Sichon South, Sichon

Sichon South is a 7 kilometer long beach south of Sichon. The beach is still pristine, and you mainly see local fishermen and, on weekends, Thai tourists.

It is a coarse sandy beach where you can go for a nice walk. There are often waves in the sea and it can be more difficult to swim with strong winds. The area is fun to explore, but keep in mind that they do not rent scooters at this beach.

On Sichon South there are several small-scale hotels run by local owners, and houses and rooms are rented through online booking websites.

In the northern part of the beach there are 2 more comfortable stays. Several small studios are rented at Briya Beachfront Residence where there is a communal swimming pool. Banjert Villa Beach is a kitschy resort, where you can even sleep in an igloo tent. Although this is not quite our style, take the chance if you want to try something different. Please note that some of the rooms are on the other side of the road.

A few kilometers to the south are more budget and mid-range options. During the week you can just drop by and find out which hotel suits you best. The bungalows at Teeny Beach are very colorful and further away from the road. Jai Dee Resort has stylish wooden bungalows with a small pool, but during our visits the water was not that clear. In the southern part of the beach is Arinrada Resort with good rooms and a small swimming pool.

All places provide food, and you find several food stalls along the road. You can go to Sichon for alternative restaurants.

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.

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.

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.