Pattaya occupies most of the coastline of Bang Lamung District (one of the eleven districts that comprise Chonburi Province). This article only deals with Pattaya proper, which spans the areas to the east of Naklua Beach and Pattaya Beach, plus the Buddha Hill headland (which is immediately south of Pattaya Beach). Jomtien is covered in a separate article, and contains Jomtien Beach and the areas east of it, including Dongtan Beach. The beaches of Jomtien are much broader and generally in a better shape, and the atmosphere locally is more sedate and family-oriented than at Pattaya Beach.

South Pattaya Beach

Dongtan Beach 3km

Jomtien Beach : 3.5km

Koh Lan (Lan Island) : 10 km.

(10mins by speedboat or 30mins by sharing big boat)

North Pattaya Beach

Pattaya Beach 6km

Wongammart Beach 8km