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Bang Thao is one of Phuket’s longest beaches located in Cherng Talay neighborhood. It was formerly a large tin mining site, Phuket’s main industry in the old days, but now a location of the luxurious resorts and golf course of the Laguna complex. The beach itself is quite steep with high waves, it is not friendly for shallow-water snorkeling or amateur swimmers.
Ao Bang Thao is approximately 24 kilometers from the city center of Phuket. The tourists who travel by car can head northwards on Thep Kasattri Road to the Two Heroines Monument, turn left to Sri Sunthon Road, and continue for 12 kilometers. When reaching Hat Surin, turn right and go further 2 kilometers. The tourists will see the beautiful extended beach at Ao Bang Thao.