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Nice soft sand
The beach is long and wide with fine soft sand. The difference between low and high tide here is big and when the water is low the beach is very wide and the sea is quite a bit shallow. The beautiful long coastline is lined with trees and palm trees. On the beach are small huts where you can book a well deserved massage. Restaurants are not directly on the beach but slightly to the back of a narrow road that runs parallel to Khuk Khak Beach. If you look over the beach it may seem that the beach is deserted.
What is there to do at Khuk Khak Beach?
Khuk Khak Beach is adjacent to the beach of Bang Niang, one of the busy beach resorts of Khao Lak. Because of this, there are many cozy restaurants and bars nearby, while Khuk Khak beach is usually nice and quiet. So you have the best of both worlds.
(Night) markets nearby
The Bang Niang Market is only 10 minutes drive from Khuk Khak Beach. Here you should be for tasty snacks, refreshing drinks such as fresh coconuts, cocktails, clothes and nice souvenirs.
A little closer is the Khao Lak Bang Niang Fresh Market. There are no souvenirs or cocktails here because this is a real Thai fresh market. Here you will be overloaded with fish, vegetables, fruit, meat and spices. This market is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 08:00 to 12:00. This market can be easily combined with the International Tsunami Museum. This museum is located opposite the fresh market.
Also the nightly open Build Container Night Market is a nice market with nice places to eat and have a drink. The market is located about 2 km from Khuk Khak Beach and is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 17:00 to 23:00.
Read the article about Khao Lak’s sights and activties for even more inspiration!
Spending the night at Khuk Khak Beach
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa
Those who know the famous hotel chain Marriott know that you will lack nothing if you stay here. Immerse yourself in luxury and opulence and leave your worries at home. The JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa is a beautiful paradise on Khuk Khak Beach! The pool of the resort is so big that there seems to be no end to it. It has been named the longest swimming pool in South East Asia for good reason!
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The Haven Khao Lak
The Haven has ultraluxe rooms with spacious beautiful bathrooms. A saltwater pool meanders through the beautiful resort, so you can swim around the entire resort! Of course you can book a room with direct access to this pool. The Haven is an adult only resort so children under the age of 12 are not allowed. The Haven is an ideal place where you can optimally unwind.
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The Oasis Khaolak Resort
The Oasis is a friendly priced 3-star resort 10 to 15 minutes walk to Khuk Khak Beach. The resort is located near the main road to the Build Market and Bang Niang Market. The nice bungalows with porch are situated around the pool. The very neat bungalows are well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful and that makes for a warm welcome!
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Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort
Any money left? Then take a look at the beautiful villas of Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort on Khuk Khak Beach. It will cost you something like 1,000 euros per night but then you have some too! A beautiful villa with a large private pool for five people for example. A villa with a pool for two persons costs about half, for most of our readers it will save you some money… Or are you one of the lucky ones?
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Good bars at Khuk Khak Beach
Even though the beach of Khuk Khak is often quiet, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be cozy. Please visit the bars below. They are one of the most popular bars in Khao Lak!
Memories Beach Bar
Right in the northernmost part where Khuk Khak Beach turns into Pakarang Beach is the hip Memories Beach Bar. From the Marriott Resort it is a beach walk of about 20 to 30 minutes. The Memories Beach Bar is a cozy restaurant & bar with low prices, good food and free beach beds. You can also take surfing lessons, rent surfboards or take Thai boxing lessons. In high season there is a fireshow every day at 19:30. Definitely worth the walk!
The bar is called Memories Bar in memory of all the friends lost during the tsunami. Before the tsunami, the Family Restaurant was in the same place.
Thai Bar on the Beach
This cozy and popular bar is located on the border of Khuk Khak Beach and Bang Niang Beach. To get there you have to cross a ramshackle footbridge. In the high season, small-scale Full Moon parties are held here. Good bands also play here regularly.
The Story Bar
The Story Bar is located next to the Build Container Night Market on the road. It is a nice bar where you can also play pool and table football. It is even possible to choose your own music from YouTube and have it played over the good sound system. Snacks and drinks are reasonably priced here.
Good eats on Khuk Khak Beach
In the vicinity of Khuk Khak Beach there are some very good restaurants that you just can’t miss. A few of them are not on the beach but along the road. Therefore you might easily overlook them. But isn’t that more often the case with hidden gems?
8 Fish at the Light Beach
8 Fish is a nice decorated restaurant on the beach of Khuk Khak with of course… the theme fish! There are several sitting, hanging and lying areas where you can relax. You can hang out in a hammock or lie on a lounger (100 baht, including a drink). You would almost forget it, but the food is also very tasty!
Mr. Bao Family Restaurant
This cosy restaurant is located in the northern part of Khuk Khak Beach. You reach this nicely designed family restaurant by means of a wooden walkway. There is an extensive menu with delicious dishes and friendly prices.
On the main road near Khuk Khak Beach you will find this good thai restaurant. There is an extensive menu with the tastiest Thai dishes that are also very cheap! By the way, you can also take cooking lessons here, so you won’t have to miss out on the tasty food later at home.
Peter Bar & Restaurant
Peter Bar & Restaurant is very popular and is known for its conviviality and delicious food. Besides Southern Style Thai they also serve good European dishes. Don’t leave immediately after dinner but stay for a while in one of the swings at the bar.