The rest of Vietnam’s beaches span over 2000 miles of coastline, and range from spectacular secluded coves with carpets of white sand and crystal clear waters for snorkeling, to fun ‘party’ resorts where there’s watersports, beach bars and party boats.
With so many amazing beaches in Vietnam to visit, it’s difficult to know which one to head to when you’ve only got a week or so’s holiday to play with. From personal experience and on the ground recommendations – here are the nine best beaches in Vietnam to make sure you include in your trip.
- Star Beach, Phu Quoc
Bai Sao, otherwise known as Star Beach, would be up there with some of the best beaches in Vietnam, and most definitely one of the best Phu Quoc beaches.
A quieter and largely undeveloped beachfront located to the east of Phu Quoc, Star Beach still dazzles with its beautiful shores and pristine waters. Much quieter than the West of Phu Quoc, you’ll be able to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the famous Vietnamese beach at your own pace. Spend your days snorkeling or diving in the pale blue waters and relax afterwards with an obligatory cocktail at one of the few more chilled beach restaurants dotted along the water’s edge.
- Doc Let Beach, Nha Trang
With 11 miles of pure white sandy shores, Doc Let Beach has long been ranked one of the best beaches in Vietnam.
Known for its shallow turquoise blue crystal waters, this impressive bay can be divided into distinct areas. To the north, you’ll find a cluster of guesthouses and beachfront hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants where all the tourist action can be found. To the south, you’ll find a quaint wooded outcrop that is a peaceful sanctuary, making it the ideal place to escape.
- Mui Ne, Phan Thiet
Located on a beautiful stretch of sand with swaying palms and lofty dunes, Mui Ne in Phan Thiet is both charming and exciting. The beach’s great surf is perfect for a host of daring water sports, which includes kitesurfing, sailing and surfing. Not too far from Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne Beach is the perfect weekend getaway destination with loads of hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and boutiques.
- Ho Coc Beach, Ho Coc
Golden sands, the rolling inland sand dunes, together with the clear blue waters make Ho Coc beach one of the best beaches in Vietnam to stop off at. Weekends are busy and full of life, but come the week, you’ll soon discover you’ll own the beach. Stretching 3 miles, this chilled out Vietnam beach has impressive dunes, boulders, clear blue waters and tranquility.
- Long Beach, Phu Quoc
The aptly named Long Beach in Phu Quoc is a 12-mile stretch of golden sand spanning along the coast. With numerous deserted spots, complete with swaying coconut palms, you can relax in a tropical heaven on one of Vietnam’s most beautiful beaches.
Gorgeous sunsets, private sunbathing spots and water sports galore, not to mention a load of cheap and cheerful seafood restaurants, this is the perfect place to head if you’re looking for a good mix of fun and privacy.