For anyone who loves the vintage, in particular, the seaside attraction. Hua Hin Beach is maybe the perfect destination for your next trip. Hua Hin is one of the most popular beaches in Thailand since now and then. In the past, Hua Hin was the most renowned vacation site among the nobility in Thailand; nonetheless, the beach nowadays becomes one of the leading vacation spots of the country. Every weekend, along with the 5-kilometre long of beach packed with a vast number of the tourists, enjoy this lovely beach. Lots of the luxury hotels and resorts have mushroomed as same as the restaurants furnished in chic and trendy style resulted in the beach is filled with the charming atmosphere that the tourists would enjoy.
Besides, the beach provides the visitors with a variety of the recreation activities including promenading along the beach and facing the cool breeze. You can ride on the horse nearby the sea of which the latter is the trademark activity of Hua Hin for long times. And anyone who seeks for something that more exciting to stimulate your adrenaline, the kitesurf is waiting for you to have fun.
About Hua Hin
Hua Hin Beach locates in Prachuap Khiri Khan where is one of the most famous beaches in Thailand. The place was the vacation site of the nobility of Thailand in the old times since the reign of King Rama3.
And just only 200 km or approximately 2 hours’ drive from Bangkok resulted in Hua Hin is favorite and convenient seaside tourist spot for Bangkokian and the foreigners. The various type of hotel and resort ranked from 1 star to 5 stars are scattered all around the area of the beach and neighboring community. The beach has no any street cut through so for anyone who does not stay at the accommodation nearby the seaside it may be not entirely convenient to access to the beach. Anyhow, there are plenty walkways and roads to reach the beach.
The beach begins at the Hua Hin Tunnel through Khao Takiab with about 13 kilometers in total. The beach is bright and clean with the delicate soft sand, and the water is quite clear enough for the water playing. It could say that along the coast from Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan, Hua Hin is the most beautiful beach.
The way down to the Hua Hin Beach
The ways down to the beach allocated in many alleys next to the beach, however, the most favorite one is the route which is only 2.5 km from Hua Hin Municipality Office. From the descending path, the visitor will witness the 5 kilometers of beautiful white clean sandy beach that line through Khao Takiab. And since Hua Hin is under the promoting plan to be the tranquil and private vacation site which is different from Cha-Am and Bang Saen beach, therefore the place has no lots of water activity. Nonetheless, there are some water sports like ski drive and surf are available at the, and also it organizes the annual event once a year at Hua Hin.
Moreover, there are other two main routes of descent which are one at the end of Damneon Kasem Road nearby the Centara Grand Beach Resort Hotel and Villa Hua Hin which is the most favourite spot among the tourist. Another is nearby Chao Mae Thapthim – Chao Pho Sombun Shrine on Nares Damri Road. The visitors can park at the side of the shrine and walk through the path to reach the beach.
The Charming of Hua Hin Beach
The charm of Hua Hin Beach projects through its lovely white sandy beach and clear water. Plus, the area around the Laem Hin that located at the end of the beach is naturally decorated with diverse sizes and shapes of the ridge created the magnificent structure which is the hallmark of this beach. Further from this part of the beach is the striped sandy beach running along the coast to Khao Takiab. The water at the front of the beach is not too deep which is perfect for swim and water playing.
More than that, the beach is so peaceful and quiet circumstance, so it is a good idea to walk and chill down along the seaside. The beach is also shady with the shadow of the sea almond and coconut trees that you can take some rest and hide from the sunlight. And another unique activity you can find at Hua Hin Beach is riding on the horse along the beach. For one who would like to try this activity can check at the beach at the end of Damnoen Kasem Road and nearby the Centara Grand Hua Hin.
What to Do at Hua Hin Beach
Hua Hin Beach is unique from other beaches of which regularly offer the visitors with the beach activities like jet ski, banana boat, and more. Instead, Hua Hin is quiet which is suitable for one who seeks for the peaceful place to relax. The activities you can entertain at the beach are swimming, beach football, and riding the horse. And for the tourist that would like to lay down on the canvas bed or grab some food at the beach here, please check the price carefully since it may not be friendly like what you think.
