Beaches in Koh Chang

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Beaches in Koh Chang

Koh Chang, often referred to as the backpacker’s paradise, is one of the largest Thai islands with beautiful hiking trails and beaches dotting the coast. Every beach in this province has a distinct crowd and provides a welcome respite to the weary traveller. Whether you’re looking to party or relax, the beaches in Koh Chang are the place to be.

Here is the list of 8 Beaches in Koh Chang

1. Bai Lan Beach

Nicknamed Lonely Beach, the Bai Lan beach is the perfect place to spend a quiet day relaxing. Located in one of the more developed areas of Koh Chang, the lonely beach is known to have a wonderful ecosystem of hotels and restaurants for easy accommodation. The shallow, calm waters are not suited for swimming but make it an ideal place to come with kids.

Location - Amphoe Ko Chang, Chang Wat Trat 23170, Thailand

2. Khlong Son Beach

The Khlong Son beach is mainly an area inhabited by locals with very few tourists. Home to a small fishing community, the beach provides an opportunity to explore local life on a bicycle. The area also houses the best elephant camp on the island, a beautiful waterfall and even jungle-trekking services. Equipped with a huge resort and many amenities, the Khlong Son bay is a hidden gem of Koh Chang.

Location - Ko Chang 23120, Thailand

3. Chai Chet Beach

A long white sand beach with calm waters and cool wind makes it perfect for a walk in the evenings. With few people, this quiet beach is situated on the Northern end of Klong Pao. The headland offers a magnificent view of the sunset and even a small trail through the woods. For those looking for some scenic introspection, Chai Chet is the place to be.

Location - Ko Chang, Ko Chang District, Trat 23170, Thailand

4. Bang Bao Beach

Located in a slightly busy, commercial area of Koh Chang, Bang Bao beach is surrounded by all sorts of shops, restaurants and hotels. The colourful buildings and floating village on the Bang Bao pier make it an architectural attraction. The beach also provides opportunities for boating and snorkelling among other water sports.

Location - Koh Chang Tai, Ko Chang District, Trat 23170, Thailand

5. Pearl Beach

Pearl Beach is a famous rocky beach in Koh Chang, the largest island in Thailand. There is no soft sandy stretch of beach here, but only a rugged seashore with boulders, rocks, cobbles and pebbles. Also, there is little scope for beach activities as the rocky shoreline could make walking the coast or wading into the gentle waves challenging. Nonetheless, the view overlooking the Gulf of Thailand is just as mesmerising.

Location - Hat Kai Mook, Ko Chang District, Trat 23170, Thailand

6. Lonely Beach

Lonely beach is another beach attraction in Koh Chang, Thailand. It was once a popular beach destination for backpackers and had only one small complex of bungalows for tourists. But, in the past few years, the place has developed and become more commercialised. There are hotels and resorts located at close distances from the beach. Although the beach is not wide enough, the shore is quite long, with soft sands leading into the backwaters. Contrary to its name, Lonely Beach is also well-known as a party beach.

Location - Ko Chang, Ko Chang District, Trat, Thailand

7. North White Sand Beach

North White Sand Beach is a stunning beachfront located on the northern side of Koh Chang Island in Thailand. Easily accessible via Rural Road, the beach, as the name suggests, is a long stretch of clean white sand and azure waters with gentle, playful waves. With a decent number of hotels and restaurants around, North White Sand Beach is a popular tourist attraction to go swimming, beach surfing, sun-bathing, etc.

Location - Ko Chang, Thailand

8. Klong Prao Beach, Koh-chang

A famous public beach in Koh Chang in Thailand, the Klong Prao Beach is a scenic beach located in the central area of the west coast. A popular hub for both lone travellers as well as couples and families, the Klong Prao Beach has a little bit of everything for everyone. This sandy beach with calm waters is dotted with resorts, restaurants, and bars; and is split into three sections by the inland waterways, known as the klongs.

Which ones are your favourite? Have you visited any of the above beaches in Koh Chang before? Do you plan on planning a trip to these beaches? Let us know about your experiences below!

This post was published by Joysurjya Hagjer

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