We spent 8 days in one of the villas near surin beach. The beach was small (compare to BangTao beach) and packed with local restaurants - some of them very old + worn and family operated style. Most of the beach areas were occupied by the sun chairs (for rent). You may not want to go there if you are looking for some quiet time with privacy. However, the beach was sandy and water was excellent.
If you own or manage Surin beach, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.