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IN A NUTSHELL
- JUST TURN OFF 2 KMS SOUTH OF PATONG
- THEN ANOTHER 1.5 KMS TO THE GATES
- THE A 400 METER PATH TO THE BEACH
WHERE IS FREEDOM BEACH
Freedom Beach is one of the most talked about beaches on Phuket mainly because it is one of the hardest to find, but there is really no secret to it’s location, it is just not clearly market by road sign, maybe that will all change in the future
GETTING TO FREEDOM BEACH
There are 2 ways to get to Freedom Beach –
- By Boat
- By road, then walk.
FREEDOM BEACH BY BOAT
Getting to Freedom Beach by boat is a rip off, it’s just a 6 km ride from Patong and goes straight past Paradise Beach and the long boat operators will want 1,500 – 2,000 Baht for the 10 minute ride.
Make sure that you are paying for a round trip there and back, some people have been caught out by having to pay again to get back to Patong or Karon Beach.
FREEDOM BEACH BY ROAD
Getting to Freedom Beach by road is very easy, but the catch is that you have to walk down the last 400 meters to the beach along a trail, the trail can be accessed by motor bike or 4 x 4, but it is not recommended and staff may not let you as it is continually washed away by heavy rains.
It is best to park at the top and walk the track up and down, it is a steep climb back up and will require some effort, so your fitness should be reasonable before attempting it.
The turn off to Freedom Beach is only about 2 kms south from Patong on highway 4233, the road that connects Patong to Karon Beach. It is not clearly marked by signage and the road is unkept and looks like a track.
Turn off at the marker on the map and follow the dirt road about 1.5 kms, care should be taken and low speed is advised as the road is in poor condition and has loose gravel and washouts.
The entrance is unmistakable with some hand painted signs, a gate and 2 Thai guys watching T.V. entry is 100 Baht, park, pay and walk from here.
The track down is wild and rough, 400 meters long and goes down through the rain forest to the beach 100 meters below, so you can see, this is a 25° decline / incline going down and up, it’s a steep climb.
The location of freedom beach is about ½ way from the southern end of Patong Beach and the North end of Karon Beach and to the west, it is marked on the map in this article below.
Food, drinks are available, umbrella’s and chairs are available for rent, but everything will cost much more than anywhere else because of the isolated and hard to get to location.
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- Boat services taxi services
- Beach activities
There is no accommodation at Freedom beach but there are a dozen or so places to stay that are within a 2 km radius
LINK – HOTELS NEAR FREEDOM BEACH
Freedom Beach is one of the few places on Phuket that hasn’t been destroyed by tourism and development and one of the last few that still looks like it did before the mid 80’s when commercialisation of other beaches became rampant.
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