Laem Sing Beach

UPDATE APRIL 2017. Due to state disputes, it seems that Laem Sing beach is temporarily non opened upward to the public.

Just a couplet of weeks ago, nosotros took an afternoon solid unit of measurement induce upward the due west coast of Phuket. The thought was to terminate at a few beaches that we’d non seen for years. Yes, I said years. Phuket is a large place, nosotros create bring a few favourite places past times the beach, but to a greater extent than oft than non we’re non a beachy family. We drove through Kamala beach, as well as stopped at Surin beach. In betwixt Kamala as well as Surin in that location is another, much smaller, beach called Laem Sing (or Laem Singh if you lot desire to piece it similar that). There’s a viewpoint on the roadside where you lot teach this amazing sentiment of Laem Sing. The due west coast of Phuket has a lot of beautiful views.

Laem Sing Beach

(above) Laem Sing beach seen from the viewpoint betwixt Kamala as well as Surin beaches

Many years ago, dorsum inward the twelvemonth 2000, my married adult woman as well as I (before nosotros were married) used to ride our scooter upward as well as downwardly the coast quite often. Back hence nosotros never visited Phuket Town, nosotros took days off as well as headed due south from our room inward Patong to Kata or Rawai beaches, or due north to Kamala as well as Laem Sing. xiv years ago, Laem Sing had null evolution – no bars or restaurants, only a few beach chairs as well as perchance a couplet of people alongside coolers of drinks for sale. OK, it was depression flavour when nosotros visited, but it seemed similar nosotros had the whole beach to ourselves. The photograph below shows a much younger me on Laem Sing beach all those years ago.

Laem Sing Beach

As years rolled past times I was aware of websites promoting Laem Sing every bit “the unspoiled beach”. And hence it became busier, as well as I knew that bars as well as restaurants were opening there. Thankfully in that location is no infinite for a hotel. And somehow, nosotros never went again. Preferring to transcend away along a retentiveness of a beach inward Phuket alongside cipher but sand, body of body of water as well as surrounded past times jungle. We realised that we’d non visited Laem Sing for xiv years! So, after stopping at Surin beach nosotros parked inward the pocket-size parking expanse to a higher house Laem Sing. The sign needs replacing …

Laem Sing Beach

And hence a walk downwardly the steps to the beach. Not a long walk, but on the fashion dorsum upward you’re going to hold out breathing hard!

Laem Sing Beach

So, correct right away Laem Sing beach is going through some changes along alongside all the beaches inward Phuket. The rules are all of a abrupt existence enforced. Rule 1 : No edifice on the sand. The beach is populace land, non private, non to hold out used for profit. And hence all upward the due west coast the bars, restaurants, massage huts, beach chairs are existence removed. The beaches are existence made to a greater extent than natural again. I am certain this is temporary. Local people volition brand deals as well as yes, inward a touristy house similar Phuket you lot demand some beach chairs as well as drinks for sale. When nosotros got downwardly to the beach nosotros constitute (on that rattling day) the beach huts as well as bars existence removed or burned. (This way I ameliorate become dorsum inward a few months for an update!)

Laem Sing Beach

But looking out to sea, pretty much the same every bit xiv years ago! I would promise that if nosotros see Laem Sing over again after this year, we’ll notice perchance a few snack stalls as well as quaff sellers, but no large restaurants. Or you lot tin only terminate at a minimart on the way, teach a few drinks as well as some H2O ice as well as bask the beach.

Laem Sing Beach

(above) Looking out to body of body of water from Laem Singh beach (panorama)

Laem Sing Beach

(above) Laem Sing looking due south (Kamala is only unopen to the corner)

Hard to believe that I tin alive on a pocket-size isle as well as non see somewhere for xiv years, but …. Phuket is non hence pocket-size as well as well, I am non on vacation here, mostly working five – half-dozen days per week. More fourth dimension would hold out nice. Laem Sing (after the “clean up” is cleaned up) should await something similar it did many years ago. Back to existence a house to see if you lot desire the unspoiled beach. If you lot desire busy, there’s nonetheless Patong for you!
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