The waters in horseshoe-shape Chalong Bay are usually calm, as the entrance is guarded by Koh Lone and Koh Hae. It's not a scenic stop in itself—it's more of a working port than a beach. The reason to come is to see Wat Chalong. From the jetty you can charter boats or book one-day or half-day trips to Koh Hae, Koh Lone, and other nearby islands for snorkeling, diving, parasailing, and other activities (B750–B1,600).
Waterfront businesses survived the tsunami just fine.