Fodor's Expert Review Khao Takiab Beach
Sunbathing is the ideal activity at Khao Takiab, especially during low tide, when the golden, sandy strand is flat and dry. Jet Skiing, banana boat rides, and other water-sports activities are available here, all the more enjoyable than in Hua Hin because the beach and water are less crowded. A granite headland also named Khao Takiab separates the beach's northern and southern sections. On the headland's northern side, there's a tall standing image of the Buddha. You can hike to the top of the hill, where you'll find a small Buddhist monastery and several restaurants with excellent views. Amenities: food and drink; water sports. Best for: walking.