Hua Hin to Khao Takiab

Khao Takiab, Khao Tao, Pranburi, Paknampran, Khao Kalok, Dolphin Bay, Sam Roi Yod and Prachuabkirikhan. Discussion on areas south of Hua Hin.
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Post by sam » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:31 pm

Bb, I will swap places on litter patrol, I bet the beach still looks better than the UK. Enjoy your holiday you lucky boy. :cheers:

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Post by Big Boy » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:24 pm

As promised, here are links to the photos of the trip:

Bad bits ..... firstly the litter around the Chinese Temples, and then the pollution below Lets See. Finally, a photo of the rusting Paint Can and the tyre.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8517813@N0 ... 887300618/

Good bits .... 95% of the trip saw a perfectly clean beach - photos taken at regular intervals along the beach.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8517813@N0 ... 893628415/

IMHO, the litter near the Chinese Temples in inexcusable, and could be rectified very quickly. The pollution is a lot more serious, and needs some professional attention. The can and the tyre - just routine debris from the sea.
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Post by pfotoguy369 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:01 pm

Well all I can say is this beach is about 99% cleaner than Pattaya beach.

especially after a storm.
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Post by niggle » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:29 pm

Well I have a quick dip every morning atround the end of 84 back of Silom, rarely any rubbish, the odd bit only. The guys who run the sunloungers there clean the area every morning and its collected by the municipality peopel

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Post by lomuamart » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:43 pm

niggle wrote:Well I have a quick dip every morning atround the end of 84 back of Silom, rarely any rubbish, the odd bit only. The guys who run the sunloungers there clean the area every morning and its collected by the municipality peopel
It's been quite a while since I walked the beach, but the stretch that you seem to be talking about was always my favourite as I was going to Khao Takieb. There were two beach restaurants about 300 mts south of Sailom. The sand was always clean and the people friendly.

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Post by Big Boy » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:19 am

The one thing that really concerned me about my trips to and from Khao Takiab was the small area of polluted beach http://www.flickr.com/photos/8517813@N0 ... 887300618/. I am surprised that nobody else has picked up on this, particularly because its the only real blotch on what in my opinion is a lovely beach.

Probably a stupid question, but do the Thai authorities not care about pollution? If they do, is there a hotline (don't laugh) than can be phoned to report such instances?

This small area is clearly polluted with what almost certainly is some sort of toxic waste. It is on a beach that I'm sure is not only walked by me on my annual trip to Hua Hin. I hate to think what would happen if somebody who has had one Chang too many felt a bit hot, and wandered in to the sea at that point to cool off.
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Post by Condoking » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:15 am

Big Boy wrote:This small area is clearly polluted with what almost certainly is some sort of toxic waste.
Could this be a dedicated outfall from the massage parlour washing machines and showers. The toxic waste is baby oil infused with sweat, grime, shower gel, washing up powder and whatever else is caught in the process.
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Post by Big Boy » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:43 pm

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Post by pfotoguy369 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:35 am

I had to kinda chuckle when I saw the pictures of Hua Hins polluted beach.

not that it's a laughing matter but this is what I saw in Pattaya beach yesterday morning on mine and my TG's walk.

I must admit we do have a fairly nice walkway and they go to great extrams to keep it well policed

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but here's the actual beach.

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This is just another reason I'm moving to Hua Hin
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Post by Big Boy » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:52 pm

pfotoguy369,

I don't know if you know the history behind my OP, but there had been several people reporting the filthy beach at Hua Hin. I walked the walk just to see for myself. Apart from the area below Lets Sea, the beach was a clean as any that I've ever seen.
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Post by niggle » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:00 pm

Wherever you are here are always parts of any beach which could be cleaner. I think HH overall is prety clean compared to some areas of the world I have been.
AND remember don't blame Hua Hin, blame the isiots who leave their rubbish there. What kind of prat leaves beer bottles on a beach anyway.

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Post by niggle » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:01 pm

Apologies for the spelling in my last reply - too much singha !!!!!

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Post by Big Boy » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:44 pm

niggle wrote:Apologies for the spelling in my last reply - too much singha !!!!!
You can never have too much singha - no need to apologise :wink:
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Post by PeteC » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:06 pm

Whether HH or Pattaya, it's not Thai or Farang residents throwing plastic bags and other junk into the sea or into the storm drains, it's your offshore activities. 5-8 miles out from Pattaya everynight are 100-150 large squid boats, and I think HH has similar.

In addition, Pattaya is right next to Lam Chabang commercial port, the largest in the country, and vessels with uncaring captains blow their tanks prior to docking so they won't have to pay for disposal in port.

HH has the ocean current flows down from the Chao Praya which dumps everything and anything into the sea.

I had a chance to talk to some Thai Navy people at Sattahip over here who are also responsible for Coast Guard duties and things such as the above. They say they are capable of catching maybe 1 in 20 commercial ships who dump and blow prior to docking.

Yes for sure, there's the odd farang who leaves beer bottles on the beach and drunken Thai's as well who leave their beach picnic remains. That's tiny compared to what ships are doing. The stuff coming down the entire length of the Chao Praya and the three rivers that join to make it up, at Nakansawan, is also a huge source. Pete :(
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Post by STEVE G » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:19 pm

I agree with Pete on the fishing boats. Last month I spent quite a bit of time looking around the beaches near Pak Nam Pran where there are almost no tourists at this time of year and any small amount of rubbish that was on the beach definitely looked like the sort of stuff that would be thrown off fishing boats. I have to say that it was a very small amount, nothing to cause a problem.
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