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Beach Calming Cha-Am

 

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‘The Cha-Am municipality and other authorities have been conducting meetings and reviewing beach services such as beach vendors, curb-side restaurants and providers of beach rental services.

 

This review is expected to result in stricter regulation and less congestion. It could be called a ‘beach calming’ approach. The changes are expected to be subtle and unnoticed by the casual observer, but intended to ensure that the ChaAm seaside experience doesn’t lose any appeal, especially to families.

 

Steps have been taken to reduce the density of rented tables and chairs (only four tables between parked vehicles and the beach) and to insist that public parking on the beach is not controlled or influenced by businesses based at the beach. A gap of at least 3 metres between

the different beach rental operators will be enforced to allow easier public access to the beach. Curb-side restaurants across the road from the beach must be set back at least 0.8 of a metre from the road to allow pedestrian traffic. Unlicensed operators are under scrutiny and this may result in some loss of tenure with additional licences unlikely to be available.

 

There is a view that the desirable level of beach services has already been exceeded. It is understood that there are currently some 70 curb-side restaurants, 4,000 beach vendors, around 200 mobile food services and over 200 small business operations renting table, chairs and umbrellas of various shapes and sizes. Additionally around 45 jet skis and almost 100 marine scooters (with or without banana boats) are available for hire. The practice of clearing the beach from 5 PM each Tuesday (apart from public holidays) until Thursday morning to allow for the beach to be cleaned will be continued.

 

Source: http://www.huahintoday.com/local-news/beach-calming-cha/

 
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wakeupplease    1,586

Where have all the chairs gone, last time I was there it was nice under those trees and I did not have to sit on the beach and get sand in my bits as I hate that especially the sand fly's. Think I will stay at the hotel next time, so only the super rich get my money and the poor old locals who I love to spend time with will miss out on income from me.

 

Or is that what is going on, money to rich sod all to the locals.

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jvs    963

Yes would be nice to be able to walk on the sidewalk again instead of being forced onto the road by shop keepers

who are claiming the sidewalk as theirs.

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Rhys    1,077

post-7852-0-71605100-1466417047_thumb.jpgBeach Calming affect...

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RocketDog    73

For me this a non topic. I live in chaam but simply avoid the beach road for 2 km around the soi bus strip from Friday til Monday. If want go to the beach I simply find an empty area of beach farther up or down the hundreds of miles of coast. There are deserted beaches within 10 minutes each way.

 

Beyond that I am am loathe to have oversight or government control of anything if it can possibly be avoided.

 

I have witnessed first hand how the growth of government in all it's forms has eroded freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in my own dear nation. And yes, that is precisely why I am here.

 

Applauding more regulation is a dangerous proposition.

 

Making life easier for one group almost inevitably makes it harder on another, in this case the Thai vendors scratching out a meager existence and kissing farang ass all day, which must get pretty old.

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RocketDog    73
15 hours ago, Rhys said:

post-7852-0-71605100-1466417047_thumb.jpgBeach Calming affect...

Sorry. This calms me not at all.

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kekalot    76
On 2017-05-13 at 8:50 PM, wakeupplease said:

Where have all the chairs gone, last time I was there it was nice under those trees and I did not have to sit on the beach and get sand in my bits as I hate that especially the sand fly's. Think I will stay at the hotel next time, so only the super rich get my money and the poor old locals who I love to spend time with will miss out on income from me.

 

Or is that what is going on, money to rich sod all to the locals.

the beach chairs are there every single day except Wednesdays when they take it off to clean the beach

 

the picture on the original post was taken on a Wednesday, I have been here 4 years and never seen a single day apart from Tuesday night and VERY early thursday morning with no chairs and umbrellas.

 

personally, I don't like them, if you ever dare to park your car on the beach (especially on the weekends) they will come running and charge you to park there.. I had a friend that came to visit me last weekend and she paid for parking and some chair (first time i sat there in 4 years and I live 30 meters from the beach) and she was charged 150 baht.

 

I was under the impression that ALL of the beaches of Thailand were possession of  the King and always wondered why they would be allowed to monetize this especially that way but.. they must be paying authorities, trust me the "poor" you talk about are making big bucks every weekends and are like a mini mafia.

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