November to April is Dry Season on the West Coast which covers Khao Lak and Phuket so swimming from the beaches in February or March is fine although at High Tide and Full moon it can get rough. There are no lifeguards or warning flags though in Khao Lak except at certain resorts so common sense and watching the sea conditions is always advisable. Swimming at Karon and other beaches on Phuket in the Wet Season is very dangerous, often sadly with fatal consequences (there was one only yesterday, a local who you would have thought would have known better) even though there are lifeguards and red flags flying.
Are there any sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach at Khao Lak
There are 25km of beaches in Khao Lak with 8 different beach areas. Some local restaurants are located back a bit from the beach on private land and have sunbeds and umbrellas for guests' use. Others are in the process of relocation. Sunbed and umbrella hire has, with just a couple of exceptions, never been an issue or a business proposition in Khao Lak as people, like us, have usually gone to various restaurants for the day to those where they were (still are hopefully) provided free of charge so long as you dined there.
We are in khao lak at present stating at Ching fah which is really nice. Went for a walk this morning when the tide was out. Now mud afternoon the tide is in but a few people are in swimming.
We are in khao lak at present stating at Chong fah which is really nice. Went for a walk this morning when the tide was out. Now mid afternoon the tide is in but a few people are in swimming.
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