Mae Haad Beach Koh Phangan is a large stretch of sand which is actually connected by a small sand bar to Koh Ma island. This beach has everything you need from massages, restaurants, swings and great vibes!
How to get to Mae Haad Beach Koh Phangan
From the popular area of Thong Sala it’s roughly a 25 minute drive. We drove to Mae Haad Beach on our scooter directly after visiting Wang Sai Waterfall which is only a 5 minute drive away. You can easily access this beach by both scooter and car. You can rent a cool jeep on the island for 1000Baht per day. We managed to rent our scooter for 180Baht per day.
What to expect
Mae Haad Beach Koh Phangan is a long stretch of beach which has course sand and patches of clear blue water. This beach was much busier than most of the beaches we visited on Koh Phangan. There were all kinds of people from large families on holiday to young backpackers. The beach has everything you need for a day out, including beach front massages as well as a few restaurants. You’ll also find beach front swings where you can relax in the sun.
A unique feature of Mae Haad Beach is that it is connected by a sand bank to a small island called Koh Ma. During low tide you can easily walk across the small sand bank to get a closer look at the island. Koh Ma itself doesn’t have access to explore the whole island. However, you can walk around some of the outside to find a nice spot to relax. Due to the sand bank, you have two different sea types on each side. One of the sides is a popular snorkeling spot so be sure to rent a snorkel so you can explore the underwater life.
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