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Phra Nang Beach  

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Phra Nang Beach viewed from the Escher Wall area.

Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. MORE INFO >>>


Considered the most beautiful beach on the Peninsula, this lovely beach is crowded with tourists for the most part. Most of the land behind the sand is a private resort. Here you'll find the Princess Cave with its altar; climbing is forbidden in the cave. There is some bouldering along the back wall. Most of the available non-restricted climbing is down at the other end of the beach behind the jungle foliage, just beyond the Princess Cave in a canyon or across the water at Happy Island .

Great for sunbathing, people watching, shopping and swimming. The jungle trail to the Hidden Lagoon is along the concrete path to Phra Nang Beach near the 2nd covered bench area.

Getting There 

Walk towards the Muay Thai/1-2-3 areas, and before you get there, you'll find a concrete path going right around the resort next to the cliff face. Walk down this path, dodging souvenir hawkers, and you'll come to a concrete patio with a beach in front of it.


Climbing Season

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Phra Nang Beach:
Money Maker   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Phra Nang Beach, back wall
Don't Worry, Be Happy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Happy Island
Mai Pen Rai   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 70'   The Defile
The Best Route In Minnesota   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Escher World
Little Shit   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Phra Nang Beach, back wall
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Mai Pen Rai 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Asia : Thailand : ... : The Defile
Start on a ledge 10 feet above a pit that lies almost at sea level. Clip the first bolt before you even start – you’ll see why. Although the guidebooks give this a 5.10b/c the first 15 feet or so are thin, very thin for a 10b. It’s all there though, and very well protected. Find the feet, step left over the chasm, and start working up towards the next bolt. By the time you clip your third bolt, it eases up considerably and you get to just cruise up and take in the view: the red walls, green...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Pathway to Phra Nang Beach
Pathway to Phra Nang Beach
The Princess Cave
The Princess Cave

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