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Haad Chao Samran and Haad Puk Tian

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Often overlooked in favour of the more popular sands of Cha-am and Hua Hin, Haad Chao Samran and Haad Puk Tian are the closest beaches to Phetchaburi and while neither is great for swimming, they do make for a pleasant afternoon with some cold drinks, fresh seafood and a salty breeze.

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Haad Chao Samran enjoys considerable popularity among Thais, so visit on a weekday if you’re after a quiet day by the sea. A better beach than Haad Puk Tian, this still remains a mediocre stretch of sand and we were surprised at just how many resorts are here, all deserted on weekdays. The sand runs up to a rocky beach break and a series of rocky breakwaters protect against erosion some 100 metres out. Around August you can arrange a boat for 5,000 baht to go looking for ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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