List of Best Beaches Near Bangkok, Thailand

Sometimes we can feel a little down, a little tired, and all we need is a little bit of sand between our toes, sunshine on our skin, and beach water on our hair. School, work, life, can be tiring; we all deserve a break. Here in Bangkok, there are a lot of beaches near you that can help you get that much needed Vitamin Sea. Choose which among the beaches on this list, you’d like to go to.

Bang Saen

Bang Saen Beach, Chon Buri photo by Scott Griffith via Flickr CC
Bang Saen Beach, Chon Buri photo by Scott Griffith via Flickr CC

One of the wide and long beaches in the area, Bang Saen is a good beach to go to if you’re on a trip with a big group of friends or you have a large family. It is spacious, there are fun activities like going on a banana boat ride, and the beach is clean.


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How to get to Bang Saen

You can get to Bang Saen either via, your own car, bus or a minivan. Minivan is the most efficient and convenient choice. You’ll find them at Victory Monument and Rangsit. Or just catch a bus at Eastern Bust Terminal.

Pattaya

Beach near Pattaya Thailand
Beach near Pattaya Thailand

If you are just looking to sit and relax, enjoy the beautiful view of the beach while listening to the sounds of the waves hitting the shore, then Pattaya beach is where you go. Pattaya beach is the more laid back and chill beach on our list. It’s the beach where you go to if you want to unwind.

How to get to Pattaya 

Going here is pretty simple, there are also miniwans from Victory monument. Or also some buses at the ekamai bus station. You may also ride a ferry boat at Koh Larn.

Also see: Pattaya Travel Guide

Koh Larn

Tien Beach Koh Larn Thailand
Tien Beach Koh Larn Thailand

The beach that isn’t nearly as popular as the other beaches on this list, Koh Larn beach has such pristine waters, soft sand, cool breeze, and it is not crowded that it is impossible not to want to go here. It gives off such a serene vibe which is perfect for relaxing and letting loose.

How to get to Koh Larn

Koh Larn is pretty easy to go to. You can ride either a bust or boat coming from Bangkok then followed by a ferry in Pattaya which is only a 30 min ride.

Also see: Amazing Things to Do in Koh Larn, Thailand

Hua Hin

Hua Hin Beach Thailand
Hua Hin Beach Thailand

Fine beige colored sand and soft blue waters, Hua Hin is another beach that is good for families because of how well-maintained the area is. Regular clean-ups so no dangerous trash lying around, and the slope of the sea is gradual; kids will be safe here. Plus, there are horse rides here, lots of vendors selling sunbeds, etc.

How to get to Hua Lin from Bangkok

You have three choices in getting to Hua Hin. You can choose to ride a bus, train, or minivan.  Buses are convenient, there are those coming from the Southern Bus Terminal. If you want to take the train, all trains headed south make a stop at Hua Hin.

Cha-am

Cha-Am Beach Club
Cha-Am Beach Club

“A paradise” is the phrase usually used by many visitors of the beach when asking to describe it. It may look like an empty beach, but this clean and long stretch beach is a good escape from the city. There are a lot of beach activities offered here and restaurants available here.

How to get to Cha-am

Minivans or buses are your choices here. Both make a stop at Cha-am. Buses are long distance, but it is a more comfortable travel. Minivans are faster, but the ride can be quite rough.

Pranburi

Pranburi Beach Thailand
Pranburi Beach Thailand

A quiet beach with not much hotels around it, Pranburi may be a boring beach for those who are looking for very lively or active activities when going to the beach, but this can still be enjoyable for those who enjoy some peace and quiet. Not too crowded, just the place for admiring great scenery.

How to get to Pranburi from Bangkok

There are daily trains and minivans that go to Pranburi. Minivan tickets are cheaper so if you want to save up on a bit of cash, just take the minivan to Pranburi from Ekkami BTS Station.

Koh Samet

Koh Samet Beach by Christopher Bribois via Flickr CC
Koh Samet Beach by Christopher Bribois via Flickr CC

The clear waters of the beach and majestic natural environment around it is impossible to pass out on. It is known to have the clearest water out of all the beaches on this list. If partying is your thing, you would love it here. Weekend nights by the beach; all the fun you can have.

How to get to Koh Samet

Ride either a bus or minivan headed to Rayong and Ban Phe Pier. From here, you have to get a ticket to ride a ferry which will take you to Koh Samet.

Koh Chang

Koh Chang Beach
Koh Chang Beach

Get your adventure junkie on! If you love experiencing unique activities, Koh Chang has some exciting activities for you. You can go elephant trekking, scuba diving, or even explore the inner parts of the island and see the waterfalls in it. Try not to get overwhelmed with all the things you can do here.

How to get to Koh Chang from Bangkok

Ride a shuttle bus that is headed to Morchit Bus station or Ekkamai Bus station. Then from here, you’ll just take a minibus to Trat.

Koh Si Chang

Koh Si Chang Beach photo by Philip Roeland via Flickr CC
Koh Si Chang Beach photo by Philip Roeland via Flickr CC

Scenic and charming, these are two words to best describe Koh Si Chang. The life and vibe of the place is very slow paced which is how it gives off a very heaven-like and tranquil atmosphere. This small island is enjoyable to explore and sunset here are breathtaking.

How to get to Koh Si Chang from Bangkok

Ferries from city of Sriracha to Koh Si Chang are your best bets. Make it a point when buying a ticket that you clarify that you are going to Sriracha, not Trat. Tourists don’t usually go here, so some might assume.

The Koh Man Islands

The Koh Man Islands photo by Jutta M. Jenning via Flickr CC
The Koh Man Islands photo by Jutta M. Jenning via Flickr CC

A diver’s dream; do you want to know how beautiful the life of being undersea the sea is? Experience it even just for a little while when you go scuba diving in the Koh Man Islands. They have the most pristine and well-preserved coral reefs you have ever seen. The abundance of gentle sea creatures here is also astonishing. You’ll see tons of turtles here! And if you don’t want to go scuba diving, you can just enjoy canoeing, snorkeling or sailing.

How to get to the Koh Man Islands from Bangkok

You can only go here through using a private rented boat.

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