White Sand Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Koh Chang. It is the very first on the way from the pier on the western side of the island, after you have arrived by ferry. We are now not taking into account the eastern side of Koh Chang, because the resort and best beaches are located precisely on the west coast..
The eastern part is not suitable for a beach holiday. In general, whichever western beach you are going to, first you will pass White Send.
The content of the article
- one Beach description
- 2 Entering the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Photo
- five Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- eight Beach Map
The road to White Send goes through a rather long pass and almost half of the beach remains hidden under the mountain below. The road runs over the top, parallel to the edge of the sea and the beach, and for the first time you will have a view of the sea only from a small observation deck, before the road goes down.
Unknowingly, when you first come to White Sand, it seems to you that you have arrived at the beginning of the beach, although in fact it is already the middle of the beach, and the rest of it is left behind you. However, in that part under the mountain there is no infrastructure, and most likely, you will just go there on foot to swim.
If you face the sea, then the left side of White Send is located between Kacha Resort and KC Grand Resort - this is the most crowded, most famous part of White Sand Beach, because it is in this part that all the shops, cafes and hotels are located and it is here that the flat terrain is suitable for fast and inexpensive construction.
Throughout this section, the entire infrastructure is bordered by the beach line and this is almost the only western beach of Ko Chang, where there are no secondary parallel streets between the main road and the sea - only perpendicular passages to the water through a solid array of buildings.
Along the coast to the left of Kacha Resort, stones slowly begin and gradually the beach turns from sandy bathing to rocky, and among themselves it is called Pearl Beach here. But the area itself continues for some time along the sea, gradually turning into Klong Prao. There are hotels and resorts along the entire route, but you need to understand that you will have to swim to the sandy part.
If we look to the right of the KC Grand Resort, then there will be the very part of the beach under the mountain. In my opinion, she is the most beautiful here, take your time, go there. After a while, along the way to the right end of the beach, a stone ridge will appear in front of you.
It's not over yet! The rocks must be walked either by water or by the bridge through the Rock Sand cafe and hotel .
The secret part of the White Send begins behind these stones. It is called secret conditionally, I called it that, but in fact it is - for some tourists this part of the beach remains a secret precisely because of an imaginary dead end or because of laziness to go further.
Therefore, there are very few people there. Another option to get here is to go down the secondary road, the turn to which is at the pass, following the sign to White Sand Beach Resort, which, in fact, occupied the entire right end of the beach..
Entering the water, depth and waves
On Koh Chang, in principle, the beaches are not the deepest and you can fully swim at a depth on only two beaches. White Sand, by a happy coincidence, refers to these two. The left side of the beach is shallower and you will have to wander about 30 meters beyond the depth.
It was convenient here with children. The middle is a little deeper, and behind the stone ridge to the right and where the White Sand Beach Resort is, the deepest begins. You go three meters into the sea, and immediately the water is up to your neck. The right end of White Send is the deepest place, and at the very borders of the beach there are stones under water.
The ebb tides are pronounced, especially during the season. Low tide begins in the late afternoon and the water goes far enough away that you won't be able to swim. If we talk about the right side, near Pence Bangalo - there it is less pronounced, but most likely there will also be a lack of water.
In the morning you can swim along the entire length of the beach, except for the left, rocky part. Although, people swim, no one is embarrassed by the lack of depth - after all, you can splash even if the water is waist-deep. The left side, in spite of its smallness, is crowded, and it is always full of children..
The sand is really white, but not the Maldives. White is in the part that is closer to the hotel line, that is, the farther from the sea, the fluffier and lighter. The beach strip from KC Grand Resort and further to the left retains its width at high tide, and that's where the white sand is..
To the right of KS Grand, the sand is noticeably grayer, either dry or wet. In short, on White Sand (in English White Sand is «White sand») straight white sand a little.
Sun beds and shade
There are, in principle, enough trees all over the beach, somewhere less, somewhere more, which means there is enough shade. But the freebie lasts up to two hours, no longer, then the sun comes to the western side of the island and the shadow remains only under the umbrellas.
