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Bang Saen Beach

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Bang Saen beach's central area is a hawker paradise, with an overwhelming number of deckchairs and umbrellas.

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Get away from here however and the beach becomes pleasant and definitely peaceful. The white sand is maintained by local authorities to a high standard, and shady palms line the boardwalk. Weekends see the most visitors and should be avoided if possible, but during the week things are relaxed and sedate. The fringes of the beach, especially to the west, are known for their water sports. Kite-surfing, windsurfing, sailing and banana boating are fixtures on the beach. Prices are reasonable, but instruction is a little difficult because few instructors speak English.

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