Best Vietnam Beaches

Best Vietnam Beaches

Vietnam has 3,260km costal line along with numerous islands and islets. Undboutedly, it is one of the most attractive places in Asia for tropical paradise seekers.
From the famous heritage of Halong Bay to the southern most island of Phu Quoc, there are numerous sandy beaches and each of them boasts a distinct character. Here is our picks for the top 20 Vietnam Beaches you should delve into
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Bai Dai, Phu Quoc

Nothing is more rewarding than a trip to Phu Quoc Island. It receives many travelers from different parts of the World who flock in to soak up its charm. There is a lot to explore but Long Beach ( Bai Dai ) with its stretch of white sands; is the main highlight.
It is 4 miles from Phu Quoc International Airport. The beach is ideal for swimmers, or you can bask in the open-air while taking in scenic views of the sunset. For an active traveler, you can enjoy numerous water sports such as snorkeling, jet-skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, and squid fishing. 

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Bai Sao, Phu Quoc

When it comes to beach life in Vietnam, Star beach ( Bai Sao ) has all to astonish you. It is located on the southern coast of Phu Quoc Island. Most travelers appreciate for its impeccable surroundings and pristine shorelines that are flanked by turquoise waters.
The beach is arresting. Its setting displays picturesque rock faces and swaying palm trees. Star beach is not more developed, but it has all the amenities that can fit for a tourist stay, including posh restaurants, hotels, cafes and lively bars.

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Nha Trang Beach, Nha Trang

For a taste of Vietnam’s beach holidays head to Nha Trang Beach. It’s placed in the south central coast of Vietnam. Besides being a popular scuba diving site in Vietnam, travelers can be fascinated by its kite-boarding and sailing adventures. Several luxurious hotels and beach resorts dot the area; this makes it an idyllic getaway for laid-back travelers.

Doc Let Beach, Hon Khoi Peninsula – Nha Trang

If you are craving for tranquility on your Vietnam beach vacations, Doc Let beach is the best. It is located in the Hon Khoi Peninsula - 28 miles from Nha Trang. The beach is a true delight for all travelers of different levels whether budget or luxury. Combining its salt fields with palm-fringed coastlines and white sands, it’s a photogenic area that draws a number of photographers per year. 

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Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

Over the years, Mui Ne is a trendy destination for beach outings in Vietnam. This resort town hides 125 miles from Ho Chi Minh City. It is further known as one of the best locations for World’s sailing expeditions. Other than that, its peaceful atmosphere is wonderful for sunbathing and jogging. You can as well treat yourself a superb day with swimming, kite and windsurfing. 

Ho Coc Beach, Ho Coc

Listed amongst the most enthralling Vietnam beaches, Ho Coc Beach overwhelms beachgoers with its crystal-clear waters, coracles(sorry here it was meant to be a comma), dunes and an expanse of golden sands.
It’s just north of Ho Tram hamlet – a three-hour drive from the nearby Ho Chi Minh City. Aside from exciting beach life, you can visit the nearby Binh Chau hot spring or tour the virgin tropical rainforest (Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve).

Con Dao Islands, Con Dao Archipelago

Con Dao Islands is an archipelago consisting of fifteen untouched Islands. It hides in South-Eastern Vietnam. The islands’ tract of 125-mile coastline and spotless beaches gives a reason why this archipelago is a must for beach escapes in Vietnam. To add on, the astounding underwater life, brilliant reefs attracts lots of scuba divers.
From the beach, you can try numerous tempting pursuits on the mainland like trekking and biking.

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Vung Tau Beach

Vung Tau is inclusive of the highlights for most trips to Southern Vietnam.
It draws travelers from Ho Chi Minh City; particularly those who are after beach hopping. This port city is home to four beaches, including the unspoiled Pineapple beach - perfect to escape the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh.

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An Bang Beach, Hoi An

Hoi An has one of the most exciting beaches in Vietnam, and this is An Bang beach. It is just 19 miles from Da Nang International airport. Several serene gardens, vibrant bars, plenty of deluxe accommodation facilities and chic restaurants line its shorelines. If water adventures like surfing, swimming cannot appeal, you can spend the day sunbathing or sipping on refreshing cocktails.

