Pattaya and Pattaya beach
Has now become famous as a popular tourist destination. The beach has a long stretch of narrow sand which is great place to relax and sunbathe during the day.
Pattaya Beach is certainly not the most beautiful beach in Thailand. And it’s not the best for swimming with the beach also becoming very crowded with tourists during the day.
If your reason for coming to Thailand is to relax on the beach, then we would suggest going to Phuket or one of the islands.
However, what Pattaya beach is good for is water sports, great cheap and cheerful restaurants and a beach where refreshments are never far away and are always in plentiful supply.
This is also a lovely place to take an evening stroll as there is a boardwalk where visitors can take in the sights, smells and sounds of the sea.
*Access around Pattaya beach, for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility is moderate, as it is possible to enjoy the beach, although getting to the sea may not be possible.
Review taken from trip advisor 12th of March 2014
Hi I’ve been living in Pattaya for 6 months every year since 2011. Pattaya is a lovely place but the beach isn’t that great. Its a very long beach but very short in width (from the sea to the beach chairs). There are no sun beds just uncomfortable deck chairs its okay for the odd visit to the beach.
The biggest problem is the beach sellers – there are 100’s of them and they are so annoying. This is a big problem for holiday makers because it is constantly in your face, day after day. Also there are many jet skis and speed boats which is very dangerous.
If you want a nice beach go to the island Koh Larn you can get the ferry from Bali Hai Pier at the end of Walking Street. The cost is 30 baht – roughly 60pence each way.
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