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Quiet & clean beach near Bangkok

Posted by rskeisuke on 11/5/2011 at 21:47

Planning a trip for end of this year. Is there any beach, that is relatively quiet and clean, and also within 3 hours of land travel from Bangkok?

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Posted by thisis_pat on 12/5/2011 at 15:12

Hua Hin and Cha Um are the best only 1 and a half driving from Bangkok.They are more quiet and private than Pattaya.

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Posted by MADMAC on 12/5/2011 at 16:43

Those are easily, in my opinion, the best choices available. They are not great beaches though. They're OK.

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Posted by svendj on 12/5/2011 at 16:57

around Bang Saen as well. 1 h drive from bkk centre

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Posted by exacto on 12/5/2011 at 20:14

Those are all good suggestions, particularly if you had to be strictly within 3 hours drive time and didn't want to go to an island. Plus, Travelfish recently added coverage on some of those places as well. If it were me though, I'd probably travel a bit more and visit Ko Samet.

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Posted by rskeisuke on 12/5/2011 at 20:24

thanks guys!

now i'm looking at ko samet.. way further but the beach looks better! accommodation not cheap though.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 12/5/2011 at 20:41

The quality of sand and clarity of water (subject to weather of course) on Samet makes the extra distance worthwhile. Go past Had Sai Kaew to Ao Phai or Tubtim, or past Ao Wond Deuan which is busy to beaches further south. You'll probably see some fishing waste washed up on the sand (netting, floats, light bulbs, etc) but that's just normal with the fishing boats and sea currents. Same can apply for islands all over the gulf. At least in front of nicer resorts they usually make an effort to tidy it up.

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Posted by SBE on 12/5/2011 at 23:16

Another vote for Samet. It takes a bit longer to get to, accommodation is fairly expensive and you pay a rip off NP entrance fee, BUT the sand and sea quality is much nicer than somewhere like Cha Am IMHO.

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