Bang Rak Beach - fishermen, boats, a bit of the sea

On Bang Rak beach, or rather, onKo Fan, the island next to the beach, has been the main attraction of Koh Samui since 1972. The statue of Big Buddha, also known as Big Buddha (Big Buddha), after whose name the beach is sometimes mistakenly called Bang Rak.

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Beach description

The length of the beach from Cape May Kaen (Laem Mai Kaen) toBig Buddha - 3 kilometers, and the width does not exceed 15 meters in different parts of it. The sand along the entire length of the beach varies from golden to shallow in the wild west of Bang Raka, to gray-white in the east.

Wild I call him because this whole siteThe beach is located along the ring road, literally two meters from the canvas. A strip of sand between the sea and asphalt is fenced off with barbed wire and is only visited by residents of small guesthouses that are located across the road.

Because of its lack of humanity, Bang Rak in the west is: stones, sand, garbage and more garbage. On the beach come across tires. Only municipal services and tourist volunteers maintain cleanliness here. Not the cleanest state of the water and the coast and in the center of Bang Rak, where the piers and the fishing market are located.

The distance between the road and the water hereenough to accommodate small resorts and restaurants. It becomes relatively clean at the piers, where several resorts are built along the coast, which keep order and smooth the sand on the beach.

In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have a short overview of all the beaches of Samui, will help you decide on the choice of the beach.

Sunset, depth and waves

The western part and the eastern part of Bang Rakthey are shallow, have a muddy bottom and stone surprises under the water, so you can swim here, but for an amateur. In the middle of the beach the sea is deep, the entrance to the water is good, sandy, but these advantages are spoiled by the presence of a large number of boats, boats and other sea vessels.

Low tides change the beach in the east and west, and the centerit suffers less at low tides than local campers enjoy. The water on all of Bang Rakah is muddy, especially during a good wave and in April, May. In general, the beach does not suffer from frequent disturbances, but with children it is better to get out to another place.

Sun beds and shade

Many loungers with sea views across from each ofhotels. Sun beds rent for 50 baht, not in every place, but not long to search. The positive side of Bang Rak can be called the abundance of natural shadow on the shore. Palm trees along the entire beach will allow you to spend time comfortably without forcing you to carry a beach umbrella with you.

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In Bangrak there is everything except hypermarkets. Markets, piers, banks, restaurants, gyms, car repair shops, equipment rental, rental of marine equipment, convenience stores, laundries, massage parlors - all as in Natone. From here within walking distance:




Houses and hotels on the beach

Dense shoreline, largeThe number of restaurants with sea views, houses and hotels, is typical for the central and eastern part of Bang Rak. The West can still be considered an outsider, but it is suitable for those who are not picky about their living conditions and are ready to save on this.

Along the road there are guesthouses, behind which inthe depth of the island is under construction at the stage of destruction of the mountains. Closer to the center, in the center and in the east, the number of hotels and resorts is increasing. Behind the road, on the other side of the sea, is the rest of Bang Rak - one of the most populated areas of Koh Samui. All types of rental housing are presented here, from rooms to villas.

One of the best hotels on the beach - Samui Pier Resort

Bang Rak Beach - fishermen, boats, a bit of the sea

near the pier; excellent service, spacious rooms and a large pool offered by the Punnpreeda Beach Resort

Bang Rak Beach - fishermen, boats, a bit of the sea

; in the center of the beach are luxury villas with modern design - Saboey Resort

Bang Rak Beach - fishermen, boats, a bit of the sea


If you want to book a hotel here in advance or search for accommodation on other beaches, I have a selection of hotels in Samui with a good rating and reviews.

Hotels in Bang Rak>

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How to find the beach

On the ring road you need to get to the traffic lights onFisherman Village. Bang Rak begins at the bend of 4171, and is marked with a large, blue Ban Bangrak sign. After that, you can turn off at any place you like and go to the beach through its territory.




Beach map

For shooting, I chose the exit to the sea through the territory of one decent restaurant, it is indicated by a marker on the map

Bang Rak Beach Map

Bang Rak beach map:

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