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Pattaya, of course, is not the best place for secluded beach relaxation. If you want a tropical paradise «like on a picture», better to look for it on the islands. Pattaya beaches are crowded, noisy, with a developed beach infrastructure. On the central beaches, the water is often muddy, and garbage also comes across. There is a low tide season, during which the sea runs away from the coast for tens of meters. The sand is not white, but yellow or yellow-gray.
The content of the article
- one List of the best beaches in Pattaya
- 2 All beaches of Pattaya
- 2.1 The Zign Beach, Wong Prachan Beach
- 2.2 Wongamat Beach
- 2.3 Pattaya Beach
- 2.4 Cozy Beach
- 2.5 Beach cafe «Cabbages & Condoms» and Hotel Asia Pattaya
- 2.6 Phratamnak Beach
- 2.7 Dongtan Beach
- 2.8 Jomtien Beach
- 2.9 Bacco Beach
- 2.10 Ambassador Beach
- 2.11 Ban Ampur Beach
- 2.12 Bang Saray Beach
- 2.13 Military Beach, Sai Kaew
- 3 Pattaya beaches map
List of the best beaches in Pattaya
The most well-groomed of Pattaya beaches - Dongtan, the beach at Cape Pratumnak (this area is considered the most European and expensive). Palm grove, casuarines, diligently swept paths, no road with cars along the beach - all this is a plus for Dongtan..
The north beach is also good for swimming. Wongamat and small wild beaches among the stones around the hotel area Cape dara, and on the headland between Wongamat beaches and the beach in the center of Pattaya. High-rise buildings of expensive hotels are densely tuned along the Wongamat beach, so they try to keep it clean, but it is quite crowded and there is not enough natural shade..
Beach in the center of Pattaya it is more of a place for an afternoon promenade, sunset and parties. Not everyone dares to swim here. Nevertheless, everything for a beach holiday is available here: a palm alley, a wide sidewalk, shops on the beach with soft drinks, sun loungers under umbrellas. And a busy noisy road with high-rise hotels and shopping centers. Closer to the pier (from where you can take a ferry to Koh Lan with its azure water and white sand), the beach of central Pattaya turns into Volkin Street.
Small beach at Cape Pratumnak, Cozy Beach, it is distinguished by its silence and seclusion against the background of other city beaches. It is rather difficult to get to it from other areas. Either you have to take a taxi or go by your own transport. Mostly tourists from the surrounding hotels rest on Cozy Beach, the water here, however, is not crystal clear, and at the edge of the beach, rainstorm comes out right into the sea. But in the morning there is a shadow from the trees and a calm sea.
Pattaya's most famous beach - Jomtien. Very long, therefore varied, but invariably with excellent infrastructure and a road along the sea along the entire length of the beach. Mecca of winterers and longsters. However, there are also guesthouses (closer to Dongtan) and hotels focused primarily on Russian tourists. The sea in Jomtien is dirty, but tourists still swim. Winterers and locals prefer to go swimming outside the city - or the beaches of the Na Jomtien area (Ban Ampur, Bang Saray), or Military beach.
All beaches of Pattaya
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It is rather difficult to list all the beaches of Pattaya, because the coastline is long and by law all beaches are public, but in practice, if the terrain allows you to restrict the entrance to the beach, which is adjacent to the territory of a large hotel, the beach actually becomes private.
The Zign Beach, Wong Prachan Beach
In the very north of Pattaya, the list of bathing beaches is opened by a small, almost private beach of the hotel. The zign and further behind it is the Wong Prachan beach (Crescent Moon), slightly longer than the previous one and overlooking Temple of Truth. Beach entrance - through the hotel Garden Sea View Resort. Both beaches are quite small and little-known as they are considered private. Few people want to go to the very north of the city and go to the beach through the hotel. However, this location has its advantages - it is relatively uncrowded, the beach is not littered, and the sea is quite clean..
