Top 5 best beaches in the North of Vietnam

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Mentioning about Vietnamese beaches, people may immediately think about world famous beaches in the Central and Southern region like Nha Trang or My Khe Beach. If those beaches bring to tourists beautiful blue water surface with numerous water-based activities, Northern beaches are good ideas for people craving for some salted water, open air and stronger waves. In this article, we’ll have a look at the top five beaches in the North of Vietnam.

1. Bai Chay Beach (Quang Ninh)

Bai Chay Beach (Quang Ninh)

Located 100km to the Northeast of Hanoi in Quang Ninh Province, Bai Chay is the most spectacular beach of Vietnam because it is actually artifact. Around this 500m long and 1000m wide beach is a venue of hotels and resorts from the most budgeted to the most luxury ones for your selection.

Thanks to its convenient location, near the capital city and several major provinces in the North of Vietnam, Bai Chay Beach is always full of swimmers during weekends, especially summer time. Here, you would have chance to taste the most fresh sea-foods at luxury restaurants, visit international entertaining parks or take part in exciting services like water scooters, wave surfing.

2. Tuan Chau Beach (Ha Long)

Tuan Chau Beach (Ha Long)

Tuan Chau Beach is a part of the natural wonder of the world Ha Long Bay which bears strongly the wonderful landscapes and emerald water with a long coast of more than 2km.

Here, the top luxury hotels and restaurants gather, not to mention the complex of dolphin seal and sea-lions performance with 3,000 seats stage under dome, designed in sail-shape, offering one of the largest entertaining centers in the Southeast Asia.

Besides, tourists won’t have to worry about boring days with a numbers of artificial springs, natural waterfall, botanical garden, marine-life center, swimming pool and sports complex within the entertaining center.

3. Do Son Beach (Hai Phong)


Going for only 30 minutes to the Southeast of Hai Phong City to get Do Son Beach where the water is very calm, cool during summer but warm in winter to meet swimmers’ meets the year around.

Do Son Beach is famous for its smooth sand with coconut trees planted around that creates a vivid picture of a typical tropical beach. The beach used to be an exclusive private resort for lords and kings of the feudal system. At present, there is still a residence building erected by King Bao Dai (the last king of the feudal system in Vietnam) being preserved in its best form and open to all visitors.

The beach is divided into three sectors suitable for different demands: The first one is located at the entrance of Do Son Town, the second one is crowded with restaurants and hotels and the final one is best fit for ones tempting for a peaceful vacation.

4. Cat Ba Beach (Hai Phong)

Cat Ba Beach

Cat Ba Beach on Cat Ba Island is the most beautiful beach in the coastal province of Hai Phong. The island is also one of the 1.969 islands in the islet complex of Ha Long Bay.

This attractive destination promises to make your day with a brilliant combination of natural beauty: boundless sea, primitive forest, river, springs, caves, hills, valley and of course, beautiful beaches with gold smooth sand.

The climate of the island is of favorable with cool and fresh air, especially you may have chance to hear the concert of the Mother Nature: the sound of wave crashing into cliffs, strong wind blowing on beaches or the wild sound of wind hissing on the hill top or inside forests.

5. Hai Thinh Beach (Nam Dinh)

Hai Thinh Beach

Compared to the above beaches, Hai Thinh Beach is far more primitive with clean beach, smooth sand and absolute safe for swimmers. The beach is located around 100km to the North of Hanoi, at Thinh Long Town, Hai Hau District, Nam Dinh Province.

The beach is a romantic picture colored by blue sky and soft layers of steam on air and cool wind blowing all the day. Hai Thinh Beach is ideal for tourists seeking for quiet places and escape from the hustle and bustle of the normal life or other famous beaches.

Fresh sea-foods at relatively low prices and excellent services are what tourists would be given at Hai Thinh Beach.

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