Haad Khom Beach is located on the northern edge of Phangan, to the right (or east) Chaloclama. According to its geography, this location is considered the edge of civilization, because it is near Haad Khoma that the concrete road ends, which passes through the entire western coast of the island.
The beach is considered unpopular because of itsremoteness and undeveloped infrastructure, but great for lovers of solitude and robinzonadah. It is cozy, there is a lot of shade, a shallow, but a cupable sea and always few people. There is a problem with parking for cars, so it is most comfortable to come here on scooters.
The content of the article
- 1 Beach description
- 2 Sunset, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- 8 Beach map
Haad Khom has a length of about 250 meters andlocated at the foot of a 400-meter hill, below the main road. Therefore, with concrete, the beach is absolutely not visible until you drive through it all and end up on a viewpoint behind Coconut Beach Bungalows.
The road to this point is not particularlywide, ends with a primer with bumps, passing by which you can get to the bar with a non-memorable name and a beautiful view of Haad Kom. All approaches to the beach are paths on the hillside, and you will have to leave all the equipment in parking pockets near the main road.
The beach is wide, about 30 meters at low tide andabout 10 meters in the tide. We must also add that the beach is hidden deep in the base of the hill, in fact it has the shape of the letter “P”, where its central part is the beach itself, and the lateral faces are rocks and heaps of boulders, a feature of the Haad Khom exterior.
There are a lot of them and a special feature - a scattering of stones inthe very center of the beach, from small to hefty, to the height of a person. On some you can meet meditating people, but on smaller stones you can lie down no worse than on a lounge chair. It looks very lively in a very original way and strongly distinguishes the beach from the rest.
To the right of Haad Kom, behind the rocks there is anothertiny beach for nudists. You can get there only along the main road, drive the place where the concrete ends, and then go left along the dirt road on foot. At the end of a rather dangerous walkway, a forty-meter-long beach without a name is hidden, which is poorly suitable for swimming, does not have the infrastructure and, in general, is wild and not trampled by tourists.
The sand here is very conditional, a lot of stones, but the shadowand silence, the most it is for lovers of privacy for one hundred percent. He does not deserve a separate article, so you can look at the pictures from this beach below in the corresponding section of the post.
Sunset, depth and waves
Haad Khom is a shallow beach. Rather, the sea is shallow, with a rocky bottom, a mass of coral debris and impurities in the sand. Wet sand has a grayish-yellow color, and on a sunny day it dries to a grayish-white. It is rather dense, it does not fall underfoot, perhaps that is why the coast does not have sharp drops and is not subject to strong blurring.
Although large waves here does not happen in principle. The beach smoothly turns into grass under palm trees, and also smoothly goes under water. The shallow water is such that at a distance of 50 meters at low tide you will stand to the waist in the water. But here comes a lot of people with children, so this is a kind of help for parents.
Sun beds and shade
Haad Khom is a beach where hammocks haveadvantage over the sun beds. I did not meet the deck chairs either in a rolling form or as an attachment to a bar / resort. People come here not demanding of comfort, easily located on the sand or stones and quite harmoniously feel, for the atmosphere has. Shadows from the trees very much.
The whole shore is thick with palm trees and casuarinas,adding these soft needles to the sand, which everyone likes so much. Due to its geography, there is a shadow at any time of the day and this is another plus for Haad Khoma from the lovers of seals.
Untitled Wild Beach
As I wrote above - this is the edge of civilization inits literal meaning. The end of the easily accessible zone for tourists, the dead end of the main road, the construction of which is not in a hurry for more than a year. As such, the infrastructure is not here. Shops, ATMs, service and rentals - for this all have to drive to the neighboring Chaloklum, the good that he really close.
Actually - another plus in offset Haad Khoma. Well, besides a pleasant neighborhood, there are several bars, bungalow resorts and a couple of good viewpoints on the capes adjacent to the beach.
Houses and hotels on the beach
Bungalow. Everywhere there are only bungalows, many bungalows, various bungalows, bungalows bamboo and brick, on pillars and on rocks - there simply could not have been any other here. The whole location behind the Haad Khom beach is the mountainside, on which the islanders' houses are hidden.
Of the more or less large (I'm not talking aboutrating) there are only two resorts: Coconut Beach Bungalows and Ocean View Beach Resort. The first one I highly recommend, the main thing is to take a stone house. Let him away from the sea, but to live in it more comfortable. As for private housing and expensive villas on Haad Khome, I still do not know.
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How to find the beach
Turn east from Chaloclama (if from Tong Sala, then at the intersection near7-eleven to the right) and drive along the coast until the asphalt road is almost over. In the lowland after, as you descend from the hill, look for a parking place along the curb, in front of which there will be a staircase down through the jungle. Usually there are always bikes along the road in a row, it is difficult to miss.
Down there you will find frightened tourists, cozy.shady beach with stones and a lot of free space for yourself. You don’t need to have any special knowledge on the route, well, except for peace of mind, use a smartphone with a Google map navigation app, they drive very well in Thailand.
Haad Khom beach map
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