Beaches In Vietnam

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Top Beaches In Vietnam

The beaches in Vietnam include world-famous Sam Son Beach and Danang Beach, the remote northern Halong Bay islands to the southern Phu Quoc region. They offer stunning reefs, and suitable conditions (Read More)for snorkelling, swimming, watersports and quiet relaxation. Accessible almost all year round, the beaches in the country are abound with beautiful pockets of corals and schools of marine life:

Here is the list of 23 Beaches In Vietnam

1. Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island

Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam. The entire island is dotted with spectacular beaches, but Long Beach is by far the most famous. It is not only a popular haunt for sunbathers and swimmers, but the blue waters and golden sands attract photographers and sunset lovers as well. Squid Fishing, hiking, snorkelling, kayaking and jet skiing are popular beach activities. Another popular activity is to rent bikes and cycle around the town.
Top Activities: squid Fishing, hiking, snorkelling, kayaking

2. Nha Trang Beach, Nha Trang

Nha Trang Beach, Nha Trang
4.0 /5 View 47+ photos

Known For : Po Nagar Cham Towers Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang Beach

The Nha Trang Bay is considered to be one of the most beautiful bays in the world and has become a popular scuba diving destination. Water sports such as snorkelling, wakeboarding, kite surfing and banana boat rides are common. The perennially warm waters of the beach also support kite-boarding and sailing. This beach in Vietnam is home to a number of luxurious spas and hotels that offer a perfect sunny retreat.
Top Activities: diving, snorkelling, wakeboarding, kite surfing, sailing

Best Time: January - August

43 Nha Trang Attractions

3. Da Nang Beach, Da Nang

Da Nang Beach, Da Nang
4.7 /5 View 39+ photos

Known For : Golden Bridge Ba Na Hills Marble Mountains

The collective of three beaches - My Khe, My An and Non-Nuoc - is called the Da Nang Beach. This beach in Vietnam is known for its breathtaking sunsets ,white sandy beachs, picturesque coral reefs, palm trees and idyllic blue waters. Marble Mountain sits majestically in the middle of the beach. There are nightclubs, bars and hotels near the beach. It is not an ideal location for swimming.
Top Activities: surfing, sunbathing

Best Time: February to May

48 Da Nang Attractions

4. Star Beach, Phu Quoc Island

Star Beach, Phu Quoc Island

Star Beach is one of the most off-beat beaches in Vietnam, and is not crowded with tourists. The pristine waters and white sands coupled with gentle swaying palms and large boulders of the beach in Vietnam are perfect for sunrise and sunset views. The bioluminiscence and the rich marine life including starfish are other popular attractions. 
Top Activities: snorkeling, fishing tours
Best Time to Visit: March to late May, Late October to December

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5. An Bang Beach, Hoi An

An Bang Beach, Hoi An
4.2 /5

An Bang beach is the perfect destination is one of the best beaches if your beach mantra is 'eat, swim, sleep, repeat' . The beach is generally crodwd and is dotted with numerous lively bars and cafes to get cheap food and drinks, and manicured gardens. There are sun lounges and umbrellas available for rent, in addition to free scooter parking and shower rooms. you can also rent boogie boards.
Best Time: March to May
Top Activities: swimming, paddling,sunbathing

6. Con Son Island, Con Dao Archipelago

Con Son Island, Con Dao Archipelago

Con Son Island was a French prison island to confine the prisoners is one of the few beaches in Vietnam in pristine condition untouched by tourists. The beach is also popular for its green sea turtels and several activities in such as biking, trekking and diving. There are several restaurants, bars, and accomodation near the beach. You can also engage in boating and snorkeling tours from the island.
Top Activities: diving, snorkeling, hiking
Best Time: March to October

