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Fair beach in Sihanoukville

If you want to cleaner beach experience, I recommend going to the islands, but if you are in... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
CFEIII
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Austin, Texas
Nothing Fantastic

Serendipity Beach is just another "not so clean" beach in Sihanoukville. Not much water activity... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
MadmanAdventure
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the shacks and bars have been pulled down to make way for hotels and casinos.
You can still walk along the beach, but its like a building site.

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Reviewed October 1, 2018

If you want to cleaner beach experience, I recommend going to the islands, but if you are in Sihanoukville, this is a good place to have a seafood lunch. Vendors walk up and down the beach (about noon) selling fresh cooked crab and lobster for very inexpensive. Those seafoods may be the best thing about this beach (this is part of Ochheuteal beach)

Thank CFEIII
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Serendipity Beach is just another "not so clean" beach in Sihanoukville. Not much water activity here and constructions everywhere by the Chinese nationals. There are trash everywhere and they have lost the sense of caring for the environment. What a shame!

1  Thank MadmanAdventure
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Not many activities can be done here, or maybe my friend and I weren’t sure if it was because of the raining season.

Perhaps a good spot for sunset if it wasn’t raining.

1  Thank chekudin
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited the beach quite a number of time as I stayed at serendipity. However this is one of the dirtiest beach ever visited. The beach is not at all clean and full of garbages from nearby construction sites and hotels. The dirty water from construction sites are directly poured into the beach. No one seems to care about it. As per the locals the place has lost the serenity and charm after the great chinese influx. Everywhere casinos are being constructed and they are growing in multiples. Only recommended for short stay to catch ferry for koh rong and back.

2  Thank Pushpal P
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Was very disappointed with Sihanoukville and this beach... Covered in trash, construction all around... And basically absent of any charm. A pity, because by all accounts this used to be a lovely spot. Hard to imagine that now.

2  Thank Colm M
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Heard such great things about this place from friends only to come here and find that all the bars are gone and have been replaced with chinese targeted bars and restaraunts. They are rude and spit everywhere and treat the lovely Khmer peoole terribly. Avoid.

3  Thank Rory B
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile



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A friend has been coming to Sihanoukville for many years, the last being two years ago. He love the laid back atmosphere and the host of little bars and restaurants. So I thought this would be a great place to chill for a few days. But the place is a disaster. Casinos everywhere and a lot of rubbish left by tourists both on the floor of restaurants and on the street. It appears very few western visitors are now coming to Sihanoukville. But it seems very popular for Chinese visitors.
This review was modified at the request of TripAdvisor who advised the original was too critical of certain visitors.

3  Thank David D
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Avoid Sihanoukville, Serenditity beach, Independence beach, Otres Beach and Victory beach. Due to the invasion of Chinese building Casino's this once laid back destination has turned into what looks like a war zone. Dusty/mud filled streets, sewage running down the streets, flooding in the rainy season due to land being filled in to build casino's, potholed impassable roads, street fights and violence between different Chinese factions, traffic jams, Chinese take over of most hotels/guesthouses/bungalows so they can fill them with young Chinese internet gambling computer operators, and prices being driven up due to the Chinese invasion. Most expats have moved to other towns like Kampot or Phnom Penh. Off-shore islands due to also be taken over by Chinese companies. Some beach's being blocked off with access restricted to condo owners in condo buildings illegally built on beach's, even though Cambodian law says that beach's cannot be blocked off and buildings cannot be built next to beach's. Sihanoukville was once an inexpensive, safe vacation spot, but not any more.

4  Thank William W
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

The development of the area has destroyed the place. They are trying to make a casino/entertainment area but it has taken away the appeal of want Sihanoukville is. The locals are being pushed out and it is very sad when you talk to them and here their stories. Very sad

3  Thank F6614IDpaulc
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