15 Beaches in Pattaya For A Fun Filled Vacation in 2021
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Pattaya Beaches

Jomtien Beach, Pattaya Beach, Wong Amat Beach, Bang Saen Beach, Dong Tan Beach, Tawaen Beach, Bamboo Beach, Naklua Beach, Bang Saray Beach, Samae Beach, Tien Beach, Koh Si Chang, and many more.

The many picture-perfect Pattaya beaches make this city one of the most popular places in South-East Asia. Whether you are in the mood for a quiet, relaxing walk or sunbathing on the beach, or if you are the adventurous type, looking for adrenaline-inducing sports and activities, there is a beach waiting for you in Pattaya to fulfil your vacation dreams. For those who want to absorb the essence of Pattaya, it is imperative to visit some of the most popular beaches here including Pattaya Beach and Jomtien Beach.

However, if you are in the mood for a more remote location, away from all the excitement and activity, you can also check out Wong Amat Beach and Kratinglai Beach. You can also find some of the most picturesque beaches in Pattaya in the islands that surround the city, such as Koh Si Chang Beach. These beaches are also famous for the many food stalls that have set up shop on the shores, known for their fresh seafood preparations and delicious coconuts.

Here are some of the best beaches in Pattaya:

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Jomtien Beach

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One of the coolest and most happening Pattaya Beaches is Jomtien Beach, located in the Chonburi District of Bangkok, Thailand. The most attractive feature of this beach is the many resorts, hotels, condos and beachside shops that have been established here.

The natural beauty of the beach is also something that draws tourists and locals to the beautiful Jomtien Beach. The sandy beaches that fringe the peaceful ocean allows you to relax while enjoying other recreational activities like swimming, wakeboarding, snorkelling and exploring water parks that are built on the beach.

Activities to do: Waterpark, swimming, sunbathing, picnics, snorkelling, wakeboarding, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 5.7 km

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Pattaya Beach

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Of all the beaches that the city is famous for, this is one of the most popular Pattaya beaches. It is known for its expansive stretches of sand that go on for several kilometres along the city. It is lined with palm trees, lounge chairs and several activities and entertainment centres along the shore.

It is a popular beach for adventurous souls, who can indulge in long sessions of swimming, jet skiing, parasailing and other exciting water sports. You can also snack on delicious local food in Pattaya Beach, where they have a floating restaurant and some of the best street food stalls in the city 

Activities to do: Swimming, diving, parasailing, jet-skiing, speed boating, volleyball, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 150 m
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Wong Amat Beach

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For those who want to avoid the crowds that throng the Pattaya Beaches, you can head to the peaceful and tranquil Wong Amat Beach, located on the fringes of the city. The beach is nestled against a crescent shaped bay that gives you a stunning view of the entire coast.

The beach is also known for its palm tree thickets, which are ideal for relaxing under and enjoying intimate picnics with your loved ones.

Activities to do: swimming, kayaking, canoeing, jet-skiing, sunbathing, photography, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 4.2 km 

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Bang Saen Beach

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Located in the Chonburi Province, the Bang Saen Beach is one of the most popular beaches because of its peaceful atmosphere and natural beauty. It is representative of why Pattaya beaches are famous all over the world.

You can go for quiet cycle rides and enjoy picnics on the sandy shores of Bang Saen Beach. You can also enjoy several local delicacies from the shops and stalls that line the shores. The waves are also very peaceful, allowing you to enjoy quiet swims without the crowd of tourists.

Activities to do: Swimming, cycling, picnics, food tours, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 44.5 km 
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Dong Tan Beach

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One of the cleanest and most relaxed beaches in Pattaya is Dong Tan Beach, located to the north of the famous Jomtien Beach. It consists of 800 metres of pristine sandy shores that are lined with decks, lounge chairs and small cafes that serve delicious local food.

There are several posh hotels and resorts as well along the beach from where you can get a splendid view of the sea. One of the most popular activities to do on the beach is to rent a boat and explore the waters. There are several rental agencies and activity centres which will make your trip to the beach memorable and exciting.

