SihanoukVille, Cambodia

SihanoukVille, Cambodia Beaches

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Beaches, Beaches, Everywhere

everywhere, everywhere, beaches.

 

 

 

 

 

Here's a Few

Some of these SihanoukVille beaches are crowded with beach chairs, umbrellas, bars, and people.  Some are just filled with sand.  A few beaches are rocky, and nice to look at, but not for swimming.  From most Cambodia beaches, you can take trips to the islands, and rent boats for snorkeling and fishing.

Ocheteaul Beach on the East side of town, about a 5 minute ride from downtown. This beach runs about 3 kilometers from Serendipity Beach to Otres Beach. Ocheteaul is filled with beach stands and chairs.  Seafood, burgers, pizza, and booze.  Most places serve Khmer style food, but most offer Western dishes.  Across the street from the beach, there's an assortment of restaurants and hotels. Central Ocheteaul, going towards Otres Beach, is an unoccupied 2 kilometers of beach, behind the "golf course" which never was. This is your walking path to South Ocheteaul and Otres Beaches.  South Ocheteaul is a 200 meter stretch of beach ending in a rocky point, river and bridge.  a few hotels here, beach restaurants, and mostly quiet and beautiful.  Also, you can go on the road, around the "golf course" to this beach.  You can walk across the bridge, and you're at Otres Beach.  Voila.

Serendipity Beach The tourist beach on the East Side of town. Actually the last 200 meters of Ocheteaul beach towards Sokha Beach.  No beach stands here, just Western style bars, hotels and restaurants.  One of the few places with rooms right on the beach (or hillside).  Swimming's not great here, but the scenery on the beach is.  Very quiet daytime, but can be very noisy at night.  Many new souvenir shops, clothing, MP3 downloads, tour services and boat departures to the islands.  Serendipity has turned into the shopping section of town.

You'll find the main tourist pier for trips to the islands here.  Also, Serendipity Beach Road, from the pier 400 meters to the Golden Lions Circle, has over 40 guesthouse/hotels, and over 60 restaurants (covering about 20 different nationalities).  Rooms here are from $1 a night to $200.

Victory Beach At the bottom of "The Hill", near the port, Victory beach has quickly become the tourist beach on the West side of town.  Unfortunately, this is all "private beach" now or under construction, so not very popular.  An easy walk from Victory Hill, with plenty of seafood, boating activities, guesthouses, and a full service casino or three.  Some quiet beach in the middle, and some restaurants towards the port. Also, featuring a pier for island boat trips.

Island Beaches Opening up quickly, but still (mostly) pristine, the islands offer some very beautiful beaches.  Day trips to the islands let you experience a few of these.  Many have basic bungalows (and some really nice ones too) on the island beaches.  One island features $5,000 rooms per night.  Check out Cambodian-Islands.com for more info.

Independence Beach A kilometer or two of nothing but beach.  A Small collection of new beach restaurants in the middle, and a private beach at the Independence Hotel complex at one end, and at the Holiday Palace Casino at the other.  One of the quietest beaches.

Sokha Beach Sokha beach is a private beach, 1.5 kilometers long, for the guest of the Sokha Resort hotel.  Well groomed beaches, not too many people, and for a fee (if you're not a hotel guest), a beautiful swimming pool, fitness center, and lobby lounge.  At the near end of Sokha are a few hillside and cliffside bungalows.

Hawaii Beach Hawaii beach is filled with pine trees, shading the beach area.  Many small boats are available for rent to the islands.  Right next to the bridge to Snake Island, which you can see a few hundred meters from the shore.  Several beach restaurants here, but no accommodations.

Otres Beach Outside of town, Otres is the fastest growing beach in town.  Several dozen beach stands and fine dining are here.  Electricity and a couple new roads just came to this beach, so it's expanding rapidly.   Also, sailboat and kayak rentals and windsurfing here.  Many hotels and guesthouses with rooms from $5 to $150.

Other Cambodia Beaches in SihanoukVillePast the port, is Hun Sen beach along the road to Steung Hauv.  Not normally a tourist beach, but worth a ride out.  You can check out the fishing piers along the way.

There's also a beautiful beach at Ream National Park, about a half hour drive outside of town.

Steung Hauv fishing village is a great day trip, but no swimming beaches.

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