Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) – walking beach with waterfront

As a first stop to take a breath after crossing to Lanta Island and renting a scooter in Saladan, you can choose Ao Beach Koh Kwang. Especially successful will be to get here at high tide, when the water rises to the shore itself, covering everything completely shallow water of ko quang which makes it absolutely unsuitable for bathing, but looks gorgeous in the photo.

I was not lucky with the tide, so you get a series of shots in style “beach, which is not a beach at all”. Shooting point – next track with Kaw Kwang Seafood. I walked a little along the shore to be sure of your initial findings – this is the beach for contemplation and dinners at sunset. Bathe here only from despair.

The content of the article

  • 1 Description of the beach
  • 2 Entry into the water, depth and waves
  • 3 Sun beds and shade
  • 4 Beach Photos
  • 5 Infrastructure
  • 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
  • 7 How to find a beach
  • 8 beach map

Beach description

Koh Kwang Beach is located on the coastline that begins from the strait between the islands of Lanta Noi and Lanta Yai, and ends as much near the rocky cape of Lam Ko Kwang. Around the coast, along the beach there is a concrete path from which you can go to the beach in any place Closer to Saladan the distance between the road and the sea allowed even build some kind of infrastructure, and closer to Cape the road comes close to the sea and turns into an embankment.

The sand on Ko Kwang is dense, greyish yellow, with a large the amount of red stones. The slope of the coast is so shallow that almost along its entire length, protective fences are built from the waves that Easily dokatyvayutsya right up to the buildings.

Entry, depth and waves

I did not personally check in the water, I was not in the mood. But with the coast clearly shows that there are a lot of stones under water would not be very nice. There are no big boulders, basically the same stone crumb, as on the shore.

And yet, despite the shallow water and the apparent unfavorable for swimming, on the beach I met people who did not think so. Personally, my appearance of the beach did not cause any positive Emotions and all the more no thought arose “but it would be nice here swim. ”

Regarding the waves, I can say that they are here at high water and associated breeze than cause a lot of inconvenience coastal institutions

Sun beds and shade

For obvious reasons, on the beach of Ko Kwan is not worth sun beds – their simply wash away the first tide. Lounge chairs are not even about numerous bars and cafes on the beach.

But natural sources of shadow on the beach of Ko Kwang there abound – you can walk along the shore at any time of the day comfortable If you go to the beach itself, then there, of course, everything is bad – there is no shadow. Generally no.

Beach photo

Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach from the promenade Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach from the promenade

Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach from the promenade Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach from the promenade

Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach from the promenade Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach from the promenade

Ko Kwan Beach on Lanta Ko Kwan Beach on Lanta

Koh Kwan Beach on Lanta

Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach from the promenade Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach from the promenade

Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach from the promenade Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach from the promenade

Infrastructure

Along the coast, I only got two resorts listed below, and so, basically – the entire infrastructure of Koh Kwang beach is cafeterias and bars. Lots of empty plots, abandoned and dirty, where palm groves grow in places and thai strange sticks out the buildings.

All the main infrastructure is located around Saladan Pier and closer to Klong Dao beach. This triangle (Ko Kwan, Klong Dao and the main road forms the most populous stretch of Koh Lanta, with the appropriate amenities in terms of service, services and shops. In fact, there is a small village.

Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach from the promenade Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach from the promenade

Houses and hotels on the beach

On the first line of Koh Kwang beach there are only two resorts, which the territory is closely adjacent to the waterfront. In general, Due to the nature of the beach, this area is not very popular with lovers seals, and housing options available, as a rule mediocre and not particularly rated:

  • Saladan Beach Resort Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach with waterfront
  • Coco Cape Lanta Resort Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach with waterfront

Hotels in Lanta →

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For the lazy, here are direct links to the hotels listed above:

  • Saladan Beach Resort Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach with waterfront
  • Coco Cape Lanta Resort Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach with waterfront

How to find the beach

Are you moving off the bridge between the islands, or have you arrived by ferry – Your path will pass by a nondescript T-junction, where there will be a blue pointer to Kow Kwang Beach. It’s literally a kilometer away from the pier and the bridge, so it’s impossible to get lost, if you go slowly, and carefully looking around.

For reliability, I would recommend using navigation in your smartphone, Google Maps works great in Thailand, even in Offline mode, the main thing is to load the upcoming route in advance, sitting next to the wifi point.

Beach map

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Discount hotels

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