(Haad Karon) is the second largest of Phuket's tourist
beaches, approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) from town.
Large resort complexes line the road behind the shoreline,
but the broad beach itself has no development. Numerous
restaurants and tourist stores are located across the
street from the beach. The southern point has a fine
coral reef stretching toward Kata and Bu Island. There
is also its sister beach Karon Noi.
is the second largest of Phuket's tourist beaches at
3 km length, some 20 kilometres from town. Not many
hotels have direct beach frontage - most are across
the road (which is not a busy one). Therefore practically
the entire beach is public. Large resort complexes line
the opposite side of the road from the shoreline, but
the long, broad beach itself has no development. The
sand is very white, and squeaks audibly when walked
upon. The southern point has a fine coral reef stretching
toward Kata and Bu Island. Also, there is a wide pedestrian
/ bicycle path on the beachside of the road running
the length of the beach.
Restaurants, bars, tour companies and other non-hotel
businesses are at the north central end, near the traffic
circle, or near the south end, on Bangla road connecting
the back road with the beach road. Nightlife is pretty
much confined to dining and a few beer bars.
northern third of Karon Beach is essentially undeveloped
and flanked by Nong Harn Lake which is the largest beach
side park in Phuket offering a nice exercise/jogging/cycling
path. North Karon also offers white beach and clear
water with no crowds. Karon is arguably the most up-scale
of Phuket's beaches.
the south end of Karon a narrow road between Kata and
Karon has a number of small businesses as well as the
Dino Park Mini Golf facility. There is a regular daytime
bus service to and from Phuket Town.