Thakiab beach - uncrowded and close to Hua Hin

Thakiab beach is right behindMount Takiab (Khao Thakiab). It resembles a parabola, or half a lime. It stretches "as long as your eyes are staring" (km 5-6), but the infrastructure is concentrated in a small area near the mountain. At this point, the beach is very wide, a hundred meters, or even more. During low tide, it increases even more visually, and stomp to the water - do not melt.

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Beach description

The structure of the beach is as follows: a strip of water, a strip of sand, a strip of trees.

At the junction of sand and trees is a beach town: sun beds and umbrellas, unpretentious cafes. On free sites stuck scooters, boats, horses. All this is rented. Behind the trees - hotels, houses, 6-7 lanes (Thakiab Bay Alleys), each of which can be freely reached the sea.

Sand - fine white with an admixture of blackvolcanic. Due to this, the beach looks untidy, dirty. The sensation increases during low tides, which are not uncommon here. The sea leaves, leaving behind a mouse bloom.

Takiab - an amateur beach. Somewhat reminiscent of the eastern bazaar - chaotic, with no clear boundaries. He cannot be called uncrowded, although the supply (sun beds and umbrellas) clearly exceeds the demand (the number of guests). There are a lot of very different people, each engaged in his own business. Tourists lie or walk, rarely bathe, ride boats. Thais collect in the shallow waters of crabs. Fishing children (near the mountain, a small fishing village with a "port") collect shells and splash, not letting go of ice cream ...

Sunset, depth and waves

The bottom is flat, sand with a small pebble, at 5-7meters from the shore - shallow water, as in the central part of the city's Hua Hin beach. The water is the same turbid due to almost constant waves. At low tide, a 4-5 meter strip covered with dirty sand is additionally exposed. For many meters ahead - the sea knee-deep. Men seem to be sticking out from the horizon towers. And bathers, windsurfing enthusiasts (sailboard) and scooters have fun side by side, at about the same distance from the shore.

Sun beds and shade

Various loungers and umbrellas (worse -better, from different hosts) is more than enough. For tourists looking for a place in the sun, there is a serious competition. Our brother is trying to lay "from the doorway." That is why the price for sun beds is democratic and fixed (unlike Sai noi beach): 50 baht / person. The vast expanses of the beach allow you to sit on your towel for nothing. But, unlike the Hua Hin city beach, you don’t feel like it, and there are almost no savages. I admit that the matter is that pressed sand of the color of gunpowder, which is not very inclined to soak up. Although the debris on the beach Takiab no more than any other Hua Hin.

Unlike the city beach, there is a whole line of spreading trees and palm trees, the shadow of which belongs to the masses. Including horses, who peacefully slumber while waiting for work.

Photo of Takiab Beach








Shops and attractions on the beach

Takiab beach originated in a fairly busy area. In the lanes leading to the beach, food does not smell. There are only houses and hotels behind the fences. But on the road from which these lanes turn off, there are cafes, shops 7-11 and Family Mart, a laundry room with washing machines, and several shops just five minutes from the sea. Twice a week, the market turns around the temple, where just everything is purchased, because you need to go to Hua Hin to the nearest Tesco (there are closer, but it is small and there is no public transport there). On the beach within the loungers, there is also a couple of ones. On the menu there is sea food - and the food is most likely fresh, because next to it, near the mountain, is a fishing village with a whimsical fleet laid up.

By the way, this extreme point on the beach is the mostbeautiful, the eye has something to catch on. Above the sea stands the stone side of Takiab. At the foot are fishing houses. From the land at the very mountain a ridge of slabs and stones plunges into the sea. It is small here, the animals between the stones are so full. Therefore, the herons and “hunters” with hooks are no less than the crabs that hide from them. Unfortunately, the main sights of Takiab - temples, Buddha - from the beach can not be reached, just a detour.

Houses and hotels on the beach

Next to the beach there is enough hotelsof different sense: stylized as a royal palace (from 8 thousand baht / night), panel-boxed, similar to condos (from 3.5 thousand baht), low-rise home bungalows (1 - 1.5 thousand baht) and even a whole condominium (from 2.8 thousand baht / night). Two hotels look directly at the sea - however, the windows in the suites. Over a dozen you will find if you walk along the alleys. There are suggestions and 10-15 minutes walk away from Takiab to the "military" beach. Definitely, Thakiab beach is a special place, in contrast to Sai Noi beach, where (because of its proximity to the private beach of the royal family) the construction business is not allowed into a cannon shot.

In the alleys - it is possible to have houses for rent, butwe have not seen a single “house for rent” sign. Usually on Takiab live in condominiums, which are enough: Marakesh, Sikreys, Breeze, Wiman and so on. All of them are located within walking distance of the beach. If you have your own transport, you can move away from Takiab to the side of the road, where I saw cottage villages.

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How to get to the beach

On the bike, auto. Drive along Petch Kasem rd. to the south, towards Takiab to the ultimate tuk-tuk. Here is a fork, continue along the road to the right. From it, turn into any lane, they all lead to Thakiab beach. From the ultimate tuk-tuk to the beach - 4-5 minutes drive.

On route tuk-tuk + on foot. On a green tuk-tuk (10 baht / person), which goes from the center, to the final one in Takiab. Then - as described above, only along the road on foot (15 minutes).

Takiab on the map

Map of Takiab Beach

Map of Takiab Beach:

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