Mae Nam is known for it’s 7 km stretch of beach. The beach has white sand and is lined by coconut trees. The sea is typically calm, however there is a moderate drift and the water is not usually clear. Mae Nam actually means river, ‘mae’ meaning mother and ‘nam’ water.
Easy transfer from Bangkok with a 1h direct flight. A songthaew from Chaweng (50 to 100 baht) or Nathon (50 baht) is the cheapest option. Easy to find as the busy ring road stretches through Mae Nam.
Songthaew or hired motorbikes are the usual options.The sunset from the east end of the beaches are exceptionally pretty.Chill out on the beach, there’s a nearby karting on the main road towards Bophut.