Chaloklum beach (sometimes called Chaloclum) is located on the very north of Phangan. The easiest way to get here is pass through the center of the island on a good road from the town of Tong Sala On this route you can ride from edge to edge on a scooter. Pangana for twenty minutes, not really unscrewing the gas handle. Chaloklum is a small village with well developed infrastructure that immediately catches the eye on the general background of Phangan with his wild rayonchiki.
Chaloklam is slightly inferior in size to Tong Sala, but in comparison with the rest of the settlements of Phangan, I would put it on the second, or third place, but not lower. Among Pangan settlements, Chaloklam – like a small town, even if only for the whole town two streets.
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
- 4.1 Malibu Beach
- 4.2 Fantasy Beach
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find a beach
- 8 beach map
The main road that passes through the center of the island and leads you in Chaloklum, rests on the pier, conditionally divides the whole bay into two parts. The pier and the beach on the sides of it is usually called the beach. Chaloklum. If you stand on the pier facing the sea, then left Chaloklum ends with Malibu Beach and a small river.
There, behind the river, there is a continuation of Chaloclama, but there is no sense to go: along the coast there is a mass of parked fishing boats, and on the shore lying tackle, marine debris and waste human life activity. Roughly speaking, on the Malibu beach You should not go simply because there is a cesspool.
To the right of the pier, Chaloklum ends at Fanta Beach (Fanta See Beach) and one more river. Depth of the mouth and flow of the river on Fante constitute a serious obstacle for pedestrians, so the last fifty meters of the Fanta Cupla beach remain in perpetual isolation for walking along the shore. You can only get here a detour through the hills.
In general, approximately 100 meters to the right and left of shallow water is observed on the central pier on Chaloklam, dirty sea and parked boats. So from the center I would immediately moved to one of two pretty beaches at the edges of the bay Chaloclam Bay: Malibu or Fanta.
It must be said that these toponyms are not official, but spoken, taken by the names of the adjacent Malibu beach bungalows and Fanta Sea Resort, but are actively used tourists and old-timers of the island.
Pier on the beach Chaloklum, he is the center of the whole beach
View of Chaloklum towards Malibu Beach
And towards Fanta Beach
Entry, depth and waves
Malibu Beach is real (!!!) white sand on which it grows trees trimmed with balls, they are very similar to casuarina. People come here specifically for the bizarre exterior, and love to it is photographed. Fanta Beach is a simplified version. licked Malibu: no trees, and more sand seashells and pebbles, and not the most cuprable sea.
Malibu beach is quite shallow, respectively, at low tide you will not be able to reach the depth in three steps, but at high tide this is quite a swimable beach, and more importantly – incredible beautiful beach. With sand flies that visitors complain about, Alas. It is better to come here to sunbathe, enjoy the beauty, rinse into the sea, but without any special claims on the usefulness bathing.
You will not be able to hang in the water in full growth feet down, that for me is the main criterion for determining kupabelnosti beach. The width of the beach is 5-10 meters, and on the left flank there is a sandy penny sized 50 by 50 meters, the whole desert white sand.
Fanta Beach in depth is similar to its neighbor Malibu, well, maybe be a little deeper: the tide is more or less normal, the depth five meters from the shore can reach the neck, and at low tide – there the same, but already to the waist. Throughout its length, the width of the sandy lanes is about 15 meters, and only to the rightmost its edge extends to 25 meters.
Sun beds and shade
Shade on Malibu gives trimmed and untouched by gardeners vegetation – palm trees and balls of trees, and the shadow becomes more in the afternoon. Riverside on the left side Malibu is quite wide and you can always find a place.
Sun beds did not notice, all are on towels. And on Fanta Beach shade no, except under the only tree in the center of the beach. Sun beds also not, alas. So you have a tough choice between the heat and deserted, or shadow and crowds of people with cameras.
Turn on the primer towards the bridge across the river.
Bridge over the stinky river
The first visit was on an overcast day, but the next picture taken under the sun, see the difference
Malibu Beach on Phangan is a palm grove with snow-white by sand
And funny shorn trees
Here you have a man in the frame, for scale
The view is straight ahead – the horizon closes the neighboring edge of the beach with by the mountains
The sea is shallow, beautiful, clean bottom.
And this is a house of sand flies. Beautiful, but it will not work for a long time – zayedyat
Malibu to the right of the bridge, in the distance you can see the main beach Chaloklum
Chaloklum beach in approximation
And this is the left end of the Malibu beach.
