Klong Muang Beach: Most relaxing beach in Krabi
Klong Muang Beach is located in Krabi province in the southern part of Thailand and it is truly a place of rest and tranquility. Situated away from the bustling Ao Nang Beach, here you will find an approximately 1.5 km calm sand beach. Increasingly, this destination is becoming more popular for tourists. A few years ago there were hardly any hotels, today you will find everything you need from a perfect holiday. And yet, the Klong Muang Beach has not lost in charm and cosiness! In addition, thanks to its location, it is an excellent starting point for trips to Krabi’s spectacular limestone islands.
Hence, in this travel guide we would like to share with you our great experiences that we had at Klong Muang Beach with you. In addition, you will receive all the important information about the beach, trips & tours and accommodations peppered with some great travel tips for your next vacation in Krabi, Thailand.
The Klong Muang Beach
Not far from Krabi Town and Ao Nang Beach there is a beach where you can really relax. We are talking about the charming Klong Muang Beach. Here you can really unwind yourself, because this beach is one of the quietest beaches in Krabi. Along the soft sandy beach, you will always have amazing views and small trees and palm trees offer you cool shade. Especially idyllic are the many small bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a fresh drink after a long beach walk. In general, the Klong Muang Beach consists of 2 beach sections, whereby the northern part is considered the most beautiful part.
Depending on the tide, the beach appears always appears very different. At low tide you can almost walk to the offshore island and the beach is than a bit rocky. Swimming at Klong Muang Beach is wonderful, especially at high tide, then the water reaches to the chairs of the beach bars.
Really awesome are the views of the offshore Hong Island, which are actually not far from the mainland and can be easily reached by a 25 minutes boat drive. If you fancy a trip, you simply climb into one of the longtail boats which will bring you to the nearby islands.
Our tip: If you like to get a massage at Klong Muang Beach you will find some good and cheap massage options.
At daytime, the beach is usually very quiet and lonely. Later, with the sunset, the cute beach bars fill up. From here you can enjoy some of Krabi’s most beautiful sunsets and evening moods.
Things to Do at Klong Muang Beach
The province of Krabi is one of the most famous and beautiful regions in Thailand. Around the Klong Muang Beach there are many exciting attractions to discover and its central location makes this small destination an ideal base for tours and day trips. Here are our top tips for the best things to do in Krabi:
- Tiger Cave Temple
- Hong Island
- Chicken Island, Koh Poda (4 Islands Tour)
- Elephant Sanctuary Krabi
- Railay Beach & Phra Nang Beach
- Tonsai Beach
- Koh Phi Phi
- Emerald pools
Excursions can be booked in the hotels and travel agencies around the Klong Muang Beach. If you want to organize your tour in advanced, we recommend to check out your favorite day trip and the best reviews here on getyourguide:
The area around Klong Muang Beach can also be explored by scooter. The cost is around 250 Baht per day. It takes about 20 minutes to drive to Ao Nang (12 kilometers) and 50 minutes to Krabi Town.
Several restaurants and bars can be found along the main street of Klong Muang. But those who love to eat directly at the seafront, the Klong Muang Beach is the perfect place for that. On the northern section of the beach you will find a dozen colourful bars and restaurants where you can enjoy dinner including sunset.
Our tip: The food in the Bamboo Bar was really delicious and it’s known to be one of the best restaurants at Klong Muang Beach. Due to the great and varied cuisine (and cocktails) we quickly became regulars of this charming restaurant.
How to get to Klong Muang Beach
The journey to get to Klong Muang Beach is, as everywhere in Thailand, easy to organize. You can do your transfer bookings at hotels, tourist agencies or via online bookings (12goasia).
- The best way to get from Koh Lanta to Klong Muang is by minibus. The journey takes about 3:30 hours and the transfer will cost around 650, – Baht only.
- From Krabi airport you should take a taxi to Klong Muang beach. The journey takes around 45 minutes, depending on traffic, and costs around 1,000 Baht.
- The distance from Krabi Town to Klong Muang Beach is around 30 minutes (25 kilometers) and can be reached by taxi too.
- From Phuket you either choose the ferry to Ao Nang or rent a minibus. The prices can be found here.
Getting from Bangkok to Krabi is comfortable by taking a domestic flight. Cheap flight ticketes can be easily found at Skyscanner or Kiwi. Transfer from Krabi Airport to Klong Muang can be booked at 12go.asia.
Klong Muang Beach vs Ao Nang Beach
Kong Muang Beach is not far away from the famous Ao Nang Beach (15 minutes). Many people are not sure where to go in Krabi. Klong Muang Beach or rather Ao Nang Beach. The question which place is the best is not so easy to answer and it definitely depends on what type of traveller you are. In general, Ao Nang Beach is a lot more busy. The place is bigger, which has its advantages but also disadvantages. At Klong Muang Beach it is really quiet, if you are looking for an exciting nightlife, you should book your holiday in Ao Nang.
We personally enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere on Klong Muang beach to the fullest and also all the excursions in the area were very easy to organize.
Where to stay at Klong Muang Beach
Most hotels and apartments can be found along the main street of Klong Muang Beach, but there are also lovely hotels with direct access to the beach. These ones are more likely to be found in a higher hotel category. Under this link you will find accommodations with great guest reviews.
For our holiday on Klong Muang Strand we chose the “Krabi Sands“. The hotel offers rooms in a middle price category. The bungalows are tastefully decorated and also the great pool invites you to splash. Just around the corner you will find a supermarket (7-Eleven) and the beach is right on the other side of the street.
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