Sihanoukville is Cambodia's main beach resort town, featuring kilometers of white sand beaches and all-year-round warm and crystal-clear sea water. The most popular beaches are Occheuteal and Serendipity, usually crowded during the week-ends. Sihanoukville is also surrounded by many tropical islands, most of them (still) unhabited. The town lies also near the Preah Sihanouk National Park (15 km) , the Bokor Mountain National Park (140 km), the Sre Ambel National Park (45 km) , the Prey Nob Mangrove Swamp (20 km) , places where wild animals and rare birds can still be spotted.
Occheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach: Occheuteal Beach is a long and narrow strip of beach lined with Casuarina trees, grass umbrellas, rental chairs and little drink huts. The northern section has become known as Serendipity Beach and is a popular beach with foreign tourists, noted for small guesthouse rooms right on the beach. Aside from these guest houses on the beach there are around 30 beach huts serving good value meals and a wide selection of drinks.
Otres Beach: can be found a few kilometers south of town, is called "the Jewel of Sihanoukville" for its pristine, warm waters, nice breeze and the incomparable islands' view. It is one of the less crowded beaches of Sihanoukville.
Sokha Beach: It is located just west of Serendipity Beach. This beach is privately owned by Sokha Beach Hotel.
Independence Beach: It is located next to Sokha Beach on its west. The beach was named after the old Independence Hotel. This beach offers a good stretch of clean sand. Situated at the northern end of the beach is Independence Hotel and Koh Pos Beach with a tiny island only 800m off the coast. Koh Pos is known for its rock strewn shoreline and there is a bridge under construction to connect it with firm land.
Victory Beach: It is located at the furthest north of the peninsula of Sihanoukville. It was the original backpacker beach and is still popular with budget travelers. At the northern end of the beach is located the deep sea port. Apart from white sand and blue sea, this beach offers a good spot to enjoy the sunset.
At the south end of Victory Beach is another small strand of sand called Lamherkey Beach. It is the place where a French/ Cambodian construction team laid groundwork for the construction of the new Port of Kampong Som during the 1950s. At this beach, you can hire a boat to nearby islands.