On the sand creeping plants and open space without a shadow.
Trees grow quite far from water.
Then I went away to Chaloclama and took a picture of Malibu in the direction open sea, and not in the direction of the bay.
There is a net for volleyball and in general in the depths of the Malibu a lot of shade and places.
And the cafe right there, with resort prices. Fed so-so.
To complete the picture, I will show the Chaloclum area to the left of Malibu.
Dump I called it for a reason
The sea is basically there, and even the bottom is almost clear of stones.
But swim and sunbathe nobody comes here
And the beach is used for their needs by fishermen.
The end of the concrete. To go to the beach Fanta See you have to turn here to the right
Immediately after the turn, parking is arranged along the coast. scooters and cars, but you can drive on
The beach is narrow and blurred, so many stones and artificial plots of the coast
Came out around the middle of the beach, this is kind of right, towards small river
The same view, only in approximation
A lot of stones in the sand, barefoot is not very comfortable
The sea is shallow, on the horizon – a ridge of stones raised from the bottom
View towards the main Chaloclama
And he – in zoom, he shot away not from the very middle, but moved a little further to capture the whole beach
Fantasy ends like this riverbed. On foot not go over
And this is what the most distant tip of Fanta Beach looks like if look standing next to the river
This is where the lighthouse sticks out – this is the river bed, the stones at the edges are cleared the fairway for boats and boats
Chaloklum has the infrastructure of an ordinary tourist village, there is no special scope, but with everything you need to exchange money and spend it in pleasure. Chaloklama has a small pier from where you can sail to the nearby beach on a boat or speedboat. AT radius of 100 meters around Malibu and Fanta you are limited to a couple of bars, owned by the same resorts.
The rest of the amenities and services are closer to the main road. that goes along the coast – everything is there. From ATMs to restaurants, Gesta and hotels, massage parlors, mini-markets, equipment rental, pharmacies, travel agencies, diving – in general, a full-fledged tourist infrastructure.
According to personal feelings, I liked the Malibu more. Maybe due to its extraordinary vegetation or a very wide beach, can more well-groomed appearance, but it is subjectively better. Although Fanta Beach pleasant enough, but I would go to the Malibu to swim and sunbathe. And it’s great to come to Fanta and walk along the shore.
Here, at low tide, the seabed with thick sand is exposed, hard as asphalt, very comfortable for walking, feet in the sand not get stuck. From the point of view of a vacationer, I would probably live here – me In general I liked the area around the Chaloklam beach in terms of infrastructure. It has everything that is required for autonomous of existence.
There is a 7-Eleven convenience store that closes all questions. the local population on purchases necessary in household small things, snacks, alcohol and uncomplicated food. There are Thai shops with clothes, souvenirs and small fruit shops, on this with shops – everything.
Sights besides the beautiful white temple Chaloklum not here, all the interesting places that deserve attention, located at a decent distance. Although for many tourists, it is Malibu beach is considered one of the most precious attractions of the island of Phangan.
Houses and hotels on the beach
Everything is fine with housing in Chaloklama, there is a choice for vacationers all categories of accommodation, from chip bungalows to high-rated hotels.
- Baan moon chan
- Malibu Beach Bungalows
Pay attention to that little penny on Fanta C beach behind the river, about which I spoke above. On this patch is Buritara Resort which is separated from the rest of the Fanta Sy beach rather deep mouth of the river, through which (attention!) there is no bridge. The mouth was deepened intentionally, for taxi-boats plying here, and a detour over land it turns out to be several kilometers.
Inhabitants of the Buritary can only look at their short, but a beautiful beach with a stony bottom and envy your walkers neighbors across the river. It’s just that the hotel is not bad and many book it, but They do not know about this nuance.
Hotels in Chaloklame →
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- Baan moon chan
- Malibu Beach Bungalows
- Buritara Resort
How to find the beach
Malibu Beach: Take the main road from Thong Sahl to the only one on the whole 7-Eleven road, turn left and drive метров 200 до вывески Malibu Beach Bungalows .
Fanta Beach: passing the same intersection with 7-Eleven in a straight line almost to the sea, then turn right, on a primer along the sea and after 100 meters we get to Fanta Beach – there is a pointer, miss just nowhere. For your convenience when compiling route, I put all the tips on the map below, do not thank.
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