Hat Wanakorn National Park
Hat Wanakorn National Park has a long stretch of beautiful beaches with breath-taking views, fine quality of white sand, plus lines of Common Ironwood and Ironwood Horsetail paralleling with the shoreline. The verdant atmosphere here promotes the higher level of relaxation.
Hat Wanakorn National Park was opened by royal decree on the 30th of December 1992 and became the country’s 76th national park. It covers an area of 23,750 Rai or approximately 38 square kilometers with the Southern Line running across in the middle. The park consists of both a terrestrial and marine section. The former includes reforested plants, such as Common Ironwood, Ironwood Horsetail and Neem Tree; while the latter is occupied by seven-kilometer long shoreline and rows of pine trees. The beach is 23 kilometers away from downtown. Keep driving on Petchkasem Road until you reach the 350th kilometer stone, and then you will find the entrance which requires only another 3.5 kilometers’ drive.
Hat Wanakorn Nationa Park is generally a narrow coastal plain which stretches from the coastal line. Two neighbouring islands are Chan Island and Thaisi Island. Klong Hin Chuang is the only water brook that flows in the park, but it runs dry from time to time during the drought. Moreover, nearby places worth visiting are, such as Khoi Garden, Chan Island and Thaisi Island (a main hub for swiftlet nest collection). Permission from the national park office is needed prior to coral reef scuba diving.
Tents for rent and accommodations are available for tourists. For more information, please contact the office of Hat Wanakorn National Park, Huai Yang sub district,, Thap Sakae district, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77130. Or contact Accommodation Services at Marine National Park section, the Office of Natural Resources Conservation, the Department of Forestry, or the Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University.
Hat Wanakorn National Park consists of 2 small islands which are Koh Chan and Koh Taisea.