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“Dirty and noisy” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pattaya Beach

Pattaya Beach
Pattaya, Thailand
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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“Dirty and noisy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We lived in a central Pattaya and therefore used central beach, which is divided among different owners (sun chair and umbrellas are extra: 30, 40 and even 50 Baht). The water is dirty, full of litter and rubbish. Water sports activities are just here as well, lots of boats and you may smell gasoline. Beach road is one way and closer to a Walking Street there are reconstruction works (which cause constant traffic jams, dust, noise and strangely higher prices to rent sun bed or drink cocoa).
As we have time difference with Thailand, we could visit the beach only after 11-11:30 a.m. Sun sets were admirable!
Along the beach many bars and restaurants, excursion points, ATMs, Currency exchanges, and girls, girls, girls (place of sin).
Minuses also: no toilets or at those "sin" places for 10 Baht, no changing cabins for wet swimming suits.
Tip: many sellers will provide different stuff (food, beverages, souvenirs) - prices are obviously 3-4 times higher, bargain.
Bangkok was cleaner.

Visited August 2013
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“Good place to walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Pattaya beach road is the only place you can walk, pedestrian sidewalks in Pattaya are not existent. I like to walk there in the morning when vendors and other hustles are still sleeping. Pretty good ocean view and nice breeze

Visited August 2013
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“Good but not the best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My first view was not clear that Pattaya is actually a sin city. I went there to see the beaches. Unfortunate experience. The city is not as clean as bangkok but night life is top.

Visited May 2013
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“Not the best beach to visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

There are better beaches in Thailand and Pattaya beach is just one of the worst. There are chairs and umbrellas set up for rental but it wasn't much of a relaxing sight to actually spent much time there. The waters are not exactly clean. There are plenty of bars and restaurants along the stretch and you can even access it to Central Festival Mall. You can find the notorious Walking Street at the far end and at night the boardwalk becomes a shady place to pick up prostitutes.

Visited August 2013
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“I came for the beach and found traffic and noise”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Pattaya Beach is a miles long 100 foot wide strip of grey sand that runs along a two lane road separating it from the businesses and hotels on the other side. Starting early in the morning and lasting well into the night, the traffic noise is deafening primarily because of the constant stream of 2 stroke motor scooters and cycles roaring up and down the avenue.

The beach is hardly open for a leisurely stroll. It is jammed with row upon row of beach chairs spaced inches apart to maximize income for the vendors who also sell snacks and soda at tourist prices.

The water is a rusty brown color...hardly an inviting visage except for kids and the swarm of rental ski-doos giving tourists a few minutes of thrills in the gently rolling surf.

Visited July 2013
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