Travel Guide to the Best Beaches in Vietnam
With over 3000 km of coastline that boasts white sand beaches and clear blue waters, plus the hundreds of islands and islets as its hidden treasures, Vietnam is steadily rising in the ranks to having some of the best beach destinations in Southeast Asia. Here is a list of the ten best beaches in Vietnam that travelers shouldn’t miss and how to get there.
Nha Trang Beach, Nha Trang
Nha Trang Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Vietnam that attracts locals and travelers around the world. Nha Trang is a high energy beach that’s nestled between a modern city and a serene oceanic view dotted with islands and islets off its coast. It has become one of the most visited tourist’s spots in Vietnam. The beach is lined with spa resorts and offers a great variety of water sports to its visitors.
How to get there: From Ho Chi Mihn or Hanoi, you can reach Nha Trang by plane, train, bus, or even motorbike.
Danang Beach, Da Nang
This stunning stretch of beach is huge and was a central fighting area during the Vietnam war. Today, Danang Beach surrounded by notable mountains and is lined with palm trees, coral reefs, and beach resorts that attract travelers year-round. It’s also a great place for water activities such as diving, surfing, scuba diving, swimming, and sunbathing.
How to get there: Da nang has an international airport so it’s easy to fly there from any country. You can also reach Danang via train and bus from Hanoi and Ho Chih Minh.
Where to Stay: List of Best Hotels and Resorts in Da Nang
An Bang Beach, Hoi An
If you’re trying to find a less busy beach and spend your days relaxing, An Bang Beach is just for you. You can spend your days sunbathing or sunbathing or you can frequent the bars and restaurants to enjoy the local and international cuisine. An Bang Beach also offers water activities like surfing, paddle-boarding, scuba diving, and swimming.
How to get there: From the center of Hoi An, travelers can take a 4km ride via taxi or motorbike.
Where to Stay: Sol An Bang Beach Resort and Spa
Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island
Long Beach is the most developed beach on the island of Phu Quoc, the largest island in Vietnam. Located on the western part of Phu Quoc island, Long Beach is hugged by palm trees and boasts a shoreline of yellow sand where you can relax and witness amazing sunsets at the end of the day. People can enjoy biking around the beach town as well as hiking, snorkeling, standup paddle-boarding, kayaking, jet-skiing and many more.
How to get there: You can reach Phu Quoc via a flight to its international airport and take a taxi to Long Beach Village.
Where to Stay: Long Beach Resort Phu Quoc
Vung Tau is the closest beach to the main center of Ho Chi Minh City and its frequently visited by tourists coming to Vietnam due to its proximity to the city center. Vung Tau still maintained its natural beauty of powdery soft sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters perfect for first-time visitors to Vietnam looking to experience its beaches.
How to get there: From Ho Chi Minh City, you can take a three-hour ride, depending on traffic, via bus or minivan. You also have the option to ride a ferry, boat, or speed boat to Vung Tau.
Where to Stay: The Imperial Hotel Vung Tau
Ho Coc Beach, Ho Coc
For those who prefer a quiet and relaxing beach experience, Ho Coc Beach is for you. Ho Coc Beach can be classified as a hidden gem among the beaches of Vietnam as it’s still in the early stages of development so it’s mostly deserted on weekdays. It’s a great place to sunbathe and enjoy the scenery of clear waters, gentle rolling sand dunes and large boulders dotting the beach.
How to get there: Relatively near Ho Chi Minh City, you can travel to Ho Coc in three hours via bus, ferry, taxi, or car.
Where to Stay: Ho Coc Beach Resort
Mui Ne Beach, Phan Thiet
Mui Ne Beach is perfect for adrenaline seekers as it offers activities like kitesurfing, sandboarding, wakeboarding, windsurfing, and many more adrenaline-inducing activities. It’s located in the fishing district of the now resort town of Phan Thiet where fishing boats are still used today.
How to get there: You can take a 4 and a half bus ride from Ho Chi Minh or fly into Nha Trang then take a bus or train to Mui Ne Beach.
Where to Stay: Hotels and Resorts in Mui Ne Beach
Doc Let Beach, Hon Khoi Peninsula
Doc Let Beach is a secluded and hidden treasure in Nha Trang where what little travelers visit there can enjoy the powdery white sand beaches and clear blue waters to themselves. The beach is lined with evergreen trees creating a feel of an island paradise.
How to get there: From Nha Trang, take the blue-white-yellow bus for 1.5 hours to reach Doc Let Beach
Where to Stay: Hotels and Resorts in Doc Let Beach
Quy Nhon Beach, Binh Dinh
Quy Nhon is another beach destination that offers complete relaxation in white powdery sands and clear blue waters minus the crowd. Quy Nhon is perfect for people wanting to unwind in a beachside ambiance as well as seafood lovers.
How to get there: You can reach Quy Nhon via flight from Ho Chi Minh
Where to Stay: Quy Nhon Beach Resorts
Starfish Beach, Phu Quoc Island
Star Beach is located at the south of Phu Quoc Island and it’s considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam because of its pristine white powdery beaches and clear turquoise blue waters. The beach is lined with palm trees and scattered with large rocks. By night time, the beach can be seen alight by luminous plankton.
How to get there: You can reach Star Beach by taking a plane from different cities. You can also travel via high-speed train or ferry.