Thong Krut Beach is located on the south side of Koh Samui between the beaches. Tong Tanot (Thong Tanot) and Bang Kao (Bang Khao). Just like the beaches of the north Maenam and Bo Phut, Tong Krut one to one reminds Bang Kao,the difference between them is only in the length of the beach. Tong Krut stretches for 1.5 km along the poorly populated part of Samui, the width of the beach is from 7 to 15 meters at high water, and at low tide a shallow water bottom is exposed.
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 sand on Tong Krut beach is very large, almostsmall pebbles interspersed with stones and corals. The color of the sand is light brown, and closer to the sea it becomes dark brown, with a deposit of silt. At the bottom are added large stones, pebbles and marine debris. Cleanliness on the beach is not maintained almost throughout its length, with the exception of a few areas, opposite the lonely standing resorts.
Of all the kilometers and a half of the coastline, only a couple of hundred meters fits the definition of a full-fledged beach, with a normal width and topography.
Tong Krut is on the opposite side, fromThe main active settlements, the end of the island. It is not crowded, there are very few tourists, but there are a lot of fishermen and locals related to fishing and sea tourism. On the borders of the beach, on either side of it, there are two mouths of island streams, streams that play the role of diverting water during heavy rains.
In these places there is a lot of soil washed by streams andespecially shallow bottom. A canal for boats is dug in the middle of the beach so that they can come ashore even at low tide. Tong Krute, like all the beaches of the south and west of Samui, is very shallow.
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
Underwater pleish on Tong Krute reaches 500 mlength, and runs along the entire beach. This is one huge playground for football, hidden by half a meter of water. Naturally, at low tide, the already not very suitable beach for swimming is completely unwieldy. Stones, silt, mud, sea surprises and unevenness of the bottom contribute to the unpopularity of Tong Kruta, making it interesting only for lovers of the exotic and contemplation.
You can not call the beach convenient for parents withchildren. Despite the small depth and seeming attractiveness for babies - the bottom will not allow you to swim barefoot. But on Tong Krute things are great with the waves, which are never here, thanks to the very shallow water. As on most beaches in the south of the island, shoals extinguish a big wave, but in windy weather it is still not comfortable here.
Sun beds and shade
Because of the flatness of the coast, which allows the waveswith high water, to finish up the buildings on the shore, most of the private areas of Tong Kruta are protected by concrete and stone parapets. For the same reason, small Thinkrutov resorts are not able to put stationary deck chairs on the beach. All of them are in the possession of resorts, beach infrastructure on Tong Krute, as such - no.
The Thong Krut Beach area is at the farthest point of the island from Chaweng. If Chaweng is the perfect animation, then Tong Krut is the perfect wilderness. Slightly closer to Tong Krut are located Lamai and Nathon.
Thirty meters from the shore passes the siteroad 4170, which, conventionally, is a ring road for the southern, flat part of Samui. The distance between the road and the sea is quite small, so along the coast there are mainly restaurants and private institutions. With large stores on Tong Krute, everything is bad, with convenience stores the exact same situation.
There are several tai-shops with beer, chips and noodles, but the local people make the main grocery purchases in, near to the beach, Tesco Lotus at Lamai.
Not far from Tong Kruta are attractions that are worth seeing:
- Pagoda Laem So (Laem Sor Pagoda);
- The stupa of the Buddha, she is Kao Chedi (Khao Chedi);
- Kirimat Temple (War Kee Ree Mat);
- Temple boat with a monk statue
A large cluster of boats and boatmen allowarrange a private tour to the nearby islands of Ko Tan (Ko Tan) and Ko Matsum (Ko Matsum), or buy a snorkeling tour, or just go on sea fishing. But for boat trips it is better to ride on the next Tong Tanot. On the shore there are several restaurants with sea views and the freshest seafood every day.
Houses and hotels on the beach
Only two resorts are located directly onTong Krut beach, two more are right behind the 4170 road, and, within 400-500 m from the sea, private houses of local residents are scattered, some of them offer housing for rent. There are no large hotels on Thong Krute, and the built-up part of the beach is surrounded by jungles and farms.
One of the hotels right on the beach is Las Palmas Boutique Hotel, a quiet and generally pleasant place. 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.
Tong Krut hotels>
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For the lazy, here is a direct link to the above hotel - Las Palmas Boutique Hotel
How to find the beach
About a kilometer of the length of the beach Tong Krut passesalong the road 4170. To get to the beach, there is no need to go through private areas, there are plenty of wastelands and one Thai store I went through. There are no particularly outstanding landmarks for finding Tong Krut Beach, except for himself - it does not exist.
Therefore, take the Ring Road to either of the two exits onto the 4170 road, and when you get to a sharp turn of 90 ° and see the sea, this is the middle of Tong Kruta.
Tong Krut Beach Map
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