Introducing Hat Sichon & Hat Hin Ngam
Few foreigners turn up at these mellow side-by-side beaches along a small curving bay about 65km north of Nakhon Si Thammarat in Amphoe Sichon. Anyone looking for a low-key local scene, eye-catching rocks strewn along the sand or the chance to peruse the market in a picturesque fishing village won’t be disappointed.
Hat Sichon ends at a pier in the small hamlet of Sichon. Coconut is a major local product, so there are plenty of palms to set the tone. The beach is quiet and you can easily walk into town. Head to the harbour and check out the large, colourful fishing boats lined up along spindly wooden piers, and the old one-storey weathered shophouses made from the same rough wood.
Hin Ngam is found south of Hat Sichon. Marked by a cluster of unique-looking boulders at its northern end, perfect for those who enjoy isolation – there are few services here. If you journey further south, you’ll come to the lesser-known beaches of Hat Piti and Hat Saophao. Hat Piti is a pretty stretch of white sand with one midrange resort. Hat Saophao stretches for 5km and could be the most beautiful beach in the area if it weren’t for the prawn farms just inland, which use the most environmentally unfriendly techniques for raising the pink crustaceans.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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