Thursday, 6 February 2014

Hat Sai Kaew Beach - Chumpol Sattahip Naval Base

Hat Saikaew beach is on a Royal Thai Navy base, 20 kilometres South of Jomtien Beach. It's a very pleasant scenic drive when on the base, almost European in parts, and is in a well tended natural setting. Access to the beach is 30 Baht for Thais and 80 Baht for foreigners. 

The beach was over crowded with Russian tourists the day we went and their boats clogged up the bay.

The Water however was still cleaner and more sparkling than further North in Jomtien.

We'll go back during low season and write an update below, although for complete details including food and overnight stays these two blog posts are all you need.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Ban Amphur Beach

Fishing village and beach Ban Amphur is a five kilometre cycle ride south of Jomtien or 15 kilometres South of Pattaya. It lies between sois 38-32 but access to the beach area is only from Na Jomtien Soi 32 for motor vehicles. The beach is well supplied with seafood restaurants and is popular with Thais and increasing numbers of Russian tourists.

There's a children's playpark nearby if the beach isn't appealing, and it makes a nice change from Jomtien and Pattaya particularly because the waters are cleaner than its sister beaches. 

The panoramic video below is taken from one of the two jetties slightly to the north of Ban Amphur beach.