Nopharat Thara Beach – Hidden Viewpoint in Ao Nang, Krabi

Nopharat Thara Beach View

Discover a well-kept secret in Krabi, Thailand: Nopharat Thara Beach and its breathtaking viewpoint. We couldn’t find anything about the viewpoint online. If this is not a hidden gem, we don’t know what it is.

The untouched stretch of sand features a double beach and a viewpoint atop a rocky peninsula, offering panoramic views of picturesque limestone cliffs in the backdrop.

Nopharat Thara Beach is located so close to the main area of Ao Nang, yet it remains uncrowded compared to the famous Ao Nang Beach.

This guide provides you with everything you need to know to visit this stunning beach and viewpoint in Krabi.

Where is the Nopharat Thara Beach located?

The Nopharat Thara Beach is located in the southern part of Thailand, in Krabi province, only 10 minutes from Ao Nang. The hidden viewpoint on this beach is located at the western end, near the Nopharat Thara Pier.

Nopharat Thara Beach on Map

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Best Time to Visit Krabi?

Boats at Nopharat Thara Beach

The best time to visit Krabi is typically during the dry season, which runs from November to March. This period offers sunny weather and low humidity, making it perfect for outdoor activities such as beach visits, island hopping, and hiking.

However, keep in mind that this is also the peak tourist season, and Krabi is a very popular destination in Thailand, so expect crowds and higher prices.

For the most enjoyable and peaceful time in Krabi, try visiting in the shoulder seasons, usually right after and just before the rainy season. In Krabi, these months are October-November and April.

How to Get to Nopharat Thara Beach & Viewpoint?

Path to Nopharat Thara Beach
Path to Nopharat Thara Beach

The Nopharat Thara Beach is easily accessible by a short 10-minute drive or a stroll along the coastline from the main area in Ao Nang.

To get to the most beautiful beach section and viewpoint of Nopharat Thara Beach, head to the western end of the beach, where the Nopharat Thara Pier is located. You can park your vehicle here.

At the end of the beach, a small peninsula full of rocks and trees is attached. There you will find a trail entrance between rocks, where you can climb up and arrive at the hidden viewpoint.

Path to Nopharat Thara Beach Viewpoint

Nopharat Thara Beach and Viewpoint

Scenic View from Nopharat Thara Beach Viewpoint

Krabi is a popular destination in Thailand. When we first headed to Nopharat Thara Beach to explore around Ao Nang, we weren’t expecting to find an almost untouched long stretch of beach with only a couple of people.

The funny thing is, this beautiful beach is located just behind the starting point of most island-hopping tours in Krabi, to nearby attractions such as Koh Hong Island, 4 islands, and Phi Phi Island.

Location of Nopharat Thara Beach on Map

Nopharat Thara Beach is long, with a part being just next to the hustle and bustle of one of Ao Nang’s main roads. However, the western part we’re talking about is completely calm and untouched, probably because there are no facilities such as restaurants and shops on the beachfront, no road behind, just nature.

Nopharat Thara Beach View
Crystal Clear Waters of Nopharat Thara Beach

Nopharat Thara Beach is part of the Hat Nopharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, explaining the stunning natural beauty of this beach with golden sand, clear turquoise waters, and a forest in the back.

We highly recommend walking to the small peninsula (at the western end of the beach) connected with a stretch of sand with a beach on both sides. On top of this rocky peninsula, you will find a viewpoint with amazing views of the beach and picturesque limestone cliffs in the backdrop. The trail entrance is hidden between rocks.

Nopharat Thara Beach with Mountain

Nopharat Thara Beach is the perfect place to spend a day relaxing and enjoying nature or to visit for spectacular sunset views. Whatever time of the day you visit, make sure not to miss the viewpoint. For us, the highlight of this beach.

Best Tours in Krabi

Don’t want to plan and arrange everything yourself? Want to connect with new people?

Organized tours always ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Some tours even combine must-see places, such as the famous 4 islands and Ao Phra Nang Beach, making it possible to explore more attractions in one day.

Discover here top-rated and handpicked Krabi tours:

Phi Phi Islands Boat Tour:

4 Islands Boat Tour:

PRO TIP: Combine Phi Phi Islands with 4 Islands in Early Bird this tour!

Koh Hong Boat Tour:

Khao Sok Day Tour:

  • Discover Khao Sok National Park on a Day Tour from Krabi!

Rock Climbing:

  • Take a Beginner Rock Climbing Lesson at Railay Beach

Mangrove Kayaking:

Where to stay in Krabi

We recommend staying either in Ao Nang, which is accessible by public transportation, or on the Railay Peninsula, which, although only accessible by boat, has beautiful beaches nearby.

Check out top-rated and handpicked accommodations in Krabi in different price ranges.

Best Hotels for Railay

Best Hotel in Ao Nang

Where to Go After visiting Krabi in Thailand?

Another popular destination on most Thailand Itineraries is Phuket. If you plan to visit, check out our guide with the 10 Hidden Gems in Phuket.

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