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Safe to leave bag in beach?

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Safe to leave bag in beach?

We just arrived in Phuket st Patong beach and looking forward for a swim!! The water is beautiful. We have a lot planned in which we need to take our bag and wallets. Is it safe to leave your bag on beach while you're in the water? Does anyone have any suggestions?

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1. Re: Safe to leave bag in beach?

Don't take your wallets, take as much money as you think you will need for chair hire, food and drinks.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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3. Re: Safe to leave bag in beach?

Waterproof container for valuables and take with you.

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4. Re: Safe to leave bag in beach?

Though I know one should never leave valuables unattended, it depends a bit on WHICH beach and where you are located on it. Patong can get pretty crowded. But if you were, for example, at Naithon Beach - probably no problem.

Since most of us take things like a small camera, a Kindle or similar - it is not so easy to carry it all around in a w/p bag. I tend to stay near the beach chair guy for my area - use their restaurant/shop for drinks and they tend keep an eye on things in their immediate area - but that is on Kata Beach.

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5. Re: Safe to leave bag in beach?

Hi

We don't leave our valuables unattended on a beach. If we know we will have to leave stuff, then we don't take anything of great value, or take the valuables in a waterproof bag as the others have said!

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6. Re: Safe to leave bag in beach?

Thanks for all the replies. We're on Patong beach. We just wanted to take down maybe iPod to listen to music, books, and money for lunch etc after. We also want a camera, but ours is waterproof so that's okay. We thought about just buying a bag that we could also lock for safe keeping, butbwhatbstops someone from just taking the bag.

Also Does anyone know how much the chairs in the beach cost? And good cheap seafood restsurants at Patong?

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7. Re: Safe to leave bag in beach?

Unbelieveable question. No one should leave their possessions unattended anywhere. Its common sense.

Hua Hin, Thailand
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8. Re: Safe to leave bag in beach?

If Beach is quiet then you both can swim busy then take turns if your concerned. Take basic stuff and do not leave out in the open put under the towel/T-shirt/ That kinda thing and just keep an eye on it. I have never had an issue. Just use common sense I guess. Have a good time. Chok Dee

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9. Re: Safe to leave bag in beach?

Noooooooooooooo!

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10. Re: Safe to leave bag in beach?

Probably not the best idea

In saying that it can be hard coming from Brissy/Australia where you can just leave your stuff on the beach..

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Sam

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