New Beach is a short section of beach at the northern end of Klong Khong Beach. There is a stretch of undeveloped beach and road running alongside it which has no buildings, only fields.
New Beach is a very rocky beach where it is difficult to swim and for this reason there is not much there. Further south Klong Khong Beach is much more developed as it is a better beach for swimming.
About New Beach
New Beach runs south from the headland about 700 metres before it becomes Klong Khong Beach.
Swimming on New Beach
Low tide on New Beach exposes what lies beneath the sea. Trying to swim off New Beach will be a painful experience even if you wear shoes because the rocks extend a long way out to sea. There are no boats moored here for that reason.
What there is on New Beach is line of palm trees backed by fields. There are normally cows on the southern end of New Beach relaxing on the beach under the shade of the trees taking advantage of the sea breezes. New Beach is a nice spot to sit in the shade on the edge of the beach and read a book. You are unlikely to be disturbed.
Lanta New Beach Bungalows
There are only two buildings on New Beach and they are side by side. The larger building is the bar, restaurant and pool area of New Lanta Beach Resort. New Lanta Beach Resort is a popular resort with inexpensive bungalows that cost as little as 300 THB a night in low season. Guests here spend their days around the resort’s large swimming.
New Lanta Beach Resort also has an inexpensive restaurant and bar where a meal will set you back around 100 THB, although you may want to wander down the beach in the evening to Klong Khong Beach were there is much better food on offer.
Sound Shack Bar
The other building on New Beach is the Sound Shack Bar, which as the name suggests is a wooden building with some plastic tables and chairs. This is an ‘old school’ Thai beach bar with friendly service, a relaxed atmosphere and a lot of Bob Marley tunes played on the stereo. Again, if you are looking for more exciting nightlife then you will find it a 15 minute stroll south along the beach to one of the many busier bars on Klong Khong Beach.
Location of New Beach
New Beach is located 8.4 km from Saladan Pier.