A pleasant quiet place, where there are practically no extraneous sounds, only the sound of the wind and the rustle of palms. You can sit under an umbrella in a beach cafe (plastic chairs, a high table) or there, under umbrellas on the beach, in sun loungers. Fresh coffee is sold from a tray under palm trees, and children can run on a playground next to the beach.
There is a gazebo and a palm alley, plenty of space for beach games on the sand. The cleanliness is monitored, but half of the beach is not well-groomed and a little overgrown, but you can enjoy complete privacy. Nice place near Pattaya with almost island clear water and pleasant atmosphere.
There are no many traders pestering sunbathers, few foreign tourists. There are few people here at all, especially on weekdays. Thais come over the weekend. At least some kind of life is only in the more or less developed northern part, where alley 32 opens onto the beach. The entire southern half of the beach is almost wild, there is nothing at all.
The content of the article
- one Beach description
- 2 Entering the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- five Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- eight Beach Map
The beach is 800 meters long, in the north it rests on a pier, fencing off the exit of the river to the sea, even further north, closer to Pattaya, the marina and the yacht club begin. In the south, the beach ends with a cape. On it there is a good country restaurant Rimpa Lapin, from there a beautiful view of the beach, the sea and the silhouette of the city in the distance.
The middle part of the beach is very wide, 30 meters of bare sand. There is a space with umbrellas, even wider, but everything is filled with sun loungers, umbrellas go right to the water. Most of the beach is practically uninhabited, it is from 10 to 20 meters wide, but there is rubbish and sand overgrown with grass.
Entering the water, depth and waves
Entry into the water is not smooth, almost immediately deep. At low tide, on the contrary, it is very far to go to the depth, the water is slightly less than knee-deep. At the end of the season (late February-March) there are waves and strong winds. At low tide near the coast and in the surf, sea urchins and other living creatures, shells may appear.
Since the water is cloudy, walking barefoot on the bottom on such days is dangerous - you can injure your leg. In the season, in good weather, with calm water, it is clean and pleasant. There is almost no garbage in the water, silt too. The sand is light yellow, fine. Broken shells of different types come across on the shore.
Sun beds and shade
100 m of the beach, close to the jetty, directly opposite the parking lot - solid sun loungers under umbrellas, right there, between the beach and the road, there is a palm alley, along which there are stands of food and drinks. Opposite the exit to the beach of 32nd Street there is a gazebo, behind which a very wide and bare part of the beach stretches to the south, without sun beds and vegetation.
Palm trees are planted along it in neat rows, under them is a narrow path with several benches where it is pleasant to sit. The alley is far from the water, since the strip of sand is very wide in this place, but on a hot afternoon it is better than the open sun. Further south, towards the cape, the beach is not very well-groomed, completely deserted, the sand in places is overgrown with local loach. But complete solitude and silence.
The northern end of the beach rests on a pier that blocks the exit of the river to the sea. There is a fish restaurant nearby «By the lighthouse», there are fishing boats, toilets, parking. The place is not very touristy. Across the road from the beach, opposite the parking lot, there is a small park with exercise equipment and a playground, it is old and a little broken. Right there, right by the playground, there is a Thai cafe; by sunset, the owner places low tables and bedding right on the lawn.
Most of the beach is overlooked by gates and fences overgrown with tropical vegetation of large condos and hotels, which are located a little in the depth, quite far from the water and do not strike the eye, do not spoil the privacy. The nearest more or less large stores are on Sukhumvit, 300 meters from 32nd Street (mini Big C and other local ones).
Next to the headland that ends the beach from the south is the Rimpa Lapin restaurant. Tables are located on open terraces in several levels. This is a romantic and atmospheric place with great views of the sea and the city in the distance. The menu includes Thai and international cuisine, a large number of seafood.
There are not so many attractions nearby. For children, not far from the beach, on Sukhumvit, there is a newly opened Exotic farm with a zoo, attractions for children and an Italian restaurant. There is also Greta Farm nearby, located behind Sukhumvit, opposite 38th Street.
On the same side, you can see one of the main attractions of Pattaya - the Nong Nooch tropical garden, Silver Lake vineyards and the Wat Yan temple. Towards Sattahib, also on Sukhumvit - Cartoon Network Amazone water park, Military beach (Sai Keo). Towards Pattaya - Alangkarn theater, elephant trekking, floating market.
Houses and hotels on the beach
There are not very many dwellings near the beach. Along 32nd Street there are a couple of condo and hotel buildings on several floors, a couple of high-rise condos, a village with villas. On the spot, it seems that there are more wastelands than built-up areas..
The large Baan Somprasong Hotel is located off 32nd Street, the largest of the condo being the Sunshine Beach Condo. In addition to them, there is also Sunrise Beach Resort and Residence and Jomtien Beach Resort. There are practically no houses for rent at affordable prices in the beach area, if something comes across, then at some distance from the sea, closer to Sukhumvit.
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How to find the beach
The beach is located right behind the marina, 14 km from Pattaya to the south, towards Sattahiba, Na Jomtien area. By car, turn in front of Sattahip Technical College, Na Chom Thian 32 Alley. Without personal vehicles: take a white tuk-tuk along Sukhumvit, get off at the Technical College, cross the road and walk along 32nd Street 400 m to the sea.
Ban Ampur beach
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