The 3 Best Beaches In Vietnam
If you are planning a trip to Vietnam, you need to know about the beaches. Vietnam has some of the best beaches in the world, but does not have the same reputation as a beach destination as Thailand. While you might not know about these beaches, that is part of the appeal because other people do not know about them either so they are much less crowded. There are a number of beaches that you need to know about and consider visiting on your trip.
Dam Trau Beach, Con Son Island
One of the best beaches in Vietnam is Dam Trau Beach which is also known as Airport Beach. This beach has everything you could want from fine golden sand to warm turquoise water, a jungle surrounding it and rustic cafés which keep you supplied with drinks all day so you never have to leave. On this beach, you can choose to sit on the sand or you can choose to a wooden lounger or hammock. Dam Trau is also quiet enough that you never have to worry about reserving a lounger.
The beach has the nickname Airport Beach because the runway of the airport starts just behind the beach. Fortunately, the airport is not very busy so you do not have to worry too much about an airplane ruining your day at the beach. There are only 3 to 4 propeller planes which land each day.
Ninh Chu Beach, Phan Rang
If you like kite surfing, but do not want to brave the busier Mui Ne beach, Ninh Chu is the place to go. The Ninh Chu Bay Beach Club was created for kite surfers and the beach has hosted a number of professional kitesurfing events. Aside from the main beach, there are a number of other kite surfing spots in the area that you can visit.
If you are not into kitesurfing and would rather spend the day lounging on the beach doing nothing, this is the place to go as well. You are likely to have the beach to yourself during the day and in the evening the area is a popular spot for the locals. There are street food stalls that open on the road leading to the beach which allows you to try everything that Vietnam has to offer.
Nha Trang Beach
Nah Trang beach is probably the most famous beach in Vietnam and one of the more commonly visited by tourists. Nha Trang is one of the largest cities in Vietnam and the beach is massive with miles-long stretches of white sand and clear turquoise water. When you combine this stunning beach with the popular nightlife of the city, you can see why this is a prime destination for international travelers and Vietnamese. It is important to note that the beach can become very crowded during the high season, so if you are looking for a quiet retreat this is not the beach for you.
The South end of the city and beach are very commercial and focused on the tourist industry. There are a number of sun beds which take up most of the space and you will have to pay for them with the prices ranging from economy to VIP. Past the commercial part of the South end, you will find a nearly empty stretch of beach which is ideal for people who want to get away from the hub.
There are many breaches in Vietnam which are as beautiful as those in Thailand. Some of the beaches will offer a quiet retreat while others are busier and focused on the tourist industry.