Tipped to be one of Hua Hin’s most popular fixtures, the Hua Hin Fishing Pier is a one of a kind attraction in this seaside hamlet. Frequented by the young and old, Hua Hin’s success as a thriving oceanfront resort hub owes a lot to this iconic pier which is renowned for its breathtaking views and recreational activities. Serving as the epicentre of the town’s equally successful fishing industry, the pier has been a permanent fixture in this quaint part of Thailand since time immemorial.
Ideally located on the northern fringes of Naresdamri Road, the Hua Hin Fishing Pier is made up of a concrete platform that reaches into the ocean. Running parallel to the beach, the narrow concrete platform is deemed the best venue in all of Hua Hin to watch the sunrise as the pier’s location and surrounding landscapes transform the locale in the wee hours of the morning to a magical space with passing boats and their sails casting breathtaking silhouettes against the morning sky. Taking on a distinct orange hue, the entire area is bathed in a serene light in the early morning hours and the water sparkles with every ray of sunshine that bounces off its surface.
Protruding out from the land and into the ocean, the 300m long Fishing Pier is a hotbed of activity in the morning as the fishing boats return to the shores and the day’s catch is dispended among the traders in the area who transport the fresh commodities to the restaurants all around the area. This includes the congregation of seafood restaurants that surround the pier. The Hua Hin Fishing Pier is thus renowned as a seafood lover’s dream come true as a large number of seafood eateries are scattered near the pier serving authentic Thai cuisine. The casual eateries are quaint, cosy venues decorated in the style of European tapas bars and English pubs with wooden chairs and pastoral interiors.
Amateur anglers and fishing enthusiasts can also try their hand at fishing off the pier as it is a popular activity among locals in the area.
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