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Written by Nigilesh on May 28, 2020 Share on

Top Beaches in Ho Chi Minh City that you cannot miss

Ho Chi Minh city has the highest affinity for the best beaches in Vietnam. These beaches are known for their own surreal and scenic nature. This is an ideal destination for a perfect weekend treat. Since the colonisation days, this place has been the forefront and much appreciated for its historic edifices, markets, restaurants and public squares. These beaches don’t offer a year-round experience due to the weather pattern followed by this part of the world. This gem of a place would surely make your vacation a pleasant one.

With proper planning and understanding, the nature of all the beaches will be very helpful to get a wholesome experience. As every single beach is not unique out here, Improper planning could lead in a very monotonous experience. Get ready to pick the beaches of your choice as I take you through the 10 best beaches in and around Ho Chi Minh city.

10 Best Beaches in and around Ho Chi Minh City

Obviously, the list of 10 wouldn’t be sufficient to portray the beauty of these beaches. But the ones you are going to see below are classed seeking a mix of stunning views, a beach retreat, sunbathing and water sports as well. So this list would be more than enough to keep you engaged the whole vacation period.

  • Vung Tau
  • Long Hair
  • Ho Tram
  • Ho Coc Beach
  • Doi Duong
  • Mui Ne
  • Nha Trang
  • Phú Quốc
  • Con Dao
  • Can Gio

1. Vung Tau

Vung Tau is easily accessible from the main city as it just takes a 2-hour drive away from the Ho Chi Minh city. The drive itself is an experience on its own as all the way through you’ll be having some wonderful scenery. This place was earlier called as Cap Saint-Jacques, and its waterfront promenade is dotted all over with cafes, shops and shacks for loungers, beach umbrellas and kayaks. This is one of the most flocked beaches near Ho Chi Minh due to the travel time and also the kind of experience that you get. Distance from Ho Chi Minh City: 96 km

2. Long Hai

Long Hai beach
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Long Hai is located at a distance of about 12kms from the Vung Tau beach. This is the second closest beach from Ho Chi Minh after the Vung Tau beach. This is a gem of place admired for its Azure water, golden sand and Serenity and for some spectacular views. It is rightly considered as one of the prettiest beaches in the whole of Vietnam. People most times overlook this in comparison to the travel time taken to reach Vung Tau. It’s at about 100 km away from the main city.

But this is one such place that makes you feel the worth of the trave time. The beaches are buzzing all the time with cafes, hippie bars and shacks. Water sports are a must-do in this place. The coastal line is filled with famous restaurants and resorts at all budget ranges.

3. Ho Tram

Adorned with sparkling white sand, palm plantations and azure sea; Ho Tram is undoubtedly one of the most mesmerizing beaches in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This is an ideal destination for water sports and is located at a distance of 113Kms from Ho Chi Minh. Swimming, surfing, and sunbathing are the famous activities out there.

People who love a little bit of adventure can do a trekking trip to the nearby fishing villages. It is recommended to plan the visit as a day’s excursion. But if you wish to stay and enjoy a wholesome experience in the beautiful beachside destination then you have the service of beach camping.

4. Ho Coc Beach

This beach is spread across the coastal line for about 5Kms, Located at a distance of 120 Kms from Ho Chi Minh. It is known for its serenity and scenery. This is a gem of a place for people who want some time in peace. Sunbathing and kayaking being the pick of the activities. People love tasting the street food of Vietnam as well in the local beach shacks. The activities are highly weather dependant as the sea might turn rough very quickly in this part of the world.

5. Doi Duong

This is a beautiful coastal town, bordering Phan Thiet. Doi Duong is a beautiful beach hideout. Unlike the previous beaches in the list, to reach this you will have to travel a little longer, as it is located at 192Kms from Ho Chi Minh. But during the whole drive, you will be treated with some wonderful scenery making it a must-try thing. And not to forget the Ocean Dunes Golf Course which is located right next to the beach.

6. Nha Trang

Nha Trang beach Ho Chi Minh City
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Known as Riviera of the South China Sea, Nha Trang is one of the most gorgeous beaches near Ho Chi Minh City. It is a 6 kms long buzzing coastline with shacks, pubs and resorts. But the thing that makes people think about visiting this place is the distance that you have to travel to reach this beach. It is located at a distance of 435Kms. This place never lets you feel bored as it has a lot of recreational and water sport activities.

8. Phú Quốc

This place has some of the splendid and untouched beaches near Vietnam. Located at a distance of 381kms from Ho Chi Minh can be easily reached, Just a flight away from Ho Chi Minh. To keep yourself busy this place offers a range of activities. Apart from that the place itself is so pleasant and will surely give you the best beach experiences, such that you’ll feel like staying here forever.

9. Con Dao

Can Dao beach  Ho Chi Minh City
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Con Dao Islands may not be that close to Ho Chi Minh City in terms of distance, but they still are some of the most incredible beaches near Ho Chi Minh City. Located at a distance of 230Kms, Constituting 16 uninhabited islets just off the southern coast of Vietnam. The shore is completely filled with evergreen trees. The French-run prison, where the Vietnamese locals who fought for the independence were kept as prisoners is located in the main Island. Today, however, these shores are famous for water sports like snorkelling, swimming, and diving. The remote beaches of Con Dao serve as a breeding site for turtles.

10. Can Gio

This is another palm-fringed island off Vietnam’s coast that has some of the best beaches close to Ho Chi Minh. The river mouth of Saigon is the place for extensive mangrove forestation. The uniqueness of this place is that it doesn’t have any white-sand beaches. This is because of the thick black silt that washed downstream from the river.

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