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2024 Vietnam Best Beach Destinations for Families, Couples, or Solo Relaxing

The white sands and crystal clear waters of Vietnam’s beaches are perfect for any traveler looking to escape and relax away from urban life. From families wanting to enjoy swimming and water activities to couples seeking a romantic getaway, or solo travelers on their own journey in a Vietnam tour, Vietnam has a beach destination for everyone. With so many great choices available, check out this guide for the best beach destinations in Vietnam for 2024.

Top Beach Destination 1: Nha Trang - a Delightful South-Coast City of Vietnam

The stunning coastal city of Nha Trang, on Vietnam’s south-central coast, is a beacon for beach lovers and adventure seekers. Well-known as a beach paradise, Nha Trang is gifted with beautiful stretches of white sand beaches such as Bai Dai Beach and Nha Trang Beach. The calm waters of Bai Dai Beach are perfect for families or travelers looking for relaxation. Nha Trang has a more vibrant atmosphere, lined with palm trees it’s the place for water sports enthusiasts and beachgoers looking for a lively scene.

Nha Trang Beach
Nha Trang Beach

In addition to one of the best things to do in Nha Trang like visiting the beach, the Hoh Mun Maries Protected Area has clear waters perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. Vinpearl Land is a family-friendly amusement park accessible by cable car. For a glimpse of Vietnamese history, the Po Nagar Cham Towers are a significant historical landmark. Built between the 7th and 12th centuries, the towers served as a place of worship for the Cham people and can still be explored today. Nha Trang also boasts exciting nightlife and delicious seafood cuisine.

You’ll want to spend at least 3 to 4 days there to explore the beaches and take time to unwind. Getting to Nha Trang is easiest by air. Cam Ranh International Airport is located 30 km from the city center and direct flights can be found from major Vietnamese cities such as Hanoi and Saigon as well as several destinations in Asia. It can be reached by train or car. From Saigon, the nearest major city, it typically takes 8-10 hours.

Top Beach Destination 2: Phu Quoc Island - an Island Paradise of Southern Vietnam

Phu Quoc is a special place in Vietnam. Not only is it an island paradise, renowned for its pristine beaches, but it is also a visa-free destination. Travelers entering Vietnam through Phu Quoc can stay on the island for up to 30 days without a visa.

While there, there are many great beaches to choose from. Bai Truong, known as Long Beach, is the most famous, and an ideal beach for sunbathing, swimming, and beach activities. Sao Beach has soft powdery sand and turquoise waters, and Ong Lang Beach offers a tranquil atmosphere with smaller crowds. Away from the beaches, snorkeling, and water activities, there are other top things to do in Phu Quoc. Phu Quoc National Park is a big attraction for nature lovers. Covering an area of approximately 31,422 hectares, it is a great place to hike through the park’s trails and observe the local protected wildlife.

Phu Quoc island Beach
Phu Quoc island Beach.

Consider spending at least 4-5 days in Phu Quoc to take in the beach and local attractions without feeling rushed. Phu Quoc International Airport receives flights from major Vietnamese cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Traveling there from international destinations is also possible by connecting through nearby countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, or Singapore.

Top Beach Destination 3: Da Nang - Famous for Its Mix of Beaches and Centuries-Old Pagodas in Central Vietnam

Tucked away in the heart of central Vietnam are the celebrated beaches of Da Nang. There you can find places like My Khe Beach with its soft white sands and gentle waves giving it a claim as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Non-Nuoc Beach is where people go to find a tranquil escape, it is particularly notable for its scenic beauty and clean water. Slightly farther away is Lang Co Beach which preserves an untouched beauty highlighted by turquoise waters.

Da Nang Beach
Da Nang Beach

My Khe is the ideal place for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports, and beyond the beaches, you can experinence other things to do in Da Nang. The cluster of limestone hills known as the Marble Mountains feature caves, pagodas, and panoramic views. The stunning design of Dragon Bridge is a great sight to take in, including the fire and water displays held there on weekends. Also nearby is Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its lantern-lit streets and ancient architecture.

3-4 days are ideal for a beach vacation in Da Nang, and add an extra day if you’re planning on visiting Hoi An. International flights to Da Nang International Airport connect through a wide range of nearby countries. Korean Air, AirAsia, China Eastern Airlines, and others offer flights from South Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Domestic flights are available from all major cities in Vietnam. Overnight trains can be booked from Hanoi and Saigon for a relaxed scenic journey, the trips last 14-16 hours and 17-21 hours respectively.

Top Beach Destination 4: Mui Ne - a Popular Weekend Getaway from Ho Chi Minh City

Not far from Ho Chi Minh City is the popular weekend getaway Mui Ne. Perfectly located for a quick escape from the bustling city, Mui Ne is well-loved for its stunning coastline, vibrant atmosphere, and thrilling water activities. Mui Ne Beach itself is one of the most popular beaches there. Its golden beaches stretch for kilometers along the South China Sea making it a great spot for sunbathing and beach sports. The steady winds also make the area famous for kite surfing and windsurfing, attracting enthusiasts and adventure seekers from around the world. For a more tranquil experience, beaches such as Bai Rang Beach or Doi Duong Beach have calm waters perfect for swimming and breathtaking coastal views.

Mui Ne Beach
Mui Ne Beach

Mui Ne also has beautiful natural surroundings to explore. The Fairy Stream is one of the must-visit attractions where visitors can stroll through its unique red canyon along the shallow stream. For more excitement, you can rent a quad bike and drive through the picturesque Red Sand Dunes and White Sand Dunes. These iconic expanses of dunes are particularly nice in the early morning when the sand is still untouched by visitors.

For many locals and tourists visiting Mui Ne is a weekend trip of 2-3 days, but if you have the time extending to 4-5 days will give you more time to enjoy the area at a relaxed pace. The best way to get to Mui Ne is to travel there from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Buses, cars, and hired taxis are all widely available, and the drive usually takes around 4 hours.

Top Beach Destination 5: Hoi An - on the Central Vietnamese Coast

Hoi An is most famous for its well-preserved Ancient Town that preserves the ambiance of a historical trading port, but the city also features stunning beaches. The two standout beaches there are An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Cua Dai is the more developed of the two and has a wide range of beachfront activities and restaurants. An Bang is popular for its pristine white sands and quiet atmosphere. Around all the beaches at Hoi An you can take to the crystal clear waters to try snorkeling, diving, and paddleboarding, or enjoy the exceptionally good seafood at beachside restaurants while enjoying sunset views.

An Bang Beach

Of course, besides the beaches, Hoi An Ancient Town itself is one of the best Hoi An attractions. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Hoi An Ancient Town is a living museum that stands as a window into Vietnam’s rich history. Filled with iconic landmarks, there you can explore the Japanese Covered Bridge, Tran Family Chapel, and Tan Ky Ancient House marveling at their intricate architectural details. While wandering through the town you’ll be able to sample authentic Vietnamese street food and shop for souvenirs and handicrafts at the quaint shops lining the street.

Hoi An is only 30 km from Da Nang International Airport. Taxis and private cars can take you to the city, and from there, the beaches are only a 15-minute ride away. Da Nang is easily accessible from many international locations around the world and from all major domestic cities. 4-5 days are recommended for experiencing the best of Hoi An beaches and the town itself.


The beaches of Vietnam have something for everyone. From the peaceful coastal cities to the tropical island paradise of Phu Quoc, families, couples and solo travelers can all find the opportunity for a relaxing or exciting getaway filled with sun, sand, and seafood. If you’re looking for an amazing beach vacation contact us right away to start planning your trip to the best beach destinations in Vietnam.

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