Another day of the road trip. My daughter was not feeling to well today, so the planned adventures was cut down to a visit to the beach. Managed to get along to Nopparat Thara Beach. The beach is very much a locals meeting point at the weekend. I went along on Sunday and the beach was packed with families enjoying the ocean, picnicking and relaxing under the cover of the tress, just off the beach front. At low tide it is possible to walk out to a nearby island at the one end of the beach.
The beach is over 3 kilometers. I saw no deck chairs or sun lounges, so if you go along take your own chairs, towels and beach mats.
At the other end the scenery is more picturesque with a cliff and a number of long tail taxi boats taking tourists to the nearby Ao Rai Lay beach. Getting to this beach is by boat only, however, it is well worth a visit. Taxi boats can be taken from Ao Nang and Nopparat Thara Beach. Not sure on the cost these days, as most prices have changed since I last visited the area. Will check it out and put it in a future post.