The main beach in the north of Pattaya, it is also called Naklua Beach. Since the territory of expensive hotels overlooks the beach, they try to keep it clean. In some places it works better, in some worse. There is a sidewalk along the beach, palm trees are planted, but there is not much shade. The strip of sand is very wide, and at low tide the sea goes even further and becomes very shallow. During high water entry into the water is quite sharp.
There are enough sun beds, massages and souvenirs on the beach, in that part of the beach, which is closer to the center of Pattaya, there are several cafes and bars. Behind them begins a rocky promontory, with huge boulders in the water and pretty beaches between them. There is a good view of the large arc of Wongamat Beach and the high-rise hotels along it, many trees and almost complete silence. If you turn around the cape, you can walk along the sea, well-groomed small parts of the beach adjacent to expensive hotels, for example, Cape dara, interspersed with littered wastelands and mounds of empty shells among the stones. Both Wongamat and especially the stony promontory often experience impressive waves and winds. At low tide, large sharp stones are exposed on the cape, usually hidden by water. Beach story with photos and detailed descriptions.
The beach in the center of Pattaya is rather a place to hang out and hold all sorts of noisy celebrations, parties, sunset and night promenades. Few people swim here, mostly local children. Many fishing boats at anchor, noisy highways and other urbanization, large expensive chain hotels such as Hilton and Holyday Inn, Festival and Mike Shopping Malls.
If you do not talk about the purity of the water, which, by the way, still does not look so bad, it should be noted that they are trying to monitor the purity of the sand, on Wednesdays a day without sun beds and umbrellas is announced, along the entire beach there is a wide palm alley, very pleasant for walking. with a sidewalk. In general, this place with its own specific, but life-affirming atmosphere, is a good option for meeting a sunset and a picnic. Beach story with photos and detailed descriptions.
A small beach at Cape Pratumnak, next to the hotel of the same name - Cozy Beach Hotel. On all sides it is surrounded by the slopes of a hill overgrown with tropical vegetation, you can go down the stairs, several flights. It is difficult to get to the beach without transport if you do not live nearby. Public transport does not go past, walking far from other areas and through vacant lots with construction sites, it remains either personal transport or a taxi.
The water on the beach is not much cleaner than on other Pattaya beaches, except that there will be less debris in the water than there is in Jomtien. On one side, the beach is closed by a large hotel complex on a hill, Royal Cliff Hotels Group, on the other, a deserted cape overgrown with trees with a scattering of stones in the water. At this end of the beach, next to a stone spit, a rainstorm comes out of the mountain into the sea, so it's better to swim in the middle or closer to the hotel. Royal Cliff. The beach is about half a kilometer long, 20-25 meters wide, at low tide near the coast it becomes very shallow, to the depth you have to go far forward ankle-deep in water.
Mostly tourists from nearby hotels swim on Cozy Beach. In the morning on the beach there is quite a lot of shade from the trees, but there are also paid sun loungers, beach cafes and massage, they try to keep the sand of the beach clean. Beach story with photos and detailed descriptions.
Beach cafe «Cabbages & Condoms» and Hotel Asia Pattaya
Beach at the hotel Asia Pattaya is called private, but it is easy to get to it through the territory of the Cabbages & Condoms cafe, no one usually asks anything from those who walk along the large green area of this restaurant. Moreover, the territory is very large, green and there is also housing on it. In general, we can say that the entrance is free. You can get to the beach along the 4th alley of Pratumnak.
The beach is not long, about 200 meters, rather narrow. The sunbeds are placed here in just one row, sometimes in two. Under the umbrellas, traditionally. But in the morning on the beach there is a natural shade from the trees. The sand is gray-yellow, interspersed with gray, at the surf line is large and with pebbles. Along the edges of the beach there are a scattering of boulders in the water. At low tide on the right, looking at the sea, a strip of stones is exposed, densely overgrown with bright green moss. An interesting place for photo shoots. In the morning and with strong waves, the water can be debris and cloudy. If the sea is calm, it is pretty clean and pretty. Entry into the water can be said to be sharp. But at low tide it gets shallow. There are big waves. The beach has some of the tourist infrastructure, such as massage and jet ski rental, cafes with drinks, but there is not much of this, because the beach is small and almost private. Quiet location, suitable for watching the sunset.
