The best time to visit the ‘infinity sea’ in Thuy Xuan and Thuy Hai Communes, Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh Province, is between 4:30 am to 6:00 am when the beach and sky appear to plunge into each other, reflecting hues of blue like a giant mirror above natural oceanic oasis.
Mornings are also the time when local fisherman head out to sea on their hunt for clams.
Locals claim that the best season for visitors to explore and enjoy the ‘infinity sea’ is from the third to the ninth month of the lunar calendar.
|Locals harvest clams at Thuy Xuan Beach, Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh Province, northern Vietnam. Photo: Bui Quang Thieu / Tuoi Tre
Conversely, the lack of early morning sunlight make spring and winter the worst seasons for visiting the area.
Despite the unfavorable weather on the most recent National Day (September 2) holiday, about 2,000 tourists visited the ‘infinity sea.’
The popular beach saw an average of 500 visitors each day between September 7 and September 11, most of them youngsters.
However, tourists who go to this beach often have trouble due to a lack of practical amenities such as parking lots and lodging.
|A panoramic view of sunrise at Thuy Xuan Beach, Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh Province, northern Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Duy Long / Tuoi Tre
The People’s Committee of Thai Binh Province recently convened a meeting to discuss the management report and the plan to utilize the beach area in the Thuy Xuan and Thuy Hai Communes.
In order to develop tourism at the ‘infinity sea,’ Tran Thi Bich Hang, deputy chairwoman of the People’s Committee of Thai Binh Province, noted that the beach must be connected to other tourism services that link with neighboring provinces and cities.
|Visitors crowd Thuy Xuan Beach, Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh Province, northern Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Duy Long / Tuoi Tre
Hang proposed that the prerequisites for constructing and developing mangroves and tidal flats in Thuy Xuan and Thuy Hai Communes as eco-friendly tourism destinations be completed quickly so as not to disrupt the conservation of natural ecosystems or the fishing activities of local residents.