Located 15 minutes west from the ferry piers, White Sand Beach is the longest, busiest and most popular beach on the island. The beach, like the name suggests, boasts over two kilometres of powdery white sand fringed by overhanging palm trees, coconut groves and a variety of accommodation that suits every budget. The main road, not too far from the beach, is wide enough for two-way traffic, and flanked by resorts, shops, restaurants, pubs, banks and other conveniences. Although Koh Chang is notorious for its mountainous and hilly landscape, riding a motorbike in this area is a hassle-free experience because the road is flat and without unexpected bumps and holes. However, safety helmet should be worn at all times to prevent accidents and dealing with the police.
Shoppers and fun-seeking night owls are also well-catered for as the beach offers plenty of nightlife options and shops selling everything from cheap beachwear to used paperbacks. Visitors will never go hungry as long as they're staying here, because whatever your growling tummy desires, White Sand Beach is most likely to serve it. Local dishes like spicy papaya salad and international favorites like pizza, pasta and hamburgers can be found along the beach's main road.