Pattaya Beach is situated alongside the city centre,
close to shopping, hotels and bars. The over-abundance of
jet-skis and speedboats has contributed to the pollution of
the water along the beach, as has the practice of dumping
sewage in the ocean.
The section of beach from Central Road (Pattaya
Klang) south to the harbor is adjacent to the core of
Pattaya's abundant nightlife area, and hence is less
family-oriented than the North Pattaya, Na Klua and
Jomtien beaches. Most sections of the beach are covered
by rented deckchairs run by local beverage vendors
during daylight hours. During nighttime a few deckchairs
remain operated and drinks can be ordered at the south
end (near walking street) of the beach.