Hat Surin


A beautiful sweep of blonde sand washed by Andaman waves, Hat Surin was hit particularly hard by the Phuket beach clean-up, with all of its beach bars, clubs and restaurants forced to close or relocate. Despite this, Surin remains welcoming, with a village vibe, and the near-empty beach is a welcome respite from Phuket's busier sands.

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6. Tsunami Memorial

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