Welcome to Ban Krut & Bang Saphan Yai
While calling Ban Krut (บ้านกรูด) and Bang Saphan Yai (บางสะพานใหญ่) beaches idyllic is a bit of a stretch, they're no slouches in the beauty department. Around 65km and 90km south of Prachuap Khiri Khan, most people don't come here for the scenery, they come because so few others choose to come. There are no high-rises, no late-night bars and no speeding traffic to distract you from a serious regimen of reading, swimming, eating and biking. Ban Krut is getting busier as a getaway for Thai families, but it is still a much more laid-back alternative to Hua Hin. Meanwhile, on Bang Saphan Yai, you'll often be all on your lonesome as you sit or stroll between the coconut trees and the crystalline blue sea that laps the long sandy coastline. There's a November to March high season, though all in all it's a wonderfully meagre one.