Cambodia Beaches
White Sands and Crystal Clear Waters

Cambodia Beaches are usually forgotten because of Thailand its neighbor, but they are slowly becoming popular among beach goers because of the white sands, crystal clear waters and idyllic islands.

Cambodia is a country that has been opening to the world in the last few decades. It is located in Southeast Asia bordering Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. Its main beaches are on the Gulf of Thailand, a branch of the South China Sea.


The Amazing Beaches of Cambodia

The Amazing Cambodia Beaches


Sihanoukville

Most of the beaches and islands are near Sihanoukville, also known as Kompong Som, a coastal city in Cambodia and the capital city of Sihanoukville province.

The city is flanked by an almost uninterrupted string of beaches along its entire coastline and coastal marshlands bordering the Ream National Park in the east.

The city, which was named in honor of former King Norodom Sihanouk, has a population of around 100,000 people.




White sands beaches on the island of Koh Rong, Cambodia

White sands beaches on the island of Koh Rong, Cambodia


Southwestern Beach, Koh Rong

Koh Rong Island is one of Cambodia’s most beautiful islands on the Gulf of Thailand with more than 40 Km of beaches. On the western side the beach stretches for 5 Km of untouched white sands surrounded by palm trees and clear blue waters.

Snorkelers enjoy the southernmost tip best, because it is full of schools of colorful fish.

To get there you have to catch a boat from Sihanoukville; the trip takes about two hours.


Cambodia Beaches

Long Set Beach on the Island of Koh Rong, Cambodia

Long Set Beach on the Island of Koh Rong, Cambodia


Long Set Beach, Koh Rong

This is another great beach in Koh Rong’s southern coast, with lots of empty space with white sands and turquoise waters.

These Cambodia Beaches are ideal for shelling, sun tanning and swimming.

At night you may find bio-luminescent spots that cause a ethereal phosphorescence in the water.


Monkey Island is located on the southeast side of Koh Rong is this deserted island with a few bungalows, but no amenities at all. If you are looking for solitude.....

Koh Thmei beach,
Ream National Park
is a place where you’ll find all the shells you want. This is one of Cambodia’s best beaches. It is uninhabited, except many birds.

Lazy Beach on an island two hours from Sihanoukville

Lazy Beach on an island two hours from Sihanoukville


Lazy Beach, Koh Rong Saloem

All of the beaches on Koh Rong Saloem, an island two hours off the coast of Sihanoukville, will leave you in awe.

The clean beaches offer opportunities for swimming, fishing and diving and of course sun tanning. And do not miss the spectacular sunsets with your preferred cocktail in hand.


Sokha Beach near Sihanoukville Cambodia

Sokha Beach near Sihanoukville Cambodia


Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville

This is a privately owned beach of white sands that stretch for over a Km, with shallow clear waters great for swimming.

It is one of Sihanoukville’s most spectacular resorts with all amenities you may expect.

The waters are mint colored and the sands pristine white.


Main Beach, Koh Tonsay also called Rabbit Island it is very close to the mainland. It is lined with beautiful palm groves and thatched huts serving local beers and drinks

Otres Beach is a totally unspoiled beach far from any town. You may see kilometers of white sands with many seafood shacks and beach bars.

Serendipity Beach, is the opposite of a quiet beach. Here you’ll find restaurants, BBQ shacks and beach parties. If you don’t like large crowds, this may not for you.

Koh Pos Beach, small, secluded and extremely well shaded, It is ideal for curling up with a book, gorging on lobster and finding that respite from the hot sun...

Bamboo Island is a deserted island with only basic accommodation. If you don’t plan to overnight, there are day tours available.

Ochheuteal Beach in Cambodia

Ochheuteal Beach in Cambodia


Ochheuteal Beach

Known as UNTAC Beach in the early 1990s, this is a long and narrow beach with many guesthouses, budget hotels, restaurants and bars.

For more information visit Cambodia Tourism Website


Koh Ta Kiev has amazing beaches in Cambodia

Koh Ta Kiev has amazing beaches in Cambodia


Koh Ta Kiev

The three beaches on this island are gorgeous with golden sands and aromatic pine trees.

There are many opportunities for snorkeling on this besides trekking through the jungle. This island has many species of birds worth discovering.


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