Arguably known as one of the best coastal cities in Vietnam, Danang is home to a lot of stunning beaches. Most of them have a large sandy stretch of soft sand and clear water where you can enjoy the sunlight of summer.
The most popular choices for visitors coming to Danang are Non Nuoc beach and My Khe beach because they are located near to the city center. That means they can get busy during holidays and weekends, but there are many other beaches to choose.
1. My Khe beach
My Khe beach is a 32-mile stretch of white sand beach that is approximately 6 km east of Da Nang. The beach was made famous by movies and TV shows as a place where American soldiers of the Vietnam War enjoyed peace in Da Nang.
My Khe beach was also named one of the 6 most beautiful beaches in the world by Forbes Magazine. Hosting a number of high-class resorts and hotels, the beach is an idyllic spot for sunbathing, fishing, and a variety of water activities to enjoy during your stay.
From the beach, you can check out World Heritage Sites such as Hoi An Ancient Town, Phong Nha Caves, and Hue Imperial City. All of which are easily accessed via car or bus.
Address: Vo Nguyen Giap, Ngu Hanh Son, Danang, Vietnam
2. Non Nuoc beach
Located at the foot of Marble Mountains, Non Nuoc beach has crystal clear blue water and calm waves all year round. It is also regarded as one of the most stunning beaches in Vietnam. There are plenty of things you could do on the beach from sunbathing, surfing, jet-skiing to enjoying local seafood dishes.
You can also explore the Marble Mountains, visit popular destinations like handicraft villages, ancient pagodas, and sacred caves before or after your day at the beach.
Address: Vo Quy Huan, FPT City, Ngu Hanh Son, Danang, Vietnam
3. Bac My An beach
Another wonderful beach that you should check out is Bac My An Beach, which is home to a collection of Da Nang’s 5-star beach resorts and hotels. With a length of 4 km, the beach can accommodate more than 5,000 beachgoers at a time.
The resorts offer private spaces for guests to sunbathe and enjoy outdoor activities. But if you do not intend to stay in a luxury resort, you can find public beach sites. There are several mid-range hotels surrounding the beach, as well as plenty of local restaurants serving seafood.
Address: Vo Nguyen Giap, Bac My An, Ngu Hanh Son, Danang, Vietnam
4. Son Tra beach
Son Tra peninsula is where you could discover some of Danang’s most hidden beaches like Tien Sa, Bai Bac and Con beach. Located about 8 km from the city center, it is home to the rare red-shanked doucs.
The beaches at the foot of mountains are beautiful, with clear blue water and calm waves. Besides relaxing and swimming, you can also go into the jungle or explore the beauty of the peninsula by riding a scooter around.
When you are here, make sure to visit Linh Ung Pagoda, one of the best spiritual destinations for Buddhists and the bronze statue of Confucius as well as China’s most prominent philosophers. Son Tra Peninsula also has a lookout point called Ban Co Peak, where you can view the spectacular sight of the mountains and the sea.
Address: Son Tra, Tho Quang, Son Tra, Danang, Vietnam
5. Lang Co Beach
Lang Co Beach is located between Truong Son Mountain and the Southern end of Hai Van Pass, spaning 10 km in length. It is one of the most hidden beaches in Danang as it is mostly visited by locals and Hai Van Pass’s travellers.
As a beautiful beach with white sand and blue water, Lang Co beach is named one of the best beaches in Vietnam. It is also where you can enjoy a day of relaxation with the breathtaking views of the mountains and take part in exciting activities like hiking, swimming,etc.
Address: Chan May, Lang Co, Phu Loc, Hue, Vietnam
6. Nam O beach
Located approximately 17 km northwest from the city center, Nam O is a village of local people who make fish sauce. The beach here features environmental boat rides to minority villages of Hoa Bac and Hoa Bang and experience the lifestyle of locals.
Nam O beach is famous for its “Goi ca”, which is a seafood dish made by herring wrapped in rice paper, served with dipping sauce, fresh herbs and vegetables. You can find the dish in almost all the local restaurants surrounding the area.
Address: Nam O 1, Lien Chieu, Danang, Vietnam
7. Xuan Thieu beach
Taking only 20 minutes drive from Danang Airport, Xuan Thieu Beach has an impressive length which is about 15 km long leading to the foot of Hai Van pass. This historical beach was used as a US military area which stores facilities for military supplies.
Nowadays, it is one of the most remarkable destinations of Danang with a lot of beachfront resorts, seafood restaurants and bars. The beach is also called Red Beach because the reflection of the rising and setting sun turns the waters a vibrant crimson.
Address: Nguyen Luong Bang, Hoa Hiep Nam, Lien Chieu, Danang, Vietnam
8. Thanh Binh beach
Thanh Binh Beach is the nearest beautiful beach to the city center. Therefore, it is a popular place for the locals to relax in the evenings or on weekends. Thanh Binh beach has a length of 1 km, which is home to several middle-class hotels and local seafood restaurants.
As with other beaches in Danang, you could have a wonderful time here with a variety of water activities like windsurfing, swimming, and yachting. There are also plenty of rental beach chairs where you can relax and sunbathe.
Address: Ong Ich Khiem, Xuan Ha, Thanh Khe, Danang, Vietnam