The nation may not have the same reputation as its Southeast Asian neighbors for its beautiful beaches, but its 3400km of coastline hides numerous stunning beaches. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly spot or a secluded cove away from the crowds, you will find it here.

One of the nation’s most happening and enjoyable beaches is An Bang in Hoi An city. With its wonderful stretch of fine sand and endless horizon, it is no wonder that it has gained global recognition.

Phu Quoc, with its white-sand beaches and dense tropical jungle, has rapidly transformed from a sleepy island into a must-visit beach escape for both Western expats and sun-seeking tourists.

Nha Trang boasts a magnificent six km-long golden-sand beach that is a trump card for the central city. Additionally, there are reasonably priced island-hopping tours available, which offer lunch and snorkeling. The beaches north of Nha Trang, around Ninh Van Bay, are also worth a day trip.

Isolated from the mainland, the islands of Con Dao are a star attraction in the country. Con Son, the largest island in the chain, is ringed with lovely beaches, coral reefs, and scenic bays, while still maintaining its tropical forests.

Mui Ne is considered the jewel of Vietnamese beach resorts and is a popular destination among tourists. It is also renowned for kitesurfing, thanks to excellent schools and world-class wind conditions between late October and April.

Doc Let boasts 18km of chalk-white sands and shallow turquoise waters, making it one of the nation’s best beaches.

Located just two and a half hours from Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Coc beach is a tempting stop with its golden sands, clear waters, and picturesque surroundings stretching almost 10km north of Ho Tram.

Last but not least, My Khe beach in Da Nang is another top beach, featuring a superb beach with fine white sand and great swimming opportunities.