10 Best Beaches In Vietnam You Can’t Miss

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With a tropical climate and an entire coastline over 3000 km, Vietnam is a beach lovers’ paradise. The beaches in Vietnam are great destinations to escape the bustling cities and enjoy outdoor sports such as snorkeling, swimming, or diving. 

 

Top 10 beaches in Vietnam (North to South)

1. Cat Co beaches, Cat Ba

There are hundreds of large and small beaches on Cat Ba island, and Cat Co beaches are the most visited thanks to their rich natural landscapes. 

From Cat Ba town, you can easily walk along the trail and reach Cat Co 3 beach. From there, take the wooden path to reach Cat Co 2 and 1. 

The beaches are sheltered by rocky mountains, offering impressive views and gentle waves. 

Cat Ba Island Vietnam

 

2. Ly Son island

Ly Son is a charming island with stunning landscapes yet to be well-known to travelers. This unique island was formed due to a volcano eruption 11 million years ago and created ten inactive volcanos.

Ly Son island Vietnam

Ly Son still maintains its pristine beauty and not much influenced by humans. There are charming beaches with sandy coastline, clear blue sea in the same color as the sky. 

The island also has many unique historical sites with high cultural values.

After relaxing on the beaches, you can visit caves, temples, shrines, souvenirs, and other scenic spots on the island, such as Hang Pagoda, volcanic crater, An Hai village communal house, and  King’s well.

 

3. Ky Co beach, Quy Nhon

Ky Co beach is the most beautiful beach in Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh. 

Coming here, you will be overwhelmed by the pristine beauty. From a distance, you can see the majestic mountains, the shady green trees, and a white sand beach stretching along the rocky mountains.

Besides relaxing on the beach, you can visit Dua island nearby by boat or rent a speedboat to explore the sea.

Ky Co beach Quy Nhon Vietnam

 

4. Bai Xep, Quy Nhon

Located less than 20 km south of Quy Nhon city center, Bai Xep is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Quy Nhon.

Bai Xep is a fishing village that is divided into two beaches with winding golden sand. In the center is the residential area gathered for hundreds of years.

The types of accommodation here vary from budget to homestay to luxury resorts. You can swim, relaxing and learning about the life of the fishermen in the area.

Quy Nhon Vietnam Bai Xep

 

5. Non Nuoc beach, Da Nang

Located 8km southeast of Danang city center, Non Nuoc beach is an ideal place to relax.

The beach has a fine white sandy coastline stretching up to 5 km, clear blue water, and full of sunshine.

You can join different activities, including fishing, windsurfing, or beach volleyball here. Don’t forget to enjoy different seafood dishes such as squid, shrimp, crabs, and snails. 

 

6. An Bang beach, Hoi An

From Hoi An town, you can ride an easy 4 km bicycle ride (or a quick taxi trip) to the coast.

The first beach you will reach is Cua Dai, which is great for enjoying cocktails at sunset. For a better one, venture a bit further north to An Bang beach with its relatively unspoiled white sand.

Both beaches offer beautiful views of Cham island and great seafood restaurants.

An Bang beach Hoi An Vietnam

 

7. Cham islands

Cu Lao Cham World Biosphere Reserve (Quang Nam province) is famous for its pristine beauty and a diverse ecosystem.

From Hoi An, you can get to Cu Lao Cham easily by speedboat and market boats.

We visited the islands by joining the Cu Lao Cham Tour. The tour is convenient and including different activities such as speedboat, snorkeling, and watching coral, sightseeing, and dining tickets at the island.

Cham islands Vietnam

 

8. Con Dao island

Con Dao is an archipelago that consists of 16 small islands on the southern coast of Vietnam, located off the coast of Vung Tau province.

It’s famous for its beautiful beaches, clear blue water, and sandy coastline. Dat Doc Beach, Ong Dung beach, and Dam Trau are amongst the most popular ones.

You can enjoy outdoor activities here:

  • Scuba diving to watch the coral
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing to explore the beautiful small islands

Con Dao Island Vietnam

 

9. Sao beach in Phu Quoc

Located off the coast of Kien Giang Province, Phu Quoc Island is an excellent destination for travelers who love the tranquil beauty of pristine beaches.

Sao beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on this island and often known as the best beaches in Vietnam.

The sand in Sao beach has a particular color, not yellow like Nha Trang beach, nor dark yellow like Vung Tau beach but white as cream.

Sao beach Phu Quoc Vietnam

 

10. Starfish beach, Phu Quoc

Starfish Beach is our favorite beach in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. The beach has thousands of starfish, and the water is clear and clean. 

starfish beach Phu Quoc island Vietnam

  1. It is great to get a look at the beaches in Vietnam. I love the idea of visiting the cities. But would love to enjoy some lazy beach time too. A nice sheltered beach like Cat Ba would fit the bill great. A mountain view would be the perfect draw to visit Ky Co beach. Seafood is a great reason for us to stick around a beach. Good to know it is plentiful at Non Nuoc. We are scuba divers so we would definitely want to check out the underwater world on Cham Islands. Looks like there are many beaches that would work for us.

  2. I could so use a beach right now! Vietnam has so many beautiful beaches. Non Nuoc beach near Danang looks amazing and I would love to canoe around and visit the little islands around Con Dao Island as well!

  3. What an amazing collection! I have only been to Vietnam once and we were there in the winter was we didn’t really explore the beaches in Danang and Hoi An as much as we liked. It did also rain a little bit. I really want to do Phu Quoc!

  4. You’ve been beach hopping in Vietnam and your recommendations will definitely be adding to my travel beach list. Those starfishes are so gorgeous, and hope guests don’t bother those creatures and just let them stay underwater. The Con Dao beach is also magnificent!

  5. This is such a great collection of beaches of Vietnam which I am yet to visit. I love water and beaches and almost every holiday of mine has to have the sea in my itinerary.I have fallen in love with Ly Son for not only it’s beauty but also the fact that it has not many people. The sandy coastline and the clear blue sea is such a great attraction.

  6. Right now I’m so far away from the beaches and I really miss them!
    Ly Son definitely has to be my favourite – a volcano that created more volcanoes millions of years ago??? Wow!!!
    Cham & Con Dao islands are just pristine, beautiful & gorgeous!!!
    A beach with clear waters filled with thousands of star-fishes??? Whoa! I need to go there!

  7. Wow! These are indeed beautiful beaches. I love to go and visit those who are not crowded and not much influenced by humans. Would really love to visit Ly Son someday. The water is so clear and pristine. Will add this on our bucket list.

  8. Vietnam is on my list, so I’m happy to take advantage of your beach recommendations. I’m going to travel from north to south, so your article will be beneficial in preparing a plan. I like the most beaches from your list: Ly Son, Cu Lao Cham World Biosphere Reserve, and an archipelago Con Dao island. I would love to get there!

  9. I have seen so many posts about Vietnam lately that now I have to add it on my list. Ky Co beach, Quy Nhon looks absolutely fascinating, it is the place of my dreams. I found some similar beaches in southern Thailand last year but Vietnam seems to have even more places like this.

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