Cape Pakarang Map
Map of Cap Pakarang (Coral Cape) in the Khao Lak Area
This is a great area of Khao Lak – very worth a drive (see the Pakarang Drive page on the overhead menu). The Pakarang area offers some of the more interesting beaches for beachcombers with very interesting shells and often large bits of coral washing up on the shores over night. Bang Sak Beach in the north of this map – offers many beach shack type restaurants right on the beach front. Walking along Pak Weep Beach (sometimes spelled “Pakweeb”) you’ll also find a good variety of small restaurants.
Out on the tip of the Cape, low tide can look a bit like an alien land [see photo at the top of the page]. The whole area is great for bird watching – particularly the drive into the Similana [closed and being upgraded and rebuilt and rebranded] from the main road and the coconut grove near the end of the cape. Rollers and Kingfishers are quite common – as well as the usual Drongos and Coucals.
Around the end of the Cape and heading south is a fine beach with several new resorts coming in. Only a few small restaurants are in the area – but many more can be expected soon.
This is a great area for long walks, but take plenty of water with you as it is easy to walk further than you thought and you can get pretty thirsty on the way back.
Walk out to the very tip of the cape to see lots of tidewater flora and fauna, especially the little beach crabs. You’ll often hear them working away on a coconut even before you see them.
Go and enjoy one of the more interesting areas of Khao Lak. The cape itself is a beautiful drive and you really can’t get lost.
Photo of Cape Pakarant at WikiPedia