White Sand Beach (Had Sai Kao) or White Sands Beach is a beautiful
sandy beach at the northern end of Ko Changs west coast. It is about
2.5 kilometres long and lined by rocks, over-hanging palms and broad-leaved trees.
The southern 1.5 kilometre long area, located at the road, is during
the season the busiest part of the entire island.
In addition, the northern part, probably the most well-known and
longest visited beach on Ko Chang, is today, after over 15 years
of tourism, still quite quiet.
The mountains covered with close rain forest, almost reach the beach
in the northern part, where the road winds itself steeply up the
mountain. Although the entire beach is flat like almost everywhere
on the west coast it is still suitable for swimming at either high
or low tide.
Baan Haad Sai Kao , the village parallel to the beach, stretches
itself almost along the entire road and is the busiest village on
the island. There are many restaurants, some with European menus,
bars, supermarkets, small shops and massage-shops. Besides some
internet cafes there is also a bakery. A small clinic and a police
box can also be found.
A few hundred metres above the beach, directly by the road towards
Aow Khlong Son (Khlong Son Bay), a small viewpoint is situated,
which offers a beautiful view over the entire beach.
||Arrival & Departure:
White Sand Beach can be reached from the piers in about
15 minutes by taxi for 30 Baht. If you have advanced bookings you
should tell the taxi driver the name of the resort or the hotel,
otherwise you can get the driver to stop anywhere you want by knocking
on the car-body.
The departure times of the taxis to Dan-Kao-Pier are subject to
seasonal change, so check in advance.
Accommodation is available everywhere along this beach.