Geographically, the beach is a continuation (and end) of the beach Dongtan, which in turn continues Jomtien. That is, physically it is one big line, without any pronounced breaks. The 5th alley of Pratumnak leads to the beach, near the hotel Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort. In total, the beach is about 500 meters long, immediately opposite the 5th alley, it is a large wide area without natural shade, with well-groomed sand and sun loungers under umbrellas. If you go to the right, soon there will be a cape with a scattering of large stones in the sea and a gazebo, a not very well-groomed part of the beach. Strong waves are frequent here. If you go to the left from the entrance to the beach, there is a shady alley with a clean path and carefully swept sand and rows of sun loungers directly on the beach. Nice and quite quiet place, well maintained. The sand is yellow, not fine. Entry into the water depends on the height of the water. There are waves and wind. Overall not a bad place for Pattaya.
Further, the Pratamnak beach, behind a small stone promontory, turns into a 100-meter-long wide strip of sand, exactly opposite the water park and the hotel Pattaya park. Here you can sunbathe on your rug, there are no sun beds. There is a beach volleyball court. Then the casuarine grove and the beach begin Dongtan. Everything described is connected by a path and, in fact, is one beach, everything that has been said about Dongtan can also be attributed to these beaches. Beach story with photos and detailed descriptions.
Located between Pratumnak beach and Jomtien. The most well-groomed and infrastructurally developed beach in Pattaya. It overlooks the territory of expensive hotels and condominiums (in that part of Dongtan, which is closer to Jomtien). A palm alley, a pedestrian road closed to traffic, carefully swept paths, neatly leveled sand, garbage cans, two buildings with showers and toilets, and even a Wi-Fi spot around the center of the beach. A very pleasant place, quiet (as far as possible in the middle of a big city), at the end of the beach that adjoins Pratumnak beach, casuarines grow, fewer people, there are large spaces without sun beds and benches with soft drinks.
On the side that is closer to Jomtien, along the beach path there are pleasant cafes designed for Europeans, several rows of sun loungers and sun loungers directly on the beach. The masseurs sit right on the sand under the palm trees, on mattresses. The beach is wide and quite long. The entry into the water here is rather sharp during high water, and during low tide it is very shallow for a long time, so swimming is uncomfortable. In the appropriate season, there are waves and winds, however, like almost everywhere in Pattaya. The sand is not very fine, gray-yellow. There are places where small polished pieces of shells hide under a thin layer of sand. Where casuarines grow, everything is strewn with their cones. The main contingent on the beach is elderly European pensioners. There are not very many Russian tourists here. Perhaps because part of the beach is considered a gay hangout. Beach story with photos and detailed descriptions.
The most famous and longest beach in Pattaya. Not very clean but still quite crowded. A busy road runs along the entire beach, along which numerous regular tuk-tuk and taxis drive one after another. A large selection of cafes, markets, shops, mats and shops, including several 7-Elevens. Accommodation for every taste and budget, from expensive hotels and condominiums to simple guesthouses and bungalows in the back of the alleys. On the beach itself, the whole range of entertainment for tourists is presented: banana rides, jet skis, parasailing and even hang gliding. Speedboats hang along the coast, their owners sit on the beach, waiting for customers. Merchants of everything in the world walk along the beach, from chopped fruits to rubies in a box..
The sea here is often dirty and very dirty; in the hot season there are big waves and impressive ebb tides, which reveal what at other times is hidden by muddy water. Many winterers do not swim in Jomtien. But, nevertheless, it is a pleasant place for a walk, a picnic at sunset or just a friendly gathering under a palm tree. The sand in Jomtien is yellow, rather coarse. Part of the beach is occupied by rows of sun loungers under umbrellas, but there are also places free from them.. Beach story with photos and detailed descriptions.
