Amongst the most famed beaches in Koh Phangan, Haad Rin Beach is a haven where the sun kisses the sand, and the moon illuminates vibrant celebrations. Read on to find out what awaits at this slice of paradise in Thailand.
Planning a Visit
Nestled at the island’s southern tip, Haad Rin Beach is around 11 km from the Thong Sala Pier and is accessible by taxi, songthaew, or a rented scooter. Keep in mind that this beach is divided into two sections each with its own charms. Consider basing yourself at the quieter Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach; at properties here such as Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas, you can easily plan a trip to Haad Rin, ensuring a perfect balance between peaceful retreats and lively adventures.
Sunrise Beach or Haad Rin Nok can be found on the eastern side and is renowned for hosting the legendary Full Moon Party. By day, you will discover this is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island with its picturesque white sands and azure waters making it a must-visit from your beach resort. Koh Phangan nightlife can be experienced here too and those who party till dawn will be rewarded by a spellbinding sunrise as well.
A mere 15-minute stroll from its livelier counterpart, Sunset Beach or Haad Rin Nai on the southwest offers a quieter escape. With a two-kilometre stretch of shoreline, it’s ideal for leisurely romantic walks, fun times with loved ones or finding that perfect spot to bask in the sun. From November to April, when the seas are calm, you can take a dip and don’t forget to be there in the evenings to witness an awe-inspiring sunset.
Haad Rin Beach, especially its Sunrise Beach, is synonymous with the epic Full Moon Parties in Koh Phangan that draw revellers from across the globe. Every full moon night, the beach transforms into a party playground, with drinks flowing and music echoing along the shore. Beyond the lunar celebrations, Haad Rin offers a vibrant nightlife with beach bars, nightly fire shows, and lively nightclubs providing all you need to dance your cares away!