint, don’t miss our page ‘10 Viewpoints of Phuket‘.
Phuket Windmill Viewpoint on Phuket Map