10 stunning beaches in Quang Ninh province you should visit
Vietnam is a coastal country with beautiful seas and a large continental shelf that is rich in natural resources.
Vietnam not only has many beautiful and charming beaches, but it also has some of the most beautiful bays in the world. The irresistible attraction of Ha Long Bay propels Quang Ninh province into the top destinations for sea and island tourism, attracting not only international visitors, but also satisfies the needs of luxury and budget travelers for rest, relaxation, and experience.
If Ha Long Bay has twice been designated as a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO and has been named one of the world's new natural wonders, the beaches of Quang Ninh have made a name for themselves by being nominated the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. With their own popularity and charm, hundreds of kilometers of coastline, fine white sand stretches full of sunshine, the whispering green casuarina..., these beaches are always a must-see at any time of year.
The best time to visit Quang Ninh province is from April to September, when the sea weather is beautiful and clear, making it ideal for swimming, sightseeing, relaxing, and enjoying delicious dishes fresh from the sea. Welcome to beaches in Quang Ninh province!
1. Tra Co Beach - The country's starting point
Tra Co is the beach where the first line is placed on the S-shaped map of Vietnam. (Photo: Vivu.net)
Located at the northeastern tip of the country, Tra Co is the beach where the first line is placed on the S-shaped map of Vietnam. Tra Co is the most appealing tourist destination in Quang Ninh province, boasting both beautiful scenery and traditional cultural quintessence. It is located approximately 8-9 kilometers from Mong Cai city and approximately 200 kilometers from the center of Ha Long City.
Tra Co Beach has 17 kilometers of fine sand from Nui Ngoc to Sa Vi headland and is known as "the most lyrical in Vietnam." It is an intact, wild, romantic beauty that creates many memories for tourists from all over the world.
2. Minh Chau Beach - The heaven of photography
The top tourist attractions in Vietnam are located in Quang Ninh. And the Van Don island district has a string of "hot" names like Minh Chau, Bai Dai, Quan Lan, Son Hao... which are among the most beautiful and well-known beaches in Vietnam's northern parts.
Minh Chau beach with a long arc, located away from the mainland and just beginning to emerge from the bay space. (Photo: Vinpearl)
Visitors will arrive at the beautiful Minh Chau island commune in about 45 minutes by speedboat from Cai Rong port, with green natural scenery, shady casuarina trees on both sides of the road, interspersed with wild sand dunes.
Minh Chau beach with a long arc, located away from the mainland and just beginning to emerge from the bay space, easily draws visitors' attention. The beach stands out against the blue sky, and the white sand stretches all the way to the horizon. Minh Chau beach is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the North of Vietnam.
3. Bai Dai Beach - A high-quality silk
Bai Dai is soft as silk. (Photo: Vntrip)
It would be remiss if you did not include Bai Dai in Van Don District on your list of places to visit on your upcoming trip. Bai Dai is soft as silk, winding by Bai Tu Long Bay and leaning against the majestic mountains. This location combines the colors of the ocean, clouds, and long sloping sands to create a poetic and fanciful beauty.
Listen to the harmony of the waves and the sea breeze while standing on the wooden pier that has long been considered a symbol of Bai Dai. The bridge appears to bend on the endless sandy beach from the long connecting wooden bars, creating a strange, peaceful, and lyrical scene. Visitors can also enjoy the beautiful sunrise or sunset from here.
Not only does Bai Dai have beautiful scenery, but it also has a well-developed tourist service system, making it an excellent choice for tourists visiting Van Don.
4. Quan Lan Island - A green pearl
Quan Lan island. (Photo: Wyndhamhalong)
Quan Lan island is located in Bai Tu Long Bay, stretching from the Van Don mountain range to Got mountain along the coast of Quang Ninh. Quan Lan, like a green pearl in the sea of Quang Ninh, has a rare beauty, a harmonious combination of majestic mountains and vast sea.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the unspoiled and peaceful natural scenery, white sand dunes, and clear sea have become the "specialty" of this beautiful island.
5. The heaven of Son Hao Beach
Son Hao beach. (Photo: Dulichkhatvongviet)
Son Hao beach, located between Quan Lan and Minh Chau beaches, has a strange romantic and peaceful appearance, with pristine beauty and no human footprints. Visitors who enjoy exploring can visit the round stone beach, watch "fairy feet" at the rapids, fish at the top of the rapids, and hear interesting anecdotes and legends from the island's old fishers. Or simply walk barefoot along the white glass sand and enjoy playing in the waves and crystal clear blue water.
