There are lots of beautiful places in Vietnam, too many to visit all at once. There are more than 3,000 kilometers of coastline in Vietnam, so you have plenty of choices! That’s why we are here to introduce you to the top 7 stunning North Vietnam beaches, which will make it easier for you to choose.
You can travel easily to these incredible beaches by private car or bus. However, if you are an adventurous traveler, these means cannot bring you maximum satisfaction. Why don’t you think about making your trip on a motorcycle? We bet that it will be awesome!
Sam Son Beach – Thanh Hoa
Located in the Thanh Hoa province, Sam Son is one of the busiest tourist destinations here. This place offers various types of tourism. This beach impressed travelers with its long peaceful coastline which is covered with white and smooth sand, exceptional scenery, and great historical monuments.
Coming here, you will have a great chance to listen to a touching love story related to Trong Mai islet on Truong Le Mountain Range – these rocks are standing in for the intense love of the couple, even when they became the birds. Apart from breathtaking landscapes, Sam Son beach also has dozens of delicious foods. It would be a great pity if you missed the chance to enjoy them on your motorbike trip.
Tra Co Beach – Quang Ninh
Tra Co Beach is considered the most lyrical and beautiful one in Vietnam. This picturesque beach with the wild beauty of the blue sea and white smooth sand attracts a significant number of tourists every year. Departing from Hanoi, you must ride a distance of 320 km to reach this poetic beach.
The best time to visit Tra Co beach is in summer (June to August), then you will feel the most pleasant weather and enjoy memorable moments on the beach. More interestingly, coming here between the 20th and 26th of July, you can take part in the Tra Co Festival.
Dong Chau Beach – Thai Binh
Dong Minh Commune, Tien Hai province is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Northern Vietnam – Dong Chau beach, which is also considered a must-visit place when taking motorbike trips. To get to this beautiful place, you should go along the road 39B to the east of Dong Minh Commune. After that, following the well-paved street will lead you to Dong Chau Beach. The best time to come here is July – August. In general, this period is ideal for visiting most North Vietnam beaches. Here you can enjoy the great sunlight because it doesn’t have much rain at this time of the year.
What can you do here? The most popular activity is enjoying the cool, beautiful and wild beach. There are also some tasty dishes such as Goi Nhech, Nom Sua or Mong Tay shells. To start your day in Dong Chau Beach, you can walk and watch the brilliant beauty of the sunrise on the beach.
There are so many ways for you to travel from Ha Noi to Dong Chau beach, you can make it by car, bus or even on your motorcycle!
Do Son beach – Hai Phong
Another destination in our list of impressive North Vietnam beaches is Do Son. So why we highly recommend it? Anh how can you get there?
After two hours of moving from Hanoi to Haiphong, you continue to ride to the south of Hai Phong about 20 kilometers to reach Do Son beach. This tropical beach is an awesome destination for you to come and relax in Vietnam. It looks stunning with fine sand and lines of the coconut trees. On top of that, the best thing is that you can visit Do Son Beach in both summer and winter. In particular, it’s cool with fresh air in the summer and warm in the winter.
There are many points of interest for you to explore here, including Dau Island, which has an amusement area, a rare bird yard and so on. Besides, maybe you would love to visit Tau Khong So to discover the incredible historical story from ships without a rudder.
Moreover, about the accommodation, you can easily find the beach view rooms at the resorts or hotels at a reasonable price.
Cat Ba Beach – Hai Phong
The biggest island in Halong Bay – also the most gripping and famous is Cat Ba Island. It’s easy for you to go to Cat Ba beach from Hanoi – by bus, speedboat ferry, flight and also by motorcycle! It’s about 124 kilometers. This amazing island is famous for its large cave system (Trung Nam Caves, Hung Son Caves and Phu Long Caves), wild virgin forests on the limestone mountain, and magnificent beaches. Three main beaches of Cat Co 1, Cat Co 2 and Cat Co 3 are connected to each other by the little wood bridge – which runs along the mountain slopes. All together creates picturesque scenery!
Cua Lo Beach – Nghe An
This charming and lovely beach is 20 kilometers away from Vinh city. It’s a part of Nghe An province. From Hanoi, you can choose any means of transportation to explore the beach. You can travel Vietnam by motorbike to explore and observe the incredible scenery on the way. You can enjoy the lovely beach in the warmest time of the year, from June to August.
One of the must-see destinations here is the historical monument in Kim Lien Village – the hometown of the Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh. Historical factors make this area more attractive and interesting compared to all above listed North Vietnam beaches.
Thien Cam Beach – Ha Tinh
To reach Thien Cam Beach, you must move 20 kilometers from Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam. This beach is well-known for its natural beauty while the mountain of the same name carries an impressive look, creating an incredible combination between the mountain and beach. Here is also located a famous architect of the 13th century called Yen Lac pagoda. There are two main seasons in this area – dry and wet season. The dry season lasts from the middle of November to June. Make sure that you note it well, so you don’t have to worry about sudden rains!
As you can see, the beauty of North Vietnam beaches is unbelievable, Besides the top 7 must-see beaches listed above, there are many other beautiful locations. If you desire to get more experience, please come to us. We will show you more and more.
Although there are so many ways to discover beaches in Vietnam, traveling on the back of a motorcycle is the most fantastic one. Let’s enjoy your trip in your way and make it remarkable!