Koh Chang Beaches
Hat Khlong Phrao and Laem Chaiyachet
This long beach connects with Hat Kai Bae and Hat Sai Khao and comes well equipped with many bungalows and resorts, and offers swimming and sunbathing opportunities galore. The north of Ao Khlong Phrao is connected to Ao Chaiyachet and Laem Chaiyachet, a rocky cape stretching into the sea, while Laem - Chaiyachet is an ideal and romantic spot to watch the sunset, though swimmers should exercise caution. The area is also more natural, covered in coconut groves and wild vegetation. A small lagoon dissects the beach, but you can walk across at low tide or at high tide, be paddled from one side to the other in a small rowing boat for a few Baht. In the evening, the local villagers can be seen collecting the tiny shrimps called "Khei" to make the shrimp paste, for which Koh Chang is famous.
Hat Kai Bae
Connected with Hat Klllong Phrao, it has a sloping beach suitable for swimming. Visitors should also take note that the cape has an excellent spectrum of bargain blmgalows and more expensive resorts.
Hat Tha Narn (Lonely Beach)
In recent years, the name of this beach has become a misnomer. It's now filled with younger travellers looking to party and stay in some strange accommodation like tree houses. During the rainy season, however, from May through October, it gets a lot more solitary.
Hat Sai Yao
This scenic spot is situated in the south, not far from Ao Salak Phet. Hat Sai Yao is a long sandy beach ideal for swimming. There's also a great vantage point, which overlooks the Ko Chang Naval Battle and other islands such as Ko Laoya and Ko Wai, as well as the fishing hamlet of Ao Salak Phet.
Hat Sai Khao (White Sand Beach)
This is the longest and most popular beach in Koh Chang and very wide during low tide. It has long been a place for travellers to hang out so it is a good place to meet other people in the many small bars and restaurants. In the evening the local restaurants place tables at the water's edge. so you can enjoy the local cuisine by candle light with the feel of the sand between your toes.
This beach is a great viewing point for sunsets and there are also some small islands, so close that you can get there by kayak. At low tide, you can walk out to Koh Man Nai with the water at chest level. A little further out, Koh Yuak has a small beachfront and clear shallow waters which are a good snorkeling.
Hat Ta Nam (Lonely Beach)
This is the last beach on the west coast.a