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10 Best Beaches in Vietnam

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For travelers, Vietnam is a stunning destination, which has a rich culture, ancient history, delicious cuisines, bustling cities, and spectacular landscapes. With a 3,260 km (2,026 mi) long coastline, Vietnam is no wonder attracting a large crowd of visitors as it offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. To help you plan your Vietnam trip easier and find the beaches most suitable for you, we select the 10 best beaches in Vietnam.

You can sail through the karst peaks of Ha Long Bay to have fun on the hidden beautiful beaches, try kite surfing on Mui Ne Beach, enjoy a leisure getaway on remote and serene Con Dao Beach, or feel the sea breeze in the evening on Vung Tau Beach after a bustling city tour in Ho Chi Minh City. Let’s just start to check it out!

1. My Khe Beach, Da Nang - Most Picturesque Beach in Vietnam

With a coastline of 30 kilometers (18.6 mi), Da Nang features many beautiful seashores, and My Khe Beach is the most picturesque one. Dubbed one of the six most beautiful beaches in the world by Forbes in 2005, My Khe Beach features soft silver sands and clear blue waters. Walking barefoot along seashores is comfortable and enjoyable. On sunny days, this is the best place to enjoy sunbath and endless palm trees along the road offer you a bit of shade and a picturesque view. In the mornings and evenings, a lot of locals will come to play Thai Chi or stroll on the beach as it is very close to the city center. The beach is welcoming more visitors as its reputation spreads far and wide in recent years.

My Khe Beach
My Khe Beach

2. Star Beach ( Bai Sao Beach) - Best Beach on Phu Quoc Island

When it comes to the most popular beaches in Vietnam, Star Beach, aka Bai Sao Beach in Phu Quoc Island cannot be skipped. With a coastline of 7 km (4.3 mi), Star Beach located in south-eastern Phu Quoc is regarded as the most beautiful beach on the island. The clear turquoise waters and picturesque white sand will easily grab your attention and it is interesting to sink your body into the white sand. The impressive beach is divided into three parts. The central part houses a lot of decent eateries and some water activities like para-sailing and the two ends are more laid-back and chillout.

Star Beach on Phu Quoc Island
Star Beach on Phu Quoc Island

3. Long Beach, Phu Quoc - Top Beach for Swimming in Vietnam

Apart from the Star Beach, Phu Quoc Island has another beach you must visit, Long Beach. Situated in the northwest of Phu Quoc Island, Long Beach strikes visitors with its nearly 20 km (12.4 mi) long coastline. It may not be the prettiest beach, however, the picture-perfect golden shore, and beautiful blue waters are worth your linger. Here also offers the best swimming experience. Immersing yourself in turquoise waters, you can peddle without any fear and just spend your leisure time in the ocean. It is also the most developed beach on the island where you can find a lot of resorts, bars, and restaurants.

4. Ha Long Bay - Home to Most Beautiful Beaches in Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is well-deserved the highlight of your Vietnam tour for its scenic views and spectacular karst landscapes. The lush green forests and iconic limestone karst of the natural wonder may draw your whole attention. However, Ha Long Bay does hide some of the most beautiful beaches. Enjoying a stop off at these secret beaches is a must-try experience.

Ban Chan Beach in Bai Tu Long Bay, Ba Trai Dao Beach in Lan Ha Bay, and Ti Top Beach are most recommended as they are easy to get and less visited. On these unspoiled beaches, you can go swimming and snorkeling in the emerald waters.

Panorama of Halong Bay
Panorama of Halong Bay

5. Con Dao Beach - Serene and Isolated Beaches in Southern Vietnam

Around 230 km (143 mi) away from Ho Chin Minh City, Con Dao Island’s remote location blocks many visitors’ steps. However, it indeed preserves the most pristine beauty of the beaches on the Con Dao islands. Staying away from crowds of visitors, you will be rewarded with the best swimming and snorkeling experiences. Dam Trau Beach on the northeast coast is very close to the airport and Bai Nhat Beach is known for sunset watching. Nature lovers will be delighted to drop by the turtle sanctuary. March to July is the best time to visit Con Dao Beaches when you will meet the calmest sea.

Con Dao Island in Vietnam
Con Dao Island in Vietnam

6. Mui Ne Beach - Perfect Beach for Kite Surfing

As a brilliant jewel of Vietnam’s beach destinations, Mui Ne Beach is about 200 km (124 mi) away from Ho Chi Minh City. The shimmering golden beach and cool clear waters are not the only draws to visitors. During the day, you can snooze on sunbeds and at night a vibrant party life is waiting for you. Apart from nice resorts and interesting fishing village life, Mui Ne Beach is also a paradise beach in southern Vietnam for adventure seekers, which offers a lot of exciting water activities. Kite surfing is the largest draw. Every year from November to April, hundreds of kite surfers and windsurfers flock to this place to take part in competitive sports.

Mui Ne Fishing Village
Mui Ne Beach

7. Lang Co Beach - Hidden Gem Beach between Da Nang and Hue

Lang Co Beach may not enjoy the same reputation as other top beaches, but not as touristy as other beaches, either. Its special location makes it an unmissed stop. Situated about 60 km (40 mi) away from Hue and just 25 km (12 mi) away from Da Nang, Lang Co Beach stands at the foot of the well-known Hai Van Pass which features winding roads and majestic mountainous views. As a result of a way station of the top-rated road trips, Lang Co Beach can be an all-in-one place to enjoy white beaches, admire the stunning views of Hai Van Pass, and see local life in nearby fishing villages.

8. Vung Tau Beach - Closest Beach to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)

If you are traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, then Vung Tau Beach can be your first choice to enjoy a beach getaway. About 125 km (78 mi) southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau Beach is the closest beach from the city and a bus ride takes around 2 hours, which makes it a popped-up beach resort for southern locals. At least 4 beaches are optional in Vung Tau. The Front Beach (Bai Truoc) is suitable for sightseeing due to its majestic landscapes and the Back Beach (Bai Sau) is perfect for swimming benefiting from the 10 km (6.2 mi) fine sand seaside. The other two beaches, Bai Dua and Bai Dau, also welcome you to spend a leisure holiday.

9. Ho Coc Beach - Pristine Beach near Ho Chi Minh City

Not far away from Vung Tau City, with a distance of 40 km (25 mi), Ho Coc Beach becomes an alternative for Saigon tourists to enjoy a weekend trip. It stretches nearly 10 km (6 mi) and features pristine beauty and a peaceful environment, where you can enjoy a day sunbathing, take part in water sports, and taste fresh seafood and local cuisine. The tempting beach also offers various types of hotels and beachfront resorts, suitable for different budgets.

10. An Bang Beach - Most Enjoyable Beach in Hoi An

Only 3 km from (1.9 mi) Hoi An Ancient Town, An Bang Beach is the most enjoyable beach in Vietnam. After a one-day wonderful old town exploration, An Bang offers an ideal place to relax. The beach is favored by tourists and local families for its convenience and interesting water activities, such as parasailing and jet-ski. For foodies, this beach is worth to linger as the fancy restaurants and bars here offer some of the top seafood and cool drinks.

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