Hin Ngaam, Sichon

BEACH
Hin Ngaam near Sichon is known for windsurfing. The beach is located just south of the river mouth, only 2 kilometers from Sichon. Here, you will find a bay oriented to the north with a smooth sea that is less than 1 kilometer long.

It can be busy on weekends as locals then enjoy picnics, but during the week there is hardly anyone on the beach. Hin Ngaam features some beachfront restaurants and a handful of resorts on the beach or nearby. This is definitely a good beach if you want to be a part of Thai daily life and are in the mood for social contact with local holidaymakers.

WHERE TO STAY
Our preference is Prasarnsook Villa Beach Resort, a nice more upper range stay with a pool and comfortable rooms for a good deal. The different mid-range stays looked very similar. If you are traveling on a budget, we recommend Beach Side Resort. If you like surfing, the Sichon Cabana is the place to be.

There are restaurants near the beach and otherwise you can go to Sichon.

PLACE
Sichon is a peaceful destination where travelers can see Thailand as it has existed for centuries. The cozy fishing villages, the beautiful fields and the impressive nature make Sichon a good destination for off-the-beaten-path tourists.

In the next few years there will probably be more development in Sichon, as an extension of the Khanom’s beaches. For now however, you will be one of the few western tourists visiting this area.

WHAT TO DO
Visitors can explore the local market, enjoy the fields with lots of coconut and banana trees and swim in the Gulf of Thailand. With a bit of luck, you will see the pink dolphins. A nice excursion is the Mu Ko Thale Tai National Park. It is home to a number of interesting caves, waterfalls, and mangrove forests and the Thale Tai Archipelago, an archipelago of eight islands known for their colorful coral reefs. Nature lovers can visit the Khao Luang Mountains, known for its waterfalls and its wide variety of flora and fauna. This is where the second highest mountain in Thailand is located, whose peak is more than 1,700 meters.

TRANSPORT
The beaches of Sichon are about 50 kilometers from the airport of Nakhon Si Thammarat, 40 kilometers from Khanom and 2-6 kilometers south of Sichon Town. There are good minibus connections between Sichon and Surat Thani, and between Sichon and Nakhon Si Thammarat. When we visit this region, we usually rent a car at the airport of Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Scooter rentals can be found in town and at some of the stays on the beach.