Ban Boet Beach
Prajuabkirikhan ProvinceOpening Days: EverydayContact Info: Bangberd Village, Saitong Sub-district, Sapannoi District in PrajuabkirikhanBangberd Beach is situated in Bangberd Village in Saitong Sub-district. It is a curved bay with the length of 14 kilometers. The beach is clean with smooth auburn sand. There is a rocky mountain closing the bay called Bangberd Mountain which is the symbol of the beach. The beach is a new touristic place in Prajuabkirikhan and Choomporn province which still maintains its natural element and its historical value. Bangberd Village used to be called “Klongaor Village” after “Aor Canal” which is filled with numerous reeds. Villagers who did the agriculture in the past used to come and get the water from this canal which is the main water resource for every household and for livestock feed. However, nowadays the canal has been filled up and most of the villagers’ jobs in Bangberd have changed from farmers to fishermen. In the Second World War period, Bangberd was known for its watermelons which were huge and weighted over ten kilograms. Its taste was sweet and crisp; it was Tom Watson’s from America. In contrast with watermelons which were sold in the market in that period, they were from the east such as Trad province. The quality was so much different; it was not sweet and crisp. Sugar had to be added to watermelon to sweeten the taste. It was grown in the watermelon farm of Mom Chao Sithiporn Krisdakorn, the Father of the Agriculture, whose motto is “Money is an illusion, food and hunger is real”.To visit, you can travel by personal car through the highway 4 (Petchkasem road) to milestone 425 (around Huai Sak T-junction). Then turn left to the highway 3497 about 16 kilometers before reaching Bangberd Beach. Another way is if you travel by public buses, take Bangkok-Bang Sapannoi bus to Huai Sak T-junction and take a motorbike taxi rider to Bangberd Beach. Also, in case of travelling by train, take off at Huai Sak or Bang Sapannoi station and call for a pickup service (if any) for your convenience.