Nowadays, Chiang Mai is just a two hour direct flight to Phuket or Krabi and you can be on the beach. But it is not entirely true that we don’t have any beaches in Chiang Mai. Since February this year there is a place called Chiang Mai river beach. On Google maps they claim to be a coffee shop but there is more to it.
The Mae Nam Ping(river) is not that inviting to swim in but there are sun chairs and sand and toys for the kids to play in the sand. As usual it is also an Instagram hotspot where you can take a selfie with flowers or chill in a swing shaped like the moon.
There is also a bar with light dishes, coffee, and drinks.