The Best Beaches in Hua Hin

Beaches in Hua Hin

A favourite Thai resort for over 70 years, there are 3 local beaches accessible from Hua Hin town center so you have plenty of choice of where to catch those rays and take a swim in the Gulf of Thailand.

Hua Hin Beach stretches some 7 kilometers from the town center to Khao Takiab. It has developed considerably, especially over the past 5 years, but you can still find quiet spots away from the main hotels. Tides are high from November to February which tends to make the beach feel more claustrophobic in the high season, but at other times of the year, when the tide is out, you'll feel that you have it to yourself. Deck chairs and tables are available for hire, and it’s possible to get a Thai massage right on the beach. Visitors can also choose to go horse riding or just stay put and let vendors bring them snacks and wares.It’s best to be wary of jellyfish in the rainy season, between July-October.

Every June, Hua Hin Jazz Festival attracts world-class jazz musicians from around the kingdom and all over the world.  The free festival is held right on the beach and is a huge draw with locals and international visitors alike.

Hua Hin was popularised as a resort town in the early 1920s by King Prajadhipok and the Hua Hin Vintage Car Rally celebrates that fact each December when a parade of vintage and classic cars travel along the promenade.  Both drivers and passengers are dressed in 1920s attire, and afterwards celebrations move onto a grand 1920s-themed party.

Starting in March, the Thailand International Kite Festival features all manner of kites, from stunt to high-tech and traditional Thai.  Besides displays of international kites, visitors can shop all things kite-related and then fly their own.

During high tide, parts of Hua Hin beach can completely disappear. Besides the usual beach activities of sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling, visitors can also enjoy nearby golf courses, luxuriant spas, labyrinthine caves, breath-taking viewpoints, waterfalls, bustling shops, freshly-caught seafood and explore local national parks. 

Khao Takiab Beach can be found some 7 kilometers south of Hua Hin. The hill has a temple at the top and there are troops of monkeys that can be fed. For this reason it is also often referred to as ‘Monkey Mountain’. The beach at Khao Takiap is actually better behind the hill at Blue Wave where there are big expanses of beach and calm shallow waters ideal for children.

Suan Son is further south of town, approximately 15 kilometers. It is named after the numerous pine trees that fringe the beach. This is a popular spot for locals and you’ll be hard pushed to see other westerners. The beach is wide and uncluttered and the ocean clear and inviting.

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