Asia’s Best Beaches – Central Vietnam

Central Vietnam as some of Asia's Best Beaches

This story on Central Vietnam is part of our Asia’s Best Beaches’ series that appears in the latest issue of Dot Property Magazine. Click here to read it!

If you enjoy the beach, there are plenty of them around Da Nang in Central Vietnam. Some 92 kilometres of coastline can be found north and south of the city, all of which are clean and fairly quiet. The waters of the East Sea, as it is called in Vietnam, are clear and beautiful, but can sometimes be a little rough.

Da Nang and the surrounding areas are still relatively new to many tourists. The Vietnamese government made a big push a few years back to focus on Central Vietnam as a tourist hub and these efforts are starting to pay dividends. There are now several of resorts and residences backed by world famous hotel brands in the region.

Some very prominent individuals have taken note of Central Vietnam. For example, Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo purchased a home at Cocobay Towers in Da Nang last year. Empire Group is developing the project and the firm claims it will be a tropical paradise when completed.

The city itself is surrounded by a seemingly endless supply of beaches with each one offering something unique. Xuan Thieu Beach and Thanh Binh Beach in the north of the city are best known for their picturesque white sands and blue waters that look as if they have come straight from a dream.

My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach are among the most popular areas in the southern reaches of Da Nang. Both are very clean and fairly quiet on most days. You will also find plenty of smaller beaches for you to choose from. If you’re feeling more adventurous, Lang Co is about an hour north of Da Nang and also has some wonderful beaches.

What to know about Central Vietnam

Monsoon season in Da Nang runs from September until March but usually starts to taper off in February. There is the possibility of heavy rains and even flooding during this time, but most storms pass through quickly. It can get a little chilly towards the end of the year, especially in the evenings.

The best time to visit is April and May before the peak of tourist season. However, the weather is favourable until August even if the crowds are a bit bigger.

Central Vietnam is served by Da Nang International Airport. A new terminal opened last year to improve the airport’s capacity and better serve international arrivals. Non-stop flights to Da Nang from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Seoul are currently available while Vietnam Airlines offers connections via transit in either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.