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.
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 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.
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.
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
Canoeing to explore the beautiful small islands
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.
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.