Phra Nang Beach is surrounded by stunning limestone cliffs and is located on the southern most tip of the Railay Peninsula, just south of West Railay.
Out of the four beaches within this peninsula this beach would have to rate as the best with calm clean waters.
The limestone cliffs that tower above the beachfront, provide shade from the hot sun.
From the beach there are beautiful views across to the very popular Poda, Chicken and Tub Islands which lie in the distance.
Closer to shore is a small island called “Happy Island” which you can walk to at low tide and is a good spot to go snorkelling.
At the southern end of the beach is a tall limestone cliff that contains the famous Princess Cave also known as Tham Phra Nang Nok or outer cave that is said to be the home of a mythical sea princess.
For those who are up for a hike, inside the cliff is a hidden lagoon called Sa Phra Nang or Holy Princess Pool which can be reached by following a trail into the side of the mountain.
The climb is a bit challenging, but that’s what makes it so much fun.
Phra Nang is also known and shown on some maps as Princess Cave Beach or Phranang Cave Beach; all these different names can be somewhat confusing!
DISTANCE – 3 km Away from Ao Nang
ENTRANCE FEE – Free Entry. Boat from Ao Nang, Ao Nam Mao, Nopparat Thara – 100 THB
Ao Nam Mao Pier