Activities to do: Boating, swimming, massage and spa centres, food tours, sunbathing, jet skiing, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 6.3 km

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Tawaen Beach

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Tawaen Beach is one of the most popular Pattaya Beaches because of its shallow and clear waters, the accessible beachfront that is home to several shops and the many activities that you can enjoy when you are here.

There are deck chairs arranged right on the water, where you can relax and sunbathe while enjoying fresh coconuts and snacks and beverages that are sold here. There are also several guest houses, restaurants, hotels, inns, resorts and markets that surround the beach, making it a very popular place to frequent for locals and tourists alike.

Activities to do: Shopping, swimming, yachting, ferry rides, jet-skiing, banana boat rides, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 7.5 km
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Bamboo Beach

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If you are looking for unique and secluded beaches in Pattaya, one of the lesser-known haunts is the beautiful Bamboo Beach. The beach is located in the gulf, which makes the waters peaceful and shallow, with hardly any waves, which is ideal for quiet swims.

It is also one of the cleanest beaches in Pattaya, with pristine white sand lining the shores and quaint cafes and hotels where you can stop by for a relaxing meal. The beach is fringed with green hills where you can also enjoy walks.

Activities to do: Swimming, sunbathing, picnics, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 5.4 km
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Naklua Beach

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If you want to get a taste of the local culture and natural beauty of the city, then one of the quintessential beaches in Pattaya that you must visit is Naklua Beach. This quaint beach is located in a serene residential area in the city where the beach is lined with gorgeous temples, buildings, green hills and other attractions.

Cultural shows and performances take place regularly along the beach. The convenient location also makes Naklua Beach highly accessible.

Activities to do: Swimming, sunbathing, temple tours, cultural performances, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 3.1 km
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Coral Island

Koh Larn Beach on Coral Island is one of the most beautiful Pattaya Beaches. It is loved by tourists and locals alike. The speciality of the beach is its sprawling coral reefs that you can explore via snorkelling and scuba diving in some of the bluest waters in the waters.

The shore is defined by its striking white sand, which is soft and ideal for beachside activities and sports. You can go on ferry rides, enjoy a peaceful swim, indulge in adventurous water sports and have some of the most delicious local snacks in the restaurants and cafes on the beach.

Activities to do: Cycling, walking tours, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, canoeing, wind sailing, swimming, jet-skiing, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 7 km

Bang Saray Beach

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If you are looking for quiet and peaceful beaches in Pattaya, away from the hedonism that defines the rest of the city, then one of the best options is Bang Saray Beach. The beach is known for its pleasant stretches of sand that are secluded and allows you to take in the natural beauty of the coast without crowds of tourists.

There are very few hotels and haunts on the beach, further ensuring peace and quiet for those who do visit. Make sure you don’t miss the picturesque sunset that takes place on the beach.

Activities to do: Diving, swimming, local food tours, sunbathing, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 23.9 km
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Tien Beach

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Tien Beach is considered amongst the best and most beautiful beaches in Pattaya City. In order to reach Tien Beach, you need to take a speed boat that will take you to the shores of the beach after which you can spend the day indulging in water sports and taking in its natural beauty or simply relaxing on the sand.

The Tien Beach promises clear, turquoise waters and expansive stretches of white sand. There is also a pier located at an elevation that gives you a panoramic view of the shores. While there are few restaurants and hotels, there are several activity centres where you can hire equipment and sign up for adventure sports and other activities.

Activities to do: Swimming, jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, wakeboarding, diving, sunbathing, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 12 km
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Koh Si Chang Beach

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Located in the Gulf of Thailand, this picturesque beach is another popular option for tourists looking for the perfect beach in Pattaya. The highlight of the beach is its peaceful waters and an ancient Chinese temple that is built on the beach.

It is the perfect place for hikes and treks to explore the natural beauty of Pattaya. There is little sand on the beach, replaced instead with rocky mountain faces from where you can catch a panoramic view of the Gulf. It is also a popular place for snorkelling, due to the presence of rich, marine wildlife and well-preserved coral reefs in the waters surrounding the island.

Activities to do: Swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, trekking, hiking, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 25.5 km
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Samae Beach

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The famous Samae Beach in Koh Larn is a hub for fun activities, picturesque stretches of sand and delicious local snacks. There is also a wind farm that overlooks Samae Beach which also acts as a fabulous viewpoint and hiking spot. You can also enjoy activities like banana boat rides and regular boat rides when you are here.

