Dawei's most accessible beach, Maungmagan is a wide, sandy strip spanning approximately 7 miles along a pretty bay. On weekdays, and outside holiday periods, you’re likely to have it to yourself, save for the occasional fisher. Maungmagan is the only beach in the area with hotels to stay at, as well as beachside restaurants, making it a good base to explore the more remote beaches in the area.
Maungmagan is about 11 miles west of Dawei. Motorcycle taxis run here for K5000, a thoun bein will cost K12,000. Daily pick-ups run between Dawei and Maungmagan for K1000 early in the morning.