Khao Lak’s Nang Thong Beach
Nang Thong Beach is the area that was developed first and for a long time was the favorite of visitors if the number of bungalows and resorts along its length are a good measure. Now, Nang Thong Beach is being rivaled by Bang Niang Beach and others to the north. The photo above was taken in front of the Nang Thong Bay Resort and is characteristic of the area. The photo immediately below was taken from the same resort. Can you feel the tension in your neck releasing? Ahhh….
Aside from its gentle slope to the water and the slow drop of the shelf once in the water, this area is also popular as it is an easy walk into Baan La On (also known as Khao Lak Town) for restaurants and shopping.
The photo above was taken from the Baan Khao Lak Resort
— just south of the Nang Thong Bay Resort seen at top of the page.
Small shells are often in abundance in the crooks and crannies of the rocky areas that are found up and down the beach. But not so many rocky areas though that they interfere with a quick dip or a prolonged float in the sea.
Nang Thong Beach is great for strolling and general beach combing and the rocky area in the photo at the top of the page has great snorkeling on the deep side of it.
The southern end of Nang Thong Beach is often called Sunset Beach and is home to some of the earlier resorts in the area including the Khao Lak Paradise Resort [below] which is of the classic bungalow design for which Thailand and the Khao Lak area have become famous.
For Information about the Resorts on Nang Thong Beach – CLICK HERE
See the MAP of Nang Thong Beach area and Ban La On town area.
Khao Lak Wiki