Ao Manao beach to reopen in July

Ao Manao beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan will reopen to visitors on July 1. (Photo: Chaiwat Satyaem)

Ao Manao beach will reopen to the public starting the 1st of July but will be limited to 1,700 visitors a day. The popular beach resort in the Prachuap province is managed by the Royal Thai Air Force under the supervision of Wing 5 commander Grp Capt Chaiyos Sawansan.

The Grp Captain said yesterday that the reopening of Ao Manao beach was part of the fourth phase of the easing of restrictions. Accommodation and restaurants would be supervised in accordance with the “new normal’’ measures. Social distancing would still be implemented.

The numbers of tables and sunbeds will be reduced to ensure social distancing. (Photo: Chaiwat Saetyam)

“About 8,000 people visited the beach during festivals and holidays,” says Capt Chaiyos.

He explained that 500 people can book for accommodations through Wing 5, and a maximum of 1,200 people would be allowed on the beach. Tables and sunbeds will be provided along the beach but the numbers will be reduced to ensure social distancing. “All visitors would also go through a checked-in process at the beach entrance.”

Grp Capt Chayos Sawansan (right) led officers to inspect the beach on Friday. (Photo: Chaiwat Satyaem)

Only one entrance gate would be open, at the northern side of Wing 5, from 6:00am to 6:00pm. Four teams of lifeguards would be on duty along the beach.

Original Writer: Chaiwat Satyaem
Source: Bangkok Post