The northern part of the Upper Gulf does not have the most interesting beaches. Of course, there are plenty of beaches near Cha’am and Hua Hin, considered to be the premier beach destination in Thailand, but nowadays, due to the number of tourists and nearby neon, we don’t recommend Cha’am or Hua Hin.
Our first TreasureBeaches in the Upper Gulf are just south of Hua Hin, where the beaches get quieter the further south you go. Most of the beaches in the Upper Gulf are on the mainland, most of them face east, giving you a full view of the beautiful sunrises. Try the tropical island of Ko Talu, a nice surprise in the Upper Gulf.
A daily tidal cycle in the Gulf of Thailand means there is one high tide and one low tide each day. Depending on the time of year, one of these tides can last up to an entire beach day. You can check www.tide-forecast.com for tide information in different areas in Thailand.
When it comes to the weather, the Upper Gulf is the most stable region to visit all year round. The region is generally drier than the rest of the country. The best time to visit this region is from November to June, although the summer months are drier compared to most other regions.
Dolphin Bay South, Pranburi
Ao Manao, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Huay Yang, Thap Sakae
Bankrut North, Bankrut
Big Bay, Ko Talu