Freedom Beach is the most popular small beach on the south coast of Koh Tao. It’s a quiet and private beach with no obvious buildings apart from one wooden restaurant.The beach has fine white sand and is beautifully shaded with Pemphis Acidula trees (called Thian by the locals). This is an excellent place of Koh Tao to relax with your favourite book or sunbathe. Freedom Beach is scenic, and the sea water is often crystal clear, so a wonderful spot for swimming and snorkeling. A shallow coral reef is not too far out, and you can see Hin Taa Toh (or Buddha Rock) standing out on the cape. If you swim around this cape, schools of fish can often be found due to the constant water movement here. Before reaching the cape, you will pass Taa Toh Lek Beach , a tiny, isolated beach surrounded by coconut jungle.
Don’t forget to visit Koh Tao’s most famous mountaintop John-Suwan Viewpoint, nearby. It takes about 10 minutes to climb the steep hill. You can also visit Taa Toh Yai Beach using the concrete walkway along the coast. You can even continue walking to the bigger bay of Chalok Baan Kao on a low tide.
Freedom Beach is scenic, and the water is often crystal clear, so a wonderful spot for swimming and snorkeling.