Often called the Riviera of the South China Sea, Nha Trang boasts a six-kilometre stretch of beautiful coastline with a wide array of dining and accommodation options set along the white sandy beaches. No two beaches are the same in Nha Trang, ranging from the bustling Tran Phu Beach for travellers who want to be in the centre of all the action to the more remote Bai Dai Beach that is great for when you want to escape the often overcrowded city. Some of these locales may be a long drive away from Nha Trang City, but the tranquil scenery of the coastline makes it well worth trip.
Tran Phu Beach is easy to walk to from almost anywhere in Nha Trang City, making it the most popular beach in Nha Trang. It hosts the iconic Tran Phu Street, which is a beautiful seaside promenade with plenty of luxury and mid-range beachfront resorts, hostels, souvenir shops, museums, and seafood restaurants.
Separated only by a headland, Hon Chong is just north of Tran Phu Beach in Nha Trang. It’s a five-minute drive from the iconic Po Nagar Cham Towers, where you’re greeted with a quiet beach area and formation of piled rocks that stretch out towards the sea. The beach is free to enter, but you’re required to pay an entrance fee of VND 22,000 to climb the rocks. However, it’s well worth the money and effort as you’ll be greeted with a panoramic view of neighbouring islets and the crescent-shaped Nha Trang Beach. The atmosphere here is very tranquil as well, with several coffee shops and seafood eateries scattered along the beach. Approximately 300m south of Hon Chong is Hon Do (Red Island), which has a Buddhist temple on a hilltop while the northeast hosts Hon Rua (Tortoise Island).
Located on Hon Tre Island, Bai Tru Beach is adjacent to the massive Vinpearl Amusement Park. A 3,320-metre sea-crossing cable car connects the island to the mainland of Nha Trang, though you can also travel via ferry, taxi canoe, high-speed boat, car, and motorcycle.
Situated approximately 28 kilometres south of Tran Phu Beach, Bai Dai Beach makes a popular day trip amongst tourists due to its secluded and hippy-like atmosphere. While sightseeing and accommodation options are scarce, you can unwind by the pristine beach or enjoy a day of volleyball, surfing, and swimming in its clear waters.
According to VietKings (Kyluc.vn)