It's been a while since I've been to the beach, and so a visit to Hat Nang Rong in Sattahip was a pleasant experience for me. After the high rise condominiums, modern shopping complexes and ladyboys of Pattaya, it was a relief to find a beach that was pristine, with clear blue water, white sand and no mushroom umbrellas and 50 baht beach chairs, or even somtam vendors at that.
The reason for this under-development is simply because the area is under the auspices of the Royal Thai Navy, which has been a blessing in disguise for the area.
That's not to say that the public is not allowed in the area; it just means that the area will continue to remain free from 60-storey condominiums, shopping malls and beer bars.
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