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Motorcycling in and around Sihanoukville

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Renting a $5 a day motorbike or scooter from one of Sihanoukville’s ubiquitous hire shops and devising an itinerary to take in the principle beaches isn’t rocket science but to maximise your day tour we’ll give you our take on the basic loop which incorporates some less obvious but worthwhile side trips and, of course, some suggestions for refreshment breaks along the way.





Our route isn’t far distance-wise but does involve numerous stops so allow a full day. It kicks off, for no reason other than it’s a central location, at the Golden Lion Roundabout and heads in a clockwise direction, for no reason whatsoever, before finishing at Ochheuteal Beach.

Start here. Photo taken in or around Motorcycling in and around Sihanoukville, Sihanoukville, Cambodia by Mark Ord.

Start here. Photo: Mark Ord

Having fortuitously avoided the police checks at the traffic circle, then take the Sokha Beach Road heading southwest. We deliberately avoided starting our tour in a cafe since your first coffee break comes up early with a stop at the excellently situated Malibu Bungalows. The driveway is on the left at the point where the beach road meets the southern end of the beach itself. If you don’t want a coffee, have a juice as this makes a picturesque pause with some fine unspoilt views of the sea between the rocks, orchids and trees.

If you want a peek at Sokha Beach then park at the foot of the hill unless you’re planning on passing by Sokha Beach Resort, the supposed owners of most of this de-facto private beach. This southern end is accessible to the public and affords unobstructed views down the length of the meticulously tidy white sand beach—Sihanouk’s cleanest. Most of the remainder of the beach is then taken up by Sokha which has fortuitously curtailed any other development of the seafront. At the far end of the beach, the road winds up and over a tree-covered hill which separates it from neighbouring ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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