Wander along this modern pier at the heart of Phuket’s largest bay and admire the scenic views of the sea.
The Chalong Pier is among the main attractions in the Chalong coastal area. The modern jetty lies on the location of a former rickety wooden structure, which was replaced in 2001. Take a boat out on the water in this busy area full of yacht and sailing clubs.
Stroll out over the long pier and enjoy the views of the Andaman Sea and Ko Lon island. The jetty is 2,360 feet (720 meters) long and 23 feet (7 meters) wide. Capture photos of the picturesque bay at sunset, when the dimming light shimmers on the water. Explore the harbor with your family and imagine yourself making a luxury voyage around the world on your favorite vessel.
Take a boat out on the water from one of the many boat clubs surrounding the pier, such as the Phuket Yacht Club or Ao Chalong Yacht Club. Join sailors gathered in the bar and watch some of the regular sailing races.
Speak with the guides at various information stands about activities and events. Scuba diving is among the popular watersports activities available to arrange at one of the kiosks. Ride a boat to one of the small islands off the coast of Phuket.
Dine at a restaurant in the adjacent harbor. Many seafood restaurants offer unobstructed vistas of the water. Browse shops for souvenirs and other trinkets. Consider some of the other entertaining activities near Chalong Bay, such as elephant rides, go-karting and horseback riding.
Note that the bay is not appropriate for swimming as the water is rather muddy. Visit the pier for free. It is open to the public at all times. If you’re sailing internationally, stop here to meet customs officials.
Find Chalong Pier in the southern part of Phuket Island across a small bay from the Phuket Aquarium. See nearby highlights, such as the Phuket Orchid Farm and Phuket Shooting range. Leave your car in the harbor’s large parking lot.