Located 10 minutes away from Da Nang city centre, My Khe beach is one of the most popular beaches in Da Nang. Boasting a powdery white shoreline, My Khe beach is home to high-end resorts and restaurants. Activites such as snorkelling, surfing, sunbathing and swimming are quite popular. Forbes magazine published it as 'One of the most attractive beaches on the planet', while The Sunday Herald Sun of Australia eulogized it as one of 10 most popular beaches in Asia.
Non-Nuoc Beach, about a 30 mins drive from Da Nang city, is a relatively quiet beach stretching about five kilometres along the shore of Hoa Hai Ward at the foot of Ngu Hanh Son. For those looking for a therapeutic seaside experience, few other beaches would top this beach. A number of beachside resorts line the shoreline with a throng of restaurants serving succulent seafood across the road. Beach beds can run out quickly here, but you can comfortably sunbathe here. Swimming and surfing during hightide are popular activities here.
Sandwiched between Non Nuoc Beach to the north and My Khe Beach to the south, Pham Van Dong Beach lies at the end of Pham Van Dong Road. The beach is around 10 minutes from the city centre. Many resorts line the beachside with beds for sunbathing or small huts to enjoy your drinks under the warm sun. Small eateries and restaurants can be found across the road from the beach.
Located 20 minutes from Da Nang, Bai Da Den, also known as Black Rock Beach, is among the unique beaches in Da Nang, known for its black rocky formations. The route leading to the beach is dotted with distant views of Son Tra peninsula, My Khe Beach, Marble Mountains, Bana Hills, and Cham Island. This laid-back beach is loved as a picnic spot where people are often found barbecuing and enjoying the views. Although swimming is allowed in certain areas, one should be careful near the rocks as jellyfish can be found swimming near them.
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About 7 km South-East of Danang city, Bac My An Beach is home to a wide variety of premium and luxury beachside resorts. Many of the resorts have their own private patch along the stretch of the beach. You can still find a few wide areas which are open to the public. Swimming, kayaking and windsurfing are popular activities on Bac My An Beach.
Characterised by the Intercontinental Resort, Bai Bac Beach located 22 Kms to the northeast of central Da Nang is primarily a weekend getaway. If you are looking to splurge and for some peace and quiet, then this beach is for you. The beach is narrow and is overlooked by hills and cushioned by tropical jungle on one side. You can take a boat ride and visit different islands near the coast and also indulge in some diving and fishing. A popular activity here is to hike along one of the many trails to the Monkey Mountain.
Just 12 km away from the bustling city of Danang, Tien Sa Beach is an untouched offbeat beach. The beach is home to many fishing folks who have their villages nearby. Tourists are scarce here, and you can wade along the shore or enjoy light swims. Ban Co Peak and Linh Ung Pagoda near the beach are attractions you should visit before heading back to the city.
A beach of historical significance, Nam O Beach is situated 15 kms northwest of Da Nang. A very non-urbanised beach, there are a few hotels here to cater primarily to locals and the tourists who do oddly end up here. You will find many small shacks run by the village folk, ready to welcome visitors with Nuoc Mam (fish) and Goi Ca (cured fish fillets). This is generally served with vegetables in rice paper.
Known also as the Red Beach, Xuan Thien Beach is another among the beaches of Da Nang which is of historical significance. Located around 20 minutes from Da Nang airport, this beach was used as a landing area by the American soldiers. The beach is generally not too crowded, and you can find a fine selection of hotels, resorts, restaurants and bars lining alongside the beach. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to be at the beach, as the rising and setting sun colour the waters and beach with a reddish hue.
A beautiful local beach which is great for some relaxing and some light swimming as well. The beach does not get too crowded and is relatively off the radar of many tourists. There are now may hotels along the beach with their own private section.
Midway between Hue and Da Nang, Lang Co Beach of Lang Co Town is one of the most picturesque beaches in Vietnam. With a backdrop of rolling hills and crystal clear waters on bright sunny days, this beach is a perfect day trip from Da Nang or Hue. A number of seafood restaurants line the beach roadside. Travellers highly rate the seafood which is always served fresh everyday.
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This post was published by Joysurjya Hagjer
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