Also in northern Vietnam you can find a nice and large beaches.
Vietnam has a lot of beaches, but we could say, lots of them you will find in central and southern Vietnam. But also in northern Vietnam you can visit some of the nice and very large beaches. Most of them are located in Quảng Ninh province, Thanh Hoa province or Nghệ An province. Lots of beaches are small and they are hidden in on the islands in Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay.
A lot of these beaches are overcrowded by locals and visitors.
Vietnam has almost 100 million inhabitants. And about 15 million foreign tourists visit Vietnam every year. Yes, of course a lot of these people visit beaches or buy boat trips eg. in Ha Long Bay or Cat Ba Island. Lots of these beaches are big tourists sites, but also several of them are visited mainly by locals. It is good to know, the main and the biggest tourist site is Ha Long Bay and nearby beaches and islands.
Beaches in the north of Vietnam – Mapicon-angle-double-down
Beaches on the Cat Ba Island, Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bayicon-angle-double-down
Numerous beaches you will find in Ha Long Bay and numerous beaches are hidden in nearby islands and bays (Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay). Sometimes it is not so easy to get in some hidden beaches on these islands, you need to buy boat trip or private tour.
Ha Long Bay > Bai Chay beach, Tuan Chau beach (tourist site), Cat Co beach (1,2,3) + Tùng Thu beach on Cat Ba Island, Ti Top Island, Monkey Island, Nam Cat Island…other tens and hundreds of them on the small islands.
Quan Lan Island > Son Hao beach, Min Chau beach, Quan Lan beach (Thien Hoa)
Co To Island > Van Chay beach, Tinh Yeu beach, Hong Van beach, Bac Van beach
Other beaches > Do Son beach (Hai Phong), Van Don beach (Cai Rong), Tra Co beach (Móng Cái)
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Beaches in the Thanh Hóa Provinceicon-angle-double-down
Thanh Hóa City and province the same name is about 170 km from Hanoi. There are several large and nice beaches, visited mainly by Vietnamese. It is not so frequented by foreign tourists but mainly by locals. From Hanoi you can go by train (about 3,5 hours) to Thanh Hoa City. It is not so hard to get here.
Thanh Hóa City > Sam Son beach (tourist site), Hải Tiến beach, Vinh Sơn beach, Quảng Nham beach
Other beaches > Hai Han, Hai Hoa (about 45 km from Thanh Hoa City), Bai Dong beach, Quỳnh Phương beach (Hoàng Mai)
Beaches in the Nghệ An Provinceicon-angle-double-down
Hoàng Mai City > Quỳnh Phương, Quỳnh Lương…and other beaches
Vinh > Bãi Lữ + Cua Lo beaches
Beaches in the Hà Tĩnh Provinceicon-angle-double-down
Vinh > Vân Hải, Xuân Thành, Xuân Yen…
South of Ha Tinh City > Thiên Cầm
Read this article > How to get from Hanoi to Thanh Hoa
A common problem of beaches in southeast Asiaicon-angle-double-down
1. Pollution of beaches > The relatively a big problem of beaches in Southeast Asia is the latest pollution and waste on the public beaches. This problem has affected also Vietnam, and here you will see some beaches polluted or clogged mainly by plastic rubbish. However, it does not apply everywhere and all the time, some beaches are regularly cleaned, especially beaches at the hotel resorts.
2. Overcrowded beaches > Another problem is overcrowded beaches in Vietnam. Vietnam has over 95 million inhabitants, so it is to be expected, there are a lot of overcrowded beaches mainly in the season and hot days.
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