Have you discovered the gems on Cambodia’s coast? The best beaches in Cambodia rival those of neighboring countries like Thailand, and in many cases surpass them. It is a wonder that Cambodia’s beaches are not more popular. Sparkling blue waters, white sand, palm trees, spectacular sunsets and wonderful beach ambience make the beaches in Cambodia places you will never forget.
1) Main Beach on Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)
Rabbit Island is not far from the mainland but it feels like a different world. Here you’ll find soft white sand and beautiful blue waters, and a selection of rustic and authentic beach huts for accommodation. The main beach on the island is flanked by palm trees and has an otherworldly atmosphere; calm and secluded. There are no big resort developments here and it is a wonderful place to come to get away from it all.
2) Otres Beach in Sihanoukville
Sihanoukville is beautiful beach territory in Cambodia. Otres Beach is one of the most secluded and away-from-it-all stretches of sand and you’ll love the unspoilt nature of this beach paradise. There are a few beach bars and restaurants but not much else. Take a deep breath and relax – this is one of the world’s finest beaches.
3) Sokha Beach in Sihanoukville
This beach is mainly owned by one of the largest resorts in Sihanoukville, although the public can still access part of it. The best part – the hotel part – can be accessed if you pay for a pass. The location is amazing, with wonderful white sand and beautiful waters for swimming and snorkeling. It is a true paradise place.
4) Koh Pos Beach in Sihanoukville
Koh Pos Beach is home to some of the best seafood restaurants in the town and this beach is also ideal for getting some rest and relaxation since it is quiet and secluded. Koh Pos Beach is also well-shaded by trees so it makes for a lovely place to get out of the hot sun for a while.
5) Long Set Beach on Koh Rong
The best part of this beach on Koh Rong is the underwater life. Long Set Beach is perfect for snorkeling and for diving. There is so much marine life here, and plenty of coral to explore. In the evenings the ocean comes alight with plankton glowing under the surface, which is a special sight to see.
6) Southwestern Beach on Koh Rong
The beach on the southwestern side of the island of Koh Rong is a long stretch of sand that is flanked by palm trees and dips into gloriously blue sea. There are plenty of snorkeling opportunities here and Koh Rong has a good selection of accommodation.
7) Serendipity Beach in Sihanoukville
Serendipity Beach is known for its party scene and it can get crowded during high season. If you want great bars and some nice restaurants, this is your beach. This is one of the prime places to come to party when the sun goes down. It is a beautiful place and it also has a great atmosphere.
8) Lazy Beach on Koh Rong Saloem
Koh Rong Saloem is an island around two hours from the mainland. Lazy Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and is characterized by shady pine trees and golden sand. The snorkeling is good and fishing is also top-notch. And the sunsets over the ocean in the evening are unforgettable.
9) Koh Thmei Beach at Ream National Park
Ream National Park is the location for a pristine and stunning Cambodian beach. Actually, there are many lovely beaches in the national park but those on the island of Koh Thmei are particularly outstanding. This island is uninhabited apart from one small set of bungalows, many different birds and lots of wildlife. The main beach is characterized by millions of shells sparkling in the sunshine.
10) Victory Beach in Sihanoukville
You have all you need on this busy beach in the popular town of Sihanoukville. Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and beach bungalows give you accommodation, food, and entertainment. There are also lovely views over the town and the sunsets are spectacular on this lovely Cambodia beach.
11) Beaches on the Island of Koh Ta Kiev
There are three beaches on Koh Ta Kiev all have plenty of golden sand and pine trees. Just off the shore are some stunning reefs you can explore simply by snorkeling in the shallows. And in the interior you can explore the jungle on trekking paths.
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