• 9 Vietnamese beaches perfect for families

    An Bang Beach in Hoi An. Photo by Christian Berg

Sand, surf and plenty of sunshine—a seaside getaway has everything that both parents and kids need for a fun-filled vacation.

Whether you have a toddler in tow who loves to sculpt sandcastles or a teen hoping to learn to ride the waves, the beach has something to offer every age group. Meanwhile mom and dad have the chance to join in the fun or watch from the sidelines while basking in the tropical rays. Slip into a slower rhythm and spend the time enjoying each other’s company at any of these beautiful Vietnamese beaches.


Mỹ Khê Beach, Da Nang

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Officially known as Non Nước, the beach generally referred to as Mỹ Khê is often thought to be one of Vietnam’s most spectacular. Families looking for a cultural foray often head to Hội An or Hué for the day. The former is a mere 10-minute bus ride away from the beach, while the latter is a slightly longer, though still easily manageable journey.


Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang

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While more remote beaches might have a certain draw, there’s a lot to be said for ease of accessibility when small ones are along. For families seeking both solace by the sea and the thrills of urban life, this beach on Vinpearl just a short cable car ride from Nha Trang City strikes a perfect balance. There's a gentle current that's perfect for swimming, and the sand is some of the softest you'll find in Vietnam.


Làng Ông Beach, Phú Quốc

Serene, sheltered bays carpeted with soft sands make this a great spot for a lazy family day by the ocean. There’s little to intrude upon your collective beach-bliss here, save for a few tasteful boutique resorts, all of which happily cater to young globetrotters. Phu Quoc is known as one of Vietnam's most beautiful islands, and while development is on the way, it's easy to find quiet corners and shores to call your own.


Lăng Cô Beach, Huế Province 

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Framed by a turquoise lagoon on one side and the lapping waters of the ocean on the other, this petite peninsula offers more than 10 kilometres of sandy beach. With its idyllic setting and easily accessible location from Danang International Airport, the area is perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer stay.


Nhát Beach, Côn Đảo Island

Part of a 15-island archipelago mostly shielded from development by a national marine park, Côn Đảo Island appears to have been plucked from a postcard, with pearlescent sands bordered by tropical greenery, The easiest way to get here is with a turboprop plane, but the solitude and the scenery more than justify the extra jaunt. Here, kids can be kids—let them splash and whoop without fear of disturbing other sunbathers.


Hồ Tràm Beach, Vung Tau

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Though many associate this area with the Grand Ho Tram Strip, an upscale casino, golf course and resort complex, there’s much more to do here than try your hand at the roulette table. Thanks to the development here and in nearby Vung Tau, Hồ Tràm sports several upscale accommodation options and the infrastructure needed to ensure smooth sailing on a family getaway.


Mũi Né Beach

Teenagers will love learning how to surf or event kite surf on the crashing waves off the coast, while their younger siblings can watch from a safe distance on dry land. Because of its unique microclimate, Mũi Né receives less annual rainfall than the rest of the area, meaning fewer soggy afternoons cooped up and more family time in the sun. Here you'll find a wide range of family-friendly resorts and restaurants to explore.


An Bằng Beach, Hội An

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Less crowded and less affected by erosion than nearby Cua Dai Beach, An Bang hits all the right notes. Not only is it easily reached from Danang International Airport, it’s also a short trip from the cultural attractions in Hội An. Spend the day with the kids playing by the sea, then head to the Old Quarter after dark to spy colourful lanterns and the gorgeous, glowing Japanese Bridge.