7 miles from South Pattaya Bay
Ocean Marina is built within a rock breakwater, with approximately 300 berths in front of two high-rise hotel and condominium towers. It is easy to spot from seaward. Permission is required to enter from the Harbour Master on VHF Ch.12 during office hours. A limited number of superyacht berths up to 50 metres are available. www.oceanmarinayachtclub.com
The entrance is quite shallow at low tide and deep draft vessels should seek advice from the marina on current depths. It is possible to anchor outside the entrance, away from the channel in 4-5 metres on sandy bottom.
Facilities ashore include a travel lift, forklift, boat ramp, sailing school, charter operators and chandlery where services can be arranged.
In recent years the sailing activities have increased greatly and now regular racing weekends are organised from the marina. This remains, at time of writing, the only marina on the eastern seaboard mainland down to the Cambodian border.
12 miles from Ocean Marina
Anchor in 4-5 metres on either side of the island. The southern anchorage is ideal for overnight stops in pretty surroundings. May be subject to Navy restrictions.
Anchor in 6-10 metres on the eastern side of the bay. Giving good protection in the southwest season, the inner bay is shallow. May be subject to Navy restrictions.
35 miles from Ocean Marina
A beautiful natural harbour protected in all seasons. Anchor in 3-4 metres off the sandy beach in front of the Royal Thai Navy Yacht Club. There are good facilities ashore, although visits are by invitation only.
The waters adjacent to the naval station, south of the Laem Pu Chao light on the mainland and east to Koh Phai, are out of bounds to cruising yachts.
While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is accurate, the charts of anchorages are based on personal experience and satellite imagery and are intended as a guide only. They should not be used for navigation. Please refer to Official Hydrographic Charts of the respective countries.
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