Kawkwang Beach is situated at the northern tip of Koh Lanta, around 1 kilometer from Saladan village and the piers.
This beach area is well known for being small and never crowded. This is mainly due to its slightly remote location and the main developers have always developed the more popular beaches of Khlong Dao or Long Beach. Now Kawkwang has become more popular precisely because it’s set away from the other beaches on its own outcrop of the island.
With no real development you will find there are no shops, internet, restaurants or local amenities in this area unless you go to Saladan village or south to Klong Dao beach. However there is one great restaurant which is worth checking out sitting on the mountainside overlooking the sea named View Talay.
Kawkwang Beach is joined to Khlong Dao Beach so an easy walk along the beach will find you with many restaurants and beach bars to choose from.
What you do have on Kawkwang is a very relaxed peaceful beach. With some of the best views of the mountains of Koh Lanta. It is also a very good place to watch the sun set and unlike some other beaches its not rocky when the tide goes out.
How To Get To Kawkwang Beach
The quickest way to get to Kawkwang Beach is by Express Transfer, which combines a minivan and speedboat to get you door to door from Krabi Airport to your Koh Lanta hotel. You can also get a Private Minivan Transfer which is perfect for families and groups of friends.
Kawkwang Beach Map on Google Maps
This is our comprehensive Google Map of Kawkwang Beach on Koh Lanta. We recommend you open the map in a new window to see it properly.
Each type of landmark has a different colour marker on the map:
- BLUE: Accommodation on Koh Lanta
- GREEN: Food and Drink on Koh Lanta/li>
- BRIGHT RED: Things To Do on Koh Lanta
- ORANGE: Shopping on Koh Lanta
- DARK RED: Koh Lanta Practicalities
- PURPLE: Koh Lanta Landmarks
Click on a marker and it will give you the name of the landmark, with a brief description and links for more information and directions. You can pan, scroll, and zoom around the map, or use the + or – buttons in the bottom left of the map to zoom in and out.
Click on the icon in the top left corner for an index of every location, sorted by category. Scroll down or use the map search (the magnifying glass icon) to find the place you want. Click the name of the place in the list. Its location pin will be highlighted on the map.
Each category is on a different layer, which can be switched on and off. So you can just see the Hotel or Restaurant pins, for example.
If you are using the map on your phone, open the Koh Lanta Thailand Map and then search for the name of the place. The map will then zoom in on its location.