Fodor's Expert Review Independence Beach
Once a local favorite, there is little of this beach actually open to the public anymore. Also known as 7-Chann Beach, it is now only accessible at the northern end, but even this 500-meter strip (close to the towering Independence Hotel, after which the beach was named) makes for a nice little oasis away from the crowded Ochheuteal and Sokha beaches. Lining the beach is a row of restaurants and bar-cafés, where you can get tasty bites and cool cocktails. On the southern end is the new Holiday Palace Resort & Casino. Amenities: food and drink; toilets; parking (no fee). Best for: sunset; swimming.