Military Beach Suan Son in Hua Hin - a half-wild for children

Pine or military (as our tourists call it), but actually Suan Son beach (Suan Son beach) is on the same coastal line as Takiab beach, about a kilometer away.

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Beach description

Distinctive features of the beach:

- a rim of evergreen, needle casuarinas that look like coniferous trees (for which the beach was called “pine”);
- lack of people, if not to say the desert;
- lack of beach infrastructure.

A series of casuarinas stretched hundreds of meters alongshore. Between the trees and the sea - a 50-meter wide, rather monotonous strip of sand. Sandy dirty (white + black), compressed, sometimes sprouted greens. At Suan Son beach there are no picturesque stones, like on a city beach, rocks or at least hills, like on Sai noi beach and Thakiab beach. But you can admire from a distance Takiab and Tao.

Perhaps this is the perfect place for walking andchit-chatting in the shade of posh casuarinas, but to someone it seems half-savage and boring. In addition, on windy days - and such occur frequently in the coastal strip of Hua Hin - the sand easily sweeps up sunbathers and their belongings, and even creaks on their teeth.

Sunset, depth and waves

The bottom on the Suan Son beach is sandy, without pebbles and silt, even more gentle than on Thakiab beach. Shoal - at a good fifty meters. To climb to the waist, you have to wander about 20 meters, and at least as many - so that the water was on the shoulders. It is good to wander along the edge or splash on the shallows, but not to swim.

Ebb and flow are as frequent as on other beaches of Hua Hin. At low tide, the sea surrenders its position by another hundred meters, baring the bottom.

The water is more transparent than on the city, but also with sand. Small fishes and birds were observed from the living creatures. There are almost no seashells on the shore.

Sun beds and shade

Casuarinas provide chic shade. On a windy day under their canopy is even chilly.
On a weekday signs of beach infrastructure: sun beds, deck chairs, umbrellas - not noticeable. Familiar looking modest cafes are also absent. Probably, beach accessories in the form of sun loungers and umbrellas arise on the Suan Son spontaneously, under demand. For example, on weekends, when Thais are catching up on vacation.

Photo of military beach








Shops and attractions on the beach

Very close to the beach - specializedthe complex is quite possibly an army hotel hostel, designed for Thais. On its territory - a good free car parking, open to all. Golf course not protected from the naughty wind. Dining room that looks like a school, with a small assortment of dishes at low prices (menu in Thai). In the refrigerator - a modest set of drinks at prices "7-11". The walls are decorated with children's drawings. The staff at farang looks surprised.

Stores in the neighborhood not seen.

Houses and hotels on the beach

District Suan Son looks slurred. A neat complex (with a canteen and parking) flaunts in the middle of not well-groomed, as if no one's wasteland. For this "virgin soil" and you can go to the sea. To the right of the beach, closer to Khao Tao, right on the shore is a very decent hotel, immersed in greenery and with a pool separated from Siam by a thin strip of sand. Great! (Price - from $ 45 / night.) In some places among casuarin tops, the roofs of similar houses stick out - quite probably “for rent”. There is also a golf club with a sleek field. Both the hotel and the club are part of the sports center of the Thai royal army, but open to all.

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How to get to the beach

Suan Son Beach is about 7 km from the center of Hua Hin. You can get on a bike or car. There are no shuttle buses or tuk tuks.

On the way, Petch Kasem rd. move south out of town. From the auto-exit on the outskirts of the city, straight ahead again, towards Sai Noi beach. There are no signs, so look at the left side of the highway. Tags: gas station, yellow brick construction with inscriptions: "Army rehabilitation center", "Army sports center" - and a wide, two-way turn to the left. That way. On the road is a booth with army men on duty: the Suan Son area is under the supervision of the military. Civil pass freely.


Past the army right on the road, turn left and all the way to the parking lot. From there, three minutes walk - and the sea.

As an option - you can walk along the coast from Takiab Beach.

Suan son on the map

Suan Son Beach Map

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