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Where Are the Beaches in Ho Chi Minh City?

With a long coastline of over 3,000 km, Vietnam has long been famous for beautiful beaches with white, clear water and ideal weather for beachgoers. The top-of-the-mind names are Sam Son, Lang Co, My Khe, Nhat Le, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, etc. And where are the beaches in Ho Chi Minh City? This blog is going to give you the answer to this question.

One thing to be confirmed is Ho Chi Minh City only has one beach in Can Gio District. Can Gio is a small district located quite far from the city center – approximately 50 km. You can go there by bike, car, or bus from Ben Thanh station (District 1). Can Gio District is a popular destination for those who want to escape the city for a while since you only need a day and a motorbike.

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A coastal area in Can Gio District, the only beach in Ho Chi Minh City

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You need to take a ferry ride to get to Can Gio

Can Gio

Vam Sat – Vam Sat is one of Vietnam’s world’s ecotourism destinations, recognized by UNWTO (World Tourism Organization). The Vietnam Red Book recorded a wide range of animals, such as monkeys, crocodiles, bats, terns, herons, and many other rare species. Besides animals, there is a variety of botany in Vam Sat. You can find more than 220 different kinds of trees. As you can see, Vam Sat is a tourist destination and a biological reserve of Vietnam and the world.

Hang Duong Market – This is where all the seafood gathers after a long day of fishing. You can walk around the market, choose some fresh seafood, and then ask the seller to cook for you. All you need to do is sit down and enjoy the delicious seafood of Can Gio, sold and cooked at a reasonable price.

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Hang Duong Market

Monkey Island – The official name of Monkey Island is Lam Vien Resort. People call this place Monkey Island because there is an array of kinds of monkeys living on the island, with the number up to approximately 2,000 individuals. When visiting Monkey Island, you should mind your belongings since the monkeys there are considered extremely naughty. They can easily remove your hats, phones, glasses, or jewelry.

Although it is a pity that there are few beaches in Ho Chi Minh City, many beaches are located near the biggest city of Vietnam. Check out the list below:

Phu Quoc Island

Where is it?Phu Quoc is an offshore island in Kien Giang Province (to the southwest of Ho Chi Minh City). You will need about 1 hour to go to Phu Quoc by plane from Ho Chi Minh City.

When to go? – From October to April of the following year is the ideal time to visit Phu Quoc.

How to get there? – There are two ways to get to Phu Quoc Island. The first way is to fly from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc. The second way is to go by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Tien and then go to Phu Quoc by boat.

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What to do there? – There are thousands of things to do in Phu Quoc Island. You should spend at least 3 days and 2 nights on the island. What you definitely will not skip is going to the beach as the beach is as blue and smooth as glass. Besides, you can also visit night markets, fish sauce or pearl producers, or many other tourist attractions such as Dinh Cau, myrtle forest, pepper garden, etc.

Con Dao

Where is it?Con Dao is an aggregation of many islands, among which the biggest one is Con Son. Con Dao is located 230 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City.

When to go? – You should visit Con Dao from February to May every year.

How to get there? – Similar to Phu Quoc, you can go to Con Dao by plane, car, or boat. The plane will take you to Con Dao, about 1 hour from Ho Chi Minh City. But if you go by car and boat, it will take about 13 hours, including 3 hours from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau (by car) and 10 hours from Vung Tau to Con Dao (by boat at night).

What to do there? – Con Dao is most famous for a historical site called Con Dao Prison. It is deemed to be “Hell on Earth” because, in wartime, many patriots were imprisoned and brutally tortured there. Since many patriots died in Con Dao, a kind of tourism has developed there, which is spiritual tourism. Today, Con Dao is recognized as Heaven on Earth due to the fresh seafood, breathtaking tourist attractions with white sand, calm waves, and clear water. Like Phu Quoc Island, 3 days and 2 nights in Con Dao would be ideal for exploring this island.

Find a hotel in Con Dao below:

Ho Coc

Where is it? – Ho Coc is a beach in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province. It is just 175 km away from the city center. Therefore, this is one of the first places you should consider if you want to find a beach in Ho Chi Minh City.

When to go? – In Ho Coc, from November to April of the next year is the dry season. Therefore, you should visit Ho Coc at this time to avoid the pouring rain.

How to get there? – You can get to Ho Coc by bike. It will take you about 2.5 hours to ride through a journey of 150 km. Otherwise, you can get there in about 2 hours by car or the speedboat going to Vung Tau (click on the link to see the detailed schedule).

What to do there? – Although Ho Coc is said to be a remarkable beach with white sand and clear sea, there are few tourists here. Therefore, Ho Coc offers you a very peaceful atmosphere, which is especially suitable for the one who seeks a place to rest and recharge. Just like other beaches, Ho Coc also can serve you super fresh seafood while allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the sea. Since Ho Coc is quite near Ho Chi Minh City a 2-day-and-1-night trip to Ho Coc will be an optimal choice for your short vacation.

Summary of Beaches in Ho Chi Minh City

Although it is quite hard to find a beach in Ho Chi Minh City, you can find a range of other beautiful beaches nearby. It will just take you some hours to get to a place where you can enjoy the blue sea, white sand, and super fresh seafood. We promise that you will not regret visiting them.

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