Laem Mae Phim: a Thai sea resort
This page is not about Ban Phe (that is the jumping off port for Ko Samet) but about Laem Mae Phim (not listed in VT), that is about 20 kms east of Ban Phe, along the main costal road, in eastern Thailand.
Laem Mae Phim is one of the favourite sea resorts for the Thais: it has a long (a few kms) sandy beach and a long strip of bars, restaurants and karaoke pubs, catering mainly to thai families. Most of the accomodation facilities are family houses for rent, but there are a few hotels as well.
The beach is beautiful, and the sea too, but there no good places for diving or snorkelling nearby.