Are you looking for some hidden beaches around Hua Hin that are great for soaking up the sun, swimming in the sea, and enjoying some well-earned relaxation time? The main beaches are well-documented, but there are other places to check out. Here are a few ideas for an alternative beach break in Hua Hin.
Suan Son Beach
This beach looks pretty deserted, and that there is really not a lot going on, and this would be largely correct. However, the beach is beautiful with its sweeping palm trees and wide stretch of sand, which is ideal for relaxation and just sitting in a beach chair watching the world go by. You can rent chairs but there is not a lot else on offer here. This is a beautiful beach that is a good contrast to some of the busier beaches in Hua Hin. There are some accommodation options but most people come on a day trip to this beach and return to their Hua Hin resort or hotel later in the day. You can get something to eat in the restaurant near to the beach car park, but you should bring your own snacks and drinks as you don’t want to rely on the beach vendors.
Khao Tao Beach
Khao Tao means Turtle Hill in Thai, and this is a popular destination for sun-seekers coming from Hua Hin. Khao Tao is a decent beach although not the most spectacular in Hua Hin, although there is a good temple that can be visited from the beach which is worth a look. You will also find some good Thai restaurants along the beachside which are also worth a visit. A little further away, Sai Noi Beach is a small and secluded beach that is an ideal place to relax and get a little peace. To get to Khao Tao Beach, go south along the Petchakasem Road and the trip should take no more than around 20 minutes from Hua Hin.
Sai Noi Beach
This is a very small and secluded beach that is a great place to sit back, relax, and not do much at all. It is also ideal for swimming as there is a natural shelf in the sand so you don’t have to go far in order to be able to take a dip. The cove is secluded but pleasant, and there are a few places to eat and to rent sunbeds and umbrellas. You can even play volleyball if you want to take part in something a little active. If you want to see the Big Buddha statue, you can walk up the hill for around 5 to 10 minutes, after which you will find the statue and a great view over the countryside.
Cha Am Beach
Cha Am is a better-known destination that is close to Hua Hin but still retains its own individual vibe. Cha Am is pretty touristy, and on the weekends is usually packed with visitors. However, you can reach some more secluded beaches when you are visiting this destination. Around 14 km away is the Puk Tien beach which is very secluded, as well as isolated beaches that are on the way between Hua Hin and Cha Am. Cha Am itself is rarely so packed that you won’t be able to find a spot for yourself, and there is plenty of shade to be found among the pine trees. You’ll also find some great Thai food in the restaurants along the shore, and some great snacks and drinks in bars and cafes. In fact, you will probably find more places to eat here than in Hua Hin itself. Cha Am is just 25km away from Hua Hin and the journey there is no more than 15 to 20 minutes by car. You can also get there by train.
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