When mentioning about Hoi An, most people will immediately think of Hoi An ancient town, Cau Pagoda, Hoai River with the ancient simple beauty, captivating many tourists. However, Hoi An also has a lot to offer and beaches are ones of them.
The peak tourist season in Hoi An is between March and September, when the weather is pleasant, with lots of sunshine and the calming sea. During the summer (June and July), the daily temperature may rise above 30 ° C.
Rainy season starts from early October to late November.
The rainy season begins in October and November, bringing bad weather and flooding.
- Cua Dai beach in Hoi An- the most well- known beach
Located 5km from Hoi An center, Cua Dai beach is one of the famous destinations of Hoi An. This is the convergence of three rivers Thu Bon, Truong Giang and De Vong before pouring into the East Sea. From Hoi An or Da Nang international airport, you can take a taxi there approximately around 10 minutes, 45 minutes. Cua Dai Beach attracts a lot of tourists right from the first moments by endless white sand stretches, surrounded by towering green coconut trees.
Immerse yourself in the blue sea or lie on for sunbathing, enjoy the cool breeze from Cua Dai beach will bring you moments of peaceful relaxation. Recently, the government has improved the facilities in Cua Dai Beach significantly. There are many hotels and resorts on the seashore which are not only fully furnished and comfortable but they were also built after Vietnamese traditional design so that you can feel like you are living in the countryside of Vietnam.
There are many activities to join here in Cua Dai beach. For example, canoeing, water sports, walking, sun bathing,...
Riding bicycle from Hoi An to Cua Dai beach which is about 5km, you can have time to know more about Vietnam people’s daily life
Recommended bicycle rental shops
Address: 617 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoi An
Tel: (+84) 905 397 138
Ms. Anh’s Shop:
Address: 80 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An
Tel: (+84) 1695 102 268
My Linh’s Shop:
Address: 201-203 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoi An
Tel: (+84) 903 164 707
Mr. Canh’s Shop:
Address: 115 Ba Trieu Street, Hoi An
Tel: (+84) 1627 565 018
Go fishing at Cua Dai beach
You have 2 options to enjoy fishing here, you can buy or rent a fishing-rod in a shop near the beach, then go fishing along the seashore or you can rent a small ship from a fisherman and get headed to the sea which is a little more challenging.
- An Bang beach
An Bang Beach is about 7 km from Hoi An Ancient Town. You can come here by bike or motorbike to be able to admire the beautiful scenery on both sides of the road. You have to park at the beach entrance which costs $0.5 for the whole day. The fastest way is to choose a taxi only five minutes, the price is about $4.
Hoi An's most beautiful beach is none other than An Bang beach. CNN has ranked this beach on the list of Top 100 most worthy beaches in the world, so don't miss the opportunity to come here to admire this beauty.
An Bang is not as crowded as Cua Dai, which has only a few resorts, restaurants and bars on beautiful scenery. Here, the most popular recreational activities are swimming and sailing. Due to the lack of wind, you cannot surf and paragliding here or you can hire canoes or speedboat , conquer the waves of An Bang, this will surely be memorable experiences.
Most restaurants on the beach rent loungers to have a sun bath which cost from $1 to $2.
Coming to the restaurant is the best time to enjoy many fresh fish dishes and Vietnamese BBQ to authentic Italian and French dishes. La Plage, Soul Kitchen and White Soul restaurants are open until late night, they always have parties, happy hours, cocktails, cold beers and cozy music to dance together and immerse themselves in the romantic atmosphere.
- Ha My beach
Located on the coastal road connecting Da Nang city with Hoi An ancient town (Quang Nam), Ha My beach is only about 6km from Marble Mountain. However, Ha My still retains the wild, clean and peaceful features. As the result, Ha My was selected to the top most beautiful beaches in Asia.
Not like many other places, Ha My is a name which not so many people know about, choosing this place to relax would be one of the right choices because of the majestic nature and whispering waves. Visitors can lie on white sand, breathe fresh air, enjoy a beautiful vacation without having to worry about being overcