The beach at Hua Hin stretches from the middle of town to the rocky promontory at Khao Takiap. Although there are large rock formations in the water, particularly near the Sofitel, the sea bed is sandy rather than rocky. The strip of sand at Hua Hin is fairly narrow, but there always seems to be space on the sand to spread a towel. Beach umbrellas and deckchairs slung with canvas are available for rent and there are numerous opportunities for activities like jet-sking, para-sailing, horseback riding and riding a banana boat.
Nice and relaxing Hua Hin beach just 7 km / 4 miles south of the center of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand Coast, from Hua Hin go past the Marriott and Hyatt Regency resorts, beyond Khao Takiab Temple and View point, this beach is around the headland in Takiab Bay and you would miss it if you didn't know about it. In addition to nice beach with clear water there are Elephant Rides, Jet Ski, boats to offshore island, long beac, nice restaurants. Also in the area Off Road all terrain buggy riding, cycling, lots of temples, very nice area. Although Hua hin town is very pleasant many find it more built up than expected and perhaps do not venture away from the center, but Khao Takiab is just 10 minutes from the center of Hua Hin and provides so much more for those seeking a relaxing beach and well priced accommodation, Weekend and vacation houses are many together with a couple of hotels, the Anantasila Resort, Bluewave Hotel, Takiab resort, Seahorse, the new Napalai Hua Hin and other hotels, boutique guesthouses and also budget bungalows and cabins.
Suan Son Pradiphat Beach
Hat Sai Noi beach
The Thais love to snack while they play in the water and the beach is chocablok with vendors selling everything from cotton candy to grilled horseshoe crabs. There are also numerous opportunities for watersports, including the inevitable jet-skies, para-sailing and banana boats. There is an abundance of deckchairs and umbrellas for rent and numerous bathhouses where you can use the toilet or wash the sand off with fresh water.
Cha-am is not only the home of several large resorts, it is also has numerous small and reasonably priced guesthouses only a few metres from the strand. There is a lot to eat here, but you'll find much less 'foreign' food that in neighbouring Hua Hin. One thing to remember about Cha-am is that it relatively quite on weekdays, crowded on weekends and really packed on public holidays.
The beach is fronted by a small road that extends south from estuary of the Pranburi river to Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. Today Pranburi is the home to a growing number of small, but attractive boutique resorts. For those who want to spend time in Hua Hin, several of the Pranburi resorts offer their own transport.