Jomtien is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand about 165 km southeast of Bangkok in the province of Chon Buri.
The popular beach is known for its water sports (jet skis, para sailing, scuba diving) and for several annual sponsored events and festivals, attracting many visitors.
Jomtien Beach is divided from the main part of Pattaya by Pratumnak Hill, just south of the city.
Jomtien is essentially a residential area with beachside hotels, bungalow complexes, condominiums and restaurants.
A wide array of watersport activities can be found, including jet skis, parasailing and small sail boat (Hobie Cat) rental.
Dongtan Beach, just past the Avalon Beach Resort in Jomtien, is known as the gay beach, and is busy every day of the year.
Jomtien's most visible landmark is the 56-story Pattaya Park tower, part of the Pattaya Park entertainment complex which also features a water park, roller coaster, monorail.