Bangsaen is about 45kms from Pattaya
, 10kms from Chonburi and about 100kms from Bangkok
, the next beach along from Bang Saen is Ang Sila
, Ang Sila is famed for its stone ware products and also has some nice open air Thai style sea food restaurants on the sea front.
The beach in Bangsaen has many food and drink vendors selling the usual Thai foods, at weekends it is packed out with people from Bangkok taking a mini holiday, during the week you will mainly have the beach to yourself if you are after a getting away from it all type holiday.
Bangsaen has a Tesco Lotus and also a Carrefour with the usual sort of restaurants associated with Carrefour inside, ie KFC, Mc Donalds, the Carrefour is located on Sukhumvit Road.
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Take a drive to Ang Sila
to see the stone ware products on sale, or have a Thai sea food lunch over looking the bay. Bang Saen monkey mountain
Called khao sam muek in Thai, more of a hill than a mountain, you can buy food to feed the monkeys with, try not to tease them as they can be a bit aggressive. Saithip Butterfly Farm
Nearer Sri Racha than Bang Saen but only a 20 minute drive the butterfly farm is worth an afternoon of your time. Wat Koh Loy
This is in Sri Racha and is accessed by a 1.5km long causeway, has quite a nice mixture of different style buildings and Temples. Khao Kheow Zoo
Again near Sri Racha and about a 20 minute drive from Bang saen, nice selection of animals in quite nice surroundings. Nong Mon Market
Nong Mon Market is in between the Bangsaen turn offs and is quite famous for its sun dried sea food and other traditional Thai foods. A visit to Nong Mon Market in 2006 Sri Racha Tiger Zoo Bangsaen Marine Mueseum and Aquariums
Visit the marine aquarium and museum on the campus of Srinakharinwirot University.
Open from 8.30am to 4.30pm everyday, except Monday.
Has over 180 different species of sea animals in 44 different tanks, for foreigners it is 100baht to get in unless you have a work permit or Thai driving license, then you will get the Thai price of 30baht.
If the English language version of their web site isn't working you can view a cached version of it here
. Bangsaen Institute of Marine Science Web Site Songkran in Bangsaen
Every year all over Thailand Songkran is celebrated, this is the Thai New Year, in Bangsaen as well as the normal celebrations of throwing water over everything that moves they also have a sand Stupa building competition, basically these are the biggest sand castles your ever likely to see and it is worth a visit if your in the area. BangSaen annual speed festival
Held every year in early November over several days where the streets of Bangsaen are turned into a race track, there are many different events and shows each year. Bang Saen Thailand Speed Festival Web Site Bang Saen Restaurants and Bars
Bangsaen has many Thai sea food restaurants along the beach road and many food stalls actually next to the beach, for English
or international food there are places like the Thai Scandanavia Food and Drink Restaurant, there is a small snack bar coffee shop attached to Bangsaen Resort Hotel
. you can read about some of the other restaurants here
During the week Bangsaen is a quiet sleepy town, but come the weekend it can get packed, the most racey place in Bangsaen is called the Galaxy, this has coyote dancers and is on the corner of Sukhumvit Road as you come into Bangsaen, travelling further down the road you will also find some Thai pubs and some beer type gardens, more can be read about them here
. Hotels and Guesthouses in Bangsaen
Just off of Bangsaen Beach Road around Soi 1, Soi 2 and Soi 3 you will find many guesthouses, these generally start at 150baht for 3 hours and from 250baht per night for a fan room, or 300baht per night for an aircon room, you can read some reviews of them and see pictures of them here
. Nuan's Corner Guest House and Cafe
110 Bangsaen Beach Road, Saensuk,Muang,Chonburi
Phone:+66 038-748246 Fax:+66 038-748245
Mobile Nuan:+66 01-9822700 - Mobile Bjorn:+66 040225329 Nuan's Corner Guest House and Cafe Bang Saen Villa
178 Bang Sang 1st Rd., Saen Sook, Mueang Chonburi, Chonburi 20130
Phone : 038 382 088, 038 383 331-2
From 700 - 1,800 Baht Bang Saen Villa The Tide Resort
44/1 Bangsaen Beach 1 Rd., Saen Sook, Mueang Chonburi, Chonburi 20130
Phone : 038 399 200, 02 640 4094-7
From 3,800 - 18,000 Baht The Tide Resort
S.S. Bang Saen Beach Hotel
68 Moo 13 Bang Saen 1 Rd., Saen Sook, Mueang Chonburi, Chonburi 20130
Phone : 038 381 226, 038 383 575-6
From 1,200 - 2,500 Baht
S.S. Bang Saen Beach Hotel
Bang Saen Guest House
155 M.13 Bang Saen Beach Road, Mueang District, Chonburi
From 450baht per night.
Telephone : +66 (0) 3838 1227 Bang Saen Beach Resort
404/48 Soi 14 Bang Saen 2nd Rd., Saen Sook, Mueang Chonburi, Chonburi 20130
Phone : 0 3838 1675-7
From 700 - 2,500 Baht Bang Saen Resort Hotel
325 Bang Saen Beach, Saen Sook, Mueang Chonburi, Chonburi 20130
Phone : 0 3838 1772, 0 3838 2534, 0 3838 3221
From 1,300 - 2,500 Baht Diamond Inn Hotel
146 Moo 1 Bang Saen Beach Rd., Saen Sook, Mueang Chonburi, Chonburi 2000
Phone : 0 3838 1923, 0 3874 8488
From 800 - 1,000 Baht Saen Sabai Bungalow
64 Bang Saen Beach 1st Rd., Saen Sook, Mueang Chonburi, Chonburi 20130
Phone : 0 3838 1063
From 500 - 3,500 Baht Bang Saen Guesthouse
155 Moo 13 Liap Chai Had Rd., Huai Kapi, Mueang Chonburi, Chonburi 20130
Phone : 0 3838 1227
From 1,200 Baht Saen Suk Resort
2 Bang Saen 2nd Rd., Saen Sook, Mueang Chonburi, Chonburi 20130
Phone : 0 3838 1009
From 600 - 3,500 Baht
For longer term stays in Bang Saen you could take a look at United Place
which has serviced apartments from 24 sq mt to 104 sq mt with free wifi, or Beach House Apartments
on Bangsaen Lang road.
A day at the beach in Bang Saen
As a foot note, the Laemthong Department Store is now closed and seems to be being knocked down, November 2008.