Sai Noi beach – compact beach behind Mount Tao (Khao Thao) south of Hua Hin. He is behind the (very conditional) feature city, half an hour away by bike from the center. Beach length – meters 200; width – 20 meters. And in fact Sai Noi is a cozy bay between cliffs. On the one hand – Tao, on the other – nameless rock, separating Sai Noi from Sai Yai private beach (private beach Royal family, guarded by the military).
The content of the article
- 1 Description of the beach
- 2 Entry into the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Photos Sai Noi
- 5 Shops and attractions on the beach
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to get to the beach Sai Noi
- 8 Sai Noi on the map
Clear boundaries of the beach, miniature sizes, fringe of rocks and greenery, distance from the noisy highway make Sai Noi beach pretty, almost homely place. No wonder its so love thais On weekends and evenings they come here big companies and families – to buy, drink beer and … take a picture on memory on the background of pale faces—
Sai Noi is clean enough. The right side on which is located infrastructure (sunbeds, two cafes), regularly cleaned by the owners. The “no-man’s” territory near Tao Mountain is dirtier. Out of the sand stick out old tins, packages. Glass and cutting items less no. However, after a serious storm, as well as on any Beach, there may appear a lot of different things. I personally watched this picture, but it is rare.
The beach is richly buried with sand such as large refineries and shells. inconceivable configurations. The water in the sea is opaque – as elsewhere in Hua Hin – due to almost constant waves.
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Entry, depth and waves
The bottom is flat, without surprises in the form of snags and sudden drops depths. At the edge – stony (medium-sized pebbles), then – comfortable sand. There is no silt, but the water, especially near the shore, is muddy. The reason is that, like on other beaches of Hua Hin, bright frequent tides and ebb. Water comes and gives up positions rather abruptly, noticeably for the eye.
At low tide, the sea on Sai Noi runs a 2-3 meter back. Water area for swimming then (depth to the waist or chest) – 10 meters. You can and swim and splash.
The tide is changing the picture. The sea captures the extra 2-3 meters to shore, and the water level rises significantly. Swimming pool – 3-4 meters from the shore (water level – on the chest). Further, taking into account waves reaching half a meter are unsafe for those who cannot to swim.
By the way, unlike Phuket, where the beaches overlook the open sea, in Hua Hin, the waves do not sink into the sea, on the contrary – they are thrown onto Coast.
A definite plus of Sai Noi Beach is the absence of “lumpy” plankton. in the water with which the city beach Hua Hin sins. But jellyfish – too. After the tides – the ebb of the bank melts in the sun crystal slides. Dozens of exhausted gorgons hang out in the water shores and can be dangerous. But Thais do not think so. Children bathe, not paying attention. Adults have fun because throw jellyfish at each other like balls.
In general, the most comfortable place for swimming on Sai Noi is the right one. part of the beach, by the cliff. Here the waves are quieter, the jellyfish are smaller. Splash and very small children (in the hands of dad), and older (independently). The wilder part of Sai Noi is attractive. as follows: a mermaid sculpture with a mermaid on the shore; loose from seashells; Tao foothills, flat, covered with grass and with trees. Only Thais bathe in this place.
Sun beds and shade
The infrastructure of the beach is located on the right side: several rows sun beds and umbrellas; two simple cafes with Thai food and drinks; Macaroni with sliced fruit and sausage kebabs. Wooden poor toilet. Independent parking for bikes on the curb. There, if desired, you can squeeze cars.
Sun beds and umbrellas pretty shabby. There are always free ones. Price depends on the time of day. From lunch – fixed price: 50 baht / lounger (with an umbrella if you ask); 2 loungers + umbrella = 100 baht In the morning, sunbeds are trying to pass more: 100 baht / lounger or 50 baht / lounger + promise to dine at the beach cafe. But eat there, by Feels risky. Menu in Thai. The staff does not understand at all in English.
Lying in the shade on the beach, not taking an umbrella, will not work. You can sit, rising closer to the cafe, where a number of hardwood trees. (True, there is dirty.) Or moved to Mount Tao with spreading trees and shade stones.
There is no rental of anything (boat, kayak, kite). Korobeinikov (unlike the beach Takiab) almost no. No one pesters with manicures and massages. For lovers of loud music, parties, beach parties a place quite inappropriate. For the elderly, couples, as well as families with children – the very thing.
Photo by Sai Noi
Shops and attractions on the beach
Sai Noi Beach is located in a quiet, sparsely populated appendix, far from highway (see map). The nearest “7-11” – two kilometers. There are no large markets nearby. Market Village with central Tecko Lotus – 13 km, or half an hour ride on a bike.
Mount Tao is itself a local landmark. WITH opposite to the beach side are the statue of Buddha (Buddha statue), embedded in the rock of the Temple of the Turtle (Wat Khao Thao). Extremals have found a trail through which you can walk along Sai Noi’s beach. grief and get into these remarkable places. But most prefer to drive around Tao (km two) to get to the temple. Past lakes with gazebos on the shore.
Houses and hotels on the beach
Feels like the area around the beach is Thai bedroom. On foot availability of housing for rent is not observed. Two km from Sai Noi, according to the map – guesthouse and condo. About the guesthouse on the web – no gu-gu. In the condo price tag is decent: from 3.5 thousand / night. Nearest hotels (price list) high) – six or more kilometers from the beach.
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How to get to Sai Noi beach
On a bike or car; public transport does not go. Go to south, outside the city on the main road Petch Kasem Rd. Keep an eye on pointers to the left. They will lead on Sai Noi beach. By the way, the last a third of the way blooms and fragrant, because leads to indoor royal beach. If you blink the pointer and turn on Sai Noi, you will face in barrier and nice military, which politely you deployed. See exact location on google map.
Sai Noi on the map
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