Vietnam Beach Guide

Vietnam may not be the first country that comes to mind when it comes to beach vacations, but it has a long and diverse coastline, offering many beautiful beaches for travelers to enjoy. Here are 14 of the best beaches to visit in Vietnam, along with some tips on where it is, when to go, and how crowded they are.

 

1. Cat Co Beach, Ha Long City

Cat Co Beach is in Ha Long City, the gateway to the world-famous Ha Long Bay. The beach is divided into three sections: Cat Co 1, Cat Co 2, and Cat Co 3. Cat Co 1 is the largest and busiest, with many restaurants, hotels, and water sports. Cat Co 2 is quieter and more secluded, ideal for relaxing and swimming. Cat Co 3 is the newest and most modern, with a cable car connecting it to Cat Ba Island. From Cat Co Beach, you can also take a boat tour to explore the stunning limestone islands and caves of Ha Long Bay.

 

cat co beach

 

Best time to visit: From March to May, or from September to November.

Popularity/crowds: Moderate to high, depending on the season and the day of the week. Address: Cat Ba, Cát Hải, Hai Phong, Vietnam

Address: Cat Ba, Cát Hải, Hai Phong, Vietnam

 

2. My Khe, Da Nang

My Khe is a stunning beach in Da Nang, the third-largest city in Vietnam. The beach stretches for 10 kilometers, and boasts soft white sand, clear blue water, and gentle waves. It is close to city center with convenient transportation and relatively perfect service facilities. My Khe is a popular destination for both domestic and international tourists, who come here to enjoy the beach life and the vibrant city.

 

my khe beach

 

Best time to visit: February to May. Avoid the rainy season (September to January).

Popularity/crowds: High, especially during the weekends and holidays.

Address: 550000, Vietnam

 

3. Bai Non Nuoc, Da Nang

Bai Non Nuoc is another beautiful beach in Da Nang, located at the foot of the Marble Mountains. The beach is famous for its fine sand, calm water, and stunning views of the mountains and the sea. Bai Non Nuoc is a great place to relax, swim, and sunbathe, as well as to visit the nearby pagodas, caves, and stone sculptures. Bai Non Nuoc is a quieter and more peaceful alternative to My Khe, but still offers a range of facilities and services for visitors.

 

Best time to visit: February to May

Popularity/crowds: Less crowded than My Khe

Address: Hoa Hai, 550000, Vietnam

 

4. Bai Tam Man Thai, Da Nang

If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful beach in Da Nang, Bai Tam Man Thai is a place to be. Located between My Khe and Son Tra Peninsula, the beach is mostly frequented by locals and fishermen. Bai tam Man Thai is a great place to experience the authentic and rustic side of Da Nang, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

Best time to visit: February to May

Popularity/crowds: Low, as this is a less-known and less-visited beach than the other beaches in Da Nang.

Address: Hoàng Sa, Mân Thái, Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam

 

5. Nhu Tien Beach, Nha Trang

Nhu Tien Beach is a secluded and serene beach in Nha Trang, a coastal city in south-central Vietnam. The beach is part of the Ninh Van Bay, a private and exclusive area that is only accessible by boat. The beach is surrounded by lush green hills, rocky cliffs, and crystal clear water. Nhu Tien Beach is the perfect place to escape the crowds and enjoy the nature and tranquility. 

 

nha trang beach

 

Best time to visit: January to August

Popularity/crowds: Moderate to high

Address: Phước Hạ, Phước Đồng, Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa, Vietnam

 

6. Hon Chong Beach, Nha Trang 

Hon Chong Beach is a scenic and lively beach in Nha Trang, located near the Hon Chong Promontory, a rock formation that juts out into the sea. The beach is popular among locals and tourists alike, who come to enjoy the sun, sand, and sea. The beach is also a great spot to watch the sunrise and sunset, as well as to admire the views of the islands and the city. 

