Bang Rak Beach
If the beach at Bang Rak was somewhere in the Mediterranean, then everyone would be saying how lovely it was. But, here, on Koh Samui, there are so many gorgeous beaches that this one seems merely average in comparison!
It doesn't benefit from the shady fringe of palms that you find in many other spots - but that's because where there's cafes and resorts along the beach then there's just no room for palm trees, too. The distance between the beach road and the sea is just too narrow.
But the beach is pleasant and quiet, with smooth flat sand. It's shallow and slopes slowly out to sea with no unexpected currents, making it perfect for dipping and for families with children.
The beach stretches for about three kilometres, from the Temple and Big Buddha in the east up to where it end at the spur where the adjoining Bo Phut beach begins. And you'll find that's it's all end-to-end bars, restaurants and resorts.
One result of this is that a beach stroll will reveal numerous little beach bars and restaurants that are not obvious from the road - and the prices are more reasonable than the more populated areas.
There's quite a lot of sea traffic; picturesque fishing boats and longtails included. It's quite close to Koh Samui's airport, and although most people enjoy watching the planes coasting in at low-level to land, you'll be pleased to know that air traffic is minimal!
There's a wide choice of accommodation on Bang Rak beach, ranging from inexpensive guesthouses to up-market villas, and there's usually rooms available, even in the high season.
Real feel 38 °C
Wind 14 KPH
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