Safe Swimming on Phuket’s Beaches

Filed in All posts, In the News, About Phuket by on July 22, 2013

featured_post_beach_safetyPhuket is renowned for its beautiful beaches, Nai harn, Bang Tao, Surin, Patong to name but a few. As well as basking in the sunshine you are also going to want to take a swim, snorkel or just paddle, of course you are! Just remember that like anywhere else in the world the sea carries dangers, the last thing you want is for your holiday to be cut short because of injury to yourself or loved ones. Many beaches here are patrolled by trained lifeguards and utilise universal flag systems but you need to know what the flags mean and listen to the lifeguards if they ask you to either move or come out of the water.

None of this is designed to limit your enjoyment it is purely to keep you safe so please take heed.

Here is a useful list of the flag colour codes:

  • Red – do not swim in this area under any circumstances
  • Red and Yellow – between these flags is the patrolled area and is where you should swim
  • Yellow – signifies possible danger, you are advised to excercise caution
  • Blue – watercraft are allowed to operate in this area so be aware
  • Red & Yellow chequered – If you see this and you are already in the water get out immediately

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  1. Rupert John says:

    I am visiting Phuket next week on a trip. I love the crystal blue beaches of phuket. Thanks for sharing these useful codes.

  2. CyanSiam says:

    Swim safely and enjoy your trip. We do hope the weather improves as we are experiencing torrential downpours at the moment, not that that should put anyone off experiencing the delights of Phuket. Be sensible in this weather and hire a car, not a bike 😉

  3. Rupert John says:

    Thanks Cyansiam. I have already booked a car from a local car rental company.

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