Two Koh Larn Beaches cleared of trash after social media outroar

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has cleared up trash on two beaches located on Koh Larn.

Photos were posted in the ‘Pattaya Watchdog’ Facebook page on May 14 with a message reading, “Some business operators have dumped this rubbish on the beach.” No mention of tourists dumping trash was stated by the group as other officials often like to state, but put the full blame on locals.

The DMCR yesterday reported that they had inspected Tawaen beach and Thonglang beach on Koh Larn off the coast of Pattaya in Chon Buri after the photos went viral and multiple local residents complained.

They responded by quickly clearing the beaches and removing the trash, which seemed to be a variety of items including chairs, building equipment, sandbags and dozens of bags of various construction trash.