White Sand Beach is one of the most beautiful popular beaches on Koh Chang. He is the very first in the direction of travel from pier on the west side of the island after you arrived at the ferry. We are not taking into account the eastern side of Koh Chang, because the resort and the best beaches are located exactly on the western coast.
The eastern part is bad for a beach holiday. In general, on whichever western beach you are going to, at first you will pass by White Senda.
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
- 4.1 Left side of the beach
- 4.2 Middle of the beach, about 7-eleven
- 4.3 Right side of the beach
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find a beach
- 8 beach map
The road to White Sandu goes through a rather long pass and almost half of the beach remains hidden under the mountain below. Road is going on top, parallel to the edge of the sea and the beach, and for the first time you will discover view of the sea only on a small viewing platform, before the road goes down.
Unknowingly, when you first come to White Sand, it seems to you that you have arrived at the beginning of the beach, although in reality this it’s already the middle of the beach, and its rest is left behind you. However, in that part of the mountain there is no infrastructure, and, most likely, you will just go swimming there on foot.
If you face the sea, the left side of White Senda is между Kacha resort и KC Grand Resort — это самая людная, самая известная часть WhiteSand Beach, because in this part are all shops cafes hotels and it is here that flat terrain suitable for quick and inexpensive development.
Throughout this section, the entire infrastructure is bordered by line of the beach and this is almost the only western beach of Koh Chang, where between the main road and the sea there are no secondary parallel streets – only perpendicular passages to the water through the solid array of buildings.
Along the shore to the left of Kacha Resort, stones begin to quietly and gradually, the beach goes from sandy to a rocky to rocky, and among themselves it is called Pearl Beach. But the area itself is still continues for some time along the sea, gradually moving to Klong Prao. There are hotels and resorts all along the route, but understand that you have to go swimming in the sandy part.
If we look to the right of the KC Grand Resort, then there will be there the most part of the beach under the mountain. In my opinion she is the most beautiful here, take your time, go there. After a while go to the right end of the beach in front of you there will be a stone ridge.
This is not the end! Rocks have to go or on the water, or on the bridge через кафе и отель Rock Sand .
Behind these stones begins the secret part of White Senda. Secret it is called conditional, I called it that, but in fact it is – for some tourists this part of the beach remains secret precisely because of an imaginary deadlock or because of laziness to go farther.
Therefore, there are very few people there. Another option to get here is go down the secondary road turn on which is on the pass, under the sign for White Sand Beach Resort , который, собственно, и занял весь правый конецthe beach.
Entry, depth and waves
On Koh Chang, in principle, not the deepest beaches and fully You can swim at a depth of just two beaches. White Send, by lucky chance, refers to these two. The left side of the beach – shallower and beyond the depth will have to walk 30 meters.
With children it was convenient. The middle is a little deeper, and the stone ridge on the right and where the White Sand Beach Resort is the very depth begins. Three meters into the sea you go, and immediately water on the neck. The white end of White Senda is the deepest place, and on the very borders of the beach under the water there are stones.
Ebb / flow is pronounced, especially during the season. Low tide begins closer to the evening and the water goes far enough work out. If we talk about the right side, near Pence Bangalo – there this is less pronounced, but most likely there will also be a lack water.
In the morning you can swim all over the beach, except for the left, stony part. Although, people are swimming, no one confused by the lack of depth – because you can splash even if the water waist-high. The left side, in spite of its petty – crowded, and here always full of children.
The sand is really white, but not the Maldives. White exactly in that parts that are closer to the hotel line, that is, the farther from the sea, the fluffier and lighter. Beach strip from KC Grand Resort and further left maintains its width at high tide, and right there it is White sand.
To the right of the COP Granda sand significantly noticeably grayer that in the dry, that in wet. In short, on White Send (in English White Sand – this is “white sand”) straight white sand a bit.