6. Co To - Fairy island
Co To has a poetic and charming beauty. (Photo: Vinpearl)
The peaceful beauty of Co To is the highlight; everything is gentle and pure. It is said that the wind in the sea here is not as strong as in other places, but it is fleeting enough to keep us cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
With over 50 large and small islands, Co To has a poetic and charming beauty. Visitors will feel overwhelmed when they arrive, as if they are in some sort of earthly fairyland. A natural masterpiece with wild, rustic beauty, clear blue sea, white stretch of fine sand, a few shells of shells, crushed stone... beautiful beaches, such as Hong Van Poetry, Van Beach Chay, and Co To Con Island... with many scenic spots like the Co To lighthouse and the Stone Church...
7. Bai Chay Beach - Human's limitless power
Bai Chay is an artificial beach. (Photo: Vntrip)
When visiting Bai Chay, you must definitely swim; despite being an artificial beach, it is not inferior to other beautiful beaches. When we look at the perfection of Bai Chay beach, we realize the limitless possibilities of people. With clear blue water surface and gentle waves crashing, it is difficult to believe that this is not a natural beach.
A 4.5km long, extremely wide white sand beach is ready to serve many different purposes for visitors, such as sunbathing, rest, sports activities, team building, or virtual check-in photography.
Seeing the space of Ha Long Bay at night on a cruise, eating and sleeping on the bay is a wonderful experience, but finding a place on Bai Chay beach is not bad at all. At night, Bai Chay beach is spectacular, a space filled with music, sea breeze, and light. (Photo: Nhahangbanglang)
8. Tuan Chau Beach - Ha Long's priceless gem
Tuan Chau beach. (Photo: Vntrip)
Tuan Chau beach, located in the Tuan Chau archipelago - Ha Long, is a separate island from the mainland, adjacent to the Heritage, World Natural Wonder of Ha Long Bay.
Tuan Chau is an artificial beach as well, but it is located in the heart of the Tuan Chau international tourist complex, which has invested in scale and top-notch service in Ha Long. The island is small, but it is densely packed with 5-star resorts, luxury hotels, large entertainment areas, and even Southeast Asia's largest cruise ship port. Even though there is no long sandy carpet or violent gray waves, Tuan Chau beach's arrogance and luxury can satisfy anyone who comes to visit.
9. Titop Beach - The World Heritage's most beautiful island
Titop is one of Ha Long Bay's most beautiful islands. (Photo: Vntrip)
Titop, one of Ha Long Bay's most beautiful islands, is located in the heart of Heritage, World Natural Wonders. The island is located about 7-8 kilometers southeast of Bai Chay tourist port and has unique features such as four-season beaches with fine white sand that stretch endlessly, one side steep and one side inclined.
With clear blue water, there's no need for binoculars to see each school of small fish swimming around, every grain of sand flowing with each crashing wave, and each colorful coral reef gradually appearing in front of our eyes.
Titop Beach, leaning against Cua Luc Bay, in front of Bo Hon Island, Sung Sot Cave, and on the right, Dam Nam Island, is like the moon, embracing the island's foot. Titop, unlike other parts of the bay, is distinguished by its wild beauty while remaining fresh and serene. (Photo: Margaretcruises)
10. Cai Chien Island - A pristine natural corner
Cai Chien island. (Photo: Vntrip)
If you've been to a lovely Co To, a pristine Quan Lan - Minh Chau, or a tranquil Son Hao, you should make time to visit a peaceful Cai Chien.
Cai Chien is an island commune in Hai Ha district, very convenient for exploring the east of Quang Ninh from Binh Lieu down, or on the way from Ha Long to Mong Cai. The most notable distinction of Cai Chien Island is its natural integrity. Visitors can easily see images of white storks grazing on the backs of buffalo, flocks of swallows flying through golden fields, warblers chirping on casuarina trees, and so on.
In the middle of that space, Bai Dau Rong, Cai Chien, Van Ca, and Vung Bau stretch for kilometers, each with its own distinct features, including large-grained golden sand and clear water.