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  • Excellent23%
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  • Average27%
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30 Apr 2018
“Little beach a short distance north of the main Chao Samran strip”
11 Jul 2018
“Bit sparse”
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice beach. Limited facilities. A few seafood restaurants, and a 7/11. Geared very much for Thais from Petchaburi town. No bars, one coffee shop, and small resorts. Appears to be future development going on. Maybe good in 5 to 10 years.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 May 2018

If you want to avoid the crowds at Chao Samran beach, then drive a short distance north until you reach Wat Samuttharam. The small beach is quiet and safe as it is protected by rock seawalls and is perfect for young children. There are some...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rohansourjah
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This appears to be a 'one horse town' when you first arrive, but get beneath the skin and a great deal happens here. There is an interesting temple, a museum built to house a whale carcass, and to the north of the town a temple...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Dave S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This location is correctly know as Hat Chao Samran (or Had Chao Samran). It is located approx. 2 hours from Bangkok and 40mins from Phetchaburi City. The village itself is on the coast with a fairly good beach. One of the good things about the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank camper11-11
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Having discovered this beach by accident, it is now our regular getaway when we need some fresh sea air away from the city. Have now visited several times over the past year. Some really good local restaurants serving a wide variety of Thai food, and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Bike T
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Chao Samran beach is good choice for your relaxing time. There are not many people there. So you can spend time with your family on beach, swimming, play a ball. Even the sand is yellow and there are rock too, but if safe enough for...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank benjee9
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I was surprised how many people there were on the beach, children playing in the water, the elders having a picnic under the trees, it was a nice atmosphere. The beach is long with clean white sand, the surf was about a 1/2 meter swell,...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank sja74
Reviewed 25 January 2016

If you go further down the beach you will find no one. Soft sand with relative calm waters. Not many people swim, not sure why. Clean and no one hassling or trying to sell you things.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Dana P
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Chao Samran Beach attracts way more Thais than it does overseas tourists, but it is a great place to spend a few hours (particularly if you are driving back from Hua Hin). You can rent beach mats and order Thai food and seafood from the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank BMF60
Reviewed 23 May 2015

The closest beach to Phetchaburi is Had Chao Samran. It is a nice little beach that locals know about. It is a wonderful place for families to visit. The water is ok and you can swim in it. There's a good sized picnic area for...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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