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Danang Beach, Da Nang

Unlike other Vietnamese beaches, Danang is divided into various sections of beaches such as My An, Non-Nuoc, My Khe and Cua Doi. It extends from Monkey Mountain up to Hoi An.
With a notable Marble Mountain in the middle of it, the beaches of Danang are considered among Vietnam’s top beach spots for many reasons. Some of them are high-end beach resorts, palm-lined shorelines and untainted coral reefs. You will find many water activities to make your days in Danang, including scuba diving.

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Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh province

Extending from the port in the north to mountainous areas in Southern Vietnam, Quy Nhon with its sweep of sandy beaches has everything to offer that other beaches in Vietnam do.
It’s a quintessential locale for travelers who wish to unwind in a luxurious ambience – free of crowds. From this seaside city, you can explore a plethora of great landmarks, including the immense statue of Tran Hung Dao.

Thuan An Beach, Hue

For an insight into a blend of beach, local life and Vietnamese culture, visit the spectacular Thuan An beach. It is close to the northeastern part of Hue city and perched on the gorgeous Tam Giang Lagoon.
Savoring luscious seafood and glasses of beer is usual here and inspirational to most travelers.

Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An

Though it’s visited by hundreds of holidaymakers annually; Cua Dai beach still retains its natural beauty, and that’s why it appears among the top beach getaways in Vietnam.
It’s about 2.5 miles from the ancient Hoi An city streets. It differs itself from others by tender waves, clear sunshine and soft white sands. A stay on this beach can offer plenty of underwater pursuits for those looking to indulge in an adventure during their vacations.

Tuan Chau Beach, Ha Long

Your beach respites in Vietnam will be extraordinary obviously when you consider Tuan Chau Beach. The beach lies on the Tuan Chau Island. Beachgoers can swim in its immaculate shorelines while taking in bird’s eye views of the picturesque Ha Long Bay.
It’s lined by a range of top-notch hotels and posh restaurants that offer favorable menus. What is more, the on-site natural waterfalls, sports complex, swimming pools and botanical gardens can’t leave any visitor bored.

Halong Bay

Deemed as one of the natural wonders in the world, Halong Bay is not more of a beach, but it’s an unmissable destination for grand beach moments in northeastern Vietnam. It’s renowned because of its oceanic beauty (emerald waters studded by limestone karsts). You can explore it best by sea kayak expeditions or Halong cruises . The bay will as well satisfy you with wondrous rock climbing and scuba diving experiences.

Bai Chay Beach, Quang Ninh

Quang Ninh Province is amongst Vietnam’s hotspots you can go for beach hangouts ( very good ). It’s scattered with numerous flawless beaches, but of all, Bai Chay is the most rewarding. It is 100 km from the northeast of Hanoi city –girded by an array of towering hills and pine trees. The beach confers more things to turn your days memorable. Embrace the water scooters wave surfing, visit the entertaining parks or taste the delicious seafood.

Do Son Beach, Hai Phong 

Do Son Beach is 20km to the Southeast of Hai Phong city. Its relatively changing climate (warm climate in winter and cool in summer) makes it a sublime location to go for Vietnam beach sabbaticals all year ( good ). The beach can tempt you with amazing views of coconut trees that dot smooth sands – these trees reflect a typical tropical beach.

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Cat Ba Beach, Hai Phong

Cat Ba is the biggest island and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful national parks in Vietnam. Of all wonders, including rivers, caves, primitive forests and hills, Cat Ba beach is the most spectacular.
It receives lots of travelers . This beach is outstanding with stirring things to see and do. You can hire a boat and visit the off the beaten path spots within the Island like caves (Trung Trang, Hoa Cuong), plunging waterfalls and more.

Hai Thinh Beach, Nam Dinh

Just on the western Nam Dinh Province, Thinh Long Town - you find Hai Thinh Beach, a tourists’ favorite destination for beach breaks in Vietnam. Apart from being non-touristy, the beach is clean, full of fresh air and its shorelines are blinded with smooth sand - waters are comfortable and favorable to swimmers. Friendly locals welcome visitors with tasty seafood at affordable prices.

Quan Lan, Bai Tu Long

If you are still not sure of Vietnam’s top secluded location to relax rather than the usual lively beach towns, Quan Lan is here for you. This Island sits in the Bai Tu Long Bay – its remote location makes it one of the few untouched islands in Vietnam. The island’s most beautiful advantage is the range of incredible shorelines including the Minh Chau Beach that beguiles most adventurers with kayaking and surfing excursions.

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