Top 5 Beaches in Cambodia

Of all things to see and experience in Cambodia, one might point you to the temples on occasion, however, the top 5 beaches in Cambodia might be another good excuse to extend your stay in the kingdom of wonder. Unlike its northern neighbor, Laos, the country has a series of best tropical beaches from the from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville to Kep and Song Sa private Island. We have listed Beaches in Cambodia in order to choose one and perhaps two during your visit to Cambodia. Remember, one can always plan a Cambodia tours and add any of following Island and beaches for a great stay while in the country.

# 1 Southwestern beach in Koh Rong

koh rong beach cambodia

Koh Rong beach is easily one of the Gulf of Thailand’s most gorgeous islands, with 43 kilometers  stretches of sandy beach. On the southwestern side of Koh Rong the beach stretches for nearly five kilometers,  5,000 meters of untouched white sand fringed with palm trees and dazzling turquoise waters. At the southernmost end of this beach are rocks where snorkelers can watch schools of colorful rabbit-fish, sergeant fish and parrot fish.

Getting to Konh Rong beach from Sihanoukville: Catch a boat to Koh Rong with from the main island, the trip takes between two to three hours.

# 2 Long set beach, Koh Rong

Long Set Beach Koh Rong

The southernmost cove of Koh Rong hosts a beach that the locals call Long Set beach, after the farmer who lives there growing coconuts, mangoes and cashews. With nearly empty white sand beaches and placid aquamarine waters. Long Set Beach is just a short walk away from the accommodations on the main part of southeast Koh Rong Island and is an ideal place for sun-bathing, collecting shells and crabbing. On nights where the moon is waning, night swimming can reveal bio-luminescent plankton that cause a ethereal phosphorescence in the water.

Getting there from Sihanoukville: The boat ride to Koh Rong takes two to three hours.

# 3 Lazy beach, Koh Rong Saloem (Samloem)

Lazy Beach Koh Rong Saloem

All of the beaches on Koh Rong Saloem, an island two hours off the coast of Sihanoukville, will have you gaping in awe, but Lazy Beach is particularly beautiful. Shaded by pine trees and benefiting from a daily sweep to keep it spotless, the golden sands of Lazy Beach make for excellent daytime sunning.

The waters around the lazy beach have many snorkeling options and other parts of Koh Rong Saloem are a favorite of divers and fishing enthusiasts from the mainland. Evenings, you can watch the deep pink sunsets from the beach with a tropical cocktail in hand.

Getting there: From Sihanoukville, catch the Lazy Beach boat to Koh Rong Saloem from the Serendipity Road pier.

# 4 Koh Thmei beach, Ream National Park

Koh Thmei Island Ream National Park

Ream National Park is home to some of Cambodia’s most exquisite beaches, including those on Koh Thmei, a small island flanked by mangrove forests. Koh Thmei is uninhabited, except for one set of bungalows and dozens of different species of birds. The beach next to the boat dock is a sea of thousands of glittering shells. The beach to the east of the dock is lovely pine-shaded yellow sand and if you get there early enough, you can catch a gorgeous sunrise.

Getting there: You must contact a travel agency to organize a taxi and boat from Sihanoukville. For a day trip, head to the Prek Toeuk ranger station in Ream National Park, where you can hire a long-tail boat to the island.

# 5 Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville

Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville

Privately owned Sokha Beach is the best of Sihanoukville’s beaches, with wide white sands stretching for over a kilometer and shallow, placid waters perfect for swimming. A small portion of the beach is still open to the public, but the rest is only available to hotel guests or those who pay for a day pass, which also includes access to the resort’s pool.

Although the privatization of Sokha Beach is a loss for the locals, tourists can enjoy the immaculate sand and hawker-free relaxation at this relatively quiet and sedate beach.

Getting there from Sihanoukville: Hop on a moto or tuk-tuk to Sokha Beach.

Source: CNN