There are more deciduous trees on the left edge of the beach and more palm trees on the right. There are not many swings, but there are. Loungers - just opposite the territory of hotels and resorts.
Left side of the beach
Middle of the beach, around 7-eleven
Right side of the beach
Infrastructure is found throughout the flat part of the area. In the middle of the beach there is most of it, under the mountain on the right, as I said, there is almost nothing but a few hotels. To the left, an ascent begins to a small hill and the infrastructure begins to thin out.
There is a road along the entire coastline and hotels are located between the road and the coastline. It is here that there are banks, shops, there is an evening market with makashnits, Tesco Lotus minimarkets, Macro wholesale hypermarket and closer to the next Klong Prao beach there are Tesco hypermarkets, Big C and a hospital.
White Sand Beach on Koh Chang is the most developed. If you want civilization, then this is the place for you. At the same time, I would not say that this area is already very crowded when compared with Phuket. However, if you need direct privacy, then of course, you need to move further, for example, to Lonely Beach or settle on the right side of the White Send under the mountain, although then it may be too far to walk to the whole civilization (depending on how far you climb to the right).
What else I like is that this beach is conveniently located, from it you can go south along the western part, or you can go south along the eastern part. Let me remind you that there is no ring road around the island, since the road was not connected in the south of the island. It is also full of all kinds of travel agencies where you can buy all sorts of excursions and tickets to Bangkok and Pattaya..
At the very beginning, even before the descent to White Sand, there is an observation deck, though not equipped. In fact, just a concrete roadside and you can stop to look at the panorama of the sea. There is an observation deck on the hill between White Sand and Klong Prao, on the road there is a sign to a viewpoint with a mediocre view of the coast - one way.
Houses and hotels on the beach
There are a lot of hotels along the entire beach, across the road it is cheaper than on the first line, although the accessibility to the beach is almost the same, the area is quite compact. In fact, all the buildings in the area in this place are simply stretched along the road and gradually move to the Klong Prao beach area. There is a small hill between White Sand and Klong Prao.
It is easy to overcome on foot. You can stay both in resorts with large territories, with swimming pools, and in small hotels or bungalows of varying degrees of authenticity, from concrete luxury seaview with glass panoramic walls to concrete-wooden chip bungalows. There is also a sea view even among the cheapest.
I have already named the two most popular hotels here: Kacha Resort and KC Grand Resort. The second is more expensive and has a higher rating. Both are on the first line and go straight to the beach. I stayed at Kacha Resort, I liked everything in general, I can recommend, here my review.
Separately, I would like to note that hotels to the left, near the stone beach in the direction of Klong Prao, are cheaper. There is also the first line, but the beach is not capacious. One of these hotels on the first line - Penny’s Resort, it is quite popular, inexpensive and quiet.
And do not be confused by the name, it is formed from the name. I stayed at this place behind the road to The White Elephant bungalow, as there is little sense from the first line (here is my review). And there is also a good Keeree Ele Resort right next to it. You just need to remember that to walk to the bathing part of White Send about 10-20 minutes on foot along the road.
Hotels on Koh Chang>
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How to find the beach
White Sand is the closest to the ferry pier, and it is literally 10 minutes to go to it, and the sangteo (taxi) costs only 50 baht, that is, it is the fastest and most convenient way to get here..
You can get to the beach through almost any cafe or resort - all of them are on the first line. There is also a separate entrance between the KC Grand Resort and the 7-eleven chain mini-market, which you will be gazing at as soon as you descend from the pass. The passage to the beach goes along the stream.
White Sand Beach
White Sand Beach
Literally translated as white sand beach. The most developed and popular beach on the island. If you need civilization, this is the place for you. But there are not so many people.
More about the beach.
Literally translated as white sand beach. The most developed and popular beach on the island. If you need civilization, this is the place for you. But there are not so many people. More about the beach.