Beach Road Pattaya
Beach Road starts at the Pattaya North Traffic circle (round about) and goes south all the way to Walking Street. As you drive down the one way street from the round about to walking street the beach will be on your right and to the left will be sois numbered 1 through to 13. Seems like at some point they decided to develop new sois along the route so there are now sois like 13/1 and 13/2 to keep the numbering in order. The expats and business owners in Pattaya have come up with speudo names for almost everything making an entirely new language for all things Pattaya. Even Beach road as expats call it is really called พัทยาสายหนึ่ง Pattaya Sai Neung the locals in Pattaya simply refer to the area as Chai hart which means the beach.
There are blue pickup trucks that act like a bus and you can hop on one to travel the length of the road for a measly 10 baht. This is good when it's super hot but driving a bike down the road and finding parking isn't difficult either just be careful of the Motorcycle taxi drivers who like to speed down the road so they can get back to their stand and in queue for another job.
The biggest attraction of Beach road is hardly the beach itself nor is it the jet skis or the para-sailing and unless of course your a Russian holiday maker the real attraction is the endless number of cheap freelance prostitutes that line the footpath of beach road. The girls either sit where they can or stand and call out for the attention of potential customers that pass by. The girls can be found there during the day but are in greater numbers during the evenings.
The kind of working girl you find on Beach road though is probably the lowest kind of prostitute there is in Pattaya. Desperate and definitely not of the best quality is a good place for those who like to seek a cheap bargain. Anything you find on Beach road is price negotiable never go for the said price always lower it. Not all girls here can go long time either most are sideline girls that have other commitments.
Hang out long enough on Beach Road and you'll start to notice one or more interesting things happen. My favorite thing to watch out for is the "boyfriend". The boyfriend of one of the street walkers hangs around in the background as motivation for the girl. The boyfriend is basically a pimp but rarely has more than the one girl working
The girls along Beach Road are only good for one thing and that's Short Time the beach road girl is not someone you want to take on your weeklong trip to Phuket with either. She's typically uneducated and of low class but will likely fuck your brains out for a 500 baht bill and that's really what the Beach Road experience is about.
Best time to head to beach road is about half hour after the sun drops and the girls have all just arrived to the beach. Beach Road is 3km long but most of the freelancers typically stand between soi's 7 right down through to walking street Pattaya but can be found along the entire length of the strip. Some of the better looking girls I've seen are up to top north end of the road across from the more expensive hotels.
Warnings for Beach Road
It's advised that you do not use any jet skis along Pattaya beach don't sit in an arm chair in fact down even go down to see the waters edge and god forbid don't touch the water you won't know what might happen. Pattaya beach was probably beautiful 40 years ago but now it's a wasteland go to the islands if you want the beach experience Pattaya was made for the nightlife only.
Final warning really is to just be smart, the edge of the beach and secluded areas makes it a prime location for anyone doing illegal activities. People will try to sell you drugs, prostitutes, contraband pretty much anything you can think of. Keep your wits about you and be smart. Ultimately if you keep to yourself on Beach Road or anywhere in Pattaya it's unlikely you'll experience any problems.
Map of Beach Road Pattaya
In the map you can see that Beach Road is in blue since Beach road only goes one way you can see the red line is also a one way street but goes the other way the street highlighted in red is called Second Road or in Thai พัทยาสายสอง simply Sai Song is fine. So to get back to the top of beach road get on another blue baht bus anywhere along second road to take you back up the road.
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