Check out our selection of the top 10 best beaches in Vietnam: Danang Beach, Con Dao Beach, Phu Quoc Beach, Quy Nhon Beach, Nha Trang Beach, Cua Dai Beach, Mui Ne Beach, Lang Co, Cat Ba, An Bang
1. Danang Beach
Danang Beach in central Vietnam goes by several names: Danang or Da Nang (if you are local) and sometimes My Khe. Regardless of what you choose to call it, it is the main beach in Da Nang, which is the midpoint between the north and south of the country.
With more than 28 kilometers of coastline and soft-sand sections of beach, you will find shade from the midday sun under coconut palms. You will find yourself staring off into the distance as the blue ocean dissolves into a horizon backdrop of dense, deep-green forest. Locals enjoy this beach, so you will likely get a glimpse of daily life and the unique round bamboo boats in the water.
If you plan to stay at a resort like the Belle Maison Parosand Danang, you can take a break from the midday heat and still enjoy great views of the port city from the grand windows in the rooms. If you are a beachcomber, Danang beach will give you plenty to see since coral and other marine life occasionally washes ashore.
2. Con Dao Beach
The beach experience in Con Dao is idyllic, mostly due to its quieter presence than other popular beaches in Vietnam. Con Dao is an island that is part of an archipelago off the southern region of the country.
Since it is separated from the mainland with little transportation on the island, it is not overcrowded with tourists. The clear, blue water is perfect for swimming and water sports. There are coral reefs ideal for booking a snorkeling or diving excursion. One of the most popular things to do at the beach besides soak in the Asian sun is watch the green sea turtles at the nearby turtle sanctuary.
3. Phu Quoc Beach
The island of Phu Quoc is popular for its scenic beach scene, and there are plenty of beaches to choose from, but most travelers gravitate toward Long Beach. The beach earns its reputation as much for its calm swimming water as for its 19-kilometer stretch of sand.
The soft beach is exactly what you imagine as a tropical beach experience, with lounge chairs, beachfront cafes, and restaurants serving fresh seafood. The locals are friendly and welcoming, often selling fresh fruit and offering massages right on the beach.
4. Quy Nhon Beach
The central coast of Vietnam is blessed with many beaches, but Quy Nhon Beach is one of the best. This coastal city sees fewer tourists than some of the other central regions, so the beach is a bit quieter but has all of the tropical scenery and white sand. The beach is clean, and there is plenty of space to build sandcastles or swim in the surf.
The more tranquil scene in Quy Nhon is why luxury resorts like AVANI Quy Nhon Resort & Spa thrive, with spa getaways, spacious rooms, and local cuisine experiences. The leisurely pace in town makes it nice to take a tropical sunset stroll along the sand and the park promenade that shows off the natural landscape.
5. Nha Trang Beach
One of the most famous beaches in Vietnam is Nha Trang Beach. The pristine beach is vibrant with activity and scenery. There are parks and gardens along the coastal areas, so you can alternate beach walks with midday excursions to enjoy some of the local flora and fauna.
The crystal-clear water is popular for swimming, but the beach is also close to the Phu Dong water park and excursions like hot air balloon rides over the coastline.
6. Cua Dai Beach
The peaceful Cua Dai Beach near Hoi An in central Vietnam is tranquil because of its unspoiled natural beauty and clear, blue water. This UNESCO World Heritage site is popular with tourists but preserved enough to maintain the true tropical appeal of a jungle and ocean environment.
Cua Dai Beach attracts plenty of tourists because it is so close to town, but it never feels crowded. The beach is popular for diving and water sports like kayaking, jet skiing, and banana boating. There is plenty of marine life to observe in the area, and you will see many fishermen lift nets off in the distance in the water.
There are a number of elegant resorts, like the Hoi An Beach Resort, right on the beach. It is worth booking extra time to walk to the ancient and charming town of Hoi An, where you will find unique handmade items, like jewelry and silk clothing, from street-side vendors.
7. Mui Ne Beach
One of the most activity-filled beaches in Vietnam is Mui Ne Beach. It is 3.5 hours from Ho Chi Minh City and a tropical getaway for many who live here. The beach is known for its recreational sports, like kitesurfing, which is one of the most popular activities.
The area is not only scenic, with sand hills and clear swimming water, but you will gain a sense of the culture as well with the vendors who showcase local seafood. Mornings are busy with fish markets selling the day’s fresh catch and evenings are popular for sunset walks on the beach.
Due to the popularity of Mui Ne for Vietnamese vacationers as well as international tourists, the area is dubbed the resort capital of the country. You will find top-end resorts like the Mia Resort Mui Ne and beachside bungalows available to compliment the kind of vacation that you want to enjoy.
8. Lang Co
If your interest focuses on eco-travel then Lang Co Beach is awaiting your arrival. Located in central Vietnam, the bay has a long, white-sand beach with towering palms that give the perfect amount of shade in the hottest part of the day.
What makes Lang Co Beach popular is its primitive and unspoiled natural appeal. You will find the experience void of loud entertainment and water sports but filled with quiet salty air breezes and a tropical sea-green lagoon worthy of a motion picture movie. You will not find large hotels here but more subdued resorts, like the Banyan Tree Lang Co, that fit the tone of the area.
9. Cat Ba
Cat Ba Island is still a relatively hidden gem in Vietnam, but because its beach is so phenomenal, it is gaining tourist recognition. Cat Ba Beach is on an island that is part of a small archipelago in northern Vietnam just off Ha Long Bay.
The collective beach is actually three small beaches couched between two large limestone monoliths that are the scenic highlight of the entire region. The beach is calm, but there are frequent ocean breezes that kick up impressive waves. It can easily be the soundtrack that you need to drift off to sleep on the shore.
It is worth the extra time to float through fishing villages and the hundreds of towering monoliths for a visually unforgettable journey to your beach destination.
10. An Bang
The long stretch of beach at An Bang is a nice visit for a day, with one of the best views of the Vietnam horizon. The beach is located near Hoi An, a historic and quiet area of the country with small streets and shops to visit during your stay.
An Bang is an idyllic beach experience with blue skies, white sand, and gentle waves. The spring and fall are ideal times to visit An Bang outside of the summer heat and rainy season. It is conveniently located near central tourist areas, so lodging is easy to find. The Hoi An Sincerity Hotel & Spa is one of many resorts that provide close access to An Bang.