The beach is located on the Rakhine Coast near Thandwe, only 35 minutes flight from Yangon. Myanmar’s best-known resort providing the visitor with un-spoilt white sand beaches fringed with coconut groves as far as the eye can see. All along this coast are lies Asia’s undiscovered paradise. One can find three natural scenic beauties in Ngapali Beach are the blue sea, white sand and the lovely sun. It also serves as the best ground for sunbathing and recreation such as beach strolling cycling etc. This area contains many small islands that can be visited on day trips from main center. Ngapali beach is a 3km ribbon of white, soft-as-talc sand beach that stretches from the village of Ngapali to “Gyeiktaw”. The fiery sunset, for which the Bay of Bengal is noted for, can be watched right from your doorstep.
There are regular airline services between Ngapali and Yangon. During the high season there are usually also connections from Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake.
Ngwe Saung Beach
It is newly opened beach about 48km from Pathein. This un-spoilt beach stretches 15km of white sand and blue sea. With its sandy shore free of mud and clay, transparent and clean sea water, pretty islands nearby and rows of palm trees in the Bay of Bengal, is really an irresistible attraction for beach lovers. Ngwe Saung can be reached by car from the Yangon in approximately 6hrs. The journey takes travelers on a partly bumpy and pot-holed road across the alluvial Ayeyarwaddy Delta region. As an alternative to rad travel, it is now possible to travel from Yangon to the Pathein River by boat, a journey of approximately 16 hrs overnight sail through picturesque scenery, passing homesteads and typical villages dotted along the riverbanks. Please refer to the River Trails for the cruises information.
Chaung Thar Beach
Chaung Thar Beach lies about 40km west of Pathein. It is about 5hrs drive from Yangon. It is an attractive wide beach with a muddy delta look. Not only coconut palms but also casuarinas trees can be found at the back of the beach. This un-spoilt beach stretches 15km of white sand and blue sea. Chaung Thar is more popular with local visitors so expect a more lively and raucous experience.