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Phra Nang Beach  

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Phra Nang Beach viewed from the Escher Wall area.

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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

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',9],['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:
Pra-Nang Priness   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Phra Nang Beach, back wall
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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really a great route, one of the best.

The Best Route In Minnesota 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Asia : Thailand : ... : Escher World
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Pathway to Phra Nang Beach
Pathway to Phra Nang Beach
The Princess Cave
The Princess Cave

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