Bangsak Beach – Khao Lak’s quietest beach
Bangsak beach (Haad Bangsak) is at the far north of the Khao Lak area, north of both Nangthong and Bangniang beaches. Bangniang is the nearest shopping area, 12 km to the south. If you want to get away from it all Bangsak is for you. The 5.5 km long beach is usually pretty deserted. There are several resorts in the area (The Merlin, Manathai, Bangsak Village, Hotel Royal Bangsak) but the beach is long enough that finding solitude is easy.
In high season (Nov to April) the sea is pretty flat and the water clear. You can swim easily here. In low season when monsoon winds come from the west you can expect waves and strong under currents. You can also expect a lot of flotsam and jetsam washed up on the beach, there is no-one around to clear it up.
You will not find sun loungers or beach umbrellas on Bangsak beach but there is plenty of shade under the Casuarina trees.
If you don’t want to eat in your resort you can find a few local restaurants selling tasty seafood and a few bars serving beers and cocktails.