It has recently undergone a lot of renovations and now has a new pier and promenade and is worth spending some time there, especially with all its inexpensive seafood restaurants. For swimming, try nearby beaches such as Laem Ka, Ya Nui as well as Nai Harn Beach.
Sometimes the charm of Nai Harn Beach is overlooked, with other west coast beaches getting a lot more attention. But ask the many frequent visitors to Nai Harn and they’ll tell you that they love the beach for its peaceful and unspoiled character. It’s also in a handy location, not far for all the action and fun nightlife spots (Patong is just 20 minutes away for example).
Beside the white sandy beach itself, there are a few interesting attractions in the area such as Nai Harn Lake, Nai Harn Monastery and a few nearby viewpoints such as Phromthep Cape and Kata Viewpoint.