Whenever referring to Vietnam, one thing will immediately spring to everyone's mind: The land of a variety of stunning beaches & secluded coves & islets which fit for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and so many more interesting seaside activities. With more than 2.025 miles of coastline, Vietnam is a true paradise for beach lovers.
Top 10 Best Beaches in Vietnam
Whether you travel Vietnam with kids who love to sculpt sandcastles or a partner hoping to discover the underwater world, the range of wonderful beaches stretching from North to South in Vietnam will satisfy every age group needs & tastes.
So many wonderful beaches to explore while you just have a little time to see? Make sure to check out Inside Travel list of the most attractive & must-visit beaches in Vietnam & save your time.
A MAP OF TOP 10 BEST BEACHES IN VIETNAM
BEST BEACHES IN VIETNAM
1. Halong Bay
Despite Halong Bay is not really a beach, any of Vietnam's "must-do" list seems incomplete without it. This bay is well-known for its spotless oceanic beauty and recognized as a new wonder of the world with stunning beaches.
In Halong Bay, visitors can have joyful and unforgettable memories with some sports activities like kayaking in quiet sea areas or swimming with glowing plankton. Another perfect activity in Halong Bay is relaxing on luxury Halong Bay cruises and watching wonderful nature with the large sky, rocks, trees and crystal blue water.
2. Quan Lan Beach - Bai Tu Long
Quan Lan Island is regarded as a very beautiful destination which attracts tourists with its primitive landscape and clean environment. This island nests within Bai Tu Long Bay area, the outer edge of Halong Bay and it is an offshore island located in the Gulf of Tonkin.
If you wish to have a short beach vacation is away from the usual busy beach town & in an undisturbed location to indulge yourself in the endless horizon and pristine deep blue waters, Quan Lan is definitely that perfect place.
3. Lang Co Beach - Hue
As a UNESCO site, Hue Imperial Citadel is full of tombs & palaces, rich history to be discovered. While you have a long and interesting day filled with educational activities in Hue, don't forget to let yourself relax at the gorgeous emerald waters and white sands shaded with palm trees.
If you don't mind a short scenic drive of around 1 hour 30 minutes to get yourself to serenity, head 73km from Hue city centre to Lang Co Beach which is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Central Vietnam. This beach is regarded as a water-colour painting with a beach surrounded by mountain, long white sandy beach, blue-jewel water and tropical forests with mountains and especially, mysterious Lap An Swamp. For a long time, Lang Co beach has been known for one with the most natural and beautiful landscape in Vietnam. This is because Lang Co possesses wonderful beach, fine sand, swamps, rivers, mountains and Hai Van pass with Bach Ma primitive forest and a lot of other historical places.
4. My Khe Beach - Danang
Danang city is dubbed as "The Bridges city" since it consists of so many impressive parallel bridges along the Han River and the youngest one added to Danang's bridge collection is the famous Golden Bridge. However, Danang is also well-known as one of the lands of Vietnam's most picturesque beaches like My Khe, Lang Van, Non Nuoc, Nam O, My An and so on.
Amongst them, My Khe (another name China Beach) has long been famous as one of the symbols for the coastal city of Danang due to its wild & charming look. Whether you wish to spend time alone or with your families, this beach offers travellers a nearly 32-km-long stretch of white sands for sunbathing or relaxing with plenty of safe entertainment activities such as fishing, surfing, diving, snorkelling, jet-skiing & surfing. To ensure the safety for both adults & kids, the beach is facilitated rescue system with lifebuoys, belvedere, flag swirling water as well as rescuers on duty both day and night.
5. An Bang Beach - Hoi An
This relatively unspoiled 4-kilometre stretch of An Bang sandy white shoreline is a quiet and nice beach to spend time soaking up the sun and witness the stunning sunset. Compared to its popular sister beach Cua Dai which is currently losing a lot of sand due to its recent serious erosion, a great number of travellers have chosen one sole option An Bang Beach to the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful stretch of fine sand & an endless horizon.
Due to its less tourist-focused and verdant landscaped gardens, An Bang Beach is becoming an ideal getaway for you to simply pay a walk along the romantic seaside or swim in the turquoise waters to cool off.
