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Cambodia is without any doubt, worldwide known by its magnificent ancient ruins of Angkor but… There is so many amazing places to visit in Cambodia.
A paradise of white sand beaches lapped by the turquoise water of the ocean to relax and explore. Lines of palm trees to swing in their hammocks while enjoying the views and the tranquility of such an untouched gem. Does it sound like somewhere you want to be right now?
We can tell you that after discovering which are the most beautiful beaches in Cambodia you will want to be there in no time! Let’s find out.
Which are the best beaches in Cambodia in 2019?
Sok San Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cambodia with easy access by boat from Sihanoukville.
This beach is also known as Long Beach, due to its 7 km of walkable white sand beach where you can admire the cristal clear waters and the lush jungle surroundings. It has recently increased its popularity due to the filming of the TV show Survivor.
Despite being a popular beach in Cambodia you can still enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the place as well as high-quality snorkeling.
Coconut beach is off the coast of Sihanoukville, in Koh Rong Island easy accesssible by ferry. We fell in love with the place the minute we arrived. This beach keeps the natural beauty of an unspoiled place, with only a few accommodations scattered along the shore.
If you look around, you will be astonished by the green scenery of the jungle behind, the turquoise ocean and the white sand beneath your feet.
Behind the beach, if you follow the path that goes over the hill, it’ll take you to the Khmer village, where locals live. Another unique experience to live in the island, meeting the friendly locals and see what they do for a living.
Also, if you’re looking for a place to watch the luminiscent plakton, this is the place!!
All makes this place, one of the best beaches in Cambodia.
If we think about which would it be one of the best beaches in Cambodia, we cannot forget Lonely Beach.
Lonely Beach is located on the northern tip of Koh Rong, this beach remains untouched, being less visited than the other islands.
Lonely Beach is an idyllic secluded beach with turquoise waters, blinding white sand, and unspoiled nature to feel in heaven.
The reason why not many tourists are attracted here is the lack of accommodation. There is only one resort here, which means that guests can hsve the pleasure to enjoy the beach for themselves.
Lonely beach is the perfect escape to sit back, relax and enjoy the tropical life.
Otres beach is one of the furthest beaches in the coast of Sihanoukville. That is why it is a great alternative to the busy beaches in town, (Serendipity and Ochheuteal beach)
Otres beach is a lot quieter than the rest and still a beautiful place to relax and go for a swim. You can also find some boutiques hotels to stay and restaurants to eat.
On Saturday night, you’ll find Otres market, with a range of food stalls and live music that goes on until late.
The reason why Otres is in our list of best beaches in Cambodia is that, it is a great place to sit back and enjoy the beauty of a Cambodian beach with a bit of atmosphere.
For us, this is one of the best beaches in Cambodia to relax. The lazy beach is located on Koh Rong Samloem Island, a neighbor of Koh Rong but less spoiled.
This island preserves its exuberant natural beauty as it hasn’t been hit by construction yet. There you won’t find more than a handful of tourists which makes the island a secluded idyllic paradise.
The island displays a vivid green jungle blending with the radiant white sand and the turquoise ocean surrounding it.
If you like to go off the beaten track this beach is perfect for you. Sner Beach is a more unknown beach only visited by locals, so you will find a purest cambodian beach.
Sner beach keeps the beauty and wilderness of a off the beaten track where its white stripe of sand will invite you to immerse in such a paradise.
Here you will also find some beach shaks and eateries to enjoy local dishes and fresh fish and shellfish...
For us is one of the most beautiful hidden gems in Cambodia... Would you dare to get off the beaten track to discover it?
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When you visit Cambodia, make sure you spend some time exploring this hidden gems where you can relax and enjoy the views in what we know as paradise.
There are lots of activities to do, such as snorkeling, watching the glowing plankton at night, diving, trekking in the jungles or just lie down by the ocean. You will not regret your visit!
Which is your favourite beach in Cambodia?
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