Cha-Am Beach South has advantages over Cha-Am main beach
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Cha-Am Beach South is far enough away from the crowded, noisy public beach to offer tranquillity
Cha-Am Beach South can be called the resort zone, or the quiet end of Cha-Am. Here we find a scattering of beachfront hotels – several kilometres south of Cha-Am’s main, public beach that gets crowded and noisy each weekend. A road runs tight along Cha-Am’s main public beach , allowing hundreds of pick-ups full of boisterous families to pull right up to the sand for their Saturday-Sunday picnics. But at Cha-Am South there is no such beach road, and no weekend influx. While there’s a number of high-rise holiday condos on this part of the coast, surprisingly few are filled during the weekends, and on weekdays they strike the pose of forlorn, ghost buildings.
Visitors to Cha-Am South are not likely to be disturbed by either the weekend crowds nor the condo owners. However, foreign visitors who would like to see a little of modern Thai family life – the time when they relax and have fun with their children and friends while ingesting quantities of food and booze – should indeed make a visit to Cha-Am’s congested main beach on Saturday-Sundays.
The major attractions of Cha-Am South are its proximity to Bangkok, which supplies the majority of resorts guests, easy access to Hua Hin and its many attractions , plus the spaciousness and relatively good prices of its accommodations. Additionally, many foreign guests appreciate Cha-Am for its distinctly ‘Thai’, rather than ‘foreign tourist’ ambience. Beach beauty is not a major factor anywhere in this northern part of the Gulf of Thailand, for all of Thailand’s beaches that display postcard perfection and figure in international advertising are far to the south, not up here. Potential visitors seeking a natural tropical beach or great place to swim should check each hotel carefully, for the beach conditions vary in front of each, from sandy and entirely delightful to rocky with little or no beach at all.