The Hat Khanom - Mu Ko Talae Tai National Park is a national park in Nakhon Si Thammarat that covers a large abundant area of both land and sea. If you are a nature lover and a fan of ecotourism, this name should not be unfamiliar to you.
The Khanom beach itself is only a small part of this park but the most easily accessible and also one of the most beautiful spots that see very few tourists. It is still unbelievable even for frequent visitors that a quiet, clean, and beautiful beach like Hat Khanom still exists so close to the city. Hugged by the Kho Khao Mountain on the north side, the Plao Mountain on the south side, and a countless rows of coconut and pine trees on the waterfront, Hat Khanom offers a stunning place suitable for all types of fun beach activities for both group and solo travelers.
Hat Khanom is most famous as the habitat of the pink dolphins or the Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphins because of its rich resources under the sea. This is the only known location in Thailand that these friendly creatures can be found. There are boats from the beach that you can take to Laem Pra Thap or Kwaeng Pao to see and interact with them at their home. Moreover, the dolphin watching trips also include a tour to see the natural beauty of nearby islands like the Pancake Rocks and the fresh water pond on Ko Nui.
The headquarter of the Hat Khanom - Mu Ko Talae Tai National Park is also on the Khanom beach. This is where you can find out more about the park’s history, conservation activities, and other spectacular attractions it provides. You may think visiting Hat Khanom is enough, but you will soon find out that the rest of the park actually has so much more to offer. Let Hat Khanom be the beginning of your memorable trip.
1) From Surat Thani, take Highway No. 401 (Surat Thani-Nakhon Si Thammarat) for 50 km, turn left onto Highway No. 4041 heading to Khanom District. Proceed for 30 km and you will reach the destination.
2) From Nakhon Si Thammarat, take Highway No. 401 (Nakhon Si Thammarat- Surat Thani) for 80 km, then turn onto Highway No. 4041 heading to Khanom District. Proceed for 30 km and you will reach the destination.