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West Railay Beach

Enjoy the scenery on this secluded beach isolated from towns by limestone cliffs, where rock climbers find fun and challenge.

West Railay Beach is a scenic stretch of sand on the western part of a small peninsula in southern Thailand. It is known for its challenging limestone crags great for free climbing and ropes work. Watch rock climbers attempting to conquer the cliffs that separate the isolated beaches here from the town and province of Krabi.

Rent a boat or ferry from the beach and travel to Phi Phi Island and other destinations. Ride on a long-tail boat for a unique Thailand experience. Gaze back at the dramatic cliffs and snap photos of the spectacular scenery. The views are particularly enchanting at dusk, when the sun descends beyond the horizon.

Embark on a trek along the meandering paths under jungle cover. Relax on the sand and enjoy the serenity in this isolated oasis. Beachcomb for shells and other treasures and cool down in the Andaman Sea after sunbathing.

Try some of the many activities available on the Railay Peninsula, such as rock climbing, sea kayaking and scuba diving. Go snorkeling in the sea and spot the range of colorful fish. For a bit more adventure inland, try whitewater rafting, quad biking or elephant trekking.

Follow the trails that lead between resorts and lush, tropical forests to the beach’s counterpart, East Railay Beach. Here, you will find the docking point for boats arriving from Krabi. Climb to the Railay Beach Viewpoint for excellent views of both East and West Railay.

Just north of the beach, visit Ton Sai, which is known as a backpacker haven due to its laid-back vibe. Walk or kayak to the Prah Nang Cave and neighboring beach.

West Railay Beach is in the southwestern part of the Krabi province in southwestern Thailand. Since high limestone cliffs block off the roads, it can only be reached by boats from Ao Nang to East Railay Beach. See some of the luxury resorts in the area and go to the nearby Heaven 7 children’s park that has panoramic coastal views.


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Rayavadee £264
Rayavadee

Rayavadee

214 Moo 2, Tumbon Ao-Nang, Amphur Muang, Krabi, Krabi
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Krabi hotel is within a 5-minute walk of West Railay Beach and East Railay Beach. Phra Nang Beach and Ao Phai Plong Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

    Sand Sea Resort £44
    Sand Sea Resort

    Sand Sea Resort

    Railay Beach, 192 Moo 5, Saithai, Muang, Krabi, Krabi
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Krabi, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 10-minute walk of West Railay Beach and East Railay Beach. Princess Lagoon and Phra Nang Cave are also within 15 minutes.

      Railay Bay Resort and Spa £45
      Railay Bay Resort and Spa

      Railay Bay Resort and Spa

      145 Moo2 Tambol Aonang, Amphur Muang, Krabi, Krabi
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Krabi resort is within a 5-minute walk of West Railay Beach and East Railay Beach. Phra Nang Beach and Ao Phai Plong Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

        Railay Village Resort £67
        Railay Village Resort

        Railay Village Resort

        544 Moo 2 Ao Nang, Muang, Railay, Krabi, Krabi
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Krabi resort is within a 10-minute walk of West Railay Beach, Phra Nang Beach and East Railay Beach. Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          dusitD2 Ao Nang Krabi £35
          dusitD2 Ao Nang Krabi

          dusitD2 Ao Nang Krabi

          244 Moo 2, Aonang, Muang, Krabi, Krabi
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Krabi hotel is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Khao Ao Nam Mao and Ao Nang Beach. Nopparat Thara Beach and Ao Phai Plong Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

            Panan Krabi Resort £39
            Panan Krabi Resort

            Panan Krabi Resort

            945 Moo 2, T. Aonang, Krabi, Krabi
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Krabi hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Khao Ao Nam Mao, Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. West Railay Beach and Phra Nang Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Sea Seeker Krabi Resort £28
              Sea Seeker Krabi Resort

              Sea Seeker Krabi Resort

              963 Moo 2, Tumbon Aonang, Amphur Muang, Krabi, Krabi
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Krabi hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Khao Ao Nam Mao and Ao Nang Beach. Nopparat Thara Beach and Ao Phai Plong Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                Railay Princess Resort & Spa £28
                Railay Princess Resort & Spa

                Railay Princess Resort & Spa

                145/1 Moo, 2 Aonang Muang, Krabi, Krabi
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated by the sea, this spa resort is within a 5-minute walk of East Railay Beach and West Railay Beach. Phra Nang Beach and Ao Phai Plong Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).