Kep Beach, a long crescent stretching at the tip of the Kep Peninsula opening to the Gulf of Thailand, is a popular tourist attraction in the town among the locals as well as international travelers. The vehicle-free promenade along the beach coupled with a few other neighbouring attractions make visiting Kep beach worth it.
Kep Beach was a very famous centre of attraction when the French colonized the town. Luxurious villas, expensive hotels and clubs lined up along the shore, making it a happening place. The beach region was deserted later on in the war years turning the area into a ghost town. In the 1980s, Kep Beach got revived again after powder-white sand was transported from other beaches. Now, it's a popular attraction to enjoy and relax here tasting delicious crab cuisines in the nearby crab shacks.
The beach area gets busy during the weekends and holidays. There is a statue of Srey Saw, a statue depicting a nude fisherman's wife awaiting her husband's return at the east end of the promenade, which is a prominent landmark. The Crab Market is the centre where most of the crabs are procured and sold and is a significant attraction of Kep close to the beach. Also nearby is Kep National Park.
You can drive along the road that originates from the town centre and circles around the beach. This loop is favourite among tourists who go driving renting motorbikes or bikes.
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