In Thailand, many beaches are characterized by ebb. Somewhere they are so noticeable that it will not be possible to swim. Since water comes / leaves once a day, it is not so critical for rest. However, it’s still worth knowing about it, because for someone it’s It can be very critical and better in advance to choose another beach. Fast serves as a supplement to my Phuket guide.
Ebb and flow
There are quite a few beautiful beaches in Phuket, where ebbs are expressed (but not like in Krabi). When the water goes, swim in such it can be difficult in places, either too far from water, or too small ankle-deep. But during high water these beaches very beautiful, quiet and comfortable for swimming, especially with children, so as entry into the water is shallow and shallow.
The most comfortable days when the difference in water height between The maximum and minimum value is the smallest. That is what the ebb that ebb is not much difference. But not all happens year. In season, on most beaches, swimming is comfortable and good, but from April-March on some beaches there are great ebb in light time of day when people usually bathe, which is not very convenient. Moreover, it is quite difficult to guess the time of ebb tide, so it is better to use the tables. How to use them, I will tell below. Although in general, Phuket is not a resort where there is much to bother about this topic, you can always go to a deeper beach.
Ebbs, above all, are noticeable on the beaches of Kata, Bang Tao, Knighton, Nai Yang, Cape Panwa, Mai Kao. This is a sample list because beach watering or not watering at low tide is a thing relative, depends on taste, and ebbs are stronger and weaker at the same place, depending on the time of year. Vacationers most, I think, will be interested in Kata beaches and Knighton, as the rest are less popular.
You can find a table of ebb tides on the site. Site on English, but there is not difficult to understand.
You can also put the application for Android.
Low tide on Kata Beach, Phuket
How to use the table
Just in case, I will tell you how to use the tables if Immediately it is not clear. I prefer tables, not graphics, but you yourself See what you understand. There can be 2 refluxes and 2 high tides per day. Below in the screenshots look at how these tables look, there shown height in meters at time of day. On different beaches, time can a little different, it seems to me, but in general everything looks like.
Low Tide – the minimum water height. High Tide – Maximum water height (we need it).
You need to come closer to that time (plus or minus an hour) when the greatest height of the water, then you can normally buy. There There are nighttime tides, you probably will not need them.
In the table we are looking for High Tide
Phuket Tide Table
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