Filming locations in Thailand Nopparat Beach, Phuket

Nopparathara Beach

Also spelled Noppharat Thara is located 18km west of Krabi Town and adjacent to Ao Nang. This quiet beach lies within the Hat Nopparat Thara-Koh Phi Phi National Park and features a three-kilometre long sandy stretch lined by casuarina trees.

An excellent beach if you prefer to have natural shade provided by the trees. Like most of Krabi's beaches, you won't find miles of deckchairs and beach umbrellas, so buy a beach mat and find the perfect spot.

It's also possible at low tide to walk from the beach across to Koh Kao Pak Klong Island in the bay. Popular with local Thai picnickers and those who like to swim, eat and laze in the sun.

It takes about 40 minutes to walk from the center of Ao Nang to the boat pier at Nopparat Thara, and there is also public transport connecting these two places (look for white pick-up trucks labelled "Bus station - Krabi - Nopparat Thara - Ao Nang - Shell Cemetery").

Getting There

Use Highway 4034 and turn left at Ban Chong Pli to Highway 4202 at 6 km to the National Park Office.


Tour service center at the National Park as well as houses, camping area, toilets, shops and restaurants.

Noppharat Thara National Park Tel. 0 7563 7200


The beach quite different from Ao Nang Bay, having the peaceful atmosphere in the area of the National park. Noppharat Thara Beach is called by the villagers Had Khlong Haeng meaning Dry Canal since anyone can walk from the beach to Koh Pak Khlong. The long beach of 3 km is good for swimming and can visit the Shell Cemetery nearby.

There is the trek to Khao Kgon Nak of 3.7 km which is the viewpoint that can see many islands and bays of Krabi Sea at far distance including Koh Poda, Koh Yung, Koh Mai Pai and Poh Phi Phi.

Noppharat Thara beach has the outstanding beauty in the evening during sunset. All islands in the sea are seen as dark shadows among the golden sunlight before finally disappearing from the horizon.


Noppharat Beach is situated within a National Park, therefore there are several costs to consider.

Location Cost:

Thb 6,000

US$ 200

Euro 150

National Park Entry Fee

Thb 400 per person

US$ 13.50 per person

Eeuro 10.00 per person