best beaches in Vietnam

Vietnam has many top beaches among Asia. So, don’t miss this in your itinerary. Learning the best beaches in Vietnam will help you to make a great Vietnam journey.

All of you seem to know about Vietnam with Hanoi, Saigon or the Old Town of Hoi An. However, have you ever thought of a holiday in which you can relax under the sunshine on the beaches with wind and sand in Vietnam? This article will make you feel so eagerly to plan for a beach holiday in this lovely country.

Although beaches in Vietnam are not famous for plenty of luxury resorts as rivals like Thailand are, they are more than great and not to make travelers disappointed. The main target of this article is to provide necessary information which can help you all to make your once for a life time trip. The following formation of the best beaches in Vietnam will be made into three areas North, Central and the South. This will match the international airports of Hanoi city, Danang city, and Hochiminh City.

Best beaches in Vietnam: Northern area

International arrival airport: Noi Bai airport (Hanoi city)

In the North of Vietnam, the Red River Delta brings fertile silt filling the big delta by the sea. There is no space for white sand and waves. We only can see a rich delta for rice farms and gardens. There is not a good beach along the coastal line. In fact, there are some beaches in Thanh Hoa and Nghe An which are nationally famous. However, they are too far from Hanoi. These beaches are also only good at summer. For the rest of the year, these beaches is with rain and cold weather.

Cat Ba island

 

best beaches in Vietnam

Nevertheless, there are still solutions for beach time in the North. We can have beach time at the small sand beds at the islets at Halong Bay and Cat Ba island. In order to access these places, you should join a cruise from Halong Bay or have boat trip in Cat Ba from Hai Phong.

Co To Island

There is another island option and that is Co To. If you have private transportation, it’s great. After four hour drive from Hanoi, you can take a wooden boat or speed boat to Co To island. The boats are twice per day for each type. So, you need to manage how to go there before the boat departure time. In case you take public buses, there should be two bus legs plus 1.5km of walking to the boat quay. However, the beach in Co To is really a big reward for whom who love real nature and stay away from tourism crowd.

Best beaches in Vietnam: Central area

International arrival airport: Danang airport (Danang city)

Da Nang

best beaches in Vietnam

It belongs to top three of the largest cities in Vietnam. During the war time, Non Nuoc Beach of Da Nang was once the favorite place for American soldiers to relax. Nowadays, a large chain of the hotel as well as luxury resort and spa like the Fusion Maia is available for tourists from all over the world.

The best time for the beach holiday here: February – August

Lang Co

best beaches in Vietnam

As a bay in the central of Vietnam 40 km North of Danang city, Lang Co is an ideal place for sea lovers. Located on the coast strip with many famous beautiful beaches, here is actually attractive enough to become your next destination with clean seashore, sand and the average temperature of 25˚C.

The best time for the beach holiday here: February – July

Thuan An Beach  – Hue city

Hue Vietnam

In case that you are annoyed by noisy beaches in Vietnam, Thuan An Beach is a great choice with white sand, rare people and very clean water. This is approximately 14 km far from Hue should be your priority. Hue is a lovely city 100 km North of Danang. And it is worthy of spending money for nights in the Ana Mandara Hue resort.

The best time for the beach holiday here: February – July

Hoi An

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Cua Dai beach in Hoian

The Old Town in Hoi An has not been a strange destination for any tourists who plan to come to Vietnam. However, Cua Dai is also a popular place here. The beach is 5km from the town. Visitors fall in love with this beach by images of palm trees, fresh air and plentiful food supplies. Beside swimming and sunbathing, kayaking along with skiing are optional for tourists as well. After enjoying the cool atmosphere from the sea, it is possible for visitors to stay in hotels located in the Old Town.

Near Cua Dai Beach, there are beaches like An Bang beach is also great and was known as one of the best beaches in Asia

The best time for the beach holiday here: February – August

Best beaches in Vietnam: South area

International arrival airport: Tan Son Nhat airport (Hochiminh city, aka Saigon)

Nha Trang

 

best beaches in Vietnam

For many modern activities, Nha Trang becomes an attractive destination with an interesting concept of scuba diving for domestic as well as international tourists. Geographically, Nha Trang is surrounded by the awesome bay where a lot of high-rise resorts. Furthermore, it is also a space for the party in the low-rise resorts.

The best time for the beach holiday here: February – August

Mui Ne

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In spite of the continuous increase of resorts around, Mui Ne still maintains its own amazing charm which cannot be expressed in words. Many people have known about this fishing village as a destination for surfing and exploring huge dunes of sand while others consider here as a place to relax and escape from noisy cities.

The best time for the beach holiday here: November – April

Phu Quoc

best beaches in Vietnam

If you are on the way to search for a tropical island where you can admire the combination of palm trees in the sandy beach covering a dense forest, Phu Quoc is surely your next destination. Actually, you may be surprised by the unspoiled island with clear blue sea water and white sand despite a big annual volume of visitors.

The best time for the beach holiday here: November – April

Con Dao

best beaches in Vietnam

Instead of being crowded by a lot of people, Con Dao is a group of sixteen secluded islands in the southern coast of Vietnam. In the war time, a large number of Vietnamese politicians were jailed. Nowadays, people come here for  worshiping heroic soldiers. However, most of them come as travelers for the awesome beaches as well as snorkeling and diving activity.

The best time for the beach holiday here: November – April

It is such a regretful thing to not spend days at the beach in your Vietnam tour. Making your beach dream come true to have great relaxation should not be ignored in the itinerary to Vietnam. And that should be great to spend the last days of your Vietnam tour at one of the best beaches in Vietnam.

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