Central Vietnam is endowed with several beautiful beaches with white sand, turquoise water, and stunning view. If you are looking for a destination for your beach vacation in Vietnam, here is the list of top 7 beaches in Central Vietnam.

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1. Lang Co – Hue

Lang Co Beach

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70 kilometers from Hue, Lang Co is one of the most famous beaches in this province. It is given the name ‘Beautiful Lady of the Fishing Village’ for its spectacular natural landscape.

Why Lang Co?

With smooth white sand and variety of coral reefs, Lang Co is suitable for swimming, scuba diving as well as relaxing, sunbathing, fishing and barbecuing. Moreover, you can enjoy fresh seafood such as lobsters, oysters, and scallops. Lang Co Resort, one of the most beautiful resorts in Vietnam, will surprise you with warm hospitality and relaxing atmosphere.

Surrounded by three UNESCO Heritage Sites (Hue Citadel, Hoi An Ancient Town, and My Son Holy Land), Lang Co keeps tourist staying longer for sightseeing and cultural exploration activities. You can also go trekking in Bach Ma National Park which is 24 kilometers from Lang Co.

Best time to visit Lang Co?

The ideal time to visit Lang Co is from April to July. The time between August and November is the rainy season, while winter is from December to March.

2. My Khe – Da Nang

My Khe Beach

5 kilometers from Da Nang, My Khe is the name of the 10-kilometer coastline from Son Tra Peninsula to Non Nuoc Beach – Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son). This beach is considered as one of six most picturesque beaches in the world by Forbes.

Why My Khe?

My Khe is well-known for its clean white sand, warm water all around the year and rows of coconut palm trees in the seashore. Both domestic and international tourists are attracted by its poetic and irresistible beauty.

Thanks to its shallow coast, this beach is extremely safe for family trips. Swimming, surfing and sunbathing are recommended for every tourist when visiting My Khe. You can find numerous high-end resorts with reasonable prices, such as Furama Resort Danang and Premier Village Danang Resort.

Best time to visit My Khe?

The peak season in My Khe is from May to August when it is pleasantly sunny and the waves are gentle. However, if you want to enjoy entire relaxation, please avoid 1st May Labor Day when many domestic tourists will pay a visit to Da Nang.

3. Cua Dai – Hoi An

Cua Dai Beach

4 kilometers from Hoi An Ancient Town, Cua Dai is definitely a place to check out after enjoying this town’s historical and cultural aspects.

Why Cua Dai?

Thanks to its crystal-clear water and gentle waves, Cua Dai is one of the most famous beaches in the Central and it is understandably crowded during weekends. You can take part in kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing at this beach.

It is not difficult to find a good place to eat in Cua Dai, local vendors and restaurants are everywhere. You can enjoy a drink and fresh juice from beach traders after long hours swimming. There are some high-end resorts as well as budget accommodation around Cua Dai. Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai and Vinpearl Hoi An Resort & Villas are some places you should check out if you prefer luxury experience.

Best time to visit Cua Dai?

We recommend that you visit Cua Dai together with a tour to Hoi An from May to July. This is the dry season when the weather is pleasant for swimming and water sports. On the contrary, rainy season falls from October until December.

4. Quy Nhon –  Binh Dinh

Quy Nhon

Located in Binh Dinh province, Quy Nhon is an unspoiled coastal city that has not been affected by mass tourism yet.

Why Quy Nhon?

Situated in a halfway between Hoi An and Nha Trang, Quy Nhon is extremely different from these bustling cities. There are only a few resorts in Quy Nhon, namely Aurora Villa & Resort, Avani Quy Nhon Resort & Spa and FLC Quy Nhon. Quy Nhon is recommended for swimming, relaxing and promenade-walking activities.

10 kilometers away from the south, Bai Xep Beach is a perfect place if you are looking for harmonious tranquility. The road connecting Bai Xep and Quy Nhon is splendor with mountains along the shore.

Best time to visit Quy Nhon?