7. Mui Ne Beach, Phan Thiet

Mui Ne Beach, Phan Thiet
4.2 /5 View 20+ photos

Known For : Quad Biking in Mui Ne Surfing in Mui Ne Kitesurfing in Mui Ne

One of the beaches in Vietnam that served as a fishing village, Mui Ne is rapidly developing into a tourist site, with a string of coastal resorts apart the fishing boats. The tranquillity of the beach makes it a perfect location for sunbathing, jogging and walking. The beach is well known for kitesurfing, swimming, surfing and windsurfing. Mui Ne is also considered to be one of the best sailing locations in the world.
Top Activities: swimming, surfing, kitesurfing

Best Time: Throughout the year

14 Mui Ne Attractions

8. Doc Let Beach, Hoc Loi Penninsula

Doc Let Beach, Hoc Loi Penninsula

If you are looking for some peace and quiet amidst the raging tourism industry of Vietnam, Doc Let Beach is the perfect location for you. This beach in Vietnam has almost nonexistent tourist facilities but is picture-perfect thanks to its scenic landscapes. The beach is generally unoccupied, and it will almost feel like a private beach. Doc Let beach is popular for its salt fields, a coveted spot amongst photographers.
Top Activities: swimming, sunbathing
Best Time: November to February

9. Ho Coc Beach, Ho Coc

Ho Coc Beach, Ho Coc

Ho Coc beach is considered to be one of the most primitive and untouched beaches in Vietnam. The beach itself is a long, five-kilometre stretch of golden sand, crystal clear waters and a coastline dotted with sand dunes, coracles and large boulders. It is advised to visit the area during weekdays as it becomes quite crowded during the weekend. you can also visit the nearby rainforests and hot springs.
Top Activities: swimming, photography
Best Time: November to February

10. Cat Ba Island, Haiphong

Cat Ba Island, Haiphong
4.5 /5

Cat Ba island is a picturesque island. These beaches in Vietnam has an assortment of cafes, bars and hotels and activities to cater to all kinds of people. It is ideal for hiking, trekking and exploring UNESCO protected sites and parks. Cat Ba island has two beaches, Cat Co 1 and Cat Co2. Both beaches are  ideal locations for swimming and other watersports.
Top Actvities: swimming, surfing, diving
Best Time: April to November

11. Thuan An Beach, Hue

Thuan An Beach, Hue

Perched on the spectacular blue Cau Hai Lagoon lays the beautiful Thuan An Beaches. The special thing about these beaches in Vietnam is not the pristine scenery but the vibe. These beaches are all about fun and frolic. The beaches are the perfect place to interact with locals and learn about the culture of the place. Seafood complemented with one too many beers and a gang of cheering natives is the norm here.
Best Time: February to April

12. Vung Tau, Ho Chi Minh City

Vung Tau, Ho Chi Minh City
3.8 /5

Known For : Christ of Vung Tau White Palace Vung Tau Lighthouse

Vung Tau is the closest beach to Ho Chi Minh City and one of the best-liked beaches in the south of Vietnam. Owing to the proximity to Ho Chi Minh City, this is also the most frequented beach. Vung tau maybe a beach with many people, but the beach is maintained very well with a high degree of cleanliness. The best time to visit the beach is on weekdays as it is frequented by the public during weekends and public holidays.

Best Time: March to May

13 Vung Tau Attractions

13. Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An

Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An

Cua Dai is one of the very popular beaches in Vietnam located very close to Hoi An. The beach is known for its white sands, turquoise waters, clear sunshine and tender waves. The beach is a tourist hotspot, but it is maintained very well. Cua Dai is an excellent place to cycle around and makes for excellent biking experiences. For the adventure junkies, Cua Dai has some adventure water sports to offer.
Best time: March to May

14. Quan lan Island, Bai Tu-long-bay

Quan lan Island, Bai Tu-long-bay
3.8 /5

Quan Lan Island offers a picturesque retreat resplendent with white sand beaches. Quan Lan houses the beautiful Minh Chau beach. This beach is the most famous tourist location in Quan Lan Island. The beach has white sands and the calm blue waters are ideal for surfing. Other water sports include Kayaking and Beach Volleyball. There are beach bars, and hotels and amenities such as beachbeds, umbrellas, and parking is available.
Best Time: April to September

15. Cam An Beach, Hoi An

Cam An Beach, Hoi An

A favoured haunt for local expats, the Cam An Beach is situated in a beautiful, quiet part of town. Unfettered by development, the beach is surrounded by a handful of bohemian bars, usually unfrequented by tourists. It flaunts some of the best seafood on the island and a view of the lush mountains. A popular time to visit is during the day, especially in the summer months.

