12 Charming Beaches in Vietnam that You Should Visit

The beaches in Vietnam are the hidden gems of Southeast Asia that draw tourists from all over the world to explore this S-shaped country. With more than 3000km of beautiful coastline and luxurious resorts, Vietnam also offers many secret bays and tropical islands perfect for snorkeling, island-hopping, and scuba diving. Here are some of the best places for beach lovers in Vietnam that you need to discover!

Below is Top 12 best charming beaches in Vietnam for your holiday.

Cat Ba Island (Halong Bay)

Lying to the east of Cat Ba Town on Cat Ba Island within the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay, there are 3 small sandy beaches named Cat Co 1, Cat Co 2, and Cat Co 3. Cat Co 1 and Cat Co 3 are connected by a windy cliffside path which is great for strolling anytime in a day, while Cat Co 2 offers a tranquil atmosphere with plenty of pretty sea-facing bungalows and chalets. Among them, Cat Co 1 is the most popular beach with fresh air, strong waves, and clear water all year-round.

Lang Co Beach (Hue)

Nestled at the foot of Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach is famous for its romantic landscape with the 10km long white sandy beach and clear emerald waters among the beautiful natural surroundings. It is an ideal place for all types of beach activity and luxury resorts to be developed. Lang Co is conveniently located not far from some UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Imperial Citadel, My Son Sanctuary, and Bach Ma National Park making it a highlight in your journey to the Central part of Vietnam.

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Non Nuoc Beach (Danang)

Taking up 5km of Hoa Hai Ward’s coastline, Non Nuoc Beach is known for its soft white sands, a gentle slope, clear water, and gentle waves. Internationally acclaimed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, tourists can do lots of interesting leisure activities and enjoy the fresh local seafood at any seaside restaurant. The best time for surfing at Non Nuoc Beach is from April to September when the wave angles are optimum and the weather is pleasant with the average temperature ranging from 25°C to 28°C.

My Khe Beach (Danang)

My Khe Beach is the stunning white sandy beach in Danang named after the American troops’ visit during the Vietnam War. Having honorably listed among the list of “World’s Most Luxurious Beaches” in Forbes Magazine, this picturesque beach along with its wide array of beachfront resorts and dining venues is a highlight for tourists who travel to Danang. Besides enjoying sunbathing, swimming, and surfing, you can also pay a visit to the Hoi An ancient town, My Son Sanctuary, Ba Na Hills, or spend a full day exploring the Imperial Citadel in Hue.

Read more: Exploring the beauty of Mykhe beach and beyond

An Bang Beach (Hoi An)

Located just around a 10-minute drive from Hoi An Ancient Town, An Bang Beach is one of the few beaches in Hoi An that is relatively unspoiled by the rapid tourism development. The beach offers a wide choice of beachfront resorts, seafood restaurants, cafes, and bars set along the seaside. Tourists visiting Hoi An can spend time at An Bang Beach to relax while enjoying the spectacular view of mountains or do some common activities there including sunbathing, surfing, swimming, and scuba diving. The peak season in An Bang Beach lasts from September to March with lots of tourists getting in here every day.

Cua Dai Beach (Hoi An)

Located in the south of the coastal line of Hoi An, Cua Dai Beach is one of the precious gems in Vietnam that attracts thousands of tourists each year. The clear water with gentle blue waves and white sand is ideal for swimming and other water activities. It is nice to visit Cua Dai Beach at sunrise to observe fishing boats selling their fresh seafood to local restaurants and buy something to bring home as gifts for your friends at reasonable prices.

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Quy Nhon Beach (Binh Dinh Province)

Quy Nhon, a seaport town in Binh Dinh Province, is well-known for the long sandy beach stretching from the port in the north to the mountains in the south. After years, this area has become a perfect hideaway place for tourists who want to enjoy a beach break in a peaceful atmosphere.

The pristine beach with soft silky sand surrounded by mountains is suitable for swimming and sunbathing. Quy Nhon also brings you the opportunity to spend time at some famous sightseeing places such as Fisherman's Port, Thap Doi Towers, and Bai Xep Village. As fishing the traditional and main industry in the area, Quy Nhon is among the top list of destinations for seafood lovers as well.

Video: Hon Kho Beach, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh Province:



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Tran Phu Beach (Nha Trang)

Nha Trang owns a beautiful 6km long coastline with a lot of sightseeing and recreational activities is a great place for tourists who want to escape the busy and crowded city. There are various white sandy beaches in Nha Trang located both in and outside the city. Among them, Tran Phu Beach is the most popular due to its centrally setting and easily accessible from almost every corner in Nha Trang. Furthermore, it also houses the exciting and lively Tran Phu Street with plenty of resorts, hotels, shops, museums, and restaurants.

Mui Ne Beach (Phan Thiet)

Situated about 220km from Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne is the most prominent coastal resort in Phan Thiet. The long sandy beach with various luxury beachfront resorts as well as dining and shopping venues make it become a trendy holiday destination for both domestic and international tourists.

The tranquil atmosphere and calm beach make it ideal for swimming, kitesurfing, windsurfing, and sailing. Coming to Mui Ne, besides some popular water activities, you will have the chance to observe the locals’ daily lives at a traditional fishing village, admire the breathtaking view of the seashore and visit the fishing harbor at dawn to see fishermen sorting fresh seafood after a hard-working day. Additionally, other interesting outdoor activities are waiting for you to experience including riding ATVs and sliding down the slopes at the iconic Red and White Sand Dunes, hunting photos at Fairy Stream, and visit Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda on Ta Cu Mountain which is famous for displaying Vietnam’s largest statue of reclining Buddha.


Long Beach (Phu Quoc Island)

The 20-km-long Long Beach, also known as Bai Truong, is the most famous in Phu Quoc Island due to its stretching soft yellow sands and plenty of coconut palms. Geographically, Long Beach is divided into the northern and southern ends with lots of beachfront resorts, seaside restaurants, cafes, and bars with magnificent sunset views.

Long Beach is easily accessible on foot but if you want to visit the traditional fishing villages and pearl farms situated on the southern end of the beach, you should rent a motorbike or a bicycle for your most convenience. This place is a favorable place for photographers and beach lovers who are interested in sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and jet skiing.

Star Beach (Phu Quoc Island)

Located on the south coast of the island, Star Beach, locally known as Bai Sao, is among the list of the most beautiful pristine beaches in Vietnam with white powdery sand and emerald calm waters. The amazing seashore with the perfect combination of palm trees and natural big rocks is an ideal spot for watching sunset and sunrise.

The popular activities at Star Beach are swimming, kayaking and snorkeling. The ideal season for a trip to Sao Beach is during the summer from May to October. The winds are strong from late October to April which is an ideal time for kite surfing.

Con Dao Islands (Con Dao Archipelago)

Con Dao Islands is a remarkable archipelago consisting of 15 mostly uninhabited and unspoiled islets situated off the south-eastern coast of Vietnam. Expansive beaches including brilliant reefs and amazing underwater creatures shaded with green trees offer a great place for swimming, island-hopping, and scuba diving. Other popular inland activities can do there including hiking in the jungle, walking along the beach, riding a motorbike on the windy coastal roads, and visiting the colonial-era prisons to learn about former inmates as well as the history of the land.

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