 

hon chong beach

 

Best time to visit: January to August

Popularity/crowds: Medium

Address: Vĩnh Phước, Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa 650000, Vietnam

 

7. An Bang Beach, Hoi An

An Bang Beach is about 4 kilometers from the town center, and offers a relaxing and laid-back atmosphere. The beach has soft golden sand, clear turquoise water, and gentle waves. An Bang Beach is also known for its trendy and cozy beach bars, cafes, and restaurants, where you can enjoy delicious food, drinks, and music. You can also rent a bicycle and explore the nearby villages, rice fields, and temples.

 

an bang beach

 

Best time to visit: February to July

Popularity/crowds: High, it’s the most famous and popular beach in Hoi An.

Address: W87R+C7R, Đ. Hai Bà Trưng, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam

 

8. Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An

Cua Dai Beach is another lovely beach in Hoi An, located about 5 kilometers from the town center. The beach is long and wide, with white sand, blue water, and palm trees. Cua Dai Beach is a great place to enjoy the sun, sea, and breeze, as well as to try some water sports, such as kayaking, sailing, and fishing. You can also find many hotels, resorts, and spas along the beach, where you can pamper yourself and relax.

 

cua dai beach

 

Best time to visit: February to July

Popularity/crowds: High

Address: V9X5+W4C, 81 Lạc Long Quân, Cẩm An, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam

 

9. Ky Co Beach, Quy Nhon

Ky Co Beach is located on a small peninsula in Quy Nhon, and can only be reached by boat or motorbike. The beach is shaped like a crescent moon, with white sand, emerald water, and rocky cliffs. It is a paradise for nature lovers, who can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, diving, and hiking. 

 

ky co beach

 

Best time to visit: March to September

Popularity/crowds: Medium

Address: Nhơn Lý, Thành phố Qui Nhơn, Bình Định, Vietnam

 

10. Lang Co Beach, Hue

Lang Co Beach is part of the Lang Co Bay, a large and picturesque lagoon that is surrounded by mountains and forests. The beach has smooth sand, clear water, and gentle waves. Lang Co Beach is a great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of Hue.

 

lang co beach

 

Best time to visit: March to August

Popularity/crowds: Moderate to high

Address: Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam

 

11. Red Sand Dunes Beach, Mui Ne

Red Sand Dunes Beach is located in the Mui Ne area, a popular tourist destination that is famous for its sand dunes. The beach is adjacent to the Red Sand Dunes, it is a great place to enjoy the contrast of the sand and the sea.

 

Best time to visit: November to March

Popularity/crowds: Low

Address: ĐT706, Hoà Thắng, Bắc Bình, Bình Thuận, Vietnam

 

12. Ong Lang Beach, Phu Quoc Island

Ong Lang Beach is a peaceful and pristine beach on Phu Quoc Island, a tropical paradise in the south of Vietnam. The beach is located on the west coast of the island, and offers a secluded and serene atmosphere. The beach has soft yellow sand, clear blue water, and coral reefs. 

 

ong lang beach

 

Best time to visit: November to April

Popularity/crowds: Moderate to high

Address: Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam

 

13. Dat Do Beach, Phu Quoc Island

Dat Do Beach is a charming and cozy beach on Phu Quoc Island, located on the south coast of the island. The beach is suitable for travelers who want to immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy a simple beach time. 

 

Best time to visit: November to April

Popularity/crowds: Low, as this is a relatively unknown and secluded beach.

Address: 22Q2+PX5, Ấp 7, Tp. Phú Quốc, Kiên Giang, Vietnam

 

14. Starfish Beach, Phu Quoc Island

Starfish Beach is famous for its starfish, and despite it is far away from Duong Dong, the main town on the island, you can see starfish of all colors and sizes in the shallow and clear waters. 

The beach is also surrounded by mangroves, coconut trees, and coral reefs, which create a beautiful scenery.

 

starfish beach

 

Best time to visit: November to April

Popularity/crowds: Low

Address: Rạch Vẹm, Phú Quốc, Kien Giang, Vietnam

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