Replies: 9 - Last Post: Nov 19, 2012 12:55 AM Last Post By: wilberry
Nov 18, 2012 12:04 PM
I was wondering what would be the best beach to stay around. I am not a good swimmer so I just like a beach that I can suntan read and maybe play in the water up to my chest?
Nov 18, 2012 3:43 PM
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Nov 18, 2012 8:03 PM
4There is good for swimming and relaxing on the beach (a long beach stretching) uncrowded beaches like Patong.
You will like it there.
Nov 18, 2012 8:28 PM
5Patong is not near Khao Lak at all...about 165 km south.
The best beach for you would be White Sand Beach. This is on the inside (North side) of cape Pakarang and is a very good beach ...we play with our kids there all the time as do others. There are gentle waves and a very relaxed pace.
Nov 18, 2012 10:51 PM
6White Sand is indeed a nice one - and a safe one. One problem - it is a real haul from central Khao Lak. Fine if you are staying near/on White Sand.
If you have booked central Khao Lak, I suggest Sunset Beach which you reach by going down from town central to the beach, turning left and walking to the section near the headland - maybe 500m.
Some nice accomm in this area (+Baan Krating+ is a good lower midranger), although true budget a bit scarce. The closest is probably Phu Khao Lak.
Nov 18, 2012 11:37 PM
Nov 19, 2012 12:06 AM
Nov 19, 2012 12:55 AM
9Useful info Diver - can we clarify it a bit?
Seems to me "undertow" refers to a rip current. No such thing as a rip current which drags you under the water btw - but we won't get sidetracked on that little issue.
Now rip currents are caused by all that water carried by the swash (broken section) of incoming waves having to get back out to sea again - and if there is a headland that is a favoured position for a rip current to run out. And Sunset Beach has the headland - so sure, when there are waves about you can expect a rip current there.
But waves in dry season are very rare. Wet season yeah - I could be just about 100% certain a rip current will run along the headland then.
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