Otres 1 Beach


Otres 1 is the first stretch of sand along Otres Beach. It's changing fast as Chinese companies take over from predominantly Western-owned businesses and either run them as is or build gaudy new establishments. A few Western holdouts remain and the beach is still lovely if you have a day to kill and want to escape the calamity that is the rest of Sihanoukville.

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1. Otres Beach

0.07 MILES

Past the southern end of Ochheuteal Beach, beyond the Phnom Som Nak Sdach (Hill of the King’s Palace) headland, lies stunning Otres Beach, a seemingly…

2. Otres 2 Beach

1.19 MILES

The most southern section of Otres Beach, known as Otres 2, is mainly the domain of Chinese developers these days, with a few Western-oriented holdouts.

3. Ochheuteal Beach

2.38 MILES

This 4km-long beach qualifies as Sihanoukville’s main beach, but it's no place to swim these days as the rapid development of high-rise casinos along its…

4. Golden Lions Roundabout

2.64 MILES

The highly garish and impossible-to-miss Golden Lions Roundabout sits at the top of the hill where Serendipity Beach Rd heads down to the sea.

5. Sokha Beach

2.96 MILES

Midway between Independence and Serendipity Beaches lies Sihanoukville’s prettiest stretch of sand, 1.5km-long Sokha Beach. Its fine, silicon-like sand…

6. Independence Beach

3.99 MILES

Northwest of Sokha Beach, much of Independence Beach (also known as 7-Chann Beach) has been taken over by a gargantuan new property development, but a…

7. Wat Leu

4.17 MILES

Spectacular views of almost every casino (finished and unfinished) in Sihanoukville and gorgeous sunset panoramas await at Wat Leu, situated on a peaceful…

8. Independence Monument

4.45 MILES

The Independence Monument stands at the intersection that separates Sihanoukville city centre from Victory Hill.