Hat Puek Tien - Phetchaburi

Hat Puek Tien has been developed as a tourist attraction since 1982. The charm of this broad casuarinas-lined white beach has attracted many visitors. Of particular interest are the beach's cast sculptures of characters from Phra Apai Manee, a story penned by Thailand's greatest poet, Sunthornphu. Sculptures include Phra Apai Manee, the pipe-playing hero and Pi Suea Samut, a demon-woman. The sculptures can be found on a man-made hill, 100 meters offshore, built to stem coastal erosion in the area.

Hat Puek Tien has a selection of seafood restaurants to serve the visitors. It is located at Puek Tien Sub-district of Tha Yang District, about 22 km from Muang District and 7 km from Chao Samran Beach.

There are two ways to get to the beach by car. The first is the same as the route to Hat Chao Samran; follow Ratchadamri Road and then straight along Route No 3177. After passing the Phetchaburi Ratchaphat Institute and the local police station (around 13 km), turn right and drive about 7 km, along the coastal road. The other route is a bypass passing Phra Nakhon Khiri cable car station. Turn left at Tha Yang Intersection and then follow Route No 3187 along the irrigation canal for about 15 km.

Songthaew services leave Phetchaburi every 15 minutes from 7.30 am to 6.15 pm and from 6.30 am to 4.00 pm for the return trip. The route passes Hat Chao Samran and takes about 45 minutes with a fee of about 20 baht per person or 200-300 baht to charter a songthaew. The station is next to Krung Thai Bank and Wat Tor, not far from the clock tower.

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