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Sairee Beach, Koh Tao: The Beach Guide

Sairee Beach, Koh Tao: The Beach Guide

Welcome to The Beach Guide, beach bumming is my favourite pastime while I travel the world and I am on a mission to find the world’s best beach!

In this guide series, I will bring you a short snapshot of every beach I visit along the way. This is to help you make a quick decision when planning a day out. These snapshots will help you get to the heart of every beach and know exactly what you are getting yourself in for before you go.

Every guide will give you a snapshot of quick facts about the beach, a short description of the vibe, an overview of what it offers and images to give you a visual idea.

Sairee Beach: Koh Tao

Quick Facts

  • Sandy Beach
  • There is plenty of parking for scooters along the beach road in Koh Tao but no designated car park for cars
  • Located in a bay the water is very calm and shallow, especially at low tide
  • Swimming and some snorkelling
  • No public toilets
  • Sairee Beach is very long and lined with restaurants and bars all the way 
  • No sun loungers/ umbrellas

Sairee Beach’s Vibe

Sairee Beach is a beautiful long beach located in Koh Tao, Thailand. Found on the west coast of the island from here you can catch some of the most incredible sunsets I’ve ever seen with the sky changing so dramatically from blue to deep oranges and pinks then black.

This long stretch runs along the busiest and most built-up part of the island. Running alongside it is the beach road, which isn’t wide enough for cars and is for pedestrians or scooters only. This beach road is the easiest way to reach the beach itself, then once you are here I would suggest sitting nearby somewhere to wish to eat for lunch or dinner. You can find tons of restaurants and bars all along the beach so you are never short of options. 

Due to its location in the centre of the activity and its being the easiest to access Sairee Beach can often be very busy with people and things going on at beachfront bars. Here you can find lots of music, activities and fire shows once the sun goes down. 


Sairee Beach is a great beach if you do not have a scooter and just want a dip in the ocean, there is some snorkelling offshore but with mostly a sandy bed there is no real reef to explore. This is a great beach for those looking to just chill in the sun for the day, maybe listen to some music and grab some food or drinks. 

If you are looking for a tranquil day this is not the beach for you.

Sunset at Sairee Beach