10 Best Beaches in Pattaya - 2020 (Photos & 1700+ Reviews)

Beaches in Pattaya are perfect destinations for an idyllic tropical beach holiday. With the sun shining brightly almost all through the year, these pristine white sanded beaches with a scenic backdrop lure water babies from all parts of the world.

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Most of the beaches have sun lounge chairs and shops where you can rent parasols and umbrellas to enjoy a laid back day out at the coasts. For the adventure seekers, beaches like Pattaya Beach, Koh Larn and Tawaen Beach offers a plethora of water activities like banana boat rides, parasailing, water jet skiing and many more.

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Pattaya beaches
are mostly surrounded by accommodations to fit the budget of every traveller and are lined with restaurants selling delicious seafood cooked fresh with the local catch. Also, these beaches are absolutely safe to be visited with friends, family or as a girls-only trip. So, pack up some beach attire with good sun protection formulas and gear up for an astounding beach hop tour.

Here are the best beaches in Pattaya:

01

Jomtien Beach

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 Jomtien Beach

Commonly known as Chom Thian by the local Thai people, Jomtien Beach is one of the most happening beaches in Pattaya.

If you love getting sun-kissed, enjoy water sports and revel in taking long strolls breathing in the unique smell of the sea, Jomtien Beach which is aesthetically fringed by trees is sure to enthral you.

This 6 km long beach is surrounded by high-rise apartments and numerous restaurants that make this beach a perfect place to hang out with friends and family on evenings.

Location: Chonburi Province, Pattaya

Activities: Water-scooter rides, Parachute rides, Massages

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 6 km and takes about 15 minutes to reach.

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Pattaya Beach

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Pattaya Beach
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A trip to Pattaya is never complete without a visit to the vibrant Pattaya Beach and the peppy Beach Road.  

This 4 km long crescent shaped coast is more than mere sun and sand. There are a number of thrilling water sports that you could try out or enjoy the zesty seafood at the shops and restaurants on the shore.

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Location
: Pattaya

Activities
:  Parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat riding

Distance from Pattaya City Centre
: 1.7 km

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04

Wong Amat Beach

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Wong Amat Beach

Wongamat Beach in Pattaya is undeniably one of the well-kept beaches in Pattaya where the sand is convincingly clean but coarse. Nestled in one of the finest parts of Pattaya, the beach is less-crowded that makes it ideal of holidaying - for building some amazing sand castle with kids or for a romantic long walk with your special one.

Sun lounge chairs are available for rent and there are some fine dining options as the Rim Talay for Thai food at the beach.

Location: Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri

Activities:  Fishing.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 5.6 km

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05

Bang Saen Beach

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Bang Saen Beach

Located at a stretch of about 2.5 kilometres along the Eastern Gulf Coast of Thailand, Bangsaen Beach is one of the coolest Pattaya beaches for a fun-filled time with family.

You could stroll around, get your feet wet and swim and enjoy a delectable Thai cuisine in the local restaurants along the shore. You could visit the shops around and hire sun-lounge chairs and swimming rigs.

The Laem Tape Cape at the end of the park is a huge tourist attraction here. Visit this place during the Wan Lai festival that comes after Songkran to enjoy the beach in its full glory.

Location: Chonburi 20130, Thailand

Activities: Kite surfing, Swimming

Distance from Pattaya City Centre
: 48 km

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06

Dong Tan Beach

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Dong Tan Beach

Dong Tan Beach is located between Jomtien Beach and Pattaya South and is one of the few less crowded beaches in Pattaya. The sand is clean and golden and the clear blue ocean looks alluring with palm trees in the background.

The beach has a number of bars and a separate gay section. While there a number of Thai massage parlours on the shore, don't be surprised to see pedicurists right on the beach beside you ready to offer service.

Location: 311-2 Thappraya Rd, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri

Activities: swimming, sailing, banana boating and fishing

Distance from Pattaya City Centre:  4.2 km

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Tawaen Beach

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Tawaen Beach

The beach is a hidden gem in Koh Larn Island with white sands and crystal clear waters. You could enjoy the countless water activities here or enjoy a laid back day lounging in the sun and flaunting your tanned skin.

This scenic beach is full of shops selling souvenirs like handicrafts made from seashells, T-shirts, and many others.

The beach has a good number of decent restaurants serving international cuisine that makes it one of the most frequented beaches in Pattaya.

Location: Na Baan, Koh Larn, Thailand

Activities: Jet Ski, Banana Boat, Swimming, Coral reef watching on a submarine

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 7.5 km

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Bamboo Beach

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Bamboo Beach

Bamboo Beach is one of the "not-much-known" Pattaya beaches and hence it is void of the maddening tourist crowds that you come across in other beaches around Pattaya.

The Bamboo beach stretches in the Gulf and hence there are not many waves here. The beach is also cleaner than its peers making it absolutely pleasurable to soak in the bright sun!

There are also a restaurant and a cafe at the beach serving delicious Thai food.

Location: Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri

Activities
: Sunbathing, strolling around

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 7.0 km

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09

Naklua Beach

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Naklua Beach

Naklua which translates to 'salt fields' in Thai is a picturesque fishing village, popularly known for its pristine Naklua Beach. Being one of the secluded and well-kept beaches in Pattaya in the northern part of  Greater Pattaya, Nakula Beach is a perfect respite for a weekend getaway or for a chilled-out time amidst the beach hop tour.

Do not miss trying some lip-smacking seafood cooked right from the local fresh catch at the restaurants around the coastline.

Location: Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri

Activities: Fishing boat rentals, surfing, and swimming

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: 7.5 km.

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10

Coral Island

Coral Island

Fringed by glistening white sanded beaches and alluring warm, turquoise waters, the Coral Islands (also known as Koh Larn) is one of the most beautiful beaches in Pattaya.

The beach is a Heaven on Earth to enjoy a  relaxed time by swimming in the clear waters of the sea or by lazing around at the shore gorging on a delectable Thai cuisine on a sunny day.

Indulge in the thrilling water activities at the beach that could make your heart skip a beat!

Location: Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri

Activities: swimming, surfing, water skiing, parasailing, jet skiing, snorkelling, and glass-bottomed boat ride.

Distance from Pattaya City Centre: A 45-minute ferry ride from Pattaya, charged at 30 Baht per person is the only way to reach the Coral Islands.

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