What makes this one of the most popular beaches in Pattaya is the availability of many food stalls that serve some of the best seafood dishes in Pattaya. You can order your food right from your lounge chairs and have your food served to you while you take in the views.

Activities to do: Swimming, diving, banana boat rides, yachting, boating, jet skiing, parasailing, etc.

Distance from Pattaya city centre: 12.2 km
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Kratinglai Beach

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The beach at Kratinglai is one of the most attractive places in Pattaya, offering refuge to peace-seekers. The beach is relatively secluded, lined with trees and outdoor seating areas for a quiet and peaceful time in Pattaya. The shores are quite rocky, with pebbles and debris spread over the sand.

However, it is still beautiful and ideal for relaxing picnics, long walks and watching the sunset while enjoying fresh food and delicious beverages. There are also hammocks strung between the many trees, which you can access free of cost when you are here.

Activities to do: Swimming, sunbathing, nature walks, hikes, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 9.6 km
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Cosy Beach

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One of the best attractions in Pattaya is Cosy Beach, located quite close to the city centre. True to its name, this is a small stretch of sandy beach that can be explored on foot. The crescent shape also ensures that you get a clear view of the entire beach.

The shores are defined by dense green forests and the waters are shallow enough for swimming and other fun activities. It is also the ideal haunt for families travelling to Pattaya. There are very few restaurants and cafes along the beach so it is recommended that you carry your own food and supplies if you are planning a trip.

Activities to do: Swimming, sunbathing, picnics, banana boat rides, etc.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre:  4.5 km
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This was a great experience and I found the cheapest ticket on Thrillophilia. There was no admission issue. When showing the voucher printout at ticket window, we found that they already had a list of online bookings and they verified our names against it and let us enter. The ocean tunnel was great - we saw sharks, sting rays, large fishes and "giant of siam" - huge fishes bigger than humans. the feeding shows were awesome! the sting rays were cute and the diver hugged them and fed them small shrimps. The fishes were fighting for the bread crumbs and small fishes that the diver was feeding. It was worth visiting and truly a memorable experience. It may not be as big as the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World in Bangkok but the price is really very cheaper than it. A must visit for anyone visiting Pattaya.
10 May 2019
This was a great activity and one of the most budget friendly options for water sports. There was parasailing, sea walking, jet ski, banana boat ride, water slide, glass bottom boat and snorkeling activity. Sea food lunch was good - 1 fried chicken leg, 1 crab and 1 prawn for each, and noodles, rice, lettuce, chicken soup with medium chicken pieces, and a fish to be shared on the table with 5-6 people. Please note Free hotel pick up is only provided if you stay along North Pattaya road, Central Pattaya road, South Pattaya Road or along the beach near these roads. Otherwise you have to pay 200 THB per person (so better to take taxi/Grab/songthaew tuc-tuc if more than 1 person). Also for snorkeling, if you have glasses and high negative power (Mine is : -3.5), you would not able to see much as you have to leave your glasses to wear the snorkeling mask. If you know swimming it is better, they do provide life jackets to all (it keeps you afloat always) and net rafts to non-swimmers. Since I was a non-swimmer I had to hold the rope and row the net raft with my hands to roam. If you know swimming you can roam around and view the corals properly. For snorkeling your nose is covered in mask and you have to breathe through mouth with a pipe. My father was uncomfortable with it and came out of water soon. Just take a note. This was a great experience.
From the humid tropical heat of Thailand to the freezing Antartican climate, it was a short but wonderful experience at the Frost Magican Ice of Siam. Hard to miss, this wonderful tourist attraction is between the Dolphinarium and the Sriracha Tiger Zoo. So we were able to visit it on the same day. It is hard to miss as it is on the highway. Redeeming the voucher was a breeze. We got our tickets at the main gate. The first zone - The Himmapan - has white structures / sculptures. But since we went in the mid afternoon heat, we did not spend much time here. We were then handed knee length hooded coats to wear at the Frozen zone. A tip - bring some mittens and boots. I was wearing open footwear and struggled with the cold. You can rent gear at additional cost. There is a step-up zone to allow your body to acclamatize before stepping into the sub-zero room. The ice sculptures are wonderful. They have placed non-skid mats at places to stand and take pics - a very thoughtful gesture. An ice slide, an igloo and a tuk-tuk made of ice were the main attractions. The ice bar serves soft drinks in an ice glass for a coupon. There is a tiny amount of soft drink. But its the experience that counts. We then went through a step down room before going out to the food zone. This place has some snacks and drinks. All thought it is a lovely place, the main reason to come here is for the ice sculptures. These are placed close to each other in not-a-large room and so one cannot stay inside for long. The experience was short, but memorable.
19 July 2019
Beautiful show, although I feel it isn't the same as it used to be! This is my second time at Alcazar and the show was just as much fun. The glamour quotient seems to be lesser this time, but the music, the costumes and the dances were still beautiful. Some of the numbers are same as my visit over 5 years back, but they are good unique numbers and were worth watching again. The photos with the models after the show is day-light robbery (It used to be voluntary gifts earlier). There were a few tech-styled numbers which have been recently added and they were brilliant. The show used to have a lot of ladyboys, but this seems lesser now.
A beautiful place to visit in Pattaya especially for children. You can see all the fishes while moving through tunnels within the pool. The fish feeding shows were lovely. In fact the diver even hugged the fishes while he was feeding them. Another attraction is the anti-gravitation tank where water does not overflow from the bottom of the tank and you can directly feed the small fishes. Their main attraction is the Giant of Siam, an Amazon fish. You shall enjoy its feeding show as well. The sting rays were really big, sometimes covering you from the top like an umbrella! Overall a very good place to visit. Note that there is no issue in tickets as the counters already had the information of my arrival. They'll scan the QR code in the ticket and give the tickets.
The place is just lit with people and colours and the food is mindblowing. Thanks a lot to Thrillophilia for making my trip comfortable and truly memorable!!”
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15 February 2020
Do not miss this show, one of the best you would see in world.
15 February 2020
Great experience, trainer was good, carry swim suits. Water wasn't too clean. Pick up was late, I was initially scheduled to morning but the driver didn't show up and had to move to evening but was worth it. If it's your first time - I would recommend it.
15 February 2020
Pretty good experience, pick up was on expected time. Food was great. Book the complete package, else you may end up paying more on spot. Price difference would be around 500-1000 bahts. Seawalking/parasailing is highly recommended.

