If you’re heading to Cambodia’s coast but can’t make it to the islands or if you just need to kill some time on the mainland then you could do a lot worse than spending time on Otres beach.
Otres beach is only a few minutes’ drive from Sihanoukville town but worlds away in terms of atmosphere.
Now more developed than in previous years Otres 1 and 2 still retains a nice mix of peaceful beach living but with all the necessary mod cons such as ATM facilities, mini marts, a mix of accommodation in terms of pricing and quality and some great places to eat and drink.
There are plenty of nice quiet places to lounge on the beach and swim in the generally very calm seas or for the more adventurous there are activities such as paddle boarding, jet skis and even fly boarding.
Both Otres 1 & 2 are generally kept a lot cleaner than neighbouring Occheuteal beach, between Otres 1 & 2 is a public beach area where many Khmer families often enjoy a pic-nic under the trees and swim with their kids.
Nearby are Otres village and Otres market both of which are worth visiting of an evening if you are in the area. We’ve always enjoyed our time down here and would highly recommend a visit while it’s still here. As with almost everything in Cambodia the area is under threat from further development and land disputes.