Kata Noi Beach
Given it’s reasonably small size, Kata Noi is packed with plenty of activities to keep kids amused. All in all a pretty beach with plenty to do.
Hobie Cats, Banana Boats, Jetskis, Kayaks, Parasailing are all to be enjoyed on Kata Noi beach. Additionally there is some great snorkelling around the rocks. Food can be bought in the form of snacks from beach vendors or from the hotel situated at the beach. To secure a sunlounger on this small stretch you do need to arrive early, additionally parking can be limited. Kata Noi is a very pretty beach with lovely soft white sand and beautiful bay views.
Toilet facilities are provided by the hotel and there is not much shade so probably not a great beach for smaller kids but the older ones will have lots of water fun.
Laem Ka Beach
Laem Ka is a wonderful (East coast) ‘safe all year round’ beach which also offers you and your family the chance to experience beach life Thai style.
Driving towards Rawai you need to turn left at the 7-Eleven before you take the road bending right for Rawai sea front. The 7-Eleven is opposite an entrance to a Thai Temple. Follow this road straight up all the way (you will drive past a security guard) and through some coconut fields which wind and eventually bear round to the right. Follow this road around and you will arrive at car park. Laem Ka is then a short stroll down some steps next to the Evason Resort.
Laem Ka is a lovely beach for a picnic under the trees and the beach trees provide ample shade all the way along. It’s a small beach which is very popular with locals who descend here at weekends for a picnic while the kids have loads of fun swimming and playing with inflatables. There is a beach vendour selling snacks and drinks but you will need to bring a beach mat or towel to sit on.
Although there are one or two deckchairs available for hire. Laem Ka does not have any watersports which makes it a lovely safe gentle beach for smaller kids.