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  1. What are the best beaches in Pattaya for families?

    1. Jomtien Beach: Surrounded by high-rise residences, beach resorts, food shacks, and much more, Jomtien Beach is a great place for families to spend a fulfilling day together.

    2. Pattaya Beach:
    Offering a plethora of water activities, Pattaya Beach is perfect for adventure lovers' families. The kids will surely have a great time with ample of activities as well as a range of Thai food served here.

    3. Wong Amat Beach:
    Bustling with crowds in the high season, Wong Amat Beach offers everything you will need. Starting from Thai food to water sports, it has got it all to make each of your family members happy.

    4. Dong Tan Beach:
    A well-maintained stretch of sand, Dong Tan Beach is laden with numerous seabeds under umbrellas. One can take a good sunbath at the beach while relishing on the Thai seafood served by the beach shacks.
  2. What are the best resorts near beaches in Pattaya?

    1. Garden Sea View Resort: Situated around 5 KM from Pattaya Beach, Garden Sea View Resort is built right on the sandy stretch. This ensures a private beach area for the guests where they can unleash themselves with the available seabeds and food options.

    2. Thai Garden Resort:
    Located 2.7 KM from Pattaya Beach, Thai Garden Resort is a cozy villa with a huge swimming pool for its guests to refresh in.

    3. Amari Pattaya:
    Built at a distance of fewer than 1.9 KM, Amari Pattaya is a shiny glass building with a huge swimming pool and some water rides too.

    4. Avani Pattaya Resort:
    A beautiful building stuffed with green plants, Avani Pattaya Resort is situated at a walking distance from Pattaya Beach. Also, the dining area of the resort faces the limitless blue ocean to give its guests an unmatchable experience.
  3. Which are the best beaches in Pattaya for couples?

