No chair? No problem on Jomtien Beach

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Despite the assertions of chair and umbrella vendors, Jomtien Beach was buzzing with activity on “no chair Wednesday”.
Despite the assertions of chair and umbrella vendors, Jomtien Beach was buzzing with activity on “no chair Wednesday”.

Despite the assertions of chair and umbrella vendors, Jomtien Beach was buzzing with activity on “no chair Wednesday”.

Many families, both foreign and Thai, brought their own beach mats and foldable chairs to enjoy the sun and sea. Others played beach volleyball, swam or ran around.

There has been a debate whether the no beach chair and umbrella days benefit the community, with the majority of vendors claiming no one comes out on Wednesdays when they don’t have shade.

On Nov. 1, at least, they were wrong. Most Thais don’t rent chairs anyway, nor do families getting together for picnics. So the beach is offering something for everyone during any one week.

Jomtien area offers a lot of shops as well, which is convenient for those who wish to have cold drinks or food from nearby restaurants. There also now is plenty of parking on Jomtien, making bringing chairs and mats easier.

  • Gert Ned

    It doesn’t look very busy! I only see a few people and no sunshine! The few people will disappear when the sun is shining!

  • Gert Ned

    ít’s not very busy. I can see only few people without sunshine. This people will disappear when the sun is shining!

  • roskruge

    They should only put out deckchairs, when then have bodies to fill them, having hundreds of empty deckchair occupying and making the beach an eyesore is a disgrace.

  • Don Cline

    That beach picture certainty does not look crowded to me. It looks like only a few people are out there on a shady day. I do not even see shadows in the sand of the trees. I agree with Gert that there would be very few people out there in the sun.. Oh, and bring your own beer.

  • Robert

    Same number of people, just less eyesores of umbrellas.