Exploring the beaches of Phangan, I visited Haad Salad right after Haad Yao and I can say that compared to Yao, Salad – the beach is quite small, hidden almost at the end of the bypass Pangan road. The one that goes from the pier to Thong Sala along the coast, and not through center of the island. Haad Salad is on the outskirts of civilization and of interest only if you are looking for silence and solitude. There are few people here, very calm and very few infrastructure, and the whole beach you can walk for 5-10 minutes step by step.
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
Haad Salad is less than Had Yao, its length is 500 meters, not more. If you look at the sea standing in the center of the beach, then the left Haad Salad’s part is less lively since the main entrance is in the right, that is, the northern part. Had Salad Beach is so shallow and narrow that most of the waterfront is protected cement, stones or walls that help keep the beach from Blur.
The sea at high water rises close to the grass, completely hiding the whole strip of a sandy beach. It has its own romance if you swing over the sea in one of the swings, but about romance you forget when the tide happens in the middle of the day and at best you only have a couple of meters of sand to rest.
The sand on the beach is fine, fluffy and light yellow. Getting wet it becomes darker, and drying out in the sun turns into almost that white, which has a good effect on the exterior of the beach, and is photogenic Looks on photos on sunny days. Inserts of seashells and I hardly noticed any stones.
The central part of the U-shaped beach is quite cupable, with adjusted for the depth of the sea, of course. Alas – Pangan shallow water present here too.
Probably, if I wanted a calm and “seal” rest away from everyone, then I would drive it here. It seems on the outskirts, but easy to get on a good road. In extreme cases, 20-30 minutes on a bike and you’re already at the other end of the island.
Entry, depth and waves
I visited Haad Yao and Haad Salad at about the same time, and It seemed to me that Salad would be deeper than Had Yao. If you go at sea at high tide, then 3-4 meters from the coast, the depth becomes neck, but at low tide you are waiting for the standard 10-15 meters walk to the depths along the shoulders.
Clear from the stones, the beach is located in the center, and on the flanks of Haad Salad is fenced from two sides by stone ridges. Waves happen only in strong winds or in the monsoon season, when every day storms and rain. In high season, beaches do not suffer from waves. thanks to shallow water.
Sun beds and shade
There are trees here, they grow mainly in private territories and free it remains not that little, but pushing under one tree with three families still do not have to. Traditionally for such narrow beaches, the coast is divided between resorts and restaurants invisible boundaries, which are looked after by the owners and administration of institutions.
Often it turns out that even those tiny meters of the beach, which leaves us the sea, in front of restaurants or resorts lined with dining tables or lounge chairs. If desired, of course you can always go to a cafe and use it for a couple of drinks furniture and shade.
The road after the T-junction that leads directly to by the sea.
At the end of the road will be parking resort
Following the signs to the beach.
Left half of Haad Salad beach
She, only in approximation
The right half of the beach Had Salad
The shore is close to the water and in stormy time there are houses here. suffer
Walked to the left side of the beach
By and large, the entire infrastructure of the area around Haad Salad, these are several resorts and one small street with a couple convenience stores and bike rentals – a bit of everything. But I would not he said that there is total wilderness here, because people are there, just everything here in the area is very tiny.
The beach is detached, not among the most requested and popular, so the infrastructure here is limited by the range of services and services that are in hotels and resorts, well, small number of private cafes.
There are no bright attractions in the area. No temples no waterfalls within walking distance – all this is nearby, but there need to go on wheels.
Houses and hotels on the beach
With resorts, and indeed with different types of housing Haad Salad lucky. The shore is cut into long sections, which are located about a dozen resorts of which i would recommend attention here to these three:
- Salad hut
- Benjai white house
- Haad salad villa
Rent a private house right on the beach it will work out, but if the proximity of the water is not critical, then there is a road beyond several decent options for longstay, though they are located in palm groves, in lowlands, and the view of the sea will not be the most artistic. If at all.
Hotels in Had Salade →
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
- Salad hut
- Benjai white house
- Haad salad villa
How to find the beach
If you look at the Haad Salad area on the map, you will see that the space between the main road and the beach is full of resorts and the easiest way to get to the beach is to get to the T-shaped intersection (it is marked on the map) near the purple store and turn left (if you turn right you will leave for Chalokles Bay).
After the turn you need to get to the end, there is a normal road with shops, not narrow tangled alleys.
Ближе к пляжу дорога упирается в Salad Beach Resort (кстати, он тоже визуально ничего и ценникnormal), there is a parking place in front of the entrance. Throwing bike and go through the resort to the shore. Honestly, I did not search for other entry points, since IMHO is the best place for passage to haad salad.
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