The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Pattaya beach bay city views

Pattaya beach bay

Pattaya beach bay

Pattaya beach bay & city views is a collection of photos from Pattaya bay & the surrounding area. Here’s what I see each day from my condo, best view I have had from any of my previous homes.

Low tide Pattaya Beach Bay

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From July for a few months we get very low tides and the beach looks better than it really is.

Chinese tourists boarding the boats

Pattaya beach bayEvery day they line up in their hundreds to go Para Sailing and to visit Koh Larn island.


Boats everywhere

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This sight is repeated every day of the year on Pattaya beach bay.

Bali Hi Wharf south Pattaya

Pattaya beachIn the background the building under construction is now 50 floors high (as of September 2014) Currently shrouded under controversy due to alleged unauthorised changes to the original plan.

Ferry to Koh Larn

Bali Hai pierA cheaper way to get to Koh Larn is by ferry from south Pattaya, a 40 minute ride for 30 Baht.

 North Pattaya & Wongamat

Pattaya beach bay To the left of the Holiday Inn, the building with the green light, is Markland. I live on the 17th floor with views of Pattaya beach bay.

Looking south from Markland.

Markland Pattaya beachThe opposite view from the previous photo, the building with all the lights is the Pattaya Hilton. My friend Kayoko from Tokyo is enjoying the wonderful view with a Japanese beer.

South Pattaya

Pattaya beach

Work stopped on this project in 2014 due to disputes over height and position.

Nothing like a little shade.

Pattaya beach bay

Anything to escape the heat.

Storm damage Pattaya beach

Pattaya beach

This is a very common sight during the wet season.

Ok, lets fix it

Pattaya beach bayThe rainy season in August & September plays havoc with the beach, Pattaya drains & gutters can’t handle the incredible downpours which overflow and wash away the sand.

Siam @ Siam Hotel


Siam @ Siam hotel

This fantastic hotel is rather unique, check it out if you get the chance.

Hilton Hotel Pattaya

Pattaya Hilton hotel

The Hilton is in the prime position on Beach Road and they charge accordingly.

North Pattaya

Pattaya beach bayLooking north at low tide in August with the high rise buildings at Wongamat on the left.

Naklua Rd north Pattaya

Pattaya beach bay

In the distance is Thailands main port, Laem Chabang.


Cape Dara HotelWongamat beach, in the centre is the luxury Condo “The Cove” and to the left is Cape Dara hotel.


Beach Rd sculpture

Pattaya beach bayThe Beach Rd sculpture shows several seagulls, I have lived opposite the beach for several years and have never seen a seagull here, lots of pigeons but no seagulls. 🙂

A balloons eye view of Pattaya beach bay

Pattaya beach bay

This is attached by cable to the Royal Gardens shopping mall.

Magbificent cloud

Pattaya Beach Bay Beautiful clouds over Pattaya Beach Bay.

A split sunset

Pattaya sunsetWhat an amazing sunset, it only covers half the beach & bay.

Thank you for visiting my Pattaya beach bay photo blog.

May 1st 2015
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That’s all folks

Beckington Trowbridge

Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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