If you’re an avid beachgoer who enjoy the classic beach elements of sun, sea, sand and warm, clear waters, Pranburi is not going to disappoint. Throw in a beautiful setting against the backdrop of verdant forests, a national park with mountains and an estuary, and you start getting the picture.
On route to Pranburi from Hua Hin – about a 30-km drive – you will pass several quiet bays which are good for swimming. South of Pranburi is Khao Sam Roi Yot (‘three hundred peaks’) National Park with its rugged limestone hills, part of the Tenasserim Mountains, which line the coast. These are full of ravines and caverns, some of which can be reached by the park's network of roads and trails.
Whether you’re looking for a completely isolated and quiet spot or a place that offers water sports, you’re likely to find a piece of beach heaven in Pranburi. On the main beach there are some vendors too who ensure that you won’t go hungry or thirsty, while most resorts have direct beach access with activity programs and facilities for guests. Pranburi’s beaches are never really crowded – even on weekends when there’s a big influx of visitors from Bangkok.