This 2.9 kilometer stretch of beach south of Jomtien in the sub district of Na Jomtien is unlike most beaches in Pattaya because it has many resorts situated on the beach, unlike Pattaya and Jomtien there is no busy road between the resort and the beach. Na Jomtien Beach is probably more comparable to Koh Samet than it is to Pattaya, the beach itself could be best described as extension of Jomtien Beach without the road and promenade but a little wider in most parts. My comparison to Koh Samet does not relate to sand and water quality, you won’t see pristine white sand and crystal clear water on Na Jomtien Beach.
There are several resorts on Na Jomtien Beach, including the Pinnacle Resort, Baramie Residence, The Ambassador, Dor Shada and Botany Beach Resort. Besides the resorts there are 5 or 6 beach bars, restaurants, massage, kite boarding, wind surfing and even tattoo parlors.
A river estuary (see photo above) and fishing village border the northern point of Na Jomtien Beach, at the southern end it is bordered by the Ocean Marina Yacht Club. At the norther point there is a road running parallel to the beach, along this short road there are a few hotels, shops and restaurants plus a handful of bars on the beach.
Na Jomtien Beach on the whole is not very congested, it tends to be crowded around the resorts who provide their own loungers for guests, away from the resorts there are lots of unpopulated areas, deck chair hire is mainly concentrated around the beach bars. You will find isolated areas which are tree lined and ideal for taking your own beach mats and a picnic.
This is a lovely little beach bar (see photo above) on Na Jomtien Beach, food and drink, plus deck chairs for hire on the beach. You can reach this little bar by taking Na Jomtien Soi 12 off Sukhumvit highway, or you can walk from the “The View”.
The View restaurant on the beach has great food, Thai and Western menu and come night time you can dine on the beach.
Kite boarding and wind surfing are popular on Na Jomtien Beach, you can arrange to have lessons by inquiring Blue Lagoon Water Sports Club next door to The View.
The Glass House (photo above) is another popular choice if you like to dine on the beach.
The beach in front of the Ambassador hotel (see photo above) is one of the most congested areas of Na Jomtien Beach, and you will probably notice most of the signs are wrote in Russian, you may momentarily think you just walked through time hole in to Russia but don’t worry, they don’t have tropical beaches in Russia.
The southern end of Na Jomtien Beach is considerably wider and is shared by the Dor Shada and Botany Beach Resort, all the loungers here seem to be reserved for guests only.
The Ocean Marina Yacht Club harbor forms a natural boundary at the south end of the beach.
What’s good about Na Jomtien Beach ?.
- Bars and restaurants on the beach.
- Resorts on the beach.
- Kite boarding and wind surfing.
- Despite having resorts on the beach it’s not overcrowded.
Access to Na Jomtien Beach.
Best ways to get to Na Jomtien Beach are Sukhumvit Na Jomtien Soi 8 which takes you past the Pinnacle Resort, Soi Glass House, Soi 12 or Soi Than Nam Chai to The View, or you can take the road down to the little beach bar via Soi Glass House or Soi 12. As a rough guide, Soi Glass House is opposite the Alangkarn Theater. Use this Google Map of Na Jomtien Beach to get directions.
Car parking might be somewhat difficult unless the resorts let you use their parking facilities, the Glass House has parking for guests but I think the best place for car parking would be The View. you will have no trouble finding somewhere to park a motorbike.