The vibrant coastal paradise of Pattaya in Thailand is a great seaside destination to soak up the sun, experience water sports and dance the night way; that said, there are many beaches to be found in and around the city and here are some of the best coastal hotspots.
The “OG” of beaches in this bustling city, Pattaya Beach is a perennial favourite amongst locals and foreigners alike. Those based at nearby properties like Avani Pattaya Resort can look forward to spending their days at this idyllic 4 km-long-shoreline; you can laze on the sand, enjoy thrilling jet-skiing and parasailing, experience a sublime Thai massage on the beach, and catch a spellbinding sunset with that special someone. When the stars come out, this area becomes a hub for nightlife fun too!
Another great place to visit would be Jomtien Beach in Pattaya; resorts can be found within easy reach of this stretch of shore which is only around 3 km from the city. This family-friendly, palm-fringed beach is ideal for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle and experience a chilled-out day on the sand, though you can enjoy water sports here as well. When hunger strikes, ensure you head to one of the nearby restaurants to savour delectable Thai seafood.
Bang Saray Beach
More coastal bliss awaits at Bang Saray Beach which is around 20 km from Pattaya and an ideal addition to your beach-hopping adventures. You won’t find much of a crowd at this shoreline area which makes it well-suited for those in search of a quiet escape to work on that holiday tan or go swimming in the ocean. It also makes an ideal base for those interested in heading off on diving excursions, while the fishing community here have made it an excellent destination to savour seafood delights as well.
Beaches of Koh Lan
For a change of scenery, you can plan a speedboat excursion to Koh Lan or Coral Island. Set amidst azure water and breathtaking coastal scenery, this enchanting island has several beaches you can spend time at; you can laze in the sand, play games on the shore, enjoy banana boat rides and jet-skiing, encounter marine life while snorkelling and savour delicious Thai food. One of the most popular spots here is Tawaen Beach, while picturesque Tien Beach and Samae Beach are also worth visiting.