Pattaya is 147 km southeast of Bangkok and faces the Gulf of Thailand. The only place of note between Bangkok and Pattaya is a small marina in a housing project in the Bang Pakong River.
The coast southeast from Pattaya to the Cambodian border has many relatively undeveloped islands, but for the moment there is only one really safe year-round haven for yachts along this coast, Ocean Marina just south of Pattaya.
There is also a good natural harbour at Sattahip, but this is used by the Royal Thai Navy and is out of bounds.[read more]
In recent years an increasing number of yachts and motor cruisers ply the coast, and Ocean Marina Yacht Club, which has increased its capacity to over 400 berths, is active and organises cruising flotillas to the islands to the south.
The voyage from Pattaya to Koh Kut near the Cambodian border will certainly not lead to crowded anchorages. This trip is well worth the effort, with lots of splendid unspoiled islands to visit.[/read]
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