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June Juea Beach

A true hidden gem, this small patch of white sand is little known and infrequently visited. This makes it the perfect choice for those looking for a more personalised beach experience. June Juea is one of the cleanest beaches on Koh Tao as it is kept in pristine condition by the owners of the beach bungalows that perch on the rocky hillside alongside it. 

It is located at the south of the island but with a more western-facing angle than other nearby beaches like Chalok Bay and Freedom Beach. Some island locals have dubbed it ‘the sunset bay’ as it provides an unrivaled private viewing at sundown.


June Juea Beach is most easily reached on foot from Chalok Bay, and the walk takes around 20 minutes. You can drive if you are feeling adventurous. Driving a scooter over the hill is quite a steep journey; please be advised. So unless you are already a confident driver then it is not recommended, and you’d need at least a 125cc rental scooter to have enough power to make it to the top of the steepest parts with two passengers. 


There is no fee to use June Juea Beach. Please purchase drinks or food from the lovely family-owned bar and café. The family is exceptionally hospitable and does a fantastic job of maintaining the beach in a clean and orderly manner. 

Services & Facilities

Snorkeling gear is available for rent at the small beach bar. The bar is a simple beach hut right on the sand just steps from the water’s edge. You’ll find the café/restaurant in a separate building up a flight of concrete steps at the back of the beach. 

Swimming and Snorkeling

With exceptionally good conditions all year round and many fish to see in the water, it’s another popular pick among Koh Tao locals for the title of Koh Tao’s best beach. 

Recommended for… Off the Beaten Track

June Juea Beach is one of Koh Tao’s more remote beaches. This makes it an ideal choice for individuals seeking a less-traveled path and a genuine sense of isolation with a tropical island ambiance.

June Juea Beach
June Juea Beach koh tao