Samila Beach is famous among people in deep south of Thailand, mainly from province of Narathiwat, Yala, Pattani and Songkhla itself. Samila Beach is located in Muang District of Songkhla Province. Located in the City Municipality, Samila Beach is renowned for its powdery sandy beach, shady pine groves and the statue of a mermaid which is Songkhla’s most famous landmark.
I visited Samila Beach when Noon and I went back for Songkran by train. Our train arrives about 10am in the morning and our bus will depart from Hatyai at about 6pm in the evening. We then rented a guesthouse in Niphat Uthit 2 Road for 150Baht just to put our luggage and shower. We then planned to go to Samila Beach which is 40km from Hatyai.
We took a minivan from Hatyai to Songkhla for 20Baht per person. The minivan was cramped with people who went to Songkhla as well. It took us less then 1 hour to reach Songkhla and we told the driver to stop us at Samila Beach. The Beach was not too crowded the time we went. There were few tour groups including a school trip from Narathiwat. Noon and I bought some food from one of the stalls and they gave us a mat so that we can eat on the beach.
We then took some photos with the Golden Mermaid Statue. Rain started to pour, we quickly stopped a tuk tuk truck and asked the driver to bring us to the minivan station which is quite near. From there, we took a minivan back to Hatyai. And on the journey back to Hatyai, I just remembered that we did not have a look at the Cat and Rat Statue which is also on the beach.