Long Beach, Koh Lanta

A 10 minute drive from Ban Saladan will find you at Long Beach, also known as Phra-Ae. Long Beach is the biggest and most popular of Koh Lanta’s beaches. Golden soft sand stretches for 5 kilometres and is fringed with tall pine trees.

Long Beach, Koh Lanta
Long Beach, Koh Lanta

The beach gently slopes towards the sea where the water goes deep very quickly creating the perfect place to swim on a hot day. The best thing about Long Beach is even on a busy day it seems deserted.

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Because Long Beach’s resorts, guesthouses, bars and restaurants are all scattered along the length of the beach and set back amongst the trees, the beach itself remains wide open and there are very few sunbeds or restaurant tables taking up space directly on the beach. This gives a beautiful sense of space along the beach. See our comprehensive Long Beach map below to get your bearings on all of Long Beach’s hotels and restaurants.

You can get a perfect beach view and some shade from the restaurants and bars that look directly out over the sea – and of course a cold drink in your hand or a good meal.

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Long Beach’s bars also provide the perfect location for watching Koh Lanta’s amazing sunsets, which change the sky all kinds of colours over the ocean before the sun finally sinks below the horizon. Because Long Beach has such a wide. uninterrupted view of the horizon, it makes for spectacular viewing.

Below are useful links to resorts on Long Beach which we recommend. We have grouped Long Beach hotels and guesthouses into Luxury, Mid-Range and Budget – scroll down to browse. Click on any link to view more photos, read guest reviews and book online.

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In the north of the beach you will find most of the hotels, guest houses, bars and restaurants. In the south where it is a little bit rocky the facilities are spaced out. Accommodation on Long Beach is a mix of simple back pack style huts to 5 star luxury.

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On Long Beach whilst the sun is setting you can participate in beach volley ball, beach football or try and jog the 5 kilometres.

Long Beach Restaurants and Beach Bars

There’s also a great collection of different restaurants offering a wide choice of cuisine and Beach Bars. One restaurant especially good is in the north of the beach called Mr. Wee’s, the pizza here is legendary. Next to it is The Ozone Bar where the vibe is very chilled except Thursday night when its party night. Another great bar is Funky Fish. For a complete rundown of recommended Long Beach eateries, see our Best Long Beach Restaurants And Places To Eat page.

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There’s a good range of budget places on Long Beach because there’s quite a lot of space here so they haven’t been moved on by developers wanting to build more upmarket developments.

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On The Road Behind Long Beach
If you head to the main road you may need a taxi or motorbike to get around as Long Beach is quite spread out. The main surgery with Dr.Salarin is in Long Beach and also a dentist. Look out for the Irish Bar and Barcode. If you want great food try checking out the Red Snapper Restaurant, The Tavern or Retro Cafe. You will also find many shops, internet services, ATM’s and of course a 24hr 7 Eleven.

Where Is Long Beach Located?

Koh Lanta Beach Map
Long Beach is the second main beach in the north of Koh Lanta. It’s the second-nearest beach to Saladan Village, which is where all visitors to Koh Lanta arrive, so Long Beach hotels have a transfer time of about 15-20 minutes from Saladan to anywhere along Long Beach. For a more detailed map of Long Beach itself, see our Google Map below.

As Long Beach is so near to Saladan and the point of arrival and exit from the island, it’s also one of Koh Lanta’s most popular beaches.

As well as the restaurants and resorts on Long Beach itself, there are also many places to eat and stay behind Long beach on the main road, giving you even more options within walking distance. See our Best Long Beach Restaurants And Places To Eat page. It’s a 10 to 15 minute tuk-tuk ride from Long Beach to Saladan village, where there are several great restaurants built over the water, as well as massage shops, a modest supermarket, some holiday shopping outlets and stalls, opticians and various Thai banks.

Long Beach Koh Lanta Map

You can see the exact location of every Long Beach villa, hotel and restaurant on Amazing Lanta’s comprehensive map of Long Beach. Amenities such as ATMs, minimarts and clinics are also marked. Rollover each label on the map for a quick description and click to see more information and check availability for hotels.

Google Map of Long Beach, Koh Lanta

Here is AmazingLanta.com’s interactive map of Long Beach on Koh Lanta- click on the icons to see information on the hotels.

Use the + and – buttons on the map’s top left to zoom in and out of the map. You can also drag the map area by clicking on it with your mouse and holding down the mouse button as you drag.

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Long Beach Hotel Videos

Here are some videos we shot of our Top 3 Hotel choices on Long Beach for different budgets:

Watch the video we made of Lanta Sand so you can see exactly what it’s like in the rooms and around the resort:

Take our own video tour of Lanta Casuarina to see inside the rooms and around the resort:

View our own video of Lanta Nakara to see inside the rooms and around the resort:

Browse more hotels on Long Beach and rest of Koh Lanta on our Koh Lanta hotels page.

You can also see our map of Koh Lanta showing the entire island.

Here’s a short video to give you an idea of what’s it’s like on Long Beach:

Here are some more pictures of Long Beach:

Lanta Long Beach, sitting outside Nakara Resort
Lanta Long Beach, sitting outside Nakara Resort

Lanta Long Beach, Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta Long Beach: even on a busy day it's not crowded

Sun Setting on Long Beach, Koh Lanta
Sun Setting on Long Beach, Koh Lanta

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