Is it safe to swim in the Gulf of Thailand?

Is the Gulf of Thailand dangerous?

Beach Flags

While the Kingdom beaches don’t have sharks attacks to worry about, we do have Three other equally lethal things to watch out for; Rip Currents, jet ski’s/speed boats and Box Jellyfish. (Only 4 shark’s attacks have been recorded in the Gulf of Thailand in the last 100 years, and all have been on fisherman.)

Are the beaches in Thailand safe?

Don’t go into the dangerous parts of Thailand—just don’t! According to the U.S. Department of State, the areas to avoid in Thailand right now are the Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla provinces. Those provinces cover the southern tip of Thailand, and they’re currently awash in ethnic and racial conflicts.

How do you know if a beach is safe to swim in?

Read the beach safety signs at the entrance to the beach. Once on the beach, look for beach warning flags, often posted on or near a lifeguard’s stand. A green flag means water conditions are safe and other colors mean conditions are not safe.

What should I avoid in Thailand?

Top 10 things to avoid in Thailand

  • Swim at the southern Andaman beaches in the low season. …
  • Hire a motorbike. …
  • Go to tiger or animal shows. …
  • Go to zoos. …
  • Ride an elephant. …
  • Get in a taxi or tuk tuk before negotiating your fare. …
  • Sign contracts without advice from a qualified Thai lawyer. …
  • Get in an argument with Thai police.
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What things are banned in Thailand?

5 Stranges Laws in Thailand; Legal peculiarities

  • 1) It’s illegal to leave the house without your underwear on.
  • 2) It’s a crime to step on any Thai currency.
  • 3) It’s a punishable offence to throw (used) chewing gum on the pavement.
  • 4) You mustn’t drive a car shirtless.

Where is the clearest water in Thailand?

Kantiang Bay, Ko Lanta

It’s found just before you enter the sparsely populated deep south of the island, which means the beach is surrounded by deep green jungle and national park land. The beach features white sand and crystal clear waters speckled with a handful of resorts.

What makes a beach not swimmable?

Many beaches are closed to swimmers because they aren’t safe—steep ocean floor drop-offs close to shore create strong waves and undercurrents, making it dangerous to enter the water.

What beaches have the warmest water?

Here’s our list of the warmest beaches in the U.S. from December through February.

  1. Oahu, Hawaii. (Oahu Visitors Bureau, Takahiro Masuda) …
  2. The Big Island of Hawaii. (Mauna Kea Beach Hotel) …
  3. Maui, Hawaii. (Honua Kai Resort & Spa) …
  4. The Palm Beaches, Fla. …
  5. Miami, Fla. …
  6. The Florida Keys. …
  7. San Diego, Calif. …
  8. Santa Barbara, Calif.

What are the dangers at the beach?

Dangers at the beach include rip currents, big waves, shallow sandbanks and marine animals.