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Best Beaches in Vietnam – Top 10 Beaches in Vietnam [With Photos]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor September 6th, 2020 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, Travel Blog No comments

Vietnam doesn’t only have an interesting history and historical places inspired by different cultures bust also scenic natural attractions. As Vietnam is near the South China Sea, expect gorgeous sandy beaches along its bay. It’s definitely something to look forward to when you see this gorgeous South East Asian Country.

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Like most SEA Countries there are only two seasons; rainy and dry. Dry seasons, October to April, are great months to visit the country. Peak seasons are July to August and December to February. So if you want to avoid many tourists, September to November are the best months to go.

Here are the best beaches in Vietnam

1. My Khe Beach


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20 miles of pristine white sand and crystal clear waters is what My Khe Beach in Dan Nang offers. This one of the best beaches in Vietnam and is dubbed as “the eastern Hawaii” due to its beauty. It’s also very clean, with shops or restaurants nearby and lifeguards on duty. You can walk along the bay, sunbathe, swim, surf, or just relax. Visit any time; morning or night and you won’t regret it.

Recommended Hotel: Sala Danang Beach Hotel

2. Doc Let Beach


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In Khanh Hoa Province lies one of the best beaches in Vietnam, the Doc Let Beach. With the turquoise sea, white sand, palm trees, and the sun, what more could you ask for? This place is great for swimming as its shallow and the waves are not that strong, you can also find a shade for yourself and relax. Come visit this tranquil place and find peace as you hear the waves kiss the beach.

Recommended Hotel: Summering Hotel

3. An Bang Beach

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In one of the best beaches in Vietnam, An Bang Beach, prepare to be in awe of this tourist-friendly yet peaceful abode. With amazing waves, you can definitely enjoy water sports like surfing, you could also try jet skiing or parasailing across the clear blue waters too. After your tour in ancient Hoi An, this beach is a place where you can relax while walking on golden sand after a busy day.

Recommended Hotel: Aira Boutique Hoi An Hotel and Villa

4. Nha Trang Beach

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In the coastal city of Nha Trang lies one of the best beaches in Vietnam; Nha Trang Beach. Not only is the fine sand beach and turquoise waters popular here but also scuba diving activities.  It is safe for swimming as there aren’t big waves. Though many tourists are around, particularly Russian and Chinese, you can still find a spot for yourself to lay down and relax. Hotels, restaurants, bars and convenience stores are near the beach so it’s pretty convenient. You will enjoy your time in this amazing place.

Recommended Hotel: Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang

5. Mui Ne Beach

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Mui Ne is a pride of Phan Thiet; it is the most popular coastal resort town with 15 km of sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. It’s a great place to do water sports like kite surfing, if you don’t know how you can check out kite surfing training schools there too. Try staying nearby to enjoy the beach as long as you can also seafood is a must as it is cheap and fresh. Your visit here is worth it as this is one of the best beaches in Vietnam.

Recommended Hotel: Full Moon Village

6. Vung Tau Back Beach


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Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon does not only boast of famous landmarks or history but this bustling city also has one of the best beaches in Vietnam. Due to its closeness to the center, many people visit this amazing place during weekends or holidays. It’s a great beach to swim and spend time with your family and friends. If you want an escape from the crowded city, feel free to come here in the morning or night for some peace and fresh breeze.

Recommended Hotel: Green Hotel

7. Starfish Beach


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Yes, by the name itself you would discover Starfishes on one of the best beaches in Vietnam. With nice sand and clear blue sea your journey riding on scooters for more than 15 minutes in bumpy dirt roads, will be worth it. This is a gorgeous gem on Phu Quoc Island. Hopefully, when we will visit, we will be a responsible traveler and respect the starfishes and not take them out or touch them.

Recommended Hotel: Peppercorn Beach Resort

8. Quan Lan Beach


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On an Island along Halong Bay lies one of the best beaches in Vietnam; Quan Lan Beach.  The best routine to do here is swimming, eat, sleep, repeat it until all your stress is away and all the problems are forgotten. On this beautiful island with long sandy beaches and pristine blue waters; you will feel like you are in paradise. Create memories with your loved ones on the island of Quan Lan.

Recommended Hotel: Quan Lan Nam Phong Hotel

9. Ho Coc Beach


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Pictures don’t do justice for Ho Coc beach, one of the best beaches in Vietnam. With 3 miles of golden sand and clear waters, you will be stunned by its beauty. If you want the beach for yourself then you might consider visiting on weekdays. Restaurants are near the beach so don’t forget to feed yourself some delicious seafood. This is a great beach to hang out with family and friends.

Recommended Hotel: The Grand Ho Tram Strip

10. Ky Co Beach


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On Quy Nhon, another coastal city with long golden sandy beaches lies Ky Co Beach. With crystal clear waters that you could see yourself or what’s in the bottom. Best to bring your snorkel gear as you can find marine life and corals in this stunning site. You will definitely not regret spending money just to visit Ky Co Island and be in awe of one of the best beaches in Vietnam.

Recommended Hotel: Life’s A Beach, Ky Co Summer House

Rich in culture, history, natural attractions, and delicious food, Vietnam is a place you should definitely visit. Pair it up with your backpacking adventure in South East Asia. Don’t forget to visit at least one of the best beaches in Vietnam to relax and unwind in your journey. The sandy beaches and the turquoise waters are waiting for you. Happy Travels!

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