The nice and calm atmosphere at Independence Beach can be inviting to the non-partying crowd.
Independence Beach takes after the name of a popular hotel that used to be located there. Slightly over a kilometre long, this beach offers serenity away from the crowd and delights visitors with the beauty of nature.
The Independence Beach is located about a 10-minute drive from Sihanoukville town.
Opening Days and Hours
The Independence Beach is open for 24 hours daily.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the Independence Beach is free.
How to Get There
The Independence Beach is easily accessible by taxi, motokep, or tuk-tuk.
The Independence Beach is suitable for visitors looking to spend some quiet time with loved ones and keen on meditation. It suits young couples, families with kids, and senior travelers.
Time to Spend
Most visitors spend about 2 to 3 hours at the beach.
With its tranquil ambiance, Independence Beach is ideal for picnics and yoga. This part of Sihanoukville is also conducive for visitors who wish to do some soul searching.
Food stalls are available around the area, but is pretty limited compared to the other beaches.
Safety and Fraud
Stay alert as monkeys can be found in the area, and they can get aggressive.
You may want to walk further down to Sokha Beach on the west side of Independence Beach. If you are into sight seeing, visit Wat Krom (5 minutes drive) and Vithei Krong or Victory Hill to view the sunset (10 minutes drive).
Accommodation options are on the beach itself, but Sihanoukville offers a variety of places to stay, ranging from budget hostels to luxury resorts.
Good to Know
When the weather is right, Independence Beach offers a spectacular view of both sunrise and sunset.