The best running in Ao Nang is along the beach, and some of the sections of road and boardwalk alongside it. The beach itself is quite runnable — it’s wide and the sand is generally firm enough for running. There are great views of the sea and the rocks that protrude from the water. Our thanks to Joylin Nodwell for suggesting this route!
Beaches for Running. Combine Ao Nang & Hat Noppharat Thara Beaches. About 3.5 km of running. Just west of there is the especially scenic and a bit more secluded Antosil Beach. Wide, and beautiful sand for running. ~1 km long.
Road/Boardwalk Along Beaches. The boardwalk that uns along Ao Nang & Hat Noppharat Thara beaches can be narrow and uneven in parts. The 4203 road that runs alongside the beach has a decent shoulder. Up to 3.5 km one-way.
Highway 4203. After a short climb out of town, it’s possible to run on Highway 4203, which widens (turn RIGHT at the Aonang Fiore Resort & Spa). While this road won’t win any awards for scenery, there is a wide shoulder, making it safe for running. You’ll pass the Running Stadium, which has a decent running track!
- Up to 3.5 km along Ao Nang & Hat Noppharat Thara Beaches, beach or boardwalk/road
- At the beach!