Attracting thousands and thousands of visitors, both Thai and foreign, the East Coast is today one of the most popular destinations. Holiday-makers flock to the region, particularly over weekends and long holidays, which offers an immense variety of marine and other natural attractions: The choice of facilities and conveniently close to Bangkok by road, it is virtually a year-round destination.
Stretching over 400 kilometres of coast-line, from Chon Buri and Pattaya to Rayong, Chantaburi on to Trat, are fine beaches, coves and bays with countless off-shore islands. Visitors can opt for a relaxing stay along the beach, or choose the more vibrant atmosphere of a modern coastal town. The more actively-inclined can go for the many tourism-related activities. Inland are verdant forestlands with lovely cascades and waterfalls.
The East Coast is also famous for its abundance of culinary choices, from fresh seafood to spicy local dishes. In addition, it offers a vast range of seafood products to take home. Tropical fruits grown here are among the tastiest in the country.