Right at the top of the island, just south of Sarasin Bridge is Nai Yang. The beach has been declared a National Park, but the public still have free access. There would be an uproar if this were to change, for this deserted stretch of fine sand fringed with giant casuarinas is where Thai residents come to picnic and ‘get away from it all’. Near the bridge there are some small seafood restaurants. Between November and February, this is where the sea turtles struggle up the beach to lay their eggs.