What Beaches Are Near the Cube Pattaya
What do you suppose are the main reasons are for people to move to Pattaya? For some it is the business opportunities of a smaller town than Bangkok, for others it is the draw of the night life, and still others are drawn by the beach. The combination of the city, beaches, and plenty of business opportunity and night life is ideal for many- hence its popularity. The Cube is located near three awesome beaches and then some.
The Nearest Beach to the Cube is Cozy Beach
Cozy Beach is a lovely beach frequented by locals. It is off the beaten path, and is closer than the main beaches of Jomtien and Pattaya. It is located at the bottom of Pratumnak Hill. The coastline curves around so a full 270-degree ocean view is possible from Cozy Beach. The beach itself is devoid of beach chairs and their vendors. There are motorbike taxis that have a station set up at the entrance to the beach, and there are usually a few vendors near the taxis selling cold drinks, coffee, fruit, and other assorted street food that comes and goes. Cozy Beach does not have much in the way of water sports, this beach is for sun bathing, lounging, and is ideal for sandcastle construction or walking your dog. There are also a number of really great restaurants not far from access to the beach. Exploring on foot may be the best way to discover them all.
Jomtien Beach just south of the Cube Pattaya
A short five-minute drive to the south will take you to Jomtien Beach, a full 5.8 kilometers of golden sands. At one end is old town Jomtien which is reminiscent of seaside towns found around the globe. Jomtien Beach is filled with expats living full time and Thai business owners.
The beach itself has a great mix of beach chairs, and open sand. There is a volley ball court with a grand stand near the night market.
Annually in December the Grand Stands are added to and the World Jetski Championships are held.
There is a myriad of water sports located at Jomtien Beach. The far end near to Na Jomtien is where you will find the Flyboard Station where you can fly like a bird and swim like a fish. This cool invention came out in 2012 and takes water sports to the next level. In addition to fly boarding you can also go windsurfing, rent a jet ski, ride a banana boat, or hire aboat to take you to Koh Larn, the island across the bay.
Taking a speed boat to Koh Larn is by far the best way to see the little island. You get a private driver, who will take you to any of the beaches you want on the island- especially away from the main one, you do not have to fight with parking at Bali Hai Pier, and your boat is private. It runs on your time, and the driver is delighted to be doing something. This service is not advertised but if you just talk to people along the beach they all know someone to call for you. Jomtien is a very small tight knit group of locals and if you are polite they are happy to include you in the group. It has a completely different vibe from Pattaya.
Pattaya Beach has it all. The 4 kilometer half moon bay with golden sand that first drew the American Military stationed at U-Tapao Army Airfield during the Vietnam War. Pattaya Beach has parasailing in the morning, plenty of places to go Scuba Diving for all levels of divers. There is snorkeling, dining on the water, beach chairs, Go Go bars, and at the far end of Pattaya Beach near the Hollywood style sign on the hill you will find Bali Hai Pier which has a number of dining cruises, ferry services and speed boats to Koh Larn, and the dive boats typically pick you up at the pier.
Pattaya Beach is absolutely a tourist beach, the people watching is great, trying to pick out who the real ladies are versus the lady boys can be a great game to pass the time. Right on Pattaya Beach is Central Festival a 7 level luxury shopping megaplex with a cinema, bowling alley, video arcade, and shopping and dining galore
The Beaches near the Cube
Within just a few minutes you can be at three very different and distinct beaches each with their own personality. Cozy Beach,, Jomtien Beach and Pattaya Beach. Certainly, something for everyone. The Cube's central location makes it easy to either drive yourself via car or motor bike, or take advantage of any number of public options such as motorbike taxis, songtaews, or even call Grab Taxi and they will come and pick you up with a pre determined fare.
Whatever beach is your preference it is just mere minutes away from your new condo at The Cube