This beach is home to the islands main town Thong Sala. Mostly anyone who has stepped foot on Koh Phangan came by the main ferry pier located here.
They probably saw the islands large old war ship (out of service), marooned and out on display, as if it had been neatly cast ashore in proximity to the pier and left abandoned.
Every day the pier greets new fresh to the scene tourists with their first experience of the Thong Sala pier. Neighbouring this hustle and bustle of people coming and going are several streets lined with shops, markets, restaurants, banks, and the like.
In town you can find the main post office and a bit more inland, away from the beach, is the police headquarters.
Every Saturday afternoon Chinese street inTongsala turns into a walking street starting at 5 pm and continues till 10 pm.
Many tourists and locals visits the market and you will find the place full of people, groceries, food, decorations, all kinds of Snacks and a very alive environment.