Welcome to Bang Saen
As the closest beach to Bangkok, Bang Saen (บางแสน) is a weekend favourite for those wanting to escape city life. A handsome palm-lined beachfront and a huge quantity of accommodation have boosted its popularity. During the day, the 4km-long promenade is packed with tandem bicycles and seafood stalls. By night, the string of hip restaurants and bars facing the sea draws a studenty crowd. While there are cleaner strips of sand in Thailand, if swimming isn't a priority, then this is a great spot to get a feel for a beach break, Thai style.