Cha Am is one of the cheapest places to eat fresh seafood in the country, particularly crab, squid and prawns. There are a number of restaurants near the fishing pier at the north end of the resort town as well as on the beach itself. There are also a number of Thai restaurants and international restaurants throughout the town as well as on the beach. For fresh fruit, wander around the Cha-Am fresh market. Drinking is cheap in Cha Am, especially at the beer bars near the night market and the bus station. There are also a few beachfront bars and bars along the roads leading to the beach.Shopping
Cha Am is not much of a shopper’s paradise, though there are a couple of upscale shopping malls, convenience stores and department stores. The Wednesday night market is a good place to shop for household goods, cheap clothing, DVDs and electronic accessories, while the beachfront shops are best for picking up souvenirs. You can also take a drive to Hup Kapong village to buy hemp handbags and hats.