Cha-Am Beach is renowned for being the best beach in Phetchaburi. Cha-Am's fame was established when it's neighbor Hua Hin became a royal resort and members of the royal family commented that Cha-Am was just as beautiful. As a result, Cha-Am has become a firm favorite with weekend visitors from Bangkok, and is becoming increasingly popular with international visitors keen on experiencing a genuinely Thai resort town.
There are though numerous hotels and restaurants dotted about the 3 kilometers long beach and it's easy to pick up a place to rest in a deckchair under an umbrella. You can get a donkey ride if you want one and it is possible to rent bicycles to explore the area.
How to get there: This beach is only about 1 kilometer east of Cha-Am and easily accessible by Tuk-Tuk and Songtaew from the town's bus station.