Nai Harn (หาดในหาน Hat Nai Han), more commonly spelled and pronounced, Nai Harn, is a village and a beach of the same name at the southernmost tip of Phuket, near Phromthep Cape. The northeastern bit of Nai Han is Ao Sen (อ่าวเสน-Sen Bay).
Some 18 kilometres from Phuket Town, south of Kata Noi and north of Phromthep Cape, Nai Harn is not Phuket’s longest beach, but it borders the most gorgeous lagoon on the island. The middle of the beach is dominated by the Nai Han monastery, which has prevented excessive development and is the reason that the beach is generally less crowded than other spots on the southern part of the island.
- Ao Sen (อ่าวเสน). Often overlooked due to its proximity to Nai Harn, and because the connecting road runs through and under Le Meridien’s Royal Phuket Yacht Club, Ao Sen has a wan air of long lost glamour to it. Its chief appeal is the epic view it offers of Nai Harn and Phromthep Cape.
- Hat Nui (หาดนุ้ย). Possibly the most difficult beach to visit on Phuket, Nui lies between the Kata Viewpoint and Nai Harn. A new, wide, dirt road has recently been cut through the forested hillside to replace the winding track down to the beach; however this is just as steep and difficult to traverse and should only be attempted by four-wheel drive trucks and moto-cross bikes. While visiting in January 2013, the beach appeared to be private property and they are charging 200 Baht right before entrance to the beach, giving you an umbrella, mat and one cocktail for this.
- Phromthep Cape (แหลมพรหมเทพ Laem Phromthep). Phromthep Cape is a headland forming the extreme south end of Phuket. “Phrom” is Thai for the Hindu term, “Brahma,” signifying purity and “Thep” means ‘God.’ Local villagers used to refer to the cape as “Laem Chao”, or the God’s Cape, and it was an easily recognizable landmark for the early seafarers travelling up the Malay Peninsula from the sub-continent. Sunsets here are often fiery and spectacular, so much so that it’s also known as Sunset Point.
- View Point (จุดชมวิว). This is located mid-way between Nai Harn and Kata beaches. The scenic Kata Noi, Kata, and Karon beaches, and Ko Pu can be viewed from this point.