Photo: Milky light at Thung Wua Laen Beach.

Mainland beaches

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You don’t have to go all the way out to Ko Tao to find good beaches. The Chumphon coast boasts several long and underrated stretches of sand drawing only a trickle of Thais and very few foreign travellers. They make good day trips from Chumphon town, but are also worth considering for a quiet, affordable and family-friendly holiday.

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The best one is probably Haad Thung Wua Laen (Playing Cows Beach), a broad stretch of powdery white sand backed by some coconut trees with trunks that reach towards the sea at close to 90-degree angles. The water is shallow for a long distance offshore, but this is the case for practically every mainland beach from here to Hua Hin. This and the huge amount of space make Thung Wua Laen a good choice for families with small ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)


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