Pattaya Beaches

Being close to the sea, the adjoining beaches of Pattaya City, from Naklua Bay to Wong Phrachan (Crescent Moon) and Wong Amat beaches in the north down to Jomtien and Na Jomtien beaches in the south, cover a total length of about 20 km. In the past, only the area of Pattaya Bay known as Pattaya beach played an important role in the tourism aspect. But for now, the increasing popularity of tourism in Pattaya has made all of its adjacent beaches so lively as well.
While some of the best-known beaches among tourists can become quite crowded, especially on weekends, Pattaya offers some beautiful hidden away beaches that provide a much quieter and laid-back atmosphere.

Dong Tan Beach

Dong Tan Beach

 

One of Pattaya’s quieter beaches, this is the perfect spot to enjoy some gentle water sports, have a relaxing massage or to just lay back on a lounger in the sun.

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Bang Saen Beach


 

Bang Saen is near Sukhumvit Highway, about 13 kilometer s from the city of Chonburi. It is very popular with Thai families or groups of friends looking for a picnic during the weekend. It offers restaurants, drinks and seafood snack such as dried squid, mussels and spicy steamed fish-cakes for sale from street vendors along the sea front.

Jomtien Beach

Jomtien Beach

 

The 6 km straight stretch of sand of Jomtien Beach is a much quieter place compared to its rowdy neighbour to the north. It still has many attractions – some of which are world firsts – but the biggest is, without a doubt, the pleasure of a leisurely day on the sandy shore, splashing in the clean and uncluttered sea and enjoying the cheap seafood snacks available from wandering vendors.

Pattaya Beach

Pattaya Beach
 

The 6 km straight stretch of sand of Jomtien Beach is a much quieter place compared to its rowdy neighbour to the north. It still has many attractions – some of which are world firsts – but the biggest is, without a doubt, the pleasure of a leisurely day on the sandy shore, splashing in the clean and uncluttered sea and enjoying the cheap seafood snacks available from wandering vendors.

Wong Amat Beach

Wong Amat Beach

Wongamat Beach is another little jewel of a beach, nestling in a crescent shaped bay, Pattaya’s Wongamat Beach has everything to offer. Wongamat Beach is probably a little bigger than Cosy Beach and it’s South Pattaya neighbor, Asia Beach, but it has the same laid back and tranquil atmosphere. You hear people griping about Pattaya’s beaches all the time, they say they are crowded, dirty, and you are harassed by hawkers and vendors constantly, for the people who don’t venture beyond Pattaya Beach and Jomtien Beach there may be some truth in that, but the truth is, they are not the only beaches in Pattaya.

Naklua Beach

Naklua Beach

 

Fewer restaurants, hotels and resorts are found here. As a result, it is much more peaceful and quiet. Naklua Beach is a perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood for lunch, to visit the local park, and to shop at the evening market at local prices. Naklua is right off North Pattaya Beach, a residential area. It's the place to find a rare, quiet moment in Pattaya.

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Islands around Pattaya

Koh larn (Coral Island)

Koh larn (Coral Island)

 

Koh Larn is a wonderful little island in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Larn is located about 7km off the coast of Pattaya Beach of which is about a two hour drive south of Pattaya. The Island is about 4km long and 2km wide and at it is about 180 meters high at the highest point. The terrain is mostly mountainous which is covered in most part with heavy vegetation. Infrastructure is mainly narrow roadways covered with brick pavers. Some of the roadways are very steep and only wide enough for two motorbikes to pass by each other, but most roads are suitable for regular traffic.

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