Mae Ramphueng Beach

Mae Ramphueng Beach, Rayong: Address, Mae Ramphueng Beach Reviews: 4/5

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Travel&Dive
Ban Pong, Thailand1,529 contributions
Couples
Just a typical beach that's is unusually uncrowded!! As with all beaches around the world it is littered with plastic, old shoes etc but this is common place these days. It does look like they have a clean up but the ocean will still throw up the trash that we all discard..

Along the beach you will find food stalls that have sun shades, deck chairs and plenty of designated roadside parking. The water looks surprisingly clean compared to Pattaya.
Not many dogs around to, but the one we saw was very friendly.
A lot of seafood being sold at the food stalls but with how quiet it is here the seafood will be hit and miss on how fresh it is! My girlfriend took some crabs and they had a mix of old/fresh crabs. At 550b kg prepared it's not expensive and each shop will be different prices.

Overall a nice beach to go to if you want that uncrowded feel but still have everything you need for a decent day out.
Written February 4, 2020
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Purshottam L
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
Loved the beach with many deck chairs and lovely breeze. Many options for local food and coffee. Each deck chair costs only 20 THB and is WORTH EVERY PENNY!! Highly recommended for a lazy saturday afternoon.
Written March 19, 2020
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Soko37
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3,879 contributions
Couples
Probably very popular some decades ago when tourist boom 💥 started in Thailand 🇹🇭. There are few big hotels 🏨 and some resort otherwise millions or small bungalows, hostels, restaurants and street sellers. Between beach 🏝 and road there is belt of trees 🌲 making nice daily shadow. Place is not perfectly clean as it is public, you can rent recliner or bed on the beach 🏖. Many street seller offering stings, snacks, ice cream 🍦 or meal 🥘.
Written February 5, 2019
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WileyCoyote2
Aberdeen, UK369 contributions
Friends
Go mid morning
Rent deckchairs and table at a restaurant
Relax have a beer
Walk along the strand or swim
Back to deck chair,dry off till BBQ prawns,squid and fish ready
Sleep in the shade,read a book
Watch the sunset ,it has been a good day
Written February 1, 2019
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Friends
I previously have written several reviews of Mae Ram Phueng Beach, and invariably I have been highly critical of the appalling pollution and piles of rubbish, flotsam, and detritus from Rayong's thriving fishing industry, that accumulates along the beach, sometimes in piles a couple of meters high.

Lately I have noticed a marked improvement and I believe I should record that in this review, although I am not sure what authority is responsible for the clean ups.

I walk my dogs on Mae Ram Phueng Beach early each morning, often before sunrise.

The beach has an east-west orientation, and sometimes I am treated to a sunrise of spectacular proportions, with the sky painted purples, blues, reds and yellows straight from an artist's pallette. For me, this is the best time of the day on the beach and I never cease to enjoy it with my dogs.

PS: I always carry the necessary equipment to ensure my dogs do not leave anything behind.
Written September 15, 2017
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Tom T
San Diego, CA106 contributions
Family
Took the family there during a weekday. It was uncrowded, quiet and relaxing. The trees on the beach were nice and provided some shade. They have tables and umbrellas for you to rent.
Written September 13, 2017
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Friends
Rayong’s Mae Ramphueng Beach is a 10 km strip of golden sand, with 40 meter- tall stately Casuarina Pines and palms trees on one side and the gently lapping waters of the Gulf of Thailand on the other.
The beach runs almost exactly west- east and watching the huge orange ball of the sun rise from neighbouring Cambodia to herald a new day in Thailand is an unceasing joy during my walks along the beach at dawn.
On its website the Tourist Authority of Thailand says: “Most renowned for its quiet and unspoiled beaches, including Mu Koh Samet National Park (of which Mae Ramphueng is part), Rayong is a popular beach getaway for Bangkok residents and a renowned producer of seafood related goods”.
Does this sound like paradise? Yes, it should be, but it is Paradise Lost.
We humans, through foolishness, arrogance, avarice and neglect, have degraded and destroyed it to the point where Mae Ramphueng more resembles a garbage dump than your beach-paradise getaway.
I have lived in Rayong for eight years and daily exercise myself and dogs on the beach. I have watched with increasing dismay as the beach has been ever further degraded and despoiled with the accumulation of huge piles of rotting and stinking rubbish that lie there for months at a time.
There are many hotels and resorts along this beach but only one – one mind you – makes the effort to clean up the beach in front of it. That is the BayView Resort, which daily at dawn sends out a staffer with a large trolley and garbage bins to collect all the rubbish that has accumulated overnight. (BayView Resort is the subject of a separate review).
Written May 23, 2016
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Solo
Unprecedentedly high king tides over the past few weeks have wreaked havoc on Rayong Province's Mae Ramphueng Beach.

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sand has been washed out to sea, leaving the roots of many Casuarina Pines and palm trees exposed. Several very tall Casuarina pines and many palm trees have fallen over, and workmen are now sawing up the trunks to stop them obstructing the beach.

In some places more than a meter of the top sand has gone.

The tides have also washed ashore mountains of garbage, including heaps of polystyrene and plastic, which is so damaging to marine life.

Making matters worse, well meaning but misguided local restaurant owners are raking up the rubbish and burning it, which has left a smoke pall hovering over the entire beach.

I have lived in Rayong for 13 years and have experienced the January king tides before, but this is the worst I have seen. I doubt that the beach will recover.
Written January 21, 2019
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Solo
I have previously reviewed Mae Ramphueng Beach and criticised local authorities for allowing the beach to be turned into a garbage dump, with bottles, plastic, polystyrene, and the detritus from fishing boats littering the beach from one end to the other.

Then inexplicably the beach was cleaned up and maintained for a long time and I wrote another review for TripAdvisor giving credit where it was due.

Unfortunately it was not to last and again the beach is strew with rubbish, so much so that I literally have to tip toe through some areas to prevent me from stepping on broken glass, fishing hooks, and even a hypodermic syringe I saw this morning.

Mae Ramphueng's natural beauty far surpases that of many popular tourist beaches, such as Pattaya, Jomtien, Hua Hin and Phuket. But it is totally spoiled and the authorities don't seem to care - perhaps because this beach does not attract foreign tourists with lots of money.
Written February 1, 2018
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Garry B
Pattaya, Thailand23 contributions
Solo
If sitting in a deck chair under a tree on a quite stretch of beach that goes for miles, reading a book, having refreshments delivered or listening to the waves and the breeze in the trees as you drift in and out of a snooze while being gentled massaged is your thing then yes its very good.
If you want entertainment on your door step, night life then look elsewhere.
The waves are gentle, the beach slope is gentle, there is little scope for genuine rips, the quality of water is ok, the beach is cleaned up nearly daily. Which makes it ok for children, as safe as water can be, there is no playground park, you have to make your own fun.
There are plenty of street vendors and eating places and rest room facilities along the beach, so your basic needs are taken care of. There are plenty of retirees here as the lifestyle suited. Not a young persons playground.
Written January 30, 2018
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