TOP 20 best beaches in Vietnam

Where to go to Vietnam for a beach holiday. Our ranking of the best resorts. Advantages and disadvantages.

Vietnam has an extensive coastline stretching over 3,260 kilometers. Together with the location in the tropical zone, this makes Vietnam an ideal country for a beach holiday.

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There are many excellent resorts in Vietnam, we offer you our rating of the best beaches.

Ky Co Beach

Ky Co Beach deservedly takes the first place in our rating. This beach is often referred to as the "Vietnamese Maldives" and is considered by many to be the best beach in the country. Ky Co Beach is located on a peninsula opposite the coastal town of Quy Nhon. You can get to Kiko beach by bike or boat. The beach is famous for its snow-white clean sand, azure sea, comfortable smooth transition to the depth.

Location: Binh Dinh Province, 1 hour drive from Quy Nhon city. 220 km north of Nha Trang.
Best time to go: Winter - spring.
  Pros: Relatively sparsely populated. Perfect sand. Clean sea.
  Cons: None

Beach on Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island in Lan Ha Bay, which is located near the famous Halong Bay. This is an elite resort that is suitable for lovers of secluded relaxation.

Halong Bay itself, which is nearby, consistently ranks first in many ratings of the most beautiful bays in the world. There are over one and a half thousand islands, many of which have excellent sandy beaches. This place is not only a beautiful natural attraction, but also a popular resort ideal for a beach holiday. The South China Sea is always warm, even in winter the temperature does not drop below 24-25 C. The beach on Ti Top Island is especially famous, on which there is also an observation deck with a panoramic view of the bay.

Location: Lan Ha bay. The nearest city is Haiphong, 150 km from Hanoi.
When is the best time to go: from mid-spring to mid-autumn.
  Pros: Well developed infrastructure. Nice white and yellow sand
  Cons: Relatively crowded, Hanoi residents come here for the weekend. This is an isolated island and the only way to get here is by scheduled ferry. The water is cloudy. Relatively expensive.

Thai Binh (mirror beach)

Mirror Beach or, as it is also called, "beach of infinity" is famous for its unforgettable landscapes. Due to the mirror effect that the surface of the water and wet sand creates, you can take memorable photos here at dawn.

Location: Not far from the city of Haiphong, 2 hours drive from Hanoi.
Best time to go: May to October
  Pros: Great scenery. Close to Hanoi.
  Cons: Poor infrastructure. You can’t just walk or drive here, you need to go on a special all-terrain vehicle that carries tourists around the beach.

Mui Ne Beach

Mui Ne is one of the quarters of the city of Phan Thiet, located on the coastal cape of the same name. It is located in Binh Thuan province in the southeast of Vietnam. A popular Vietnamese resort, "the tourist capital of the country." The resort has a developed tourist infrastructure. Due to strong winds, the coast in Mui Ne is popular with kite and windsurfers. Mui Ne Beach is one of the sections of the beach in Mui Ne.

Location: Phan Thiet city. 200 km (3.5 hours drive) from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and 220 km from Nha Trang. The nearest airports to Mui Ne are located in Nha Trang and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).
When to go: The high season here is the winter months, when there is a minimum of precipitation on the coast, excellent waves on the ocean (for which the resort is so appreciated by surfers and kiteboarders).
  Pros: Great waves for surfing and water activities. Developed infrastructure.
  Cons: Crowded during the season.

Sam Son

Sam Son Beach is a favorite vacation spot for the people of Hanoi. The total length of the beach is 10 km. Of the minuses, a strong current can be noted, which makes the beach unsafe, especially for swimming with children.

Location: 16 km from Thanh Hoa city, 170 km (3 hours drive) south of Hanoi
Location: 16 km from Thanh Hoa city, 170 km (3 hours drive) south of Hanoi
  Pros: Beautiful scenery. Relative proximity to Hanoi.
  Cons: Relatively crowded. Due to the currents, this is a dangerous beach, especially for swimming with children.

Lang Co Beach

Lang Co Beach is a coastal strip of about 20 km long, covered with yellow sand and surrounded by mountains covered with tropical forest. The infrastructure around the beach is poorly developed, but this beach is definitely worth a visit because of the fantastically beautiful landscapes. High sand dunes, a sea rich in inhabitants allows you to create the feeling that you are not on the beach, but in the oceanarium.

Location: 25 kilometers north of Da Nang and 70 kilometers south of Hue.
Best time to go: Spring/summer
  Pros: Developed infrastructure, beauty of landscapes
  Cons: None

Vung Tau

The resort town of Vungatau has several excellent beaches. It is the closest beach to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) making it the perfect beach holiday option if you don't want to travel far from Saigon.

Location: The beach is located 95 kilometers east of Saigon.
Best time to go: Winter
  Pros: Close to Saigon
  Cons: none

My Khe Beach (Da Nang)

My Khe Beach (Chinese Beach) is one of the most popular beaches in Da Nang. This part of the central Danang beach stretches for about three kilometers and is known for its fine white sand, clean water, well-developed infrastructure: here you can try many types of water activities, visit many restaurants and cafes for every taste.

