Discover Vietnam’s Coastal Line – Along the coastline of the letter “S”

If you are a sea lover, or you are simply seeking for some nice destinations to visit this summer, these top coastal cities along the Vietnam’s coastline are highly recommended. Vietnam’s coastline stretches about 3,400 kilometers in an ‘S’ shape, extending from north of Ha Long Bay in the South China Sea round to the Gulf of Thailand. With that much of stunning coastline, Vietnam is understandable to be full of infinite stretches of powdery sand, tropical islands and countless coves and lagoons just waiting to be discovered. Let’s check out these attractive places from North to South of this letter “S” to see which will be on your bucket list!

1.Ha Long Bay

Ha Long is known as a city of tourism. It is located in the central province of Quang Ninh, with nearly 50 km of Vietnam’s coastline. It is home to Halong Bay – a famous world natural heritage site recognized by UNESCO – and Quan Lan, a beautiful and pristine beach that is increasingly attractive to visitors.

On the map of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is like a jewel with picturesque landscape, big and small beautiful beaches. Exploring Ha Long Bay is a great experience that you may get to enjoy the mesmerizing sea space such as Tuan Chau Island, Ti Top beach, Ngoc Vung beach. The closest beach to the shore is Bai Bai beach with over 500m long which is bustling all the time due to the tourists coming to enjoy the sea breeze. You never should miss a chance to take an excursion on a cruise and enjoy fruitfully the unspoiled nature and the mesmerizing activities here as well.

See more how to experience a cruise on Ha Long Bay at Ha Long Bay travel guide.

2. Nhat Le, Dong Hoi

Located 3km from the city center of Dong Hoi, Nhat Le is considered the most beautiful coastal beach in the central of Vietnam. This spot of Vietnam’s coastline is not as famous as Ha Long Bay, not as noisy as Mui Ne beach of Phan Thiet, but gently attractive to tourists thanks to its smooth and peaceful vibes. The sand here is fine and white with clean water. This is also home to World Heritage Site Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

If you fancy enjoying different beauties of each coastal cities and gain different experiences at each stop, don’t miss such a place!

Beautiful Nhat Le coastline under the sun.
Beautiful Nhat Le coastline under the sun.

3. My Khe, Da Nang

Da Nang is considered as economic, cultural and political heart of Central Vietnam. It is also widely known widely thanks to its potential of tourism. Da Nang’s most mesmerizing beach, which was given the name of one of the most seductive beaches by the Forbes magazine, is My Khe – a highlight on the map of Vietnam’s coastline. Talk about My Khe, one said: “A unique blend of local Vietnamese and expatriate scene”. With fine white sand and clear blue sea, it is very comfortable to visit this cool and windy beach when coming to Da Nang.

Try paragliding in Da Nang, why not?
Try paragliding in Da Nang, why not?

If you feel like to check out this spot this summer, take a look at Dang Nang Travel Guide

4. Cua Dai, Hoi An

Hoi An marks the map of Vietnam not only with the mossy old town, but also with the stories from the 16th – 17th centuries when the ancient Hoi An was once a bustling harbor, the meeting place of the merchant ships from Japan, China and the West. This land has left many impression on tourists with beautifully immense Cua Dai beach. Cua Dai is about 5km from the center of Hoi An ancient town, considered as one of the most beautiful beach on the coastline of not only Vietnam but also in Asia. With quiet, golden sand and crystal clear wind, Cua Dai is a beautiful and romantic beach which you would like to hire a bicycle to get there and get one of the sunbeds and relax under the sun.

Hoi an beach
Chilling in the sun of Hoi An beach

See more things you can do to fruitfully enjoy your trip in this coastal town at 35 amazing things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

5. Dai Lanh, Nha Trang

Nha Trang is one of the most famous coastal cities of Vietnam, the “heart” of Khanh Hoa province. The city is known as the Pearl of the East Sea for its value of natural beauty as well as its climate. The beach in Nha Trang bay is the most beautiful one in Vietnam and the world, especially Dai Lanh beach. Located along National Highway 1A, highlighted on the Vietnam’s coastline, Dai Lanh beach is considered as a perfect sea painted with its very own splendid charm. Compared to other famous and popular beaches of Nha Trang, Dai Lanh is a broad sweep of sand between two dramatic headlands and a strikingly beautiful spot.

Blue sea, white clouds and yeallow sunshine in the coastline of Dai Lanh.
Blue sea, white clouds and yeallow sunshine in the coastline of Dai Lanh.

6. Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

Mui Ne is a familiar place for anyone who loves the coastline of Vietnam. Mui Ne is Phan Thiet’s most prominent coastal resort town, spanning 15km of sandy beaches that are lined with an array of dining and shopping venues as well as luxurious beachfront resorts. If you are fond of the daily life of the local people, the northern end of Mui Ne Bay is home to a traditional fishing village which also offers a picturesque view of the coastline lined with swaying palm trees and colourful fishing boats moored on the water. This could be a good chance to get a insight into local vibes!

Have you felt the beach vibes yet?
Have you felt the beach vibes yet?

7. Ho Coc, Vung Tau

Ho Coc beach of Vung Tau is the most tranquil and pristine coastline to explore on foot. If you are a moto-holic, riding the coast road is a very rewarding experience to enjoy the particularly scenic and endless coastal line.  Ho Coc with its turquoise water and primitive forests has become a popular tourist spot in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, attracting an increasing number of both day-trippers and overnighters these recent years. In addition to the blue sea, stretches of white sand or natural cliffs, Ho Coc is also covered by pristine melaleuca forests close to the coast. These melaleuca forests also make a beautiful background for the wedding album of young couples and enthusiastic photographers.

How about a ride along the coast?
How about a ride along the coast?

8. Bai Dai & Bai Sao, Phu Quoc

Vietnam’s map is marked with many small islands owning valuable resources which include beautiful landscapes. At the very end of the Vietnam’s coastline, on the islands far from the land, there are two famous beaches of Phu Quoc Island: Bai Dai and Bai Sao.

Bai Sao
Bai Sao (or Star Beach in English) – too stunning to miss.

Located to the northwest of Phu Quoc, Bai Dai is still a pristine and undeveloped coastline. Bai Dai’s sea is very quiet, fresh and suitable for travelers who want to find a serene place to rest after tired working days. Bai Dai also offers tourists a chance to dive or kayak to explore more the natural beauty and marine life here. Meanwhile, Bai Sao, with smooth white sand crescent-shaped which is limited by rocky headlands protruding into the sea, is an ideal and romantic destination of Phu Quoc island for couples and families who want to have a peaceful holiday with their loved ones.

Bai Dai
Bai Dai (or Long Beach) is really long just like its name, isn’t it?

With so many worth-visiting places along the Vietnam’s coastline and so little time, this list of the best coastal cities here is hopefully useful for your trip. Let’s our tailor help you create the most meaningful itinerary with the destinations that can’t be missed!


Discover Vietnam’s Coastal Line – Along the coastline of the letter “S”
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