6. Ky Co Beach - Quy Nhon
Quy Nhon is a small sea city which is a blessed stretch of white & long sandy beaches. Amongst a range of beautiful beaches in Quy Nhon, Ky Co is considered as one of the best options for those who wish to get away from the bustle and hustle city life. Though the current is rather strong most of the time, you can still enjoy a mid-road-trip picnic while witnessing the spectacular pure azure blue sky, emerald sea, rocky cliffs of various shapes and listen to the waves.
7. Nha Trang
Located on the south-central coast of Vietnam with around 500 km square, Nha Trang stands out from the crowd for its wonderful turquoise-coloured waters & an energetic vibe that attracts hundreds of tourists. Famous as one of the most beautiful bays in Vietnam, Nha Trang - also known as the City of Beaches, has developed a range of water activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, kite-boarding & sailing which suite any requirements.
If you wish to find a perfect & safe place for your kids to play and have fun; Vinpearl Land (considered as the Disney Land of Vietnam) is an ideal option with various interesting activities like exploring the aquarium, visiting a 3D cinema and especially the waterpark with the lazy river, wave pool & kids splash pad. Still wondering which tour suitable for your families? Make sure to check out our bespoke Vietnam Family Tours and contact for inquiries.
If you want to escape from the busy cities for a few days and have time to absorb all impressions from travelling around Vietnam, Ninh Van Bay is a perfect place offering a stunning view and its tranquillity will blow off all the stress.
Where to stay in Ninh Van Bay?
"Offering the amazing views, spectacular eye for details and excellent services" - There is no doubt that Six Senses resort is one of the finest resort in Vietnam which has a genuine level of care about their customers and tucked away in the perfect location where brings their guests to the nature with plenty of trees, gorgeous panoramas and different activities for kids - swimming and snorkelling.
"One of the most exotic luxury resort with services filled with Vietnamese kindness, unforgettable atmosphere and usually delicious flavours" - Located along charming & tranquil Ninh Van Bay, L'Alya is surrounded by the natural, pristine sandy beach, turquoise natural sea and picturesque sceneries settings under the sunrise and sunset.
8. Mui Ne
A short drive of nearly 4 hours 30 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Mui Ne, you will arrive one of the destinations which are considered as a resort capital and one of the best beaches for anyone loving beach in Vietnam. It is well known for coconut shady roads, wonderful beaches, for cliffs with waves crashing and dazzling dunes under sunshine. These images are the unending inspirations for photographers, which can be shown on the many international award-winning pictures.
Furthermore, Mui Ne attracts travellers not only because of its atmospheric tranquillity and deep blue waters but also many watersport activities like kitesurfing, swimming, surfing, windsurfing & sailing should not be missed. Especially, catching a glimpse of emerald Mui Ne sea and endless white dunes from the open "cockpit" of a hot air balloon will be one of your unforgettable experiences in your Vietnam tour. Don't skip this Absolute Vietnam Beach Holiday tour to get closer to your dream trip.
9. Con Dao
Con Dao Island is an archipelago which consists of 15 small islands in the Vietnam south-eastern coast and has a total stretch of 125-mile-long coastline & a range of immaculate beaches, crystal blue waters and marvellous views.
Coming to Con Dao, you will be amazed at its jewel-blue water, cool breezes and green tree lines around beaches. In this wonderful place, you will have a chance to admire the most beautiful sunrise with your own eyes. Let’s wake up early to welcome dawn in Shark Cape and you will see the sun gradually rising and passing Bay Canh Islet. On the sky, white clouds combining with sunshine together do a miraculous performance, which can amaze every admirer. In the afternoon, you can wander on Nhat beach and watch sunset glow over Love Peak. You also can enjoy a wide variety of local specialities in Con Dao like Cellana, red grouper, lobsters or sea almond seed candy.
10. Phu Quoc
When it comes to beach paradise in Vietnam, Phu Quoc is always on the top position of the list. From North to South of Phu Quoc are marvellous beaches which are scattered along the coastline with 99 mountains, primitive forest and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
An Thoi Archipelago located in South of Phu Quoc with 12 islands in different sizes or Mong Tay, Doi Moi, Bang and Thay Boi Island in North of Phu Quoc are those very ideal places for tourists to go boating, fishing, coral diving or discovery desert islands and have a picnic.
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