Location: My Khe Beach is located on the east coast of Da Nang. Fifteen minutes drive from Da Nang International Airport.
Best time to go: February to September.
  Pros: Developed infrastructure. Clear water, great sand
  Cons: crowded

Bai Sao Beach (Phu Quoc)

Bai Sao Beach (Star Beach) is one of the best beaches in Phu Quoc. It features exotic landscapes, white sand and azure sea. The farther from the coast, the more saturated the color of the water becomes. The beach stretches for 1.5 kilometers along a small bay.

Location: In the southern part of Phu Quoc Island.
Best time to visit: Winter
  Pros: great sand, picturesque scenery
  Cons: none

Quy Nhon

Quy Nhon Beach in Binh Dinh Province is the best city beach in the country. There is clear water, white sand. The beach is not very popular with foreign tourists, so it is usually not crowded here.

Location: Kuinh Neng City in Binh Dinh Province
Best time to go: Winter - spring
  Pros: Clear water, white sand. not crowded
  Cons: Poorly developed infrastructure

Nha Trang city beach

The central beach of Nha Trang has a large area and developed infrastructure. There are toilets, showers, cafes, bars, free fitness equipment, many types of outdoor activities: jet skis, snorkeling, diving, etc. The landmark of this coastal bathing and recreation area is a building in the shape of a lotus.

Location: Nha Trang
Best time to go: All year round
  Pros: Developed infrastructure.
  Cons: Crowded. Muddy water. After the pandemic, the infrastructure is partially abandoned. Relatively poor service.

Bai Dai

Bai Dai Beach is located in the vicinity of Nha Trang. Translated from Vietnamese, Bai Zai means "long beach", its length is about 15 kilometers. In some areas, infrastructure is practically non-existent. The beach is attractive for outdoor enthusiasts because there are excellent waves for surfing.

Location: 20 km south of Nha Trang
Best time to go: All year round
  Pros: Relatively close to Nha Trang. Great waves for surfing
  Cons: Poorly developed infrastructure

Doc Let Beach

Doc Let Beach is located in the vicinity of Nha Trang. It is famous for its white sand and clear water. This beautiful beach is perfect for a secluded holiday: Due to its remote location, it is not crowded. The beach has a length of about 6 km. The entrance to the water is gentle, so the beach is great for swimming with children.

Location: An hour north of Nha Trang
Best time to go: All year round
  Pros: White sand, clear water
  Cons: Relative distance from Nha Trang

Hon Chong Beach

This beach is located within Nha Trang, a five-minute drive from the city's main attraction - Po Nagar Cham Towers. Compared to the Central Beach of Nha Trang, it is not crowded here. The beach itself is a small patch of sand surrounded by large boulders.

Location: Nha Trang
Best time to go: Winter
  Pros: Scenic views
  Cons: Boulders can cause injury

An Bang beach

An Bang Beach is 4 km of pristine white sand with rows of sun loungers under thatched roofs. There is a good entry into the sea, clean sand, well-developed infrastructure, a large selection of water activities.

Location: Hoi An.
Best time to visit: March to October.
  Pros: Convenient entry into the sea, clean water and sand, developed infrastructure
  Cons: none

Phan Rang Beach

Phan Rang Beach is a great secluded, not crowded place that is perfect for those who are tired of noisy Nha Trang. There is a gentle entrance to the sea, which makes it safe for swimming with children. The tourist infrastructure here is underdeveloped.

Location: Ninh Thuan Province. The resort is located south of Cam Ranh Airport. 2 hours south of Nha Trang.
Best time to go: All year round
  Pros: Not crowded. Convenient gentle entrance.
  Cons: Poorly developed infrastructure

Duong Dong

Duong Dong Beach is located within the city of Duong Dong, the capital of Phu Quoc. Due to the proximity of the seaport, the beach is not popular. But here the sea is clean and warm. The most popular attraction in this area of the city is Cape Dinh Cau. Here, on a platform consisting of huge boulders, there is a sanctuary of the goddess Thien Hau.

Location: Phu Quoc Island
Best time to go: Winter
  Pros: Great scenery
  Cons: Near port

Con Son Island Beach (Con Dao Archipelago)

The beach of Con Son Island, which is part of the Con Dao archipelago, is relatively unpopular with tourists. Because of this, it is perfect for lovers of secluded relaxation.

Location: Con Dao archipelago. Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province
Best time to go: All year round
  Pros: privacy
  Cons: Relatively difficult to get to

Hon Tam island beach

A beach on one of the southern islands in Nyafu Bay (Hon Tam Island). This beach is famous for its golden sand, warm sea, relative privacy and silence. Here you can climb to the observation deck to admire the sea and the islands. Look into the cave, visit the "ethnic village".

Location: Zalif Nyafu, 4 km from Nha Trang
Best time to go: All year round
  Pros: Privacy. The beauty of landscapes. Convenient beach
  Cons: You need to get to the beach by water transport.

Bai Mon (Fuyen)

Bai Mon Beach in Phu Yen is covered with fine clean sand, the water here is emerald green. This is a sparsely populated beach that is suitable for lovers of secluded relaxation.

Location: Near the city of Tuyhoa. 2 hours north of Nha Trang.
Best time to go: All year round
  Pros: not crowded
  Cons: none