Vietnam Beaches – 8 Places for Your Beach Holidays in Vietnam

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Vietnam’s beaches were unknown for a long time, but have recently received more and more attention. Vietnam has a coastline of over 3,400 km and so many beautiful beaches to offer. That’s why we introduce some of the most beautiful beaches for your beach holidays in Vietnam.

Through Vietnam’s beaches, the country is very popular for beach tourists and water rats. So if you are one of them, the following list of seven of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam will hopefully inspire you.

An Bang Beach in Hoi An

Vietnam Beaches An Bang Beach in Hoi An

Location and access:

An Bang Beach in Hoi An is located approximately 30 km south-east of Da Nang and is only a 4 km scooter ride from Hoi An’s city center.

This beach is still one of the underrated places for Vietnam beach holidays. The beach section stretches to about 4 km. After heavy erosion destroyed the near one and well-known beach Cua Dai, many tourists and locals could only visit An Bang Beach.

However, the An Bang Beach is in the top 100 most beautiful beaches list of CNN (last updated July 2017). The white beach and the warm clear water melt the hearts of beach lovers and, as you can go far in, it is also suitable for families with children.

Meanwhile, the beach is filled with many beach bars, restaurants and beach deck chairs. The calm water invites you to swim and paddle, but also surfing when high waves arrive in An Bang due to storms in Da Nang.

In addition, if you eat or drink there, you will get a deck chair for free and if you are not hungry, you can rent deck chairs for between VND 10 000 and 50 000. In the evening, the locals often come for a swim and it gets fuller.

Recommended for:

  • Family vacation with children
  • Relaxing holiday
  • Beach lovers and water rats

Da Nang Beach – My Khe Beach

Da Nang Beach View

Position and access:

Da Nang is pretty much in the center and east of Vietnam. My Khe Beach is just a 15-minute ride from Da Nang Airport away. From where you can cross on the way to the beach many beautiful bridges of Da Nang.

Da Nang has one of the most popular beaches in Vietnam. One of the main reasons to go to Da Nang are, besides the growing skyline and the breathtaking bridges, of course the beaches. My Khe Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of the 92 km coast in Da Nang.

In addition to the classic possibilities, such as swimming in the bathing area with high waves, sunbathing on the loungers, relaxing under the beautiful umbrellas and sipping drinks, the beach also offers adventurous options such as banana boating and parasailing!

As the beach becomes more and more well-known, it is getting fuller. But it is still recommended, especially in the evening at sunset.

Furthermore, high-quality beach skyscrapers will illuminate the evening with fascinating lighting. An unforgettable moment!

Even if the beach is really beautiful Da Nang has much more to offer than that. Learn more about this beautiful city in our article about living in Da Nang.

Recommended for:

  • Beach lovers and water rats
  • Luxury vacationers

Long Beach on Phu Quoc

Vietnam Beach Holidays Phu Quoc Strand Long Beach

Position and access:

The island of Phu Quoc is the largest island of Vietnam located about 40 km off the southwest coast of Vietnam. Long Beach is easily accessible from anywhere if you have already come by plane or ship on the island. Long Beach is on the west coast of the island.

The Long Beach is a 20 km long coastal area on Phu Quoc, where you can watch beach restaurants and beach bars, especially the beautiful sunset. Unfortunately, the public areas of the beach are often very dirty and therefore not recommended.

At the privatized areas by hotels, it is mostly clean and full of beautiful palm trees. In the south of Long Beach you can explore the traditional fish and pearl farms.

Also, this beach is in the top 100 list of all beaches of the TV channel CCN (last updated July 2017).

Recommended for:

  • Hotel holiday
  • Beach lovers

Nha Trang Beach

Vietnam Beaches Nha Trang

Location and access:

The Nha Trang beach is located in the southeast of Vietnam and is accessible by plane from Hanoi or by train, bus or motorcycle from Ho Chi Minh.

The beach in Nha Trang is one of the most famous places for Vietnam beach holidays. Like the My Khe Beach in Da Nang, it is a combination of beach and city. On the beach, you can see the white sand along the coast, as well as unique gardens and pruned trees that you rarely find anywhere else.

There are many different activities to spend time with. Amongst others, there are the Rainbow Divers, the first PADI certified diving center in Vietnam.

So you can dive, snorkel, but also wakeboard, kitesurfing and banana boat ride. Of course, there are also classic activities like swimming and sunbathing possible!

Recommended for:

  • Diving enthusiasts
  • Beach lovers and water rats

Doc Let Beach

Position and access:

The Doc Let beach is located in the southeast of Vietnam and about 50 km north of Nha Trang. If you are looking for a beach holiday in Nha Trang, you should definitely consider a trip by bus or car to Doc Let beach.

As already mentioned, the Doc Let beach is near Nha Trang beach. So while most tourists stay in Nha Trang, you can visit the quieter beach in Doc Let.

The beach is very natural and a good place for vacationers looking for a quiet atmosphere. The beach is really clean and well suited for families.

But here you won’t find any activities, if you are only interested in that, this is not the right beach for you.

Recommended for:

  • Family holiday
  • Holidaymakers looking for peace
  • Nature lovers

Quan Lan Beach

Vietnam Beach Holidays Quan Lan Beach

Location and access:

You can drive from Hanoi to Cai Rong or Hon Gai, either by taxi, car or bus. From there you can either take speed boats or slow wooden boats to get to Quan Lan. Quan Lan is located in the north of Vietnam and west of Hanoi.

Quan Lan has several beautiful beaches. Overall, the island is a few visited, so here you will find the perfect places for some rest! You can choose a nice place and let your soul dangle.

Especially on Quan Lan Beach, you can make yourself comfortable in a hammock. The beaches are beautiful, made of white sand, natural and there are barely any waves.

But besides enjoying nature, swimming and relaxing, you will not find many other activities there. Before planning your trip you should also take a look about our article about the best time to visit Vietnam!

Recommended for:

  • Backpacker
  • Holidaymakers looking for peace
  • Nature and beach lovers and water rats

Ho Coc Beach

Ho Coc Beach from above

Position and access:

The last recommendation for your Vietnam beach holidays Ho Coc beach is in the south of Vietnam and is located about 120 km southeast of the city Ho Chin Minh. And so it is also easy to get there by bus or taxi.

Ho Coc beach is one of the most pristine beaches in Vietnam. On the five kilometers coast, you can enjoy the white beach, sunbathing and swimming. The beach in Ho Coc is an unknown and small beach in Vietnam but still recommended.

Recommended for:

  • Day trips
  • Family vacation at the resort
  • Holidaymakers looking for peace
  • Nature and beach lovers

If you want to learn more about Vietnam check out our guide for Vietnam vacations!