â€œVietnam is a crowded, bustling and somewhat chaotic country. Its big cities are a magnificent blend of ancient culture, modern development and the type of organized chaos many of us dream of but itâ€™s important to escape this from time to time and head to the seaside. Vietnamâ€™s reputation for beaches is dwarfed by some of its Southeast Asian neighbors and most tourists know very little of the hidden gems dotted along Vietnamâ€™s expansive coastline.
Seeing as though weâ€™re in Ho Chi Minh city Iâ€™m going to start in the South of the country - itâ€™s actually where most of the best beaches are. With only two distinct seasons (wet/dry), Southern Vietnam has milder year-round temperatures where the northern coastal areas have much colder and windier winters. Please note that most of Vietnamâ€™s beaches are unguarded and even when they are, itâ€™s often only a very small section of the beach and services are limited. Há»™i An
Há»™i An known for its ancient town center and itâ€™s definitely one of the highlights of a trip to Vietnam. A nice surprise in Hoi An is you can escape the overcrowded beaches with a short bike ride from the town center where youâ€™ll find some beautiful, quiet beaches.
A forest of swaying palm trees watch over the tourists unwinding on the idyllic sands and blue waters of Cua Dai, the first beach you will come to from the town. Itâ€™s well set-up for tourists and an enjoyable place but just a little north up the coast road to Da Nang youâ€™ll find Cam An Beach â€“ a much more tranquil, quiet spot and the locals choice! A short boat trip for the coast is Cham Island and is also a highly recommended day trip."
Here are the best beaches in Vietnam: Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), Mui Ne (Binh Thuan), Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), My Khe (Da Nang), Cua Dai (Hoi An) and Cat Ba (Hai Phong).