Since I jog Nai Harn beach almost every morning and again in the evening, well, it gets a little boring doing the same route every day. I probably have jogged this beach over 500 times in the 20 years I’ve been here in Phuket now.
So I decided to start hitting other nearby beaches along the west coast as they are virtually empty with no tourists allowed in due to Covid19.
October 17, 2020 I started with Kata beach.
Kata Beach length 1.21 kms
Kata beach is unique in that it is bordered by one long resort; ClubMed, which is behind a wall, next to the beach road. This means there is no shopping, restaurants, or tourist attractions right next to the beach. A few Thai locals will bring their carts so that you can buy “street food” This is a pleasant change IMO. Also, there is a row of old Casuarina evergreen trees as well as palm trees bordering the beach. So, you can have sun or shade when visiting Kata Beach. Up to you!
I parked my bike at the south end of the beach road, next tothe Beyond Resort Kata, which happens to be the only resort right on Kata Beach, and jogged further south to the very end of the sand, where I set my tracking device to record.
I thankfully saw that there were only about 6 or 7 other people on the beach at 7:30 AM. It was high tide but still, there was a good bit of beach there. I was surprised to see 4 or 5 different surfer schools along the beach. Although most of them were closed in this time of Covid 19.
Statistics for Kata beach: Length: 1.21 kms 12:49 time to jog one way. (yeah I’m slow).