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“Dirty, and very busy with vendors, worst in Thailand so far”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Hua Hin Beach

Hua Hin Beach
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5-Course Seafood Dinner at Coast Beach Club and Bistro by Centara Grand Beach...
Bangkok, Thailand
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“Dirty, and very busy with vendors, worst in Thailand so far”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Water was full of dirt, not natural dirt like seaweed or plans, but bottles, plastic bags, plastics cups and everything you can imagine like shoes and glasses.
Sand with equal amount of dirt and even poop piles from the horses.
Water is very shallow good for kids but not fun if you don't want your bikini full of sand trying to get a relaxing soak.

Beach very very annoyingly busy with vendors, half of the day is spent saying no thank you, no really no thank you, to all kinds of vendors every two minutes, it never ends.

Worst is the horses galloping with their owners trying to get tourist pay top dollars to ride along the beach, with little caution for children building sand castles or people sun bathing, a real hazard.

Visited October 2013
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“Long and Quiet”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Stayed at the Hilton which is at one end off a beautiful long beach which stretches' way down to a Golden Buddha. Nice for a peaceful walk and hotel watching, we stopped halfway for a refreshing cold drink at one of the beach bars. Even the opportunity for a massage.

Visited September 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Good bye Hua Hin Beach”
Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Thailand has been known for it's natural beauty. I am used to visit Pattaya when I was little. The locals turned it into the largest tourist trap in Thailand that rivals Patong of Phuket.

Yesterday was my second trip to Hua Hin Beach this year, the local vendors at the beach took me a row of chairs with a large umbrella. The price on the menu took me by surprise. The plate of fried rice is 300 baht with similar price scheme for the entire menu. Such activities seems to be encouraged as I am only steps away from the tourism police station. The menu itself even stated that the price gouging is approved by the local government. As I look back at my experience, the beach entrance was overcrowded by hawkers and horse rental. The stench from the animals and the feces were noticeable even from a distance. The public restroom and parking spaces cost money. All of this happens within meters from the tourism police station at Hua Hin Beach.

This is a sad day for another vacation spot that has been destroyed by the greed and corruption of the local authority.

Good bye Hua Hin Beach.

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Sankhaburi, Chai Nat, Thailand
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“Clean”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Hua Hin in my opinion is one of the cleanest beaches in Thailand. Good Hotels around and entertainment for all. Some Restaurants a bit pricey for what you get though

Visited October 2013
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“lovely clean beach”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed in the Hilton Hua Hin and walked up the beach daily for around 2 miles. The sea is very clean, although beware of Jelly Fish if you swim. There are beautiful horses for those who want to ride up the beach

Visited October 2013
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