About Sirinat Marine National Park
The park’s Beach is home to a large group of sea turtles that come to lay their eggs from November to February each year. The mangrove forest at the northern end of the park has a lot of special local flora and fauna and a special ecosystem of saltwater swamps. Attractions Sea turtles come to lay their eggs and Kathu Falls, which is suitable for swimming.
Introduction Sirinat Marine National Park covers an area of 90 square kilometers, bordering Phuket International Airport to the west and the northern tip of Phuket Island to the north, covering the three beaches of Nai Yang, Nai Thong and Mai Khao and the original Nai Yang National Park. The turtles that come here are divided into four species, all of which are on the verge of extinction, so this area is particularly valuable. The mangrove forest, which covers an area of 1 hectare, is also the only one on the island that has not been damaged. The Kathu waterfall in the park is small, but even in the driest months of March and April, the water does not break. The pool is even more stunning from higher up, with a view over the entire park. The park is also a good choice for swimming and snorkeling. Transportation Located 30 kilometers north of downtown, close to Phuket Airport and connected to Mai Khao Beach in the north. Admission/opening hours 20 baht.
How to get there
89/1, Mu 1, Ban Nai Yang, Sakhu Sub-district, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83140
Approximately 15 minutes drive from Phuket International Airport
A marine national park designated for an area of approximately 90 square kilometers, including Nai Yang Beach and Mai Khao Beach, located at the northernmost tip of Phuket’s west coast. Formerly known as Nai Yang National Park, the park was renamed to its current name in 1982 after Queen Sirikit. The park also has a campground where visitors can stay overnight. Visitors can enjoy the unspoiled nature.
The 13-kilometer-long beach is very popular among the locals. From November to April, the beach is crowded with many tourists because the waves are low and it is easy to swim. It is also known that sea turtles come to lay their eggs from December to February every year, and a turtle release festival is held every year on April 13, the Thai New Year. On the north side of Mai Khao Beach, there is a mangrove forest stretching about 1 km long. The mangroves are home to many rare perennial plants, and visitors can enjoy nature observation while walking along the boardwalk.