Hat Laem Sala

DSCF1586This beach is found in Sam Roi Yot national park. You cannot drive to it. The only access is either by boat see approach below or a half an hour hike over the headland.

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We have always wanted to stay at the national park bungalows on the beach and so we booked one night. We virtually had the place to ourselves. It is very quiet in the evenings so bring a good book and a pack of cards. The bungalows are basic but all we need. Clean, running water and fans. They must be booked and paid for in advance. Very cheap – one night cost THB1,200 (about USD30) and that was for all 4 of us.  We could have accommodated another 2 comfortably at the same cost There is one restaurant which served an amazingly extensive range of food and soft drinks but no alcohol (not a Muslim area but alcohol is not allowed to be sold in national parks – though you can bring your own).

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A lovely place to idle away the hours and beach comb. One day and a night is about right for me – I’ve got terribly itch feet!

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Just around the corner from our stretch of beach it was even more deserted. Quite extraordinary considering that this is the high holiday season.

DSCF1593 The wind picked up during the night and it was too rough for boats to beach in the morning so we were obliged to walk up and over the headland. I was not displeased because we got lovely view of both bays from the top of the hill.

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About The Weary Traveller

I like to walk up and down hills. I've been so very fortunate to have lived most of my life in the Far East (Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and the Middle East (Qatar, Oman and U.A.E). I now live and work in Bangkok. I'm past the half century now and can't help but feel that some of the mountains that I've climbed lately I should have done yesteryear. The mind is willing if the legs are not always so. Here are some stories and realized dreams of hills climbed and, dales and deserts crossed. With a bit of art thrown in. I hope you might enjoy.
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4 Responses to Hat Laem Sala

  1. Looks lovely and not far from Hua Hin I see.

  2. olivia says:

    How did you book your bungalow?

    • Through the National Parks website http://nps.dnp.go.th//index.php.

      However it’s hard for non-Thai speakers to navigate the pages to make a booking (it’s only in the Thai language pages in which accommodation bookings can be made)

      The other option if you wish to go to Hat Laem Sala is to book into a guesthouse in the Dolphin Bay area and then make a day trip into Hat laem Sala.

      Good luck.

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