Chaweng beach is the most popular and best known beach on the island of Koh Samui. The 4 mile long stretch of white sand is also located in what is one of Thailand’s premier holiday resorts and Chaweng certainly lives up to any expectations.
The beach itself is pretty impressive and one of the island’s best; palm fringed with masses of white powdery sand gently sloping down to the pristine turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
Swimming here is generally pretty safe with the northern end of the beach being sheltered by an offshore reef. There are plenty of opportunities for water sports at Chaweng ranging from the ubiquitous banana boats to snorkeling.
If you want to enjoy Chaweng beach for the scenery alone then you’ll need to get up pretty early. Around sunrise the beachfront is a picture of calm and serenity. As the morning passes things liven up and the crowds descend. With them come all the sun loungers, beach vendors, masseurs, jet-skis and other beachgoers.
As the sun goes down the beach scene transforms with the sun loungers being swapped for dining tables. There’s a huge choice of places to eat on offer ranging from the party bars which go most of the night to up market, romantic beachfront restaurants. With so much beach it is easy to find a spot to eat that suits both your palate and your desire to party.
For some the scene here is a little too brash, but that is what Chaweng is about. If you want somewhere more laid back or family oriented then there are plenty of other fantastic beach resorts on Koh Samui but none have quite the same vibrant atmosphere of Chaweng.
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Chaweng Beach Weather Info
Current weather (Mon Feb 24th 05:00)
25°C / 77°F
Week weather forecast
Mon 24th28°C / 82°F
Tue 25th29°C / 84°F
Wed 26th29°C / 84°F
Thu 27th29°C / 84°F
Fri 28th29°C / 84°F
Sat 29th30°C / 86°F
5 Day Chaweng Beach UV Index
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Chaweng Beach tide times & sea state
Mon 24/02 »
Surf report for Mon 24/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 3ft 5s 15mph 13:00 3ft 5s 18mph 19:00 3ft 5s 14mph Tide times Low 4:42am (0.57m) High 10:47am (3.67m) Low 4:45pm (0.70m) High 10:55pm (3.95m) Daylight First light 06:14 Sunrise 06:36 Sunset 18:30 Dark 18:51
Tue 25/02 »
Surf report for Tue 25/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 3ft 5s 16mph 13:00 3ft 5s 16mph 19:00 2ft 5s 14mph Tide times Low 5:07am (0.50m) High 11:15am (3.76m) Low 5:12pm (0.63m) High 11:23pm (3.97m) Daylight First light 06:14 Sunrise 06:35 Sunset 18:30 Dark 18:51
Wed 26/02 »
Surf report for Wed 26/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 2ft 4s 13mph 13:00 2ft 4s 13mph 19:00 2ft 4s 13mph Tide times Low 5:31am (0.48m) High 11:42am (3.80m) Low 5:38pm (0.63m) High 11:50pm (3.92m) Daylight First light 06:14 Sunrise 06:35 Sunset 18:30 Dark 18:51
Thu 27/02 »
Surf report for Thu 27/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 2ft 4s 15mph 13:00 2ft 4s 15mph 19:00 3ft 5s 19mph Tide times Low 5:56am (0.51m) High 12:09pm (3.78m) Low 6:05pm (0.68m) Daylight First light 06:13 Sunrise 06:34 Sunset 18:30 Dark 18:51
Fri 28/02 »
Surf report for Fri 28/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 3ft 4s 17mph 13:00 3ft 5s 16mph Tide times High 12:17am (3.80m) Low 6:20am (0.60m) High 12:36pm (3.70m) Low 6:33pm (0.80m) Daylight First light 06:13 Sunrise 06:34 Sunset 18:30 Dark 18:51
Sat 29/02 »
Surf report for Sat 29/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 4:00 2ft 4s 13mph 10:00 2ft 4s 13mph 16:00 2ft 4s 14mph Tide times High 12:45am (3.62m) Low 6:46am (0.74m) High 1:06pm (3.57m) Low 7:02pm (0.97m) Daylight First light 06:12 Sunrise 06:33 Sunset 18:30 Dark 18:51