Bang Saen beach is about the same distance to Bangkok as Pattaya beach is, maybe just a bit closer, 100 km away from Bangkok. And it is a beach only. No other activities than enjoying being on the beach. So I go there from time to time with family. In this hotel usually.
A view from the front of the hotel, facing the beach.
And a view from the balcony , in a gloomy morning that fortunately did not last long. It is the dry season after all.
The hotel was quite empty when we went there recently, we had the swimming pool all for ourselves.
And we sure loved it
The beach is pretty big but in this season, it is actually pretty small, not much left of it when we were there. And I do not think climate change is that fast acting. We should be back to normal soon.
Here are two pictures taken two years ago that show a much bigger beach
Activities are available, same as on any beach in Thailand, one of the favourites being the banana boat.
This is quite a popular beach with Thai people, and the food available there is sure one of the reasons.
You even get your delivery butlers.
Durian season is upon us, it seems
And enjoyed by quite a few
If you do not want to go the beach, or eat, bicycling is an option. Plenty of bikes available for rent. And the Thai kids love it.
And the luk kreung love it also.
You can even rent two and three seats bicycles. But I’m not sure texting while pedaling one of them is safe.
Anyway, it sure is fun
Especially if you’re not the one pedaling…
There is a lot of restaurants where you can go to enjoy seafood in the evening.
Having a walk on the pier
There are some fishermen at the end of it every night.
A small fisherman boat on the beach.
Once you’re tired of the beach, you can visit some temples in the area, Chinese temples. Quite a few temples in Thailand are surrounded by monkeys as posted before.
They also like the lottery.
Chinese temples can be pretty colourful.
This one has a view on the Gulf of Thailand
A better view of the surroundings.
We actually rang all the bells, and It took us quite a bit of time.
And not easy when you’re 1.35m high.
And before going back to Bangkok, do not forget to make a stop at the fish market, fresh and reasonably cheap.
And some interesting characters there.
All the pictures were taken with the Canon 6D and the Canon 135mm f2 lens as well as the 24-105mm f4.