Vietnam boasts some 2,000 miles of coastline plus a series of world-renowned island destinations. Naturally, there is no shortage of beautiful, picturesque beaches in Vietnam! ⛱ 🍹 It would be such a waste to plan a Vietnamese vacation without hitting the beaches at least once. After all, most cities are just a day-trip from the coast, if not on the coast already (like Da Nang).

To make things easier for your travel planning, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 beach destinations in Vietnam. Here are the best places to enjoy Vietnam’s sun, surf, and sand.

1. Nha Trang

  • Hon Tre Beach
  • Doc Let Beach
  • Nhu Tien Beach
  • Hon Lon Beach

Located in the south-central region of Vietnam, Nha Trang boasts some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. With the coronavirus dampening international tourism, Nha Trang has taken the opportunity to improve the condition of the beaches dented by tourism. Rest assured that there are a number of pristine, well-maintained beaches and islands that are definitely worth the visit. Check out the beaches on the nearby island chain, including Hon Lon and Hon Tre!

2. Phu Quoc

  • Khem Beach (“Cream Beach”)
  • Long Beach
  • Sao Beach (“Star Beach”)

Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam and it has a long list of beaches scattered around the island. Long Beach is the most famous beach on the island, well known for its long stretch of sandy beaches enclosed in a palm-fringed coastline. Other notable beaches are Khem Beach, recognised as one of the world’s best, and Sao Beach, both situated on the southern part of the island and offers magnificent views.

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3. Ly Son

  • Lon Island
  • Be Island

25 to 30 million years ago, Ly Son was a volcano with 5 calderas, which formed 5 mountains. It is no exaggeration to claim that Ly Son is the “Jeju Island” of Vietnam, with its unique geology, topography and exquisite landscapes! The endless sky blue sea is the main attraction at Ly Son, with many Instagrammable natural sights located all around the island. Ly Son is no doubt one of the untouched and undiscovered destinations you should definitely check out this summer!

4. Con Dao Islands

  • Lo Voi Beach
  • Bay Canh Island Beach

Con Dao Islands are an archipelago of 16 mostly uninhabited islets just off the southern coast of Vietnam. Each island offers expansive beaches shaded with lush, evergreen trees. If you are looking to escape bustling city life, Con Dao is another obvious choice as it also boasts miles of coastal roads, hiking trails and a wide range of outdoor activities. Island-hopping and diving are 2 must-do activities on Con Dao Islands, where you can explore most of the uninhabited islets and spot a multitude of wildlife such as stingrays, barracudas, moray eels, and dugongs! June is also the month where you can see turtles nesting on Hon Bay Canh Island.

5. Mui Ne

  • Hon Rom Beach
  • Bai Da Ong Beach

Mui Ne is a small coastal city in the south of Vietnam and