Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, Thailand
beach type: sandy (细沙)
attracts: mostly gay (主要同志族群)
Dongtan Beach is part of Jomtien Beach in southern Pattaya, It is perhaps the most popular gay beach in Thailand, attracting a large group of gay expats, visitors and locals all year round.
The gay section of the beach is right near the gay-friendly Rabbit Resort. There are plenty of sun loungers and shades available for hire. Behind the beach is a tree-lined promenade with stalls selling food and drinks as well as masseurs offering Thai massages. This promenade area was landscaped a few years ago and is now closed to traffic during the day, making the area very quiet.
Dongtan gets busiest in the afternoon and on the weekends, with most people heading back to their hotels around 5-6 pm.