Vietnam’s tropical beaches are becoming increasingly popular among tourists over the past years. Fans of the turquoise waters and scuba diving love these beautiful beaches along the central and south coast of the country.
For such a small country, Vietnam has a lot to offer people who are into the beach scene. Clear water, white sand, a variety of water activities, and breathtaking sunsets. It has it all. Below is the list of Vietnam beaches to consider if you’re planning a tropical vacation with plenty of sunbathing and water activities.
An Bang Beach, Hoi An
Hoi An is becoming one of go-to beaches in Vietnam for people who are looking for a balanced mix. An Bang Beach is less tourist-focused and relatively unspoiled by major developments. It offers a perfect combination of water activities during the day and hippie bar scene at night.
The beach is also only about 10 minutes drive from Hoi An Ancient Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Danang Beach is a historical place with a long stretch of white sand and beautiful clear water and spectacular sunset views. People often confuse this beach with My Khe (China Beach), Non Nuoc, Cua Dao, and My An. But all of them are actually a part Danang Beach area.
Nha Trang Beach
Nha Trang is probably the most well-known beach city in Vietnam among both local and international tourists. You can find a unique combination of city life and natural beauty here.
The beach is well maintained and offers a number of water sports, including diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, wakeboarding, etc. And after sport activities you can relax at one of spa resorts nearby. Nha Trang has something to offer everyone.
Mui Ne Beach
Once a fishing district, Mui Ne is now becoming a popular beach resort. Its serene atmosphere and surrounding natural beauty makes it perfect for sunbathing and relaxation. You could also watch locals fishing nearby in round colorful boats almost daily.
For those who want adventures, the beach has kitesurfing, paddleboarding, sand boarding, and other activities. Mui Ne is also considered one of the best sailing spot in the world.
Long Beach, Phu Quoc
Looking for an island experience? Check out Phu Quoc. This is the biggest island in Vietnam with gorgeous beaches surrounded by palm trees and pepper plantations. Even with new developments of resorts and tourist facilities, the beach still feel and look relatively pristine.
When To Visit
Du to its tropical climate Vietnam can be very hot during the summer time accompanied by heavy rainfalls. The best time would be Spring when it’s dry, less humid, and just warm enough. Generally, the central and southern coastlines, where most of beaches are located, are warm year-round. But the dry season usually lasts from February until July.