    1. Dong Tan Beach: Located at a short distance from Jomtien Beach, the Dong Tan Beach is ideal for couples for its scenic beauty, it's warm and welcoming atmosphere and beautiful shores. The many food stalls, natural beauty and availability of accessibility makes it one of the best Pattaya beaches.

    2. Jomtien Beach: For couples who like adventure, there is no better place than Jomtien Beach. Brimming with life and activity, you can indulge in water sports like jet skiing and parasailing, enjoy live music after sundown and eat some of the best food in Pattaya here at the Jomtien Beach. ·

    3. Pattaya Beach: One of the most popular beaches in Pattaya is also an ideal haunt for couples who want to experience the excitement of Pattaya. You can enjoy stretches of peace and quiet and also experience a range of fun activities in some of the most happening stretches on the beach. ·

    4. Wong Amat Beach: For a romantic experience in Pattaya, you can head to the beautiful Wong Amat Beach that is known for its many elevated viewpoints and stunning sunsets. It is the perfect place for an intimate picnic.

    5. Tawaen Beach: A ferry ride on Tawaen Beach during the magic hour is the perfect romantic experience you can enjoy with your partner in Pattaya. The beach is home to many shops, restaurants and activity centres that can guarantee a memorable time when you are here.
  4. What are the best water sports to do in Pattaya?

    1. Snorkelling: The shallow, pleasant waters in the islands in the Gulf of Pattaya makes snorkelling one of the best watersports to enjoy when you are here. The shallow, turquoise waters also add to the magic of the experience. ·

    2. Jet skiing: There is nothing more thrilling than exploring the beaches in Pattaya while racing over the surface of the water in a jet ski. Almost all the beaches in Pattaya offer jet ski rentals, especially in places like Jomtien Beach and Wong Amat Beach. ·

    3. Scuba Diving: Scuba diving amongst the beautiful coral reefs and marine life surrounding Pattaya is a life-changing activity that you must indulge in. Some of the best Pattaya beaches for scuba diving are Koh Larn and Jomtien Beach. ·

    4. Parasailing: Parasailing in Pattaya is a popular activity, where you can fly over the surface of the water, tethered to a speedboat and parachute. It is one of the most unique and thrilling ways to explore the coast of Pattaya. ·

    5. Kayaking: Exploring the turquoise waters of the beaches in and around Pattaya is a great way to take in the natural beauty of the place. You can hire kayaks and canoes from almost all the beaches here.
  5. What are the best beach resorts in Pattaya?

    1. Cape Dara Resort Cape Dara is a 5-star resort that has features like an infinity pool that looks out onto the Gulf of Thailand, posh rooms, poolside bars, a private beach and an in-house spa for a truly premium experience. ·

    2. Pullman Pattaya
    The Pullman is a 5-star resort built on the beachfront, where all the rooms offer an exceptional view of the ocean. The resort also organizes the most extravagant and elaborate cabaret show in the city. ·

    3. Hilton Pattaya
    One of the most premium beach resorts in Pattaya is the Hilton, where you can enjoy amenities like an infinity pool, suites and world-class service. The beach is a short 3-minute walk away from the hotel. ·

    4. Centara Grand Mirage
    Located on the Naklua and Wong Amat Beach, this sprawling resort has several pools, over 18 floors of luxury accommodations and some of the best food in Pattaya. You can also access a private stretch of clean, golden beach when you are staying here. ·

    5. Dusit Thani Pattaya
    Dusit Thani is a timeless property that offers a traditional Thai experience to guests in terms of its food, accommodations and hospitality. It hosts cultural programmes and offers easy access to the beach that you can see from all the rooms at the resort.
  6. What is the best time to visit Pattaya?

    The best time to visit Pattaya is during November, December, January and February. This is also considered the peak tourist season in the city. So, if you want to avoid crowds, you can also visit during October or in late February and March.
  7. What is Pattaya Beach famous for?

    Pattaya Beach is one of the most happening beaches in Pattaya, home to several restaurants, shops, activity centres and recreation spots. It is ideal for peaceful picnics and fun adventures and water sports. There are also several hotels and resorts that line the beach.

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