Chaloklum beach (sometimes called Chaloclum) is located in the very north of Phangan. The easiest way to get here is to pass through the center of the island along a good road from town Tong Sala. On this route you can ride a scooter fromedges to the edge of Pangan in about twenty minutes, not really unscrewing the knob of gas. Chaloklam is a small village with a well-developed infrastructure that immediately catches the eye on the general background of Pangan with its wild rayonchiki.
Chaloklam is slightly inferior in size to Tong Sala,but in comparison with the other settlements of Phangan, I would put it on the second or third place, but not lower. Among Pangan settlements, Chaloklam is like a small city, even if there are only two streets in the whole town.
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
The main road that runs through the centerIslands and leads you to Chaloklum, rests on the pier, conditionally divides the entire bay into two parts. The pier and the beach on either side of it are usually called Chaloklum beach. If you stand on the pier facing the sea, on the left Chalokles ends with Malibu Beach and a small river.
There, behind the river, there is a continuation of Chaloclama,but there is no sense to go there: along the coast there is a mass of parked fishing boats, and on the coast there are tackles lying around, sea garbage and human waste. Roughly speaking, you should not go further than the Malibu beach simply because there is a garbage dump.
To the right of the pier, Chaloklum ends at the beach.Fanta See Beach and one more river. The depth of the mouth and the course of the river on Fanta constitute a serious obstacle for pedestrians, so the last fifty meters of the Fanta beach can be kept in perpetual isolation for those who walk along the coast. You can get here only in a detour, through the hills.
In general, about 100 meters left and rightshallow water, muddy sea and parked boats are observed from the central pier on Chaloklam. So from the center I would immediately move to one of two pretty beaches along the edges of Chaloklam Bay: Malibu or Fanta.
It must be said that these toponyms are not official, but colloquial, taken from the names of the adjacent resorts Malibu Beach Bungalows
and Fanta Sea Resort, but are actively used by tourists and old-timers of the island.
Sunset, depth and waves
Malibu Beach is real (!!!) white sand, which grow trees, trimmed with balls, they are very similar to casuarina. People come here especially for the bizarre exterior, and love to be photographed in it. And Fanta Beach is a more simplified version of the Malibu licked: without trees, there are more shells and pebbles in the sand, and not the most cuprable sea.
Malibu beach is quite shallow,accordingly, at low tide you will not be able to reach the depth in three steps, but at high tide it is quite a cupable beach, and more importantly, an incredibly beautiful beach. With sand flies, which complain about visitors, alas. It is better to come here to sunbathe, enjoy the beauty, rinse in the sea, but without special claims on the usefulness of swimming.
You will not be able to hang in the water in full growthkicking down, which for me is the main criterion for determining the beach's cupability. The width of the beach is 5-10 meters, and on the left flank there is a sandy penny sized 50 by 50 meters, a whole desert of white sand.
Fanta Beach is similar in depth to its neighbor.Malibu, well, maybe a little deeper: at high tide here is more or less normal, the depth of five meters from the coast can reach the neck, and at low tide it can be there, but already to the waist. Throughout its length, the width of the sandy strip is about 15 meters, and extends to 25 meters only to its rightmost edge.
Sun beds and shade
Shadow on Malibu gives sheared and untouchedgardeners vegetation - palm trees and balls of trees, and the shadow becomes more in the afternoon. The coastal strip on the left side of the Malibu is quite wide and you can always find a place here.
Sun beds did not notice, all are on towels. And on Fanta Beach there is no shadow except under the only tree in the center of the beach. Sun beds either, alas. So you have a difficult choice between heat and deserted, or shadow and crowds of people with cameras.
Chaloklum has the usual infrastructuretourist village, that is, without much scope, but with everything you need to exchange money and spend it in pleasure. On Chaloklam there is a small pier from where you can sail to the nearby beach by boat or speedboat. Within a radius of 100 meters around Malibu and Fanta, you are limited to a couple of bars belonging to the same-named resorts.
The rest of the amenities and services are closer tothe main road that goes along the coast - everything is there. From ATMs to restaurants, guest houses and hotels, massage parlors, minimarkets, equipment rental, pharmacies, travel agencies, diving - in general, a complete tourist infrastructure.
According to personal feelings, I liked the Malibu more. Maybe due to its extraordinary vegetation or a wide beach, maybe for a more well-groomed look, but it is subjectively better. Although Fanta Beach is pleasant enough, but I would go swimming and sunbathing in Malibu. And it’s great to come to Fanta and walk along the shore.
Here at low tide the seabed is exposed withdense sand, hard as asphalt, very comfortable for walking, feet in the sand do not stick. From the point of view of a vacationer, I probably would have lived here - I generally liked the area around the Chaloklum beach in terms of infrastructure. It has everything that is required for autonomous existence.
There is a 7-Eleven convenience store that closes everything.questions of the local population on purchases necessary in household small things, snacks, alcohol and simple food. There are Thai shops with clothes, souvenirs and small fruit shops, all with shops.
Sights besides beautiful whiteChaloklam temple is not here, all interesting places that deserve attention are located at a decent distance. Although for many tourists, Malibu Beach is considered one of the most important sights of the island of Phangan.
Houses and hotels on the beach
Everything is fine with housing in Chaloklam; there are all categories of accommodation for guests, from chip bungalows to high-rated hotels like Baan Moon Chan
and malibu beach bungalows
Pay attention to that little penny on Fanta C beach behind the small river, about which I spoke above. On this patch is Buritara Resort
which is separated from the rest of the Fanta Sy beachrather deep mouth of the river, through which (attention!) there is no bridge. The mouth was deepened intentionally, for taxi-boats plying here, and the detour by land turns out to be several kilometers.
The inhabitants of the Buritars can only look at theirscanty, but beautiful beach with a stony bottom and envy its walking neighbors across the river. It's just that the hotel is not bad and many book it, but they are not aware of this nuance.
Hotels in Chaloklama>
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How to find the beach
Malibu Beach: take the main road from Thong Salya to the only one on the whole 7-Eleven road, turn left and go 200 meters to the sign of Malibu Beach Bungalows
Fanta Beach: We pass the same intersection from 7-Eleven in a straight line almost to the sea, then we will turn right, on the primer along the sea and after 100 meters we get to Fanta Beach - there is a signpost, there is simply no way to miss. For your convenience, when drawing up the route, I put all the clues on the map below, do not thank.
Chaloklum beach map, including localities: Malibu Beach and Fanta Beach
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