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Updated: 2019-10-03

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Haad Chao Lao, Khlong Khut, Tha Mai, Chantaburi

Home - Journeys - Thailand 2018/2019 - Haad Chao Lao, Khlong Khut, Tha Mai, Chantaburi

The beach at low tide.

The beach at low tide.



Haad Chao Lao is a beach a few kilometers west of Chanthaburi. The beach is fairly wide at low tide, and in some places very narrow at high tide.
There are resorts along the beach, but not all of the land is fully built. The resorts are sometimes built almost to the beach, which is the cause of the narrow beach at high tide.
On the other side of the road along the resorts are restaurants, and again accommodation.
High-rise buildingd are not here.

The visitors who come here are mainly Thai visitors, and they make quite a lot of noise from time to time. But at ten o'clock in the evening it is quiet.
You will occasionally find a Western visitor, but there are not many of them.

During the week it is fairly quiet there, it is not necessary to reserve a hotel. On weekends and public holidays it is a lot busier, it is only a good 200 km drive from Bangkok and then a weekend here is worth driving. Timely reservation is required on weekends and public holidays.

Nearby are other beaches such as Haad Laem Sing, Haad Laem Sadet and Haad Kung Wiman.

We were here on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. After that we were here on Thursday, January 31, 2019, Friday, February 1, 2019, Saturday, February 2, 2019, Saturday, March 2, 2019, Sunday, March 3, 2019, Monday, March 4, 2019 and on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Written on: 2019-04-15


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