Sai Noi beach - compact beach forMount Tao (Khao Thao) in the south of Hua Hin. It is located behind the (very conditional) city limits, half an hour ride by bike from the center. Beach length - 200 meters; width - 20 meters. And in fact, Sai Noi is a cozy bay between the rocks. On the one hand - Tao, on the other - the nameless rock that separates Sai Noi from the private beach Sai Yai (private beach of the Royal Family, guarded by the military).
The content of the article
- 1 Beach description
- 2 Sunset, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Photo by Sai Noi
- 5 Shops and attractions on the beach
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to get to Sai Noi beach
- 8 Sai Noi on the map
Clear beach boundaries, miniature sizes,The fringe of rocks and greenery, the distance from the noisy highway make Sai Noi beach a nice, almost homely place. No wonder that Thais are so fond of him. On weekends and evenings, they come here by large companies and families - to swim, drink beer and ... take a snapshot on the background of pale faces ...
Sai Noi is clean enough. The right side, on which the infrastructure is located (sun beds, two cafes), is regularly cleaned by the owners. "Nobody" territory near Mount Tao is dirtier. Out of the sand stick old tins, bags. Glass and cutting objects, however, no. However, after a serious storm, as indeed on any beach, there may appear many different things. I personally watched this picture, but this is rare.
The beach is richly buried with sand like large refined sugar and shells of unimaginable configurations. The water in the sea is opaque - as elsewhere in Hua Hin - due to almost constant waves.
In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have a short overview of all Phuket beacheswill help you decide on the choice of the beach.
Sunset, depth and waves
The bottom is gentle, without surprises in the form of snags andsharp drops in depth. At the edge - stony (medium-sized pebbles), then - comfortable sand. There is no silt, but the water, especially near the shore, is muddy. The reason is that, like on other beaches of Hua Hin, there are bright frequent ebbs and flows. Water comes and gives up the position rather abruptly, noticeable to the eye.
At low tide, the sea at Sai Noi runs a 2-3 meter back. Water area for swimming then (depth to the waist or chest) - 10 meters. You can swim and splash.
The tide is changing the picture. The sea captures the extra 2-3 meters on the coast, and the water level rises significantly. Swimming pool - 3-4 meters from the shore (water level - on the chest). Further, taking into account the waves that reach half a meter, it is unsafe for those who cannot swim.
By the way, in contrast to Phuket, where the beaches overlook the open sea, in Hua Hin the waves do not tighten into the sea, on the contrary - they are thrown onto the shore.
A definite plus for Sai Noi Beach - no"Lousy" plankton in the water, which sins the city beach Hua Hin. But jellyfish - too much. After the ebb and flow on the shore, crystal slides melt in the sun. Dozens of exhausted gorgons hang out in the water near the shore and can be dangerous. But Thais do not think so. Children bathe, not paying attention. Adults play around by throwing jellyfish at each other like balls.
In general, the most comfortable place for swimming at Sai Noi is the right side of the beach, by the cliff. Here the waves are quieter, the jellyfish are smaller. Splashed and very small children (in the hands of dad), and older (on their own).
The wilder part of Sai Noi is attractive.as follows: a mermaid sculpture with a mermaid on the shore; bulk of shells; the foothills of the Tao, flat, covered with grass and with trees. Only Thais bathe in this place.
Sun beds and shade
The infrastructure of the beach is located on the right side: several rows of sun beds and umbrellas; two simple cafes with Thai food and drinks; Macaroni with sliced fruit and sausage shashlik. Wooden poor toilet. Independent parking for bikes on the side. There, if desired, you can squeeze cars.
Sun beds and umbrellas pretty shabby. There are always free ones. Price depends on the time of day. From lunch - fixed price: 50 baht / lounger (with an umbrella, if you ask); 2 loungers + umbrella = 100 baht. In the morning, they are trying to sell more sun loungers: 100 baht / lounger or 50 baht / lounger + promise to dine at a beach cafe. But eating there seems to be risky. Menu in Thai. The staff does not understand English at all.
Lie down in the shade on the beach, not taking an umbrella, notwork out. You can sit, rising closer to the cafe, where a number of deciduous trees. (True, it is dirty there.) Or moved to Mount Tao with spreading trees and stones that give shade.
Rolled anything (boat, kayak, kite)not. Korobeinikov (in contrast to the beach Takiab) almost none. Nobody bothers with manicures and massages. For lovers of loud music, parties, beach parties, the place is absolutely inappropriate. For the elderly, couples, as well as families with children - the very thing.
Photo by Sai Noi
Shops and attractions on the beach
Sai Noi Beach is located in a quiet, uninhabitedappendix, away from the trunk (see map). The nearest "7-11" - two kilometers. There are no large markets nearby. Market Village with the central Tecko Lotus - 13 km, or half an hour by bike.
Mount Tao is itself a localSight. On the opposite side of the beach, there is a Buddha statue, embedded in the rock of the Temple of the Turtle (Wat Khao Thao). Extreme sports have found a path along which you can walk along the mountain from Sai Noi beach and get to these remarkable places. But most prefer to drive around Tao (km two) to get to the temple. Past the lake with gazebos on the shore.
Houses and hotels on the beach
Feels like the area around the beach is Thaisleeping. In walking distance of housing for rent is not observed. Two km from Sai Noi, according to the map, there is a guesthouse and a condo. About the guesthouse on the web - no gu-gu. In the condo price tag is decent: from 3.5 thousand / night. The nearest hotels (high price) - six kilometers or more from the beach.
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How to get to Sai Noi beach
On a bike or car; public transport is notwalks. Move south out of the city on the main Petch Kasem Rd. Follow the signs to the left. They will lead on Sai Noi beach. By the way, the last third of the way blooms and smells of smell, because leads to a private royal beach. If you blink the pointer and turn on Sai Noi, you will face a barrier and nice military men who will politely turn you around.
See exact location on google map.
Sai Noi on the map
Sai Noi Beach Map
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