Two of the main features of Thailand beaches are Umbrellas and Vendors.
The umbrellas sit on the beach in vast forests, and you get to hire the shady space under them to sit on canvas deck-chairs while consuming over-priced sea-food and beer. At least...at Cha-am...there is a lot of sand, and some of it is not covered by umbrellas.
The Vendors are numerous, but are nor excessively pushy in most places...those at Cha-am seemd quite relaxed and good-humoured.
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