Beach Angkoul – A hidden retreat
The easiest way to get to this pleasant stretch of forgotten beach is to follow the road to the Ha Tien border crossing – total 26.5km.
Once you arrive at the salt fields ask ch’nay sa’mot Angkoul? (= Angkoul Beach), and they will happily point the way. Alternatively take the shortcut from Kep (20km): east of Kep market is a school on the right, there is two street food vendors with red plastic chairs. Turn right and this dirt road will take you to the salt flats. Directions are a little vague here as there are several tracks leading to the left and right. The general rule is that you are heading for the hill in the distance on the coast. After dirt and gravel you will arrive at a quaint fishing village with lots of traditional orange and green painted boats. A good place to take a break. More salt flats and then a small ditch with a few planks across as a bridge, here turn left and follow the horseshoe road around the hill.
Angkoul Beach is mostly deserted, a few vendors but the rest of this sandy stretch is yours. And that makes the journey worthwhile.