Kamala Beach – Surf Break Overview

Just south of Surin Beach is where you’ll find this laid back beach village with a friendly, little line up. The long, white sand crescent shaped bay is marked by a northern and southern headland that houses a small reef break at the northern end. It’s not a shallow reef bottom so you don’t need to worry about hitting hard rock if you bail. The rest of the widespread beach is a sandy bottom beach break that’s good for all levels of surfers.

The vibe in the line up isn’t the only thing that’s chill here. These waves are gentle, rolling, and fat making it an ideal spot for longboarding, though they do tend to pitch as they break closer to the seashells by the seashore.

It’s also one of the more consistent breaks found around here.The northern and southern headlands do a good job of protecting the bay from onshore winds contributing to its consistency.This is also why you’ll find the majority of quality waves along the north end as sand banks are secured by the natural surroundings of deep coral reefs.

Kamala is the polar opposite of its neighboring beach, Patong.You won’t find a wild and crazy nightlight scene here.In fact, quite a few restaurants in the area shut down by 9 pm.This peaceful community is more of a laid back fishing village and is a great choice for families and those who yearn some quiet time.

An old cemetery located alongside the northern section contributes to the feeling of calmness and tranquility.

Further along the south side of Kamala bay is a beachside town is lined with a variety of small bars, restaurants, guesthouses, custom tailors, massage parlors, and boutique hotels on either side of Rim Haad (Beach Road); the narrow street that runs parallel along the southern portion of the beach. Walk along this road in the early evening to be presented with plenty of options of the day’s fresh catch. Pick and choose your desired servings to dine and delight your palate!

At the very southern end of the bay after the sand ends and up along the southern headland is the upscale neighborhood, “Millionaire’s Mile,” where some of Phuket’s most luxurious villas and hotels are located. Just in front of the Hyatt Regency and a number of nice hotels with amazing views.

Kamala is also known for being the location of Phuket FantaSea.

Remember to practice good surf etiquette and smile in the line up!

Kamala Beach, Phuket