Beaches in Myanmar

Bird Island
A boat trip to Bird Island in Ngwe Saung Beach, is the most popular water based excursion for a day of snorkeling and bird watching.
Beaches Sightseeing Activities
Chaung Tha Beach
Chuang Tha beach (25 miles west of Pathein) is easily accessible from Myanmar and located just 5-6 hours drive away from, Myanmar’s former capital. It’s where the waves of the Bay of Bengal and the Indian ocean lap the shores, and the beach expanding fast with many beach side resort hotels along the beach front to accommodate more visitors flow. The beach is less expensive than Nge Saung and Ngapali beach, and normally crowded with local middle class Burmese families. Seafood is fresh. The beach is pretty clean. Beach vendors are not pushy. It’s a proper beach resort by Myanmar standards. So nothing could go wrong in Chaung Tha if you are on a budget and in need of a proper sun and sand.
Activities Beaches Traveler Choice
Cockburn Island (Myeik)

Cockburn Island (Myeik)

This Island is also called Kyun Su, for the adventurous visitors to explore and view the limestone caves and rock formations and other wildlife.
Cave Sightseeing Beaches
Dive @ Mergui Archipelago

Dive @ Mergui Archipelago

If you want to see fish and invertebrates not found anywhere else on the face of the earth, and one of the last uninhabited archipelagos in the world, Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar) is the place to go.
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Gawragyi Island (Chaung Tha Beach)
The Island is situated 70 miles (123km) south of Chaung Tha beach. It is usually arranged as a day return trip, where visitors can see coral reefs, common birds, and the process of production of natural fertilizer from guano and the life style of local people.
Activities City & Town Beaches
Island 115

Island 115

Island 115 is located 39 miles (63km) from Kaw Thaung. One can see some monitor lizards and snakes. There is also Bird’s Nest Cave. It is a good place for snorkeling and kayaking.
Adventure Beaches Sightseeing
Jaketaw Village

Jaketaw Village

This small fishing village is situated near Ngapali Beach. A visit to this village can be easily made by bicycle. One can see the villagers usually sundry their fish, shrimp and coconut.
Beaches City & Town People Tribes
Kaw Thaung

Kaw Thaung

Kaw Thaung is in the southernmost town in Myanmar (800km from Yangon and 2,000km from the country’s most southern tip). Formerly known as Victoria Point, Kaw Thaung is one of the entry ports of Myanmar for visitors from Thailand to travel by a broad estuary in the Pakchan River. Across the river is the border town of Ranong in Thailand.
Beaches Adventure Sightseeing City & Town Activities
Kyaikkami Beach

Kyaikkami Beach

Located 88km to the south of Mawlamyaing, the Pa goda is easily accessible by car taking about 2 hrs from Mawlamyaing. Kyaikkami Pagoda, perched on the rocks by the sea and connected to the land by a covered causeway, is one of the main attractions in Mon State. Note that you can't swim at this beach as the tides are rough and the coast is rocky.
Activities Beaches
Lampi Kyun (island)

Lampi Kyun (island)

Located in Tanintharyi Region, Lampi Kyun (island) is further offshore and it is one of the largest and has been designated as a national park. Extending about 90km long and 8km wide, this rugged landmass features a forested, mountainous interior and two year round rivers that flow into the sea from the island’s western shore.
Beaches Sightseeing
Lover's Island

Lover's Island

The lover’s Island is the beauty of Ngwe Saung Beach from where the view of sunset of the Bay of Bengal is an attraction by itself.
Beaches
Ma Kyone Galat Village

Ma Kyone Galat Village

Ma Kyone Galat Salon Village is located on Bo Cho Island. Salon Festival is held at this village every year. The only human inhabitants in the area are sea gypsies, namely Salon in Myanmar. They live on boats during dry season and remain on land during rainy season.
People Tribes Beaches
MaCleod Island

MaCleod Island

MaCleod Island is one of the unspoiled islands in the Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago which is a perfect place for diving, snorkelling, sea kayaking and fishing, as well as bird watching, short trekking and jungle safari.
People Tribes Beaches
Magyee Creek (Chaung Tha Beach)

Magyee Creek (Chaung Tha Beach)

The creek is situated 15km from Chaung Tha Beach in Ayeyarwaddy Region and accessible by boat to observe the fisherman’s life.
Beaches Adventure
Maungmagan Beach
Maunmagan, however, is undeveloped and possesses the time-frozen quality that is so difficult to find in modern life. In the early evening, fishermen prepare their graceful wooden fishing boats for overnight expeditions; in the early morning, they return with their hauls of seafood that are sold locally. From your place beneath a swaying palm, this beach will seem like nothing else on earth.
Activities Beaches People Tribes
Mawtinson Pagoda

Mawtinson Pagoda

It is the most revered pagoda in Ayeyarwaddy Region. Following the Pathein River till the Andaman Sea, is Cape Mawtin (Mawtinson), where the well-known Pagoda Festival during the month of Tabodwe (February, March) is annually held.
Religious Sites Heritages & Landmarks Beaches
Mergui (or Myeik) Archipelago
It was only opened up to foreign tourism in 1997 after negotiations between Burma and dive operators from Phuket in Thailand. The archipelago's isolation is such that much of it has not even yet been thoroughly explored.
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Myanmar Andaman Resort

Myanmar Andaman Resort

Myanmar Andaman Resort is located on Fork (Macleod) Island in Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago, Southern part of Myanmar. Myanmar Andaman Resort is designed to meet the requirements of those who love to enjoy sun, sand, sea and nature on the beach/ island and as well as to take part in activities of Marine Eco Tourism.
Adventure Sightseeing Activities Beaches Traveler Choice
Myeik Archipelago (Mergui Archiplago)

