Known locally as Millionaires mile, the beautiful Surin beach lives up to its name with some celebrity resorts, million dollar houses and the kind of tropical paradise scenery that you see on posters and holiday ads.
Surin is a popular place with tourists, but don’t be fooled, it isn’t a bustling noisy resort town. It has remained much like a quiet coastal village, with the millionaire properties up on the hills. The hills overlook the Andaman Sea and the horizon is only interrupted by the breath-taking sunset that happens here every day.
Fine white sand and turquoise water with the picturesque palm trees has given Surin beach its popularity with tourists and Thais alike. Surin is a magnificent long uncluttered beach. The calm warm waters is ideal for swimming for the whole family from Oct – May although in the low season (May – Oct) there can be off shore winds which cause surf and strong tides so take care if you want to swim – Surin Beach does have life guards throughout the year.
During the calm months, Surin’s clear waters are a fabulous place for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. Boogie boarding and surfing are also popular activities from May to October.
There are no jet skis allowed here, so no danger to children swimming and no noisy engines to spoil the peace and tranquillity. These are around on the other beaches though, so you can indulge in it close by.
: Surin offers some good surfing opportunities at both ends of the beach. There are good waves on the high tide or on the low-mid tide. Watch out for the group of large rocks in the middle of the beach. The last rock at the northern end results in a sandbank with a fast left-hander. Slight winds with waves up to two metres will cater for the expert surfers. (May – October)
: In high season, the water at Surin Beach is exceptionally clear and some amazing snorkelling can be found by the rocks at the north and south ends of the beach.
: Volleyball is played when there are enough participants, there’s a net close to the car park. So take a stroll down there if you feel like some beach activity in between your swimming and relaxing.
: No visit to Surin Beach would be complete without buying an ice cream from the ice cream seller who walks the beach.
“Brilliant”: “Best beach in Phuket “
“This beach has changed a lot, for the better!”
“Now with the change in government ALL Phuket beaches from Haiharn up to Naiyang have nothing but sand and surf which many think it is how it should be. It really is very beautiful now, sort of untouched.”
“Surin Beach. Great sunsets and dining”
“A great place to soak up the sun with dozens of great bars and restaurants literally a few feet behind the beach.”
If the Thai food on the beach inspires you, there are some excellent Thai cooking classes which last about five hours and include going to the market to pick the ingredients. Cooking classes are also available at The Chava or offsite where on request you can go to the market and then learn how to create three signature Thai dishes.
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