I stayed on beautiful Otres beach in Cambodia for a couple of weeks recently, a few kilometres from Sihanoukville town. We walked into that backpacker ghetto one morning, just to see what was what.
There was little to redeem the place, with polluted seas and a strip of sand covered in rubbish and sun loungers, but the walk there more than made up for it. At the far end of Ochheuteal beach the pace of life was a lot more relaxed, and with little development nearby there was plenty of room for everyone and everything to stretch out.
Including the cows.