In addition to the city itself, Pattaya has several beaches related to the Na Jomtien area. Administratively, they are already outside the city of Pattaya. Looking at the coast, Na Jomtien is an extension of the beach Jomtien and ends after 12 km with a small fishing village Bang Saray. The beaches of Na Jomtien are cleaner and quieter, the farther from the big hotels, the more deserted. The closest beach to Pattaya is Bacco Beach (by the name of the restaurant). There is also a nice beach restaurant Glass House and a large hotel. Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort & Spa. Part of the beach is occupied by cafe tables under large casuarines, the other part is completely empty, only a casuarine grove a couple of tens of meters from the water. Further, there is a kite spot - very strong winds blow here in February-March. Beach story with photos and detailed descriptions.
After the beach Bakko Beach further along the coast is the beach of a huge hotel complex Ambassador, which rests on the Pattaya Marina. The part of the beach that is directly adjacent to Ambassador, all completely lined with sun loungers from the hotel and its guests. The downside of this place is that there is absolutely no shadow around. The sand here is yellow, there are shells, both broken and whole. Entry into the water is abrupt. Beach story with photos and detailed descriptions.
Ban Ampur Beach
Behind Pattaya Marina is Baan Amphur Beach, long and deserted. Part of the beach is occupied by traditional Pattaya sun loungers under umbrellas and beach cafes. Along the entire beach there is a pretty palm tree lane with a good walking path. The beach itself is very wide and unkempt at the far end. But completely deserted. In the season, the water here is azure and transparent, almost like on the islands, the depth begins right at the coast. Out of season there are waves, strong winds, low tide makes the entire coastal part very shallow and inconvenient for swimming, throws sea urchins and shells on the shore. Near the beach there is a small park with a playground and several large hotels in the vicinity. A story about Ban Ampur beach with photos and detailed descriptions.
Bang Saray Beach
Behind the beach Baan Ampur along the coast, the beaches at the hotels are interspersed with rocky headlands and the next place where you can easily get to is next to the bungalow-type hotels Sunset village and Pattaya Sea Sand Sun Resort And Spa, in its vicinity the beach is absolutely deserted, there is nothing but sand and sea. The downside is that there is no shadow either. Closes the series of beaches on Jomtien Beach Bang Saray. It is a small fishing village with few tourist accommodations. Here on the beach there are almost never waves, the water is clean, entry into the water is smooth.
The downside is that there is silt at the bottom (at the end of the beach far from the center of Bang Saray), so if there is excitement at sea, the water immediately seems very dirty. Directly in Bang Saray, the beach is tidy, with a palm lane, almost no beach infrastructure, few people. Near the beach in Bang Saray, where the local Volkin Street passes, there is a park with a playground. Right behind Bang Saray there is a cape with a military unit, behind the cape on the military territory there is a very nice, clean and well-groomed one. Sai Keo beach, which tourists call simply the Military Beach. Story about Bang Saray beach with photos and detailed descriptions.
Military Beach, Sai Kaew
The beach is located half an hour from Pattaya, on the territory of a military unit, along which you have to drive another fifteen minutes, including a serpentine road. Very nice and quiet place. On weekends and in high season, there are certainly a lot of people here, but the atmosphere is still extremely pleasant and relaxing. The sea is clear and azure, the sand is crisp white, the palm trees are green, the territory is very well-groomed. Swept paths, benches, lawn, two showers and toilets. There is a rental of sun loungers, bedding and other beach equipment, several cafes with Thai cuisine and even a souvenir shop. Many locals and winterers prefer Military Beach to Ko Lana beaches. To enter the territory, you need to get a one-time pass, leaving any identity document as a deposit. Beach entrance fee - 100 baht per person. The story of the Military Beach with photos and detailed descriptions.
Pattaya beaches map