East Railay Beach is the least attractive beach among the four beaches within the Railay Peninsula. Whilst West Railay has a beautiful white sandy beach, East Railay houses a narrow stretch of sand mostly lined with mangrove trees and is unsuitable for swimming. The beach is the docking point for long-tail boats arriving from Ao Nang and Krabi, and ferries arriving from Phi Phi Don, Koh Lanta and Phuket. A few hotels, bars and restaurants are lined up along the beach, at night they form the focal point of the East Railay high season party scene. Dozens of small bungalows can also be found along the pathway which links to Railay West. A 2 km cement footpath leads to north where is located a other commercial area with some restaurants and bars and various services including a muay Thai school and the climbing schools, as well as lower-priced resorts than in West Railay. Above, on the trail that leads to Ton Sai, is the Diamond Cave, which features a wooden walkway into its depths where are set superb rock formations. Entrance fee is 40 Baht. At the southern end of the boardwalk there is access to the path provides access to Phra Nang Beach following the base of the cliffs. On this path, you’ll also find the challenging hiking trail that leads to a hidden lagoon, named Sa Phra Nang or Holy Princess Pool.
Getting there: Railay Peninsula is accessible only by boats due to high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access. Long-tails boats toward Railay depart from Ao Nang, 15-minute boat ride for 100 Baht per person, minimum 8 people, and Krabi on demand, 30-minute boat ride. It's also possible to access Railay via the regular ferries that run between Koh Lanta, Phi Phi Islands and Phuket Town, more frequent during the high season, November-April. For more information on timetable and fares please refer to the page: Krabi Ferries.
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