Visiting Hua Hin is not limited to the tourist for only enjoy at the beach. The site has developed from time to time and increasing the investment resulted in Hua Hin becoming the golden land. However, the place is still rich in its tourism properties including the lovely natural sites and new tourist attractions. And sometimes Hua Hin is so crowded with the people both local and outsiders in particular during long weekends or holidays.
Therefore, the travelling in the city of Hua Hin may be not convenient especially to find the parking for one who drives own car. Luckily, thanks for the technology in the present day that to tour around Hua Hin and other attractions can call “Grab” which is quite reliable and reasonable service for the tourist mainly the foreigners.
Highlight Tourist Attractions in Hua Hin
Here are by below are some other tourist attractions apart from the beach that you can enjoy while you visit Hua Hin.
1. Hua Hin Night Market
A night market locates in the centre of the Dechanuchit Road. The market is prohibited for the car and presents as the walking street market for the local and tourists to enjoy the shopping – foods, goods, and souvenirs. And don’t worry about the location of the market as it is right perpendicular to Petchkasem Road, so it is easy to find the place. The market opens from 6.00pm to midnight daily. And the must-not-miss shops with the thumb up for the tourists are Roti Inter and Je Ni Homemade Ice-cream.
2. Hua Hin Railway Station
A classic landmark of Hua Hin city which is one of the check-in spots that you should not miss. The Hua Hin Railway Station is former the Royal Pavilion of King Rama6. The pavilion used as the rest area for the king to watch the annual artifice training of the Wild Tiger Corps and Boy scouts of the country. And after his reign, the State Railway of Thailand dismantle the construction to store and as the memorial for the sovereign grace of the king.
And later in 1968, there was a rebuilt of the pavilion of Sanam Chandra Palace that relocated to Hua Hin to be the platform for the king to get on-get off the train and renamed to “Phra Mongkut Klao Pavilion”. The railway station is another insignificant sightseeing of Hua Hin and also the place to store the old steam locomotive that the State Railway of Thailand bought from England and operated during the World War 2.
Furthermore, the neighbouring area of the station is the location of the Hua Hin Railway Library on the opposite side of the station. The library constructed from old train bogey with more than 50 years old and renovated to be the second public library in Hua Hin with more than 2,000 books at this library.
3. The Cicada Market
The Cicada Market is the night market that renovated from the old vacation house which is over six decades of age to the pleasant park that shady with the green trees over the 10 Rai of space. The market created on the concept of “Open Mind & Open Mat”. Therefore, the place is the centre to trade and exchange the idea of any kind of art including handicrafts, home decoration, costumes, second-hand goods, and other creative works. And every weekend (Friday – Sunday) the place set up the workshops, i.e. telltale, performing art, dancing, photography, open-hat performance, etc. that feature the shows to the tourists who visit the place.
How to go to Hua Hin
From Bangkok, drives along the way of the road number 4 (Petchkasem Road) pass Petchaburi and Cha-am. Then, drives move the Hua Hin Tunnel to the Hua Hin City town and turn left at Hua Hin Alley 87. The beach is right there and lines through Khao Ta Kiab.
The Bus departs from the New Southern Bus Terminal (Taling Chan) and drops off at the Clock Tower of Hua Hin.
By Public Van:
You can get in the van at the Victory Monument that park in front of Rajavithi Hospital behind the bus station. The trip to go to Hua Hin departs from the hub every half an hour between 5.00am-8.00pm. And the tour back from Hua Hin to Bangkok departs every half an hour between 4.00am-8.00pm.
There are many trains to Hua Hin depart from Bangkok at Bangkok Noi and Hua Lamphong Station and can get off at the Hua Hin Train Station.