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Freedom Beach In Koh Tao – A Complete Guide

Freedom Beach Koh Tao is a haven for most travellers heading to the island. With a hidden cove and plenty of hammocks, here’s everything you need to know.

How To Get To Freedom Beach

Freedom Beach in Koh Tao is a secret paradise amongst tourists.

Located towards the most Southern point of the island, it also gives access to Taa Toh Beach and John Suwan Viewpoint. All from one paid car park.

If you’re looking for transport to and from Koh Tao, you can pre-book all of your Lomprayah transfers.

We stayed at the Northern end of Sairee Beach, the tourist hub of Koh Tao. We rented scooters for 150 Baht per day. This is the easiest way possible to explore the whole island.

You can get also get an awesome view of Chalok Bay, through the palms at the entrance!

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Freedom Beach Entrance Fee

Entrance: 100 Baht per person.

This gives you all day access to Freedom Beach, John-Suwan Viewpoint and Taa Toh Beach.

Freedom Beach Opening Times

Freedom Beach is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Freedom Beach

The best time to visit Koh Tao is between the months of December and April, when the weather is most settled and perfect for visiting the beach.

The hottest month of the year is June, with temperatures reaching 33°c.

If you arrive early at Freedom Beach there might not be anyone there to collect the fee.

Apart from getting accessing the beach for free, if you get there early this is recommended as a great spot for a spectacular sunrise!

There are toilets and loungers available here and also limited food facilities.

Freedom Beach is a great place for a lazy, peaceful beach day.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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The tree covered entrance to Freedom Beach Koh Tao

What To Expect At Freedom Beach In Koh Tao

Freedom Beach is probably one of the most well known Koh Tao beaches on the south coast amongst travellers.

This is down to its super cosy, tucked away vibes and this secluded feeling makes it easy to switch-off and relax.

Split into two areas, this clean beach is connected by a trail through the trees and the super soft sand and warm blue waters are very inviting.

It wasn’t super busy when we visited but it was definitely a stunning little spot. With a beach hut bar and plenty of trees for shade, it made for the perfect place to chill out for the afternoon.

There’s not a lot to do at Freedom Beach, apart from laze in hammocks or take a walk around the bay to Taa Toh Bay. Another hidden gem!

Alternatively, with a shallow reef just off the beach, a spot of snorkelling in the beautiful turquoise water is another option.

Or, if you’re feeling energetic, make sure to pop up to John-Suwan Viewpoint before you leave! For one of the best viewpoints on Koh Tao.

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Lauren having a stroll along the crystal waters of Freedom Beach
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Rocky bays separating Freedom Beach and Taa Toh Bay
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Off goes Lauren the little explorer

Where To Stay In Koh Tao


The Place Luxury Boutique Villas

The Place Luxury Boutique Villas offers one-bedroom villas in Ko Tao, 2.6 miles from Mango Bay.

Guests have access to free WiFi in all areas. Private parking is available for those who drive and is free of charge.

Featuring a dining area at its spacious terrace, the villa boasts a fully-equipped kitchen where guests can find a wide-range of cooking equipment.

The air-conditioned bedroom offers a direct access to the outdoor infinity pool where guests can indulge in while enjoying the mountain and beach views.

Premium shower amenities are provided for guests’ comfort. The living room includes a flat screen TV and a DVD player for entertainment.

Free use of bicycles is available for guests to explore the city.


Simple Life Cliff View Resort

Located in Ko Tao, less than 0.6 miles from Mae Haad Pier, Simple Life Cliff View Resort provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar.

With free WiFi, this 3-star resort offers a private beach area and room service.

The resort has a garden and offers a terrace. A continental breakfast is available daily at the resort.


Tommy Resort Koh Tao

Tommy Resort Koh Tao is located between Mae Had Bay and Sai Ree Bay, 100 yards away from a beach.

Offering clean and comfortable bungalow, the resort has a tour desk and motorbike rental services.

Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby area and on-site parking is provided.

The property is a 5-minute walk to a local market, restaurants and a spa centre.

It is 10 minutes from Nangyuan Island by a speedboat and 1.5 hr from Ko Phangan by a ferry.

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Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

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Book Your Accommodation

Use to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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