Karon is a long and beautiful beach just South of Patong. It is one of the best beaches in Phuket for water sports. In Karon you will find a lot of cozy, good restaurants and accommodation. Karon is also the second largest beach in Phuket. Large hotel complexes form the natural lines that monitor the road and the shoreline. The sand is very white and nice sand, it is very soft to walk on, but keep in mind that sand can be very hot when the sun is on all day so it can be good to put on slippers when you go down to the sea and swim
The southern part of the beach has a very nice coral reef that extends from Kata to Bu Island. Restaurants, bars, tour operators and other non-hotel business are located in the northern end of the beach. There is a daily bus service between Karon and Phuket Town.
Karon Beach is much more quiet than Patong
Please have a look at the attached Video. We think this gives you much better first impression of what you will expect there than by some pictures only. http://youtu.be/i2Zi2Dsl53I?hd=1