Top 5 Most Beautiful Beaches in Vietnam
19 Jun 2017 by KATE LE
Blue bays, hidden coves, swaying palms: Vietnam has it all. Vietnam’s coastline stretches for more than 3000 kilometers and sandy shores are always available for sunbathing, watching the sunset and feeling the ocean breeze. Here are our tips on the top 5 beaches in Vietnam.
Long Beach and Star Beach, Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc, a small island of the southern tip of Vietnam, still retains its rustic charming beaches. Small beachside restaurants serving grilled seafood on soft sand and undiscovered sapphire blue water are just what you are looking for to experience on a trip to Vietnam.
When you are in Phu Quoc, make sure you don’t miss out on Long Beach where you will find approximately 20km of largely deserted soft yellow sand and coconut palms. This beach is great for classical beach activities such as sunbathing and swimming. Interestingly, Long beach is actually the first beach in Vietnam to be featured in CNN.com’s list.
For more adventurous experience, tourists can ride down to the other side of the island on a motorbike to the breathtaking Bai Sao (Star Beach) which offers dazzling white sand and mesmerizing water. In water calm season. Kayaks and snorkels are available for rent right on the beach.
Bai Sao (Star Beach) in Phu Quoc Island.
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Doc Let Beach, Hon Khoi Peninsula, Nha Trang
Doc Let Beach on Hon Khoi Peninsula is highly recommended when visiting Nha Trang, Vietnam. Doc Let Beach is a pristine destination for a beach-bumming day. As it is a little farther than the main strip, travelers find it scene less crowded and more peaceful. Nha Trang’s beaches face the east side, that is why the only time to see the sun along the horizon is during sunrise.
Clear and blue water of Doc Let Beach.
My Khe, Quang Ngai
My Khe in Quang Ngai consists of seven kilometres of powder-soft sand, backed by casuarinas (evergreen trees), and is absolutely ideal to go swimming. Hamlets stand along the beach, while fishing boats are sometimes moored off it. It is an ideal huge beach with smooth and a slight slope. The beach has coral, abundant plants and sea creatures both on the beach and in the water. Seawater in My Khe is cooler with little wave so you can bathe all year’s round.
My Khe Beach, Quang Ngai, Vietnam.
An Bang Beach, Hoi An
Hoi An not only offers the charming Ancient Town, but is also an enticing beach destination. Although the water of An Bang beach is not as blue as Nha Trang, and the sand is not as soft as Phu Quoc, An Bang beach is calm, quiet and alluring in its own way. Despite being famous and attracting thousands of tourists each year, the beach remains rather unspoiled and undisturbed by the increased tourism and it is spotlessly clean and natural.
Long white sand stretch in An Bang, Hoi An.
Con Son Island, Con Dao Archipelago
Con Son is the largest of 15 islands in Con Dao Archipelago and is 230km away from Saigon. Thanks to its remoteness, the island still keeps its pristine condition with 80% of the land still forested and surrounded by the clear and blue ocean. Unlike beaches on Phu Quoc Island, An Hai beach on Con Son is fairly wild and rocky. Down the dirt road in the northwest of the island, sandy Dam Trau beach cove is shaded by casuarina trees and flanked by rocky headlands covered in tropical foliage. The beach is near the airport so it’s possible to spot the small propeller aircraft take off and land.
Nhat Beach with rocky path, Con Son Island.
Dam Trau Beach, Con Son Island.
Air plane flying over Con Dao Island.
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