Re: Pattaya-area beaches to go umbrella-free one day a week (PM Friday, 19 December 2014) – Providing more chair-free space for the public is not the same as the removing of all chairs and umbrellas every Wednesday. Who wants to sit on a bath towel in the burning sun? And you have to take your own drinks and food with you because there are no vendors to sell it to you. Surprising Thailand? Yes, but more tourists will avoid Thai beaches and will look for a spot where they are welcome every day of the week.