We started out the morning by visiting the View Point, south of Kata Noi Beach. In these photos you can see Kata Noi [small] Beach, Kata Beach, and Karon Beach. We wished it had been a bit sunnier, so that the water would have been a brighter sparkly blue.
If you are staying in either Karon or Kata, the view point is a must see. Take Khoktanod Rd, route 4233 (past Kata Rd), up the hill and it will be on the right side.