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Kep Beach, Kep

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Walk along the clear shallow waters and white sands of Kep Beach, a small beach only 1 km (0.6 mi) long surrounded by green forest. Local fruit and seafood markets line the shore, and remain infamous in this area-- Kep is well known for its crab markets-- so don't miss the chance to try Kep's blue crab. After relaxing on the beach, head to the various monuments found in the local vicinity. Despite the popularity of the beach with locals-- especially at the weekends-- take care when swimming here as many do not recommend it due to the impurities in the water which can make you sick. Try to avoid national holidays due to heavy crowds. Rentable chairs, ATM machines, and shower/hygiene facilities can all be found nearby. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kep Beach by using our Kep online itinerary planner .
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  • It seems to the place to go on weekends for local families for a picnic and a day on the beach. Great for a cool swim.  more »
  • This is a small average beach. Lots of garbage. Lots of people. Nothing special at all. Not sure why a visitor would even come here. It seems to be mostly used by locals - which is fine. But if I am o...  more »
  • Visited here on a weekend away from Phnom Penh, Easy to walk around to see the tourist sights (mermaid, crab etc). Apparently white sand is trucked in from Sihanoukville as the sand is Kep is darker. ...  more »
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  • Nice beach. Not overcrowded & water is calm and very warm & shallow. A bit of a lack of shade, but the drinks from the vendors are not inflated prices, so a good experience all round.
  • After going to Kep many times I can say beach is usually quite clean EXCEPT during the local public holidays when droves of locals with little regard for their environment litter everywhere. The water is considered very clean due to stringent government policy and monitored regularly. However the dark sand/stone sea floor makes the water look murky after the rain or during windy days, that doesn't mean it's dirty. There are cleaning teams from the government that maintain the beach in good condition but when they are needed the most (public holidays) they don't work. The water level increases very gently and there are no strong currents making it a good beach for inexperienced swimmers or kids.
  • I thought it would be a more beautiful beach, it is really nothing special and quite dirty. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and there was a lot of people there, mostly locals enjoying the water and playing games on the sand.
  • Lovely a bit windy at this time of year
  • The beauty of sunset at Kep beach. Kep City municipality is 336 square kilometres big. It's located in the South of the country and is bordering to the North, East and West with Kampot and to the South with the Gulf of Thailand. The province has not so much typical plain wet area like other provinces of Cambodia, as there are some foothills from the Elephant Mountains coming from Kampot province
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