With pristine beaches, golden sand, and natural rocks, Bai Xep beach in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, is a paradise for beach lovers.
This article is a complete guide to Bai Xep beach in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, including tips on how to get to Bai Xep beach, places to stay, and things to do here.
About Bai Xep beach Quy Nhon
Bai Xep is a fishing village in Ghenh Rang commune, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam.
The area is divided into two beaches: The front beach (Bai Truoc) and the After beach (Bai Sau). In the center is the residential area that has been there for hundreds of years.
The local life is mainly associated with the sea. Apart from fishing, they also raise shrimp and fish in the coastal areas.
How to get from Quy Nhon to Bai Xep beach
There are three options to travel to Bai Xep from Quy Nhon city:
a) Bus to Bai Xep beach
From Quy Nhon city center, you can choose public transport as buses to save costs.
You take the T2 bus at the gate of Quy Nhon University then get off to Khu Pho 2 station. From here, walk to Bai Xep.
b) Bike to Bai Xep beach
We rented our bikes at “Thuê xe máy Quy Nhơn Hoài Bảo”, address: 27a Hoàng Hoa Thám.
From Quy Nhon city center, drive along the National Highway 1D (Quy Nhon – Song Cau coastal road).
After about 20 minutes (about 12 km), you can see a large sign on the left-hand side of the road. Following this sign, you will reach Bai Xep. The path to the beach is a small path with a frescoed wall.
Tips: If you’d like to visit Life’s a beach, turn right after seeing the well.
c) Taxi to Bai Xep beach
Besides traveling by bus or renting a motorbike, you can also hire a taxi if you travel in a group. The price for a one-way cab is about 200,000 VND.
Best places to stay in Bai Xep beach Quy Nhon
You can find different types of accommodation in Bai Xep, varying from budget homestay to luxury resorts.
a) Avani Quy Nhon Resort & Spa
Avani Quy Nhon is one of the best places to stay in Quy Nhon.
The plus point of this resort is its location, which is in the most beautiful area of Bai Xep.
Although the price is quite high (about 2-3 million VND per night), it is worth it compared to what you experience here.
b) Life’s a beach
We had a pleasant time at Life’s a Beach.
Life’s a Beach is located in the fishing village of Bai Xep Quy Nhon, so this place is highly suitable for those who want to explore the life of fishermen.
Having a spacious space, Life’s a Beach has different areas, including a bar, outdoor sitting area, dorm rooms, private bungalows, or comfortable apartments located a 2-minute walk from the main beach.
The staff is friendly, and the service is decent.
c) Mira Quy Nhon
Things to see and do at Bai Xep beach
1. Relax at the beach
If the beaches in the city center are often quite crowded, especially in the tourist season, this is completely the opposite in Bai Xep.
Right from the moment you come here, you will feel a peaceful space with romantic scenery.
The beach here is gorgeous with a long sandy coastline, and the water is much cleaner and clearer than the beaches in the center.
In our opinion, Bai Xep is one of the most ideal and beautiful beaches in Quy Nhon.
Dubbed as “the pearls in the rock,” Bai Xep has natural rocks emerging to the surface of the water.
The combination of the blue sea, white sand, and rocky shapes have made Bai Xep beauty stand out from other beaches in Quy Nhon.
2. Visit Hon Ngang island
In the distance are two small islands where you can find diverse marine life populations.
From Bai Xep Beach, you can travel by basket boat to reach Hon Ngang.
However, you may get seasick or feel nauseous when sitting on a basket boat. The basket boat ride is about 80,000 VND for both ways.
3. Enjoy seafood
Although there are not many famous eateries in Bai Xep, you can still enjoy fresh seafood.
You can visit the fishing village to buy seafood and request people to cook for you. Seafood is freshly caught by the locals, and there’s a variety for you to choose from.
The seafood price in Bai Xep is lower than in the center, so don’t hesitate to try some dishes and support the locals.
4. Explore the surrounding areas
There are many other beaches around the Bai Xep area like Bai Rang beach, Bai Bang beach, and Bai Dai beach. Just walk a few kilometers, you can freely explore different beaches every day.