If you’ve been travelling around the South of Thailand and arriving from hotspots like Phuket, Phi Phi or Railay, this is where you’ll first notice things starting to quiet down. Gone are the beaches bursting at the seams with tourists, here the general atmosphere is far more laid-back with lots of empty space on the beaches to call your own.
At 4KM, this is longest and busiest stretch of sand of the island. The water here is calm, clear, and perfect for swimming neither too shallow or deep.
The area as you can see is not too developed or crowded. Most of the bars, restaurants and resorts are hidden in the back under the trees are so the beach itself remains wide open and peaceful.
The beach offers a beautiful sense of space where it’s quite easy to find laid back spots with not many people around
Cheap and basic shack for two nights at Lantawadee Resort
Chilling in the hamac after a day at the beach
Enjoying the sunset on long beach
Klong Nin Beach
About 10KM south of Long beach outside of the more busy part is where you’ll find the small and very laid-back Klong Nin beach, almost no one was around when I visited, bars and beach almost to myself.
Typical Klong Nin beach bars
Stop on the way back on for a pina colada on Klong Khong Beach