Exploring the South West beaches on Ko Chang: Lonely Beach


2012-12-03-00-08-44_p1090023_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  The south west of Ko Chang is reached via tortuous narrow roads, but to see the beaches you have to leave the road and walk along the beach

Jungle covered mountains and blue seas

The south west of Ko Chang is reached via tortuous narrow roads, but to see the beaches you have to leave the road and walk along the beach


2012-12-03-00-09-08_p1090024_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Rocky headlands separate the beaches

Views from a rocky headland

Rocky headlands separate the beaches


2012-12-03-00-36-49_p1090025_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  The beaches are hidden from the rode by rows of shops and holiday accommodation

Behind each beach is a ribbon of intense development

The beaches are hidden from the rode by rows of shops and holiday accommodation


2012-12-03-01-23-19_p1090026_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Most of the time - and tide, the beach is quite narrow, with all the shaded space taken up by loungers and holiday accommodation

Loungers line the Lonely Beach

Most of the time - and tide, the beach is quite narrow, with all the shaded space taken up by loungers and holiday accommodation


2012-12-03-04-04-43_p1090030_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  You need to get up at dawn to see Lonely Beach like this!

First thing in the morning on Lonely Beach

You need to get up at dawn to see Lonely Beach like this!


2012-12-03-04-09-51_p1090031_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  The further you go, the quieter it gets, and at last there are places to sit in the shade of the trees

Southern end of Lonely Beach

The further you go, the quieter it gets, and at last there are places to sit in the shade of the trees


2012-12-03-04-09-57_p1090032_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  The waters are warm, and early morning is the best time for a paddle or a swim, before the heat of the sun burns you to a frazzle.

Warm water even at dawn on Lonely Beach

The waters are warm, and early morning is the best time for a paddle or a swim, before the heat of the sun burns you to a frazzle.


2012-12-03-04-35-41_p1090035_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Probably the scene of many photos every day. A swinging seat under a tropical tree, blue seas and distant mountains.

A swinging seat on Ko Chang Lonely Beach

Probably the scene of many photos every day. A swinging seat under a tropical tree, blue seas and distant mountains.


2012-12-03-04-36-37_p1090036_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Looking out over the warm blue sea at other tropical islands

The view from Ko Chang Lonely Beach

Looking out over the warm blue sea at other tropical islands


2012-12-03-04-48-09_p1090038_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  At the far end of the beach it curves back to the jungle covered hillside

At the far end of Lonely Beach

At the far end of the beach it curves back to the jungle covered hillside


2012-12-03-04-50-17_p1090039_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  This is one of the most idyllic sections of the beach, away from the tourist accommodation and crowds

Tropical paradise at Lonely Beach

This is one of the most idyllic sections of the beach, away from the tourist accommodation and crowds


2012-12-03-04-57-13_p1090041_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Exploring the South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach

Swinging on the seat at Lonely Beach

Exploring the South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach


2012-12-03-05-19-27_p1090042_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  At this distance it is beautiful - but the temperature is rapidly rising, so time to find somewhere cool

Looking back along Lonely Beach

At this distance it is beautiful - but the temperature is rapidly rising, so time to find somewhere cool


2012-12-03-05-19-35_p1090043_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  The water here really is this clear!

Crystal clear water at Ko Chang Lonely Beach

The water here really is this clear!


2012-12-03-05-58-48_p1090044_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  This beach is mostly occupied by a restaurant

Not all beaches are sandy

This beach is mostly occupied by a restaurant


2012-12-03-05-59-11_p1090045_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Some beaches are well fenced off, for the benefit of the more expensive hotels

Some beaches are out of reach

Some beaches are well fenced off, for the benefit of the more expensive hotels


2012-12-03-06-26-20_p1090046_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Small fishing boats

Local fishing boats in a small bay

Small fishing boats


2012-12-03-07-30-09_p1090047_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Construction under way to improve access along the shore line

Concrete bridge under construction

Construction under way to improve access along the shore line


2012-12-03-07-31-33_p1090048_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  But the beach is stones

Tropical seas and a palm tree

But the beach is stones


2012-12-03-07-46-48_p1090049_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  A short stretch of sand

South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach

A short stretch of sand


2012-12-03-07-47-33_p1090050_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Exploring the South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach

South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach

Exploring the South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach


2012-12-03-07-53-17_p1090051_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Exploring the South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach

South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach

Exploring the South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach


2012-12-03-07-58-49_p1090055_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Blue tropical seas and palm trees 

A short beach ends at a rocky headland

Blue tropical seas and palm trees 


2012-12-03-08-27-50_p1090056_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Tropical islands in a blue tropical sea

View of islands out to sea Ko Chang

Tropical islands in a blue tropical sea


2012-12-03-08-27-55_p1090057_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Exploring the South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach

South West beaches on Ko Chang Views from the cliff tops

Exploring the South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach


2012-12-03-08-28-47_p1090059_south-west-beaches-on-ko-chang.jpg  Exploring the South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach

Views out over a banana plantation

Exploring the South West beaches on Ko Chang Lonely Beach