16. Doi Duong Beach, Phan Thiet

Doi Duong Beach, Phan Thiet

With one of the longest white sand shorelines and clear blue waters, Doi Duong is an ideal place to relax. Located smack in the middle of the city, it has excellent connectivity and several little coffee shops along the beach itself. The more recently constructed Doi Duong Park adjoining the beach is a sight for the eyes. The beach has played a significant role in the rich history of Hưng Long.

17. Ca Na Beach, Ninh Thuan Beach

Ca Na Beach, Ninh Thuan Beach

Named after the ancient Cham Ethnic, Ca Na Beach is a must visit in South Vietnam. Shaped like a crescent moon, the white sand coast is home to some of the best seafood restaurants in the area. To really experience Ca Na, the recommended mode of travel is by motorbike from Phan Rang City. Frequented by local fishers, nighttime in Ca Na Beach is truly a sight with lights dotting the waters from fishermen’s boats.

18. Ninh Chu Beach, Phan Rang city

Ninh Chu Beach, Phan Rang city

A popular site for tourists during the weekends, the Ninh Chu Beach is considered an alternative to an arduous trek around Phan Rang’s Cham towers. A long stretch of sand and clear waters make it the perfect place to kick back and relax. It is also possible to kite-surf and windsurf on the beach provided you bring your own gear.

19. Hon Chong Beach, Nha Trang

Hon Chong Beach, Nha Trang

Hon Chong Beach is a stunning rock beach in Nha Trang, Vietnam. On one side of the beach, there is a cluster of large-sized rocks stacked on top of each other. The name, Hon Chang, comes from this feature of the attraction. The eroding action around the stones has formed a cliff-like structure accessible with some effort by visitors to enjoy a mesmerizing view of the sea and the mountains in the backdrop.

20. Long Hai, Ho Chi Minh City

Long Hai, Ho Chi Minh City

Hugging the eastern coast of Vietnam, is the charming and lively seaside town of Long Hai. A 2-hour, nearly 100 km journey from the capital Ho Chi Minh City, this beachtown is a favourite haunt for locals and tourists from around the world that want to frolic in its sandy beaches. It is also a popular weekend getaway destination as residents of the capital pack into buses to enjoy a little sunshine.

Time Required : 1-2 Days

21. Lang Co Beach, Hue

Lang Co Beach, Hue

Lang Co beach is an inviting stretch of white sand located in the Thua Thien-Hue Province of the Central coast of Vietnam. The Hai Van Mountain forms a backdrop to the beach noted for its natural beauty and huge sand dunes. The palm lined sand makes it a comfortable haunt for day tourists who enjoy the spectacular locale and a host of activities here.

22. Sam Son Beach

Sam Son Beach

Lined with posh seafood restaurants, trendy bars, a gentle sandbank, historical relics and an upscale French promenade, Sam Son is a 10-mile-long white-sand resort beach in North Vietnam. Doc Cuoc Pagoda sits on top of the islet surrounded by the azure Gulf of Tonkin, Truong Le Mountains and forested trails. The pagoda faces Trong Mai, a gigantic oceanic boulder formation.

23. Dong Chau Beach, Thai Binh City

Dong Chau Beach, Thai Binh City

Touted as Thai Binh’s most immersive white-sand beach flaunting casuarina forests, Dong Chau boasts windswept rocky cliffs and clam-raising barns. The quaint beach is perfect for picnics, birdwatching at the numerous in-shore sandbanks, swimming, mineral mud baths, fresh seafood and jellyfish salad unique to the Dong Chau region. Tran Temple and Le Quy Don Ancestral Palace are popular attractions here.

Vietnamese beaches have something to offer to everyone. Let us know your experiences and opinions on the comments section below

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