For some reason every time I go to Palai Beach it is low water!
Palai and Klong Moodong lie just north of Chalong and the easiest way to get there is to look for the Phuket Zoo sign and follow the road down to the coast. Take a left turn just after the Zoo entrance and you'll find a completely different face of Phuket. Still relatively undeveloped, the coast is lined by mangrove forests and there are a number of restaurants along the beach. There is now a beachside walkway along the newly built sea wall to help protect the coastline during high seas and this acts as a great place to take some exercise or enjoy the views over Ao Chalong. Some of these photos are before the wall was built and at that time you could walk out of one of the beach side restaurants down on to the beach. Low water which makes for an interesting time to take a walk as many of the fishing boats will be stranded on the beach and are fun to explore.
There are several restaurants along the beach, one of the oldest being Prahn Talay Seafood which has been in business for around 20 years. They don't take tour groups which makes it a good choice if you want a quiet meal. Another well know restaurant is Palai Seafood.
Dining at Palai don't forget to take a beach side table to get the best views, especially at sunset.