Myeik Archipelago (Mergui Archiplago)

The Myeik Archipelago is an archipelago in far southern Myanmar. It consists of more than 800 islands, varying in size from very small to hundreds of square kilometres, all lying in the Andaman Sea off the western shore of the Malay Peninsula near its landward (northern) end where it joins the rest of Indochina.
Adventure Beaches Cave Sightseeing Traveler Choice People Tribes Nature Reserve Activities
Ngapali Beach
It’s a place where you simply “switch off” and recharge your energy. This palm-lined, pristine beach is a place where you must visit in Myanmar. History says Ngapali’s been named by a homesick Italian reminiscing about Nepel beach. This is not your just- one-of-the-best beaches, but simply the best beach in Myanmar. And it has recently been named as one of new desirable beaches in the world by the Financial Times. Myanmar’s previous political situations made the beach less known to the world, but things are progressing quickly. Ngapali’s 3km long un-spoilt beauty can rival any South East Asia’s famous beaches including Phuket and Bali. But unlike them, Ngapali is free of noisy beachside bars, crowded people and hawkers.
Traveler Choice People Tribes Adventure Beaches
Ngwe Saung Beach

Ngwe Saung Beach

It is located in the Ayeyarwaddy Region, some 48km from the town of Pathein. Ngwe Saung, with a beach frontage on the Bay of Bengal with its clear blue water, its white crested waves, sandy beaches and unspoiled and pollution-free natural surroundings, is indeed one of the best places to select for a holiday interlude of rest and relaxation.
Beaches Sightseeing
Nyaung Maw Village

Nyaung Maw Village

It is located near the Ngwe Saung Beach. It has full of white sand and lined with coconut palms.
Beaches People Tribes
Nyaung Wee (Pulubada Island)

Nyaung Wee (Pulubada Island)

About 10 nautical miles away in South of Lampi. Many of nameless small islands with beautiful beaches surrounded by Nyaung Wee and because of this reason, a group of Sea Gypsy used to settle to be avoid from south west monsoon wind and north east monsoon wind. A river, in the northern part of Nyaung Wee is very nice river for bird watchers and wild life explorers.
Adventure Beaches Cave Sightseeing People Tribes
Ohn Da Pin Chaine Beach

Ohn Da Pin Chaine Beach

It is located 6 miles (10km) north of Chaung Tha Beach. The journey takes around 1 hour walk, pleasant terraces overlooking the sea.
Beaches
Palone Tone Tone Beach

Palone Tone Tone Beach

Palone Tone Tone is small fishing village lays on Palone Tone Tone island that is situated 5 miles (8km) away from north western part of Kaw Thaung. The village and Kaw Thaung is connected with a bridge. Nice beach in there and holiday vacation place for Kaw Thaung residents and the life of the fishermen can be seen.
People Tribes Beaches
Pataw Padet Island

Pataw Padet Island

Pataw Padet Island, just five minute boat ride from the Myeik (Mergui), is named after two prominent hills at either end of the island, several religious buildings, stupas and sculptures have been constructed on the island.
Beaches
Pearl Island

Pearl Island

A magical excursion through calm blue seas to Pearl Island is unforgettable experience for visitor. It is a haven of coconut trees, white sand beaches and the feeling of remote tranquility that only a desert island can produce.
Sightseeing Traveler Choice Activities Adventure Beaches
Pu Nala (Bo Cho Island)

Pu Nala (Bo Cho Island)

It is located just south of Lampi (Lamp) Island and a major settlement for a race of Salons (Moken – Sea Gypsies). Many of them still live on the boats and stay on the islands only for a short monsoon break, to shelter from the severe storms. The village on this island is called Makyon Galet, which is located on the northern shoreline of Bo Cho Island, overlooking a bay and the big Lampi Island.
Sightseeing Nature Reserve Ecotoursim Adventure Beaches Activities
Pulu Set (Nga Mann Island)

Pulu Set (Nga Mann Island)

The famous island to celebrate beach bonfire party and barbecue in Kaw Thaung Region. The beach is just one and half mile long but the sand in the beach is very white and smooth. Water is crystal clear and beautiful coral life is found.
Activities Sightseeing Nature Reserve Adventure Beaches
Sea Gypsy Villages (Salon Villages)

Sea Gypsy Villages (Salon Villages)

The Salon people also known as Moken who live in the sea around the Myeik Archipelago. These Salon people, called Sea Gypsies, spend their whole life on small boats, by diving for pearls and looking for such sea products. They come to land only for shelter from cyclones and high seas during the monsoon season.
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Setse Beach
It is located in 80 km south from Mawlamyaing (Moulmein) of Mon State, and therefore it’s around 8-9 hours’ drive away from Capital Yangon. Setse has been a resort since the 19th century, and still remains popular among locals. Not a picture postcard beach by any stretch of the imagination but his low-key Gulf of Mottama (Martaban) beach is a very wide, brown-sand strip and is lined with waving casuarina trees. Seafood can be enjoyed with a very moderate cost compared to the other popular beaches, and it is the perfect destination if you stay in Mawlamyine and want to explore the part to the south.
Beaches City & Town
Snake Island (Hmwe Island)

Snake Island (Hmwe Island)

It is one of the best pleasant places near the Thazin village. It takes 45 minutes by motor bike from Ngwe Saung Beach.
Beaches Sightseeing

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