Top 7 best beaches for a family holiday in Vietnam

Calm and blue waters, clear skies, and white sand, Vietnam’s beaches provide an idyllic setting for families to relax and unwind. So, pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable family adventure in the top best beaches in Vietnam.

Top 7 beaches and activities for parents and children in a Vietnam family holiday

Bai Sao Beach in Phu Quoc

Bai Sao Beach is located on the southern coast of Phu Quoc Island in the Gulf of Thailand. The beach boasts crystal-clear water and white sand, making it a popular destination for families. The shallow waters are safe for children to swim in, and there are plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas available for rent. Families can also go snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing.

    • Swimming and sunbathing: The sand at Bai Sao beach is white and soft. The sea water is relatively shallow so it is very safe for children and non-swimmers. There is nothing better than swimming in the sea, lying in the sun and enjoying a cool drink.
    • Snorkeling: At Bai Sao Beach, the sea water is clear and you can see the bottom. For children to scuba dive in the clear blue water to see corals, starfish and marine ecosystems, there is nothing better.
    • Kayaking: With the family floating on the clear water, in the middle of the vast and vast space, it must be an extremely wonderful experience.
    • Challenge yourself with adventure games on the sea: If you have a strong heart and like thrills, you will definitely have fun playing paragliding, jet skis, surfboards, or banana boats.
Bai Sao Phu Quoc
Bai Sao Phu Quoc


My Khe Beach in Da Nang

My Khe Beach is located in the central city of Da Nang and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. The beach offers soft sand and clear blue water, making it ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Families can also enjoy water sports like surfing, jet-skiing, and parasailing.

    • Swimming: Here, the beaches are extremely clear with a gentle beach that is easy to swim, safe for both children and those who can’t swim.
    • Participating in water sports at My Khe beach: Jetski, parachute, jet ski…, will bring refreshing moments and cool experiences by visitors.
    • Snorkeling: The coral reefs in My Khe beach area are considered as diverse and beautiful as other famous places such as Nha Trang, Phu Quoc or Cu Lao Cham. You can dive to see the coral by snorkeling or scuba diving.
    • Watch the sunset and sunrise: After experiencing a long and vibrant day, you can relax and watch the sunset by the beach. Visitors can also wake up early to watch the sunrise and take a walk along the coast. This is sure to be a very romantic experience.
    • Visiting the nearby Marble Mountains
My Khe Beach
My Khe beach


Nha Trang Beach in Khanh Hoa

Nha Trang Beach is located in the coastal city of Nha Trang and is one of the most popular beaches in Vietnam. The beach offers calm waters and a wide range of activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Families can also visit nearby attractions like Vinpearl Land amusement park and Nha Trang Oceanography Institute.

  • Going on a snorkeling or diving tour to see the coral reefs and marine life.
  • Enjoying water sports such as jet skiing or parasailing.
  • Visiting nearby attractions such as Vinpearl Amusement Park or the Po Nagar Cham Towers.
  • Taking a boat trip to explore nearby islands.
  • Relaxing on the beach and enjoying local food and drinks.
  • Relaxing in the mud baths and hot springs.
  • Visiting the Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda.
Nha Trang Beach
Nha Trang beach


Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An

Cua Dai Beach is located in the ancient town of Hoi An and is known for its crystal-clear waters and white sand. The beach offers a range of activities like swimming, sunbathing, and kite-surfing. Families can also explore the charming town of Hoi An and its famous lanterns.

  • Building sandcastles and playing beach games.
  • Swimming in the calm waters of the sea.
  • Renting a bicycle to explore the surrounding areas.
  • Visiting nearby attractions such as the ancient town of Hoi An or the Cham Islands.
  • Taking a bike tour of the nearby rice paddies and countryside.
  • Exploring the ancient town of Hoi An and its many historic buildings.
  • Going on a lantern-making workshop.

Mui Ne Beach in Phan Thiet

Mui Ne Beach is located in the coastal city of Phan Thiet and is known for its stunning scenery and sandy beaches. The beach offers a range of activities like swimming, sunbathing, and windsurfing. Families can also explore nearby attractions like the Red Sand Dunes and the Fairy Stream.

  • Kite surfing or windsurfing in the windy conditions.
  • Visiting nearby attractions such as the Fairy Stream or the Red Sand Dunes.
  • Visiting the nearby sand dunes and taking a sandboarding tour.
  • Renting an off-road vehicle to explore the sand dunes.
  • Going on a fishing tour to catch local fish.
Sand dunes
Sand Dunes in Mui Ne


Dam Trau Beach in Con Dao

Dam Trau Beach is located on Con Dao Island, which is known for its natural beauty and pristine beaches. The beach offers a range of activities like swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. Families can also explore the island’s historic sites and enjoy the local seafood cuisine.

  • Snorkeling to explore the coral reefs and marine life.
  • Swimming and sunbathing.
  • Renting a kayak or paddleboard to explore the surrounding areas.
  • Visiting nearby attractions such as the Con Dao National Park to see the local wildlife or Con Dao Museum to learn about the island’s history.

Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh. The bay features thousands of limestone islands and islets, making it a unique and breathtaking destination for families. Families can take a boat tour to explore the bay’s caves, grottoes and enjoy activities like kayaking and swimming.

  • Taking a boat tour to explore the beautiful limestone islands and caves.
  • Swimming and kayaking in the calm waters of the bay.
  • Visiting nearby attractions such as the Cat Ba Island or the Sung Sot Cave.
  • Taking in the stunning views of the bay from the boat or on a hike.
  • Visiting Sun World Ha Long Park for rides and attractions.
  • Exploring nearby floating villages and markets.
Go kayaking at Halong Bay - Essential Vietnam Tour
Kayaking at Ha Long Bay


Why these beaches?

These beaches are suitable for families, especially for children, because they offer a range of features and activities that are safe and enjoyable for kids. Some of the common features that make these beaches family-friendly are:

Shallow and calm waters: Many of these beaches have shallow and calm waters, making it safer and more comfortable for children to swim and play in the water.

Soft sand: The beaches offer soft sand, which is perfect for building sandcastles, playing beach games, or just lounging around.

Family-friendly amenities: Many of these beaches have amenities like beach chairs, umbrellas, showers, and changing rooms that make it easier for families with children to spend a day at the beach.

Water sports and activities: The beaches offer a range of water sports and activities that are suitable for children and adults, such as surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, and paddleboarding.

Nearby attractions and restaurants: Many of these beaches are located close to local attractions, restaurants, and cafes, making it convenient for families to enjoy a range of activities and dining options.

So, these beaches provide a safe and fun environment for families to enjoy a memorable vacation experience. The beaches are well-maintained, and the staff is friendly and accommodating to families with children, ensuring that everyone has a great time.


Things to keep in mind when going to the beach with children

    • Always apply sunscreen before going to the beach and reapply every few hours. Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes from the sun. Especially for children with sensitive skin.
    • Bring plenty of water and hydrating drinks to stay hydrated throughout the day, making sure to provide enough water for your kids while playing at the beach.
    • Follow beach safety rules and swim in designated areas. Always supervise children when they are in the water.
    • Wear appropriate beach attire and footwear. Avoid wearing flip flops or sandals that can easily slip off in the sand, especially for children, it is very easy to lose flip-flops.
    • Bring beach equipment like towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, and toys for children.
    • Take all your trash and belongings with you when leaving the beach. Do not leave any litter or damage the environment.
    • Check the weather forecast before heading to the beach. Avoid going to the beach during inclement weather conditions.
    • You should learn first aid for jellyfish stings by rinsing the wound with sea water, then covering it with sand to prevent venom before calling a beach lifeguard.

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