Mae Phim Beach Guide

Overview of Mae Phim Beach

Laem Mae Phim Beach, located in the peaceful province of Rayong in East Thailand, is a destination that offers a serene getaway for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The best way to reach the beach is to take the coastal road east from the Koh Samet sailing point in Ban Phe. Along this road, you will find a wide range of hotels and resorts, all with private access to the beach.

The main public section of the beach, which is several kilometers long, is perfect for those looking for a peaceful and clean beach. Although the beach can get busy on weekends and holidays, it is large enough to accommodate the crowds. Midweek, however, you may have the beach to yourself.

Laem Mae Phim is a beach for the local people, but visitors are welcome. It has yet to be discovered by package tours, making it a hidden gem. The beach offers a variety of activities for visitors, including cycling, swimming, kayaking, and visiting oyster farms. The sunsets are also a sight to behold.

The western end of the beach, closest to Rayong, is the quietest, with mostly sand, a few deck chair haunts, and beach restaurants. Here, you can capture candid shots of the fishing people working, but be sure to keep out of their way unless invited. The sand is white and clean, and the sea is clear enough for snorkeling on a good day.

As you move further east along the beach, things start to liven up, with more restaurants and shops selling local seafood and traditional Thai food. The beach is home to many budget and basic resorts and places to stay, and the area has plenty of places to stay, including more up-market resorts in the two main Sois that come down from Sukhumvit Road.

The furthest end of the beach is home to a few fishing boats, which sail out early in the morning, dependent on the tide. For those interested in snorkeling, there is a small island named Ko Khi Pla north of the cape, where you can see colorful small fish up close.

To reach Laem Mae Phim Beach, take Sukhumvit Rd (Route 3) east from Rayong town, and take a right turn at one of the three road markers (km 259.5, 263, or 268). The beach is located on the coastal road No 3145.

In summary, Laem Mae Phim Beach is a peaceful and beautiful destination that offers a wide range of activities for visitors, and is perfect for those looking for a relaxing getaway. With its clear waters, white sandy beaches, and stunning sunsets, it is a must-visit destination in Thailand.

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