Arguably one of the best beaches in all of Thailand, let alone Phuket, is Freedom Beach. Ironically enough, it is just a short drive away from Patong Beach, the seedy stretch of sand chock full of men and women wearing bikinis a few sizes too small with normally some type of liquor in tow. While a day at Patong is certainly an eventful one, best and beautiful are not the adjectives that come to mind. Freedom Beach, on the other hand, is one of the most stunning stretches of secluded sand visitors will ever come across.
After paying a small entrance fee, visitors must take on the sloping staircase, cross through some shrubbery, and step over a rock or two before finally arriving at Freedom Beach. Its sandy shore curves and makes a half circle, all the while hugging the still sea that lightly laps its shore. With seemingly no large waves in sight, visitors can swim out as far as they please and enjoy the incredible jungle views found surrounding this beach. This is the perfect spot for those wanting to be free (pun intended) of tourists and simply enjoy the sand, sun, and sea.