Ko Sichang has many beaches, all with cleaner, clear water than any mainland beach in the northern Gulf.
By far the biggest, best
and most popular is Haad Tham Phang (Collapsed Cave Beach).
There you'll find all the conveniences a tourist could want,
minus jet skis. Other
beaches are smaller, more secluded and often pristine. None
of these places has lifeguards, but the drop-off is very gradual
at all the beaches, and the surf is seldom any threat.
In the names below, we've left out the word "haad"
or "beach", which is necessary when asking directions.
|Bat Island (Ko Khaangkhaao)|
The beach at Tham Saai (Sandy Cave) disappears at high tide, but is very nice when the water's low. (At high tide you can swim off the rocks, but watch out for cuts from the very sharp oyster shells.)
This beach is just to the seaward side of Wat Tham Yai Prik, and from time to time one may see the monks and nuns from the temple swimming, or sitting in meditation on the cliffs above. Be prepared for some heavy breathing when you climb 136 steps back up to Sripitsanu Bungalows, where you can get a cold drink and a snack.