Haad Salad Beach Koh Phangan
Haad Salad Beach Koh Phangan is surrounded by tall mountainous jungles in the distance, with small pockets of luxury villas and bungalows set into the hillside. The white sand is a mixture of fine grains and coral deposits. If you are a keen collector of shells then you’re sure to find plenty on this beach.
Unlike the nearby
, Haad Salad Beach Koh Phangan is quite narrow in places (especially at high tide) and curves gently between two rocky head lands. Some areas of the beach can difficult to reach during high tides. Haad Salad is quite busy during high seasons but still has that chilled out vibe. Most evenings you can relax with a cool drink on the beach and watch the Haad Yao Beach dropping in to the ocean! stunning sunsets
The water in the bay of Haad Salad Beach can be shallow at times, which is perfect for young children to paddle in all day long. If you do want to enjoy a swim though, just walk out towards the formation of rocks in the centre of the bay and drop down into the channel, which will lead you out to deeper waters. It’s perfectly safe to swim out there, just watch out for long tail boats coming and going from the shores.
There is a beautiful live coral reef that stretches the length of the bay, a very popular spot for
and snorkelling . Simply swim out about 200 meters, where the water turns a really rich dark blue, and you’ll be surrounded by small shoals of fish and living corals, large and small. Set aside a couple of hours to explore the underwater world here, you’ll be surprised at how much there is to see. scuba diving
On Haad Salad Beach there is a good choice of restaurants serving both thai and western cuisine. Stroll to the small high street, a one minute walk behind the beach, which is full of clothes stores, a large fruit and veg store, more restaurants, ATM’s and numerous travel shops.
If you are on a family holiday or you want to experience what it is like to stay in a traditional Thai area, then this is the place for you. Many describe Haad Salad Beach as ‘true paradise’ and return year after year. There are so many friendly, welcoming locals who will do anything for you, from entertaining your children, to playing some acoustic music on the guitar.
Haad Salad Beach is lined with a huge choice of
to suit all budgets from 350 THB – 4000 THB per night. accommodation
On Koh Phangan there are no lifeguards or flag systems in use so you need to be extra careful when visiting any of the beaches or swimming in the ocean. It’s always a good idea to check the latest weather forecast before visiting the beach. For information about being safe at the beach, visit our
. Beach Safety Guide
Haad Salad Beach is about a 20 minute drive from
. Haad Salad is the next main area of the island, just north of Haad Yao. The easiest way to get onto Haad Salad Beach is by walking through Salad Beach Resort. Thongsala