Trang’s busiest beach, Pak Meng is still a laid back place to enjoy a cold one by the water’s edge from one of the many beach bars
Pak Meng is Trang’s most developed beach. It’s a long narrow strip of sand with beautiful views over a flat calm ocean and across to the islands of Koh Ngai and Koh Muk. No wonder there are numerous beach shack bars and restaurants cheek by jowl, designed for predominantly Thai tourists to enjoy the view while sipping a cold one in the shade of the numerous trees that line the beach.
Directly behind the trees runs Pak Meng’s road, parallel to the beach and shoreline. There’s a second strip of more sturdy looking restaurants on the other side of the road, around 20 to 30 in total, so you’re spoilt for choice.
Pak Meng beach is long – all the action is up at the northern end and the restaurants and beach bars extend for about a kilometre down the beach.
After that it becomes fairly empty again, except for a couple of resorts and the famous seafood restaurant Yok Yor. It’s an easy, pleasant walk up and down the wide pavement besides the road up to the northern area if you stay at one of Pak Meng’s more southern resorts.