Vietnam owns 3,260 km of coastline and many beautiful islands. The diverse beaches can please all visitors, from those who love the excitement of sea sports or those who seek resorts, enjoy the wilderness. Here are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Vietnam, introduced by Forbes.
01. Con Dao
The archipelago consists of 16 small islands, in the south of Vietnam, Con Dao is well-known for its beautiful sand beaches, coral reefs, and diverse marine life.
On the main island of Con Son, travelers have many choices from budget motels, homestays to luxury resorts. The most outstanding is the Six Senses Con Dao, which is next to Dat Doc beach. In the north of the town, there is Lo Voi beach, pristine, fresh, suitable for families organizing camping, outdoor picnics.
Bay Canh Island attracts many tourists who loves to explore nature and ecotourism. Located east of the main island, Bay Canh has an area of more than 680 hectares, which is covered with Old-growth forests and mangroves. The island’s ecosystem is rich with corals, algae, seagrass, fish and turtles.
In addition, when visiting Con Dao, tourists can visit the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam such as An Hai, Ong Dung, Dam Trau, or visit historical sites such as Ba Temple, Cau Temple, Con Dao Prison, and Hang Duong Cemetery.
02. Ha Long Bay
Halong Bay – UNESCO World Heritage Site is located about 180 km from Hanoi. It is known for its wonders of limestone mountains and the Cua Van fishing village.
For tourists who love swimming, Bai Chay is a destination not-to-be-missed. Another suggestion for visitors is to take a boat to Ti Top Island, located in the center of the bay, where there is turquoise and calm water. From here, visitors can conveniently visit Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Ngoc Vung Island, Cat Ba Island, Tuan Chau Island. The area is also famous for caves like Sung Sot cave, Dau Go top, Trong cave. That makes Ha Long Bay always on the list of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam.
03. Phu Quoc
Nestled in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam. More than half of this teardrop-shaped island is a tropical jungle. Luckily there are the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam including Sao beach in the south of the island, where there are fine white sand and clear blue water. Bai Truong is the most beautiful destination to watch the sunset, with the works of Sunset Sanato Beach Club. Visitors can take a walk in the sunset, beneath the row of coconut trees and enjoy the cool breeze from the sea.
If you love an island tour, do not miss the island tour of Mong Tay, Gam Ghi, May Rut, and Dam Ngang. You will experience fishing, scuba diving to explore the ocean or playing water sports. Hon Thom with the longest cable car in the world is also a suggestion. In addition to the beautiful beach, there is also an 8 ha Aquatopia Water Park.
04. Da Nang
The third-largest city in Vietnam owns some beautiful beaches. Here, there are destinations suitable for all visitors, not far from the city center. Those who love water sports can visit My Khe beach, which is famous for surfing, snorkeling, Flyboard water jet, etc.
If you want to seek privacy, you can rent a motorbike, ride to pristine Tien Sa beach, north of Son Tra peninsula. Other attractions nearby are Tien Sa port, But beach, Nam beach, and Linh Ung pagoda.
Da Nang is just about 30 km from the ancient town of Hoi An, the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage or the Ba Na Hills tourist area.
05. Hoi An
Hoi An is one of the most famous tourist cities in Vietnam. The old trading port had the influence of the French, Chinese, and Japanese culture, clearly displayed on rows of gold-painted houses and colorful lanterns.
After visiting Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site, take time to Cua Dai Beach, where the three major rivers converge before heading to the sea. Here attract visitors with endless white sand, rows of green coconut trees, and calm seawater. Although now Cua Dai Beach in erosion, it was one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam.
Besides, Cu Lao Cham island cluster is also a destination not-to-be-missed in Hoi An. UNESCO recognizes the island as a world biosphere reserve, a typical example of the harmonious connection between nature and people. In particular, scuba diving to see colorful corals in Hon Dai, Bai Xep is one of the most engaging experiences. There are over 300 different species of corals, diverse in shape, size, and color.
06. Nha Trang
The central city is proud to own the most famous beaches in the world, attracting millions of visitors each year. Nha Trang Beach with a length of 7 km, located in the city is the most popular destination. Here, visitors can swim, play parachute, surfing, water motor. In the peak season of April – August every year, the beach is always in a state of crowded tourists.
If you are looking for more deserted beaches, visitors can book tours to Mun Island, Atoll, Hon Mot Island … sea, banana float and surf.
07. Doc Let Beach
Doc Let Beach, located in Ninh Hai Ward, Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa Province, is about 50 km south of Nha Trang City. In the north of the resort, many hotels and resorts are concentrated. The center is the gathering place of pristine beaches. Also in the south is the Jungle Beach tourist area, also known as a sea village. There are rustic homestays with thatched roofs and bamboo columns lying on smooth, white sand.
Doc Let does not develop facilities like Nha Trang, but it has the advantage of beautiful scenery, less visitors and quieter. There are also fun activities such as beach umbrellas and water motorbikes. If traveling in groups, visitors can organize basketball games, tug of war on the beach.
08. Ho Coc Beach
Ho Coc is a beach in Xuyen Moc district, Ba Ria Vung Tau province, about 150 km from Ho Chi Minh City. The beach is located in a curved bay, surrounded by green forests and gentle white sand bay.
It is far from residential areas and does not gather many hotels and resorts, so suitable for travelers who want to escape from the noisy town and enjoy the peaceful sea.
Not far from Ho Coc beach, there is Suoi Nghe sheep farm, an emerging destination for tourists. The herd of sheep has more than 200 and is usually released every 6 am. However, the sheep are mainly raised for meat, so the fur is not white, smooth as imagined by many tourists.
09. Mui Ne
Mui Ne, Phan Thiet is famous for its long coastline, historic Cham Pa tourist area. In particular, this place is also characterized by white sand dunes (Bau Trang) and pink sand dunes, attracting tourists with skateboarding.
You can visit Rom Island, located in Long Son Hamlet, where the waves are calm, the water is clear and the reefs. Hon Ghenh or Hon Lao are also a good place to swim. Here the scenery is very wild and peaceful. Guests can fish, snorkel and watch corals.
Mui Ne is also a destination for tourists to explore the life of fishermen. The fishing village stretches for 100 m with large and small boats, where you can buy the freshest seafood.
10. Ly Son
With a remote location off the coast of Central Vietnam, Ly Son Island, Quang Ngai is known for its giant crater traces and wide garlic farm. On Big Island, Be Island, and Cu Cu Islet do not have many palm trees, beach resorts, instead there are geological areas and 50 local temples.
Baby Island, also known as An Binh Island, is home to pristine beaches and peaceful natural scenes. Here, visitors can swim in the clear water, watching the colorful coral reefs.
Lan Huong (According to Forbes)