With a coastline that is over 2000 miles long, Vietnam is a fantastic country for beach lovers. There is no shortage of quiet coves, beautiful sand, and water that is perfect for snorkeling wherever you go.
Anyone looking for some fantastic sunbathing opportunities and beautiful sunsets should take a look at the following beaches as a representation of some of the best the country has to offer.
Ho Coc Beach, Ho Coc
Visitors will often be able to find this beguiling beach deserted, making for one of the country’s most atmospheric shorelines.
Stretching for 5 km of glistening sand and shimmering waters, there’s not much in the way of mod cons or fancy services, giving the place a beautifully primitive appeal.
In addition, the bing bong and the hot springs are located nearby, allowing people and escape once they’ve topped up their vitamin D levels.
Star Beach, Phu Quoc
Another dazzling beach, but this time on the island’s eastern edge, Star Beach, or Bai Sao, has even less foot traffic than Long Beach.
What it does have is beautiful, loamy white sand and clear blue waters that somehow always seem incredibly still and peaceful.
There are a handful of restaurants along the beach where visitors can grab a bite to eat, and during the tourist season, you’ll be able to enjoy kayak rentals and some short-haul snorkeling excursions that you can enjoy by boat.
Long Beach, Phu Quoc
Long Beach, also known as Bai Trong in Vietnamese, can be located on the west coast of the island of Phu Quoc. It takes in a long 20 km stretch of underpopulated soft yellow sand and gently waving coconut palms.
It’s the perfect spot to go for a swim, watch a sunset or take some raise, with the sort of tropical beach views you would see in a travel agent advertisement. It’s certainly the best beach that you’re going to find on this island.
Hon Chong Beach, Nha Trang
To the north of Nha Trang you will find this much quieter beach. It’s less busy, and there are quite as many services on offer as city beach but it does feature incredible views, especially for those visiting in the evening when you can see out from the city center to the bay.
Don’t forget to check out some of the restaurants at the far end of the speech where you’ll be able to enjoy lots of cheap fresh seafood.
City Beach, Nha Trang
The lovely and picturesque city of Nha Trang is a spot that is widely regarded as one of the best beaches in the country. Visitors can enjoy 6 km of sand adjoining the city making it easy to travel there whenever you like.
It is certainly novel to be this close to a big city and still enjoy fantastic beach views. Surrounding the beach, you’ll be to find restaurants, cafés, and rather eye-catching examples of modern sculptural art.
There are plenty of services to enjoy watersports and day trips around the coastline by boat, all topped off with plenty of fresh pineapples.
Bear in mind that in the months of November and December the seas get a lot rougher, and some people choose to stay away during that time.
Doc Let Beach, Hon Khoi
Doc Let Beach can be located on the marvelous Hon Khoi peninsula, and it makes for a great location for a day spent relaxing and doing nothing on the beautiful shoreline.
It is bordered by a Forest of evergreens, making for pleasing contrast and allowing for a great sense of privacy.
You will be able to find plenty of solid accommodation nearby and can explore around to find even more secluded beaches and the surrounding vicinity.