Vietnam is a beach lovers’ paradise with a tropical climate and an entire coastline of over 3000 km. The beaches in Vietnam are great destinations to escape the bustling cities and enjoy outdoor sports such as snorkeling, swimming, or diving.
Here are the top 10 beaches in Vietnam from the North to the 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.
You can easily walk along the trail from Cat Ba town and reach Cat Co 3 beach. From there, take the wooden path to get Cat Co 2 and 1.
The beaches are sheltered by rocky mountains, offering impressive views and gentle waves.
Transport tips: Getting from Hanoi to Cat Ba island.
2. Ly Son island
Ly Son is a charming island with stunning landscapes yet 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 still maintains its pristine beauty and is not much influenced by humans. There are charming beaches with a sandy coastline and a 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
Coming here, you will be overwhelmed by the pristine beauty. You can see the majestic mountains, the shady green trees, and a white sand beach stretching along the rocky mountains from a distance.
Besides relaxing on the beach, you can visit Dua island nearby by boat or rent a speedboat to explore the sea.
4. Bai Xep, Quy Nhon
Bai Xep is a fishing village 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, relax, and learn about the life of the fishermen in the area.
5. Non Nuoc beach, Da Nang
Located 8km southeast of Da Nang city center, Non Nuoc beach is ideal for relaxing.
The beach has a fine white sandy coastline stretching up to 5 km, clear blue water, and sunshine.
Here, you can join different activities, including fishing, windsurfing, or beach volleyball. Don’t forget to enjoy other 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.
7. Cham islands
Cham islands (Quang Nam province) are famous for their pristine beauty and 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 includes different activities such as speedboat, snorkeling, watching coral, sightseeing, and dining tickets at the island.
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.
It’s famous for its beautiful beaches, clear blue water, and sandy coastline. Dat Doc Beach, Ong Dung beach, and Dam Trau are among the most popular.
You can enjoy outdoor activities here:
- Scuba diving to watch the coral
- Canoeing to explore the beautiful small islands
9. Sao beach, 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.
10. Starfish beach, Phu Quoc
The ideal time to visit Starfish beach is from January to May. You should avoid visiting this beach in the summer because it’s stormy and there’ll be nothing.
Read more: Most beautiful beaches to visit in Phu Quoc.