Top 10+ Amazing Beaches Near Ho Chi Minh City

March 15, 2023 - 1714 views

Ho Chi Minh City is known not just for its bustling attitude and exciting nightlife, but also for its dazzling beaches, which add to the city's beauty. These beaches near Ho Chi Minh are bizarre and gorgeous, making them ideal for a weekend getaway. Read on to learn more about these breathtaking locations that make for a terrific vacation, enticing visitors from all over the world to visit this enchanted area in Vietnam.

1. Can Gio Beach 

It is hard to believe that there is a beach about 13 kilometres long and a diversified ecosystem next to the cosmopolitan city. The beach here is calm, open, and the waves are mild. However, because the sea here is rather silty, it is not as romantic as other beaches. This is an ideal spot for you to relax and enjoy the cool breeze from the sea.

Can Gio Beach is located in Can Gio District, a Ho Chi Minh beach that is only 50 kilometres away from the city centre. The only way to get to Can Gio is to take the Binh Khanh boat. If you're leaving the city centre. To get to the Binh Khanh boat from Ho Chi Minh City, pass through District 7 and follow Huynh Tan Phat Street. As a result, you can go to Can Gio via bus, motorcycle, or automobile.

Can Gio Beach

Can Gio Beach

 

2. Tan Thanh Beach

Owning a fancy black sand beach, Tan Thanh beach about 50km from My Tho city is the most famous beach in Tien Giang province that many tourists looking for a close Ho Chi Minh beach choose for a short vacation. It is also because of this characteristic black sand and mud that this place is not a suitable beach, but there are many other interesting experiences not to be missed such as scratching clams, hunting sam, etc. The perfect time to experience this land is from the end of August to October every year, the weather is beautiful and the waves are calm.

Tan Thanh Beach

Tan Thanh Beach

 

3. Phuoc Hai Beach

Another Ho Chi Minh beach that is still quite wild in the territory of Dat Do district, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province is Phuoc Hai beach. The clear, peaceful seawater with long fine white sand beaches, blue poplar rows, and beautiful unexploited rock formations is the ideal place for you to "escape" from the hustle and bustle of life. 

With a distance of about 100km from Ho Chi Minh City, you can catch a bus at the Eastern bus station or use a private vehicle along provincial road 44 to move to Phuoc Hai beach. Do not forget to enjoy fresh seafood caught by fishermen at extremely cheap prices. Phuoc Hai residents mainly live by fishing and are considered one of the oldest fishing villages in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province.

Phuoc Hai Beach

Phuoc Hai Beach

 

4. Vung Tau Beaches 

Vung Tau beach, one of the top Ho Chi Minh beaches, is a 2-hour picturesque drive from the city. This beach, once known as Cap Saint-Jacques, offers a waterfront promenade lined with cafes, shacks, and stores where you can rent loungers, beach umbrellas, and kayaks. Because this is the nearest beach to Ho Chi Minh City, tourists and residents flock here for day trips and picnics, especially on weekends.

Vung Tau Beach

Vung Tau Beach

 

5. Ho Tram Beach

Located between Long Hai and Binh Chau towns of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, Ho Tram beach is a Ho Chi Minh beach resort that is convenient to combine relaxation and explore nearby tourist attractions. Ho Tram is a great suggestion for those who love the unspoiled, quiet natural beauty with countless virtual living corners of thousands of likes. Along the coast are luxurious and expensive resorts with many relaxing and entertaining activities, especially the casino at The Grand Ho Tram Strip Resort.

Ho Tram beach

Ho Tram beach

 

6. Ho Coc Beach

Located in Xuyen Moc district, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, Ho Coc beach is the most pristine and impressive beach near Ho Chi Minh City. As a beach located close to the edge of the forest, Ho Coc only has a few typical beautiful resorts and hotels such as Ho Coc Beach Resort, which is almost uninhabited. Along the coast, there are quite a few large and small rapids of all shapes and sizes on the smooth white sand, adding an interesting lively character to this beautiful beach. The beautiful sunrise and sunset in Ho Toc are also said as the most worth-experienced scenery when visiting this place.

Ho Coc Beach

Ho Coc Beach

 

7. Hon Cau Islet

Lao Cau (also known as Hon Cau) is a small island in Tuy Phong district, Binh Thuan province, about 110 km northeast of Phan Thiet. It is strongly claimed to be one of the smallest but the most charming and pristine islands in Vietnam. In the past, this island was a marine reserve without inhabitants but now it has started to develop tourism. The climate on the island is pleasant and cool and the flora and fauna are extremely varied.

