Kalim Beach is located just north of Patong Beach and, unlike its famous neighbor, still retains some of its local Thai touches. A parking lot and vendor space cut the beach into 2 parts at its southern end. It also hosts a small street food market with several stands selling noodle soup, roti (pancakes), and Thai ice-creams, as well as juices and soft drinks.

    Kalim Beach is pretty rocky and unsuitable for swimming, though snorkeling is possible at high tide. It's one of the best surfing spots in Phuket, and competitions often take place in low season. A fun activity at Kalim, albeit up the road on the hillside, is zorbing at Rollerball.

    Kalim also has several fine-dining venues, including Acqua, White Box, and Lim’s – each has its own particular atmosphere, décor and cuisine.

    Kalim Beach in Phuket

    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveler

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