Independence Beach - Sihanoukville
A kilometre of sand stretching south-east from the iconic Independence Hotel this thin stretch of sand is one of the best places for swimming in Sihanoukville. Hosting a small development of about a dozen brick-built beach shacks constructed towards the northern end of the beach which have seating raised up above the shoreline in the shade of the Casaurina trees plus sun-loungers and umbrellas actually on the beach itself. From here you are free to walk down the unspoilt beach with as yet undeveloped scrubland facing onto the beach and the occassional tree for shade until you reach the Holiday Palace Resort at the far southern end. This beach is a little-used gem and far away from the madding crowd.