If peace and relaxtion are what you are looking for, then the peaceful area of Prachuap Khirikhan could be just what you need. South of Hua Hin by about 100km, Prachuap has 3 beautiful bays and a long beach area in Klongwan (just south of Prachuap).
The most popular of these bays is an area called Ao Manao. Ao Manao (Lemon Bay) is located inside the Wing 5 airforce base. However, this base is open to tourists and friendly. The beach area has great amenities too, including coffeshops, fresh seafood restaurants, deckchairs for the beach, and even a petting zoo and quad biking (in the far corner, to keep things peaceful for the beach areas).
This isn’t an area that is popular for beach parties and girls though. If that’s what you are looking for, this is not the town to visit. Most of the local expats here are heading home by 8-10pm, and the people traveling this area are mostly retirees and families. However, this also means that most are here to relax and are open and friendly. Just walking the beach in Prachuap bay will likely lead to meeting Thai and foreign visitors alike.
Because of this areas popularity, prachuap.org is setting out to provide all the information you could want for Prachuap Phirikhan, included some hidden places, little known Thai restaurants, relaxing places to have a meal and a glass of wine, and much more. Keep an eye on things, as this site expands and more interesting info is added …