Ao Nang Beach links up with Noppharat Thara Beach to provide a decent length hike you can do with your family or solo anytime you choose with a minimum of thought about how to get there or prepare for it. Just bring 100 THB for cold drinks!
Length of the hike from the southern point of Ao Nang Beach near the Last Fisherman’s Bar up to the very last bit of sand at the northernmost part of Noppharat Thara Beach is about 4.2 km (2.6 miles one-way). See the route in the map below. You have to walk up onto the sidewalk for a short bit between the beaches.