The 5 Best Beaches Near Bangkok
So, you've made Bangkok your base in Thailand - and what a superb city break choice! But no trip to Thailand would be complete without a vitamin sea fix, so swap the tuk-tuks for these tropical beaches within reach of Bangkok.
1. Hua Hin
Pop Pattaya on the beautiful beaches bucket list. Whilst this island has a debaucherous reputation, it is also home to some wonderful family-friendly stretches. All that stands between you and paradise is a mere two to three hour bus ride.
Pretty Pranburi is an offbeat fishing town with a shimmering shoreline - a great option for anyone keen to escape the crowds. Not only that, but it is only about three to five hours away from Bangkok.
A short two hour drive away, Cha-Am offers fuss-free beach chilling. Much quieter than neighbouring Hua Hin, Cha-Am ticks all the boxes for a paradisiacal escape. And just LOOK at that sunset!
5. Ko Samet
A bit harder to reach but we promise that knock-out Ko Samet is worth the trip. You'll have to allow three to five hours to get there, including an hour-long ferry ride from Ban Phe, but just check out the refreshing waters you'd be greeted with. We wouldn't say no to cooling off in there...