Waves, tides and low tides in Phuket

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The waves in Phuket

Карта Пхукета с отелями

In April to Phuket from the West begin to blow the monsoons, forming permanent waves. High waves occurs in June-August. At this time swimming on some beaches is dangerous or impossible. Besides, constantly blowing wind and the waves beat and wash the dirt and debris, making the way of beaches is far from ideal "bounty".

Considering that most beaches in Phuket located on the West coast of the island, tourists who prefer a "lying-floating" beach holidays in the period from April to August, with the banks disappear and their place is taken by more active surfers. Only on some beaches during this period, you can safely wallow in the water, mostly beaches, hidden bays, especially the beach at Cape Panwa. But tan the wind does not interfere, so if swimming is not your strong point, then you should be fine. Besides, it is safe to swim in the hotel pool.

Since October, the waves are on the decline, and in November begins the influx of tourists and the high season, which lasts until March.

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The tides on the beaches of Phuket

Along with the waves to relax you should consider the impact of tides on the beach. Obviously, that's not very nice to watch escaped during low tide, a hundred meters from the previous place of the sea, leaving behind mountains of garbage and seaweed on the former bottom, exposing the ugly grey rocks and stones. This issue mostly for the beaches with a shallow bottom, gradually disappearing under the water. Where the depth is large and begins from the bottom more sharply beneath the sea, such problems are not observed. These beaches, fortunately, Phuket is very small. We can say that the influence of tides on the beaches of Phuket almost imperceptibly.

Should debunk the myth that the tides occur with the seasons. Nothing of the sort. Tides are formed by the circulation of the moon around the earth, and in no way connected with the seasons. So if you have someone in the travel Agency, for example, will assure that from February to March in Phuket usually the tides are not very visible, you know that is complete nonsense. You need to understand that the ebb and flow of tides occur every day regardless of the month and time of year, they just happen at different times of the day. And perfect for your beach vacation, if the tide during the stay falls on the night and tide on the day.

For the calculation of the tides can be used downloaded from here http://www.wxtide32.com/but it is quite complex and requires knowledge of geography and understanding of the principles of the formation of tides. It is much easier to see the online forecast tide graph in Phuket for 7 days here http://easytide.ukho.gov.uk or by months for the entire year here http://www.royalphuketmarina.com/ and here http://www.royalphuketmarina.com/ (PDF). Looking at the tables in the reference time during the day minimum water level, and know when it will be low tide.

List of beaches of Phuket and the influence of tides

As already mentioned, different beaches have different bottom profile, and thus on the influence of tides. To understand the choice of beach, you can read a detailed description of the beaches of Phuket, where we have tried to give clear descriptions and in terms of the bottom. Or here is a short list of the beaches indicating the influence of tides:

  • Patong beach (Patong Beach, Thai. Haad Patong)

    Hotels on the beach Patong Phuket

    The influence of the tides all along the beach of Patong is different, but the overall situation is always favourable. The smallest tides occur in the Northern part of the beach.

  • Kalim Beach (Kalim Beach)

    The tides are not greatly hinder swimming at Kalima, however, reveal the sharp rocks when entering the water. Plus tides on Kalemie is that during the low tide exposed quite diverse underwater life, and it can be explored without diving.

  • Karon (Karon Beach Thai. Hat Karon)

    Hotels on Karon beach in Phuket

    The beach is little affected by tides.

  • Kata Beach (Kata Beach)

    Hotels on Kata beach in Phuket

    During low tide the water goes out pretty far. But during high tides is the perfect place for families with children.

  • The Bang Tao beach (Bang Tao, also Bang Thao)

    Hotels in Bang Tao beach, Phuket

    The beach is little affected by tides.

  • Kamala Beach (Kamala Beach)

    Hotels in Kamala beach, Phuket

    The influence of the tides all along the beach are different, but the overall situation is always favourable.

  • Nai Harn (Nai Harn Beach)

    Hotels on the beach Patong Phuket

    The beach is little affected by tides.

  • Surin (Surin Beach, Thai. Ao Surin)

    Hotels on Surin beach in Phuket

    The beach is little affected by tides, also well cleaned of debris.

  • Naiton (Nai Thon Beach, Thai. Hat Nai Thon)

    Hotels on the beach in Phuket naithon

    During low tide the water goes out pretty far.

  • Naiyang (Nai Yang, Thai. Hat Nai Yang)

    Hotels in Naiyang beach Phuket

    During low tide the water goes out pretty far.

  • Cape Panwa (Cape Panwa)

    Hotels near Cape Panwa in Phuket

    The influence of the tides is very strong and is exacerbated by the fact that bare ugly and dangerous underwater rocks.

  • The Beach Of Mai Khao (Mai Khao Beach)

    Hotels on the beach of Mai Khao in Phuket

    During low tide the water goes out pretty far.

It should be borne in mind that the list did not accurately reflect the situation with the tides in Phuket, primarily because the assignment of the beach to "good" or "bad" from the point of view of tides is still subjective. In addition, the amount of debris and seaweed left at low tide, also depends on wind and waves: during the monsoon from April to October, which blow from the West, on the West coast, where there are the most beaches, is applied a huge amount of garbage, and if it is not removed, then the beach may be contaminated even during high tide.

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