Quy Nhon is the most beautiful in dry season, from March to September. However, as this place is not in the center of storms, you can still travel to Quy Nhon in rainy season (from October to February) and enjoy some sceneries there.

5. Phu Yen

Phu Yen

100 kilometers from the south of Quy Nhon, Phu Yen is considered the new beach destination in Vietnam thanks to the movie ‘Yellow flowers on the green grass’.

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Why Phu Yen?

Phu Yen harbors extremely pristine beaches namely Mon Beach (Bai Mon), Xep Beach (Bai Xep), Vung Ro Bay, etc. Tourists can see the locals and nature are perfectly harmonious there, fishermen work in white sandy beaches.

Not only the beaches but splendid mountains and rivers are also worth exploring. Da Dia Reef, Da Bia Mountain and Nhan Mountain are stunning landscapes for tourists to take wonderful photographs. As Phu Yen is still developing, there are only hostels for your budget accommodation.

Best time to visit Phu Yen?

As located in the South Central Coast of Vietnam, Phu Yen’s climate is divided into two seasons: dry season and rainy season. Dry season which falls from January to August is the most suitable time for your beach vacation here.

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6.  Nha Trang

Nha Trang

Located in Khanh Hoa Province, Nha Trang is a beautiful beach city which is included in our top Vietnam tours. It is proudly recognized as one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world by Travel and Leisure

Why Nha Trang?

Nha Trang is a bustling tourism hub in Vietnam with many stunning beaches: Tran Phu Beach, Hon Chong Beach, Bai Tru Beach, Bai Dai Beach and Doc Let Beach. It is also known for excellent scuba diving and water sports activities. If you are interested in discovering Vietnamese aquatic diversity, Nha Trang Oceanography Institute will be your first choice with thousands of oceanic life samples.

Nha Trang is more dynamic than Mui Ne, Con Dao and Phu Quoc. Nightlife, hotels and resorts are ubiquitous here. You can get Nha Trang’s scenic view from rooftop bars such as Skylight, Sky Bar and Above Sky Bar. For accommodation, Six Sense Ninh Van Bay, Amiana Resort and Mia Resort are tourists’ favorite 5-star places in this lively city.

Best time to visit Nha Trang?

The average temperature in Nha Trang is 26-27 degrees Celcius. Nha Trang will be the most beautiful from July to September when it will be sunny and not affected by storms from the north nor rain from the south. If you cannot travel from July to September, it is fine to be here from January to June when dry season comes. However, you should avoid October and November when it will rain every day.

7. Mui Ne – Phan Thiet

Mui Ne

Mui Ne is a coastal town of Phan Thiet – the capital of Binh Thuan Province. Less popular than Nha Trang, this destination features a lot of exotic experiences for your beach vacation to the south.

Why Mui Ne?

Mui Ne is considered as a heaven for windsurfing and kite surfing. You can find instructors and equipment in some resorts nearby. For swimmers, Hon Rom beach is an ideal place with white sand and peaceful atmosphere. There are many 4-star and 5-star resorts in Mui Ne, for example, The Cliff Resort & Residences Phan Thiet and Anantara Mui Ne.

Moreover, there are many exotic places in Mui Ne which are worth checking out: Red Sand Dunes, White Sand Dunes, Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) and Mui Ne Market. White Sand Dunes is a little bit far, 25 kilometers from the city center. If you don’t have time, Red Sand Dunes is a suitable place which is only 2 kilometers from Mui Ne. Sand surfing is an exciting activity in these two dunes.

Best time to visit Mui Ne?

A tropical climate makes Mui Ne sultry every year and this place is not affected by storms. Therefore, you can travel to Mui Ne anytime in a year. Mui Ne experiences the best weather from April to August. From September, it may rain sometimes, so you should watch weather forecast before planning your trip.

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Chi Nguyen

My name is Linh Chi, a true beach lover. My passion is to explore off-the-beaten-track destinations in Vietnam and introduce our S-shaped country's culture and beautiful scenery to friends all around the world.


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