Sun beds and shade
Trees, in principle, enough throughout the beach, somewhere less, somewhere more, and therefore enough shadows. But the freebie lasts hours to two, not longer, then the sun comes to the west side Islands and the shadow remains only under the umbrellas.
On the left edge of the beach there are more deciduous trees, and on the right – more palm trees. Swing is not much, but there is. Sun beds – just opposite territory of hotels and resorts.
Left side of the beach
The left end of White Senda
Middle of the beach, about 7-eleven
White Sand Beach in Koh Chang
White Sand Beach in Koh Chang
The path goes from 7-eleven along the creek
Right side of the beach
On the way to the right end of the beach, you have to go through the rocks
There are bridges and a cool cafe
In the right side there is a secluded bungalow resort
The infrastructure is located on the entire flat part of the area. AT the middle of the beach its most, under the mountain on the right, as I have said almost nothing but a few hotels. To the left begins climbing a small hill and the infrastructure begins to thin.
There is a road along the whole coast and between the road and Coastline hotels are located. This is where the banks are located. shops, there is an evening market with shopping malls, Tesco minimarkets Lotus, Macro wholesale supermarket and closer to the next beach Klong Prao is Tesco hypermarkets, Big C and hospital.
White Sand Beach in Koh Chang is the most developed. if you need civilization, then you are here. However, I would not say that with This area is very crowded, if we compare it with Phuket. However, if you need direct privacy, then of course, you need to move farther, for example on Lonely Beach or settle on the right side of White Senda under the mountain, though then it can be a long walk to the whole civilization (depending on how far you go to the right).
What else do I like is that this beach is conveniently located, from it you can go south on the western part, and you can go south on the eastern parts. Let me remind you that there is no ring road around the island, since in the south Islands did not connect the road. Also here is full of all sorts of travel agencies, where you can buy all sorts of excursions and tickets to Bangkok and Pattaya.
The main street of White Senda, it’s a track
At the very beginning, even before descending to White Sand, there is a lookout playground, though not equipped. Essentially just concrete roadside and you can stop to see the panorama of the sea. On the hill between White Send and Klong Prao there is a lookout, standing on the road pointer to the viewpoint of the mediocre view of the coast – in one the side.
Houses and hotels on the beach
Along the entire beach is full of hotels, across the road – cheaper than on the first line, although accessibility to the beach is almost the same, the area pretty compact. In fact, all the buildings in this area just stretched along the road and gradually moving to the beach area Klong Prao. There is a small hill between White Sand and Klong Prao.
It is easy to overcome on foot. You can stay as in Resorts with large areas, with pools, and in small hotels or bungalows of varying degrees of authenticity, from concrete luxury seaview with glass panoramic walls, up to concrete-wooden chip bungalows. There are even overlooking the sea among the cheap.
The two most popular hotels here I have already called: Kacha Resort и KC Grand Resort . The second is more expensive and rated higher. Both on first line and go straight to the beach. I stayed at Kacha Resort, I generally liked everything, I can recommend, here is my overview.
Separately, I want to note that the hotels are to the left, near the stone beach in Side Klong Prao – cheaper. There is there and the first line, but the beach uncaring. One of these first-line hotels is Pennys. Resort, it is quite popular, inexpensive and quiet.
And do not be confused by the name, it is formed from the name. I am stayed at this place for the road in the bungalows The white elephant , as the sense from the first line is a bit (here is my overview). And there is right next door to a good hotel Keeree Ele Resort . Just need to remember that up to the cupable part White Senda walk about 10-20 minutes on foot.
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How to find the beach
White Sand is closest to the ferry pier, and go to it literally 10 minutes, and a sangeo (taxi) costs only 50 baht, that is to get here faster and more conveniently.
Walk to the beach through almost any cafe or resort – they all stand on the first line. There is also a separate entrance between with the KC Grand and the 7-eleven online mini market where you resist gaze as soon as you descend from the pass. Passage to the beach goes along the creek.
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