Thailand is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia, and perhaps even the world. Pattaya, one of Thailand’s more famous beach destinations for tourists, is a great vacation spot for many. If you are looking for plenty of sun rays, unspoiled surf, and a great time, here are some popular beaches in Pattaya that you may want to check out.
Naklua Beach was once a fishing community. Interestingly, the name “Naklua” actually translates to “salt fields” because salt farming was the primary source of revenue for locals before the tourists arrived. There still is a small fishing community that provides freshly caught seafood and other fresh produce that serves the people and the restaurants in the area. Naklua Beach is a good place to visit if you want something more laid back and relaxing.
Pattaya Beach is quite large; the beach spans across four kilometers along a cresent-shaped coastline. Pattaya Beach serves as an ideal place to participate in a multitude of water sports, such as parasailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, swimming, diving to jetskiing. If you want something that On top of that, there are art galleries, including the famous Art in Paradise museum specializing in 3D art and optical illusions. If you are into more scenic areas, there is also the Pattaya Viewpoint and Pattaya Sign, where you can get an excellent view down the coastline from a higher vantage point.
In the northern section, you can also find plenty of lodgings, shopping locations, and restaurants. On the 2nd Pattaya Road, you can catch cabaret shows and check out the Central Festival Department Store and even great beachfront accommodations, such as the Holiday Inn Pattaya.
This area was once a large, sprawling paddy field, but ingenuity and modern landscaping has turned it into a thriving beach. Being only 3 kilometers away from Pattaya Beach, Jomtien Beach is highly recommended to those who seek solace in more tranquil resorts.
Also to being an excellent place for relaxation with modern comforts and accommodation, it’s 6-kilomter long coastline is lined with palm trees and provides tourists an enjoyable environment for relaxation and respite from the bustle. The waters are calm enough so that it is suitable to swim in, even for kids with proper supervision, and play all kinds of water sports as well.
Right by Jomtien, this placid beach is in a serene area surrounded by sugar palm trees. Dongtan Beach is another especially good for beach those who desire peace and quiet. There are a plenty of high sugar palm trees along the beach (and other types of indigenous palms), so it is suitable for those who would like to picnic there. This area has fewer visitors, but there are still plenty of great restaurants, small curiosity shops, and public facilities available. Additionally, you can learn how to sail if you are interested.
In conclusion whether you just want to walk through the beautiful walkways and enjoy the outdoors or you wish to bask in the glory of the beaches, Pattaya is a great place to come and visit if you are in the mood for a vacation spot with great beaches.