Each beach on this island brings a majestic beauty with clear and emerald water. Low tide reveals countless shells and coral reefs, which attracts travellers much. Surrounding the island are thousands of stone blocks with different colours and shapes as a masterpiece of nature. This island is a wise choice for those who love the sea, expect to explore the wild nature, and enjoy the tranquillity of a peaceful island.

Hon Cau Islet

Hon Cau Islet

 

8. Long Son Peninsula

If you don't know which beach resort near Saigon is worth trying, the suggestion for you is to visit Long Son Island. Located about 10km from the centre of Vung Tau city to the west and easily moved to the island by bridge, many tourists choose this place as a fun place for the day. This place has only developed eco-tourism in recent years and still retains the traditional occupations such as oyster farming, salt making, and fishing of Long Son people. Therefore, in addition to discovering the idyllic beauty of nature

Long Son Peninsula

Long Son Peninsula

 

9. Con Dao Island

Among the list of Ho Chi Minh beaches, you cannot skip Con Dao Islands which are a 15-island archipelago in the marine area of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province in southern Vietnam. The Con Dao archipelago has a total of 200 kilometres of coastline with several beautiful beaches with soft and pristine white sands, blue crystal-clear water, and amazing coral reefs where you can enjoy a variety of activities such as water sports, biking, and trekking through the tropical rainforest. Aside from fantastic diving with beautiful coral reefs and a beautiful picturesque beach, there are a variety of wildlife to see, one of the most renowned of which is the green sea turtle.

In order to get here, you can only go by plane or speed boat departing from Vung Tau and because of the difficulty to access the island, mass tourists have mostly avoided it. Therefore, the islands may also maintain their pristine environment and tranquil atmosphere for the same reason. 

Con Dao Island

Con Dao Island

 

10. Long Hai Beach

Long Hai Beach is located in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province's Long Dien District and is just over 100 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City. This beach stretches east of town and is regarded as one of South Vietnam's most beautiful beaches. Long Hai beach is long and wide, with white sand and gentle waves, and the sea and forest are in perfect harmony. The beach still maintains its pure and quiet beauty due to the absence of tourism. The sea is exceptionally clean, with pure blue water and gentle sea waves crashing against the soft golden beach. Small rock formations dot the coast, adding a splash of color to the sea. 

Long Hai beach is the famous Ho Chi Minh beach for a weekend getaway and can be reached by vehicle, motorcycle, or speedboat. You can purchase tickets at Mien Dong bus station and arrive at Long Hai bus station if traveling by tourist bus. Alternatively, you can drive or ride your motorcycle along National Route 1A and National Route 51. Additionally, you have the option of traveling to Long Hai by speedboat which departs from Saigon port (Ho Chi Minh city).

Long Hai Beach

Long Hai Beach

 

11. Thanh An Island

Located in the middle of the "green oasis" of Can Gio with the advantage of the rich river-sea-forest and only about 50km from the center, Thanh An island is a Ho Chi Minh beach resort and the most convenient to travel. You can take a passenger car, bus, or motorbike to Can Gio and continue to take the ferry to the island, it will only take about 1 hour. Thanh An beach is not as blue as many other famous beaches, but in return, it has fresh air, delicious - nutritious - cheap food, and simple, simple people. However, this island commune is still quite wild and only has a few old inns, so it's best to just hang out during the day!

 

12. Suoi O Beach

More than 100km from the city centre, Suoi O beach is a very special Ho Chi Minh beach when it has both saltwater and freshwater in the middle and is separated by a white sand road in the middle of the sea. This is one of the rare beaches near Ho Chi Minh City and among others in Vietnam that has both freshwater springs, white sand beaches, and a clear blue sea that you can see to the bottom. To reach the beach you will have to wade through the stream Oh, although it is only about 30m long and the water level is quite shallow, but you should not go alone! 

Suoi O beach

Suoi O beach

There are more beaches near Ho Chi Minh City than you are expected, a day trip or two would be enough for you. Visit BestPrice and join us on Ho Chi Minh tours to have a moment to escape from the bustle and hustle of the cosmopolitan city. 

Minah Trinh

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