Bang Por Beach is located on the northwestern coast of Koh Samui. It has spectacular views of Koh Phangan to the north and Angthong National Marine Park to the west. It is relatively quiet and an ideal place to visit for those wishing a peaceful relaxing time. A few resorts are well spaced out along the length of this beach where the clarity of the water delivers excellent snorkeling conditions.
Bang Por is a beach with fine and light sandy blanket. Right by the water the sand is a bit on coarse side and it is reddish; as for the seabed, the sand there is of light creamy shade and dust-like, which makes an impression of clamminess. The beach is not very wide: about 20 meters throughout its all length. The average depth near the shore is up to knees, in some places – shallower, in other places – deeper, there are spinneys of corals along the whole coast line, they are about 150 meters wide, so one can’t go into the water farther than a couple of meters.
The beach is good for small kids. Equipped with colourful toys, inflatable armbands and sun hats, they have a great time by the very edge of water. As for adults, they might as well soak their feet nearby or sway sleepily on an inflatable matrass. Yet, you may rebel: hire a plastic canoe, sail cross the area of seaweed, and dive into the water far away from the shore.
Another way out is to travel to a secluded tiny beach Ban Tai, that is situated farther eastward. It is separated from Bang Po by a deposit of large rocks. Walking through them is tough, but possible, unless it is during high tide. The easiest way to walk through them is on top, or you can wade round them along the seashore, the depth will be approximately up to your waist.
Bang Por Beach
Location: Mae Nam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140 Thailand