Some 4 kilometers long, this beach faces Pattaya Bay, the major venue from where boats visit Pattaya's offshore islands. The beach curves from north to south and is largely paralleled by a tree-lined promenade and beach road which is lined, in the northern and central parts, by hotels and restaurants.
The northern section of the beach is largely tranquil, while the central and southern parts become increasingly lively with shops, department stores, boutiques, beauty salons, supermarkets, bars, discotheques, restaurants, etc.
The central area of the beach is a major shopping area, while the southern end is one of Pattaya's major nightlife areas.
Only 4 km south of Pattaya Beach is a nice and calmer beach of Jomtien where the sand is white with blue crystalline sea water. This 6 km long,
It is recommended to visitors who seek a quieter holiday resorts for relaxation.
The former paddy fields, have turned into a thriving beach. Only 3 km down Pattaya Beach , Jomtien is highly recommended to those who seek a quieter resort, where the golden sand, bright sun and blue clear sea are always pleased to welcome all vacationers. It is a good place for relaxation with modern comforts and accommodation. Its long straight coastline of 6 kilometres with a fringe of oconut and palm trees offers vacationers pleasant atmosphere for relaxing and viewing the sun setting in the sea. Its calm sea is also suitable for swimming and playing all kinds of water sports for the whole year.
Koh Lan (Coral Island)
The Coral Island, locally called Koh Lan, is the largest offshore island near Pattaya. It is over 7 km away from the coast of Pattaya and it takes about 45 minutes ride by ordinary ferries and 15 minutes by speedboat. The beaches on the island are lined with restaurants, food shops and souvenir stalls selling handicrafts. Numerous water sports such as windsurfing, water skiing, snorkeling and scuba-diving are popular here. Viewing coral reefs thrugh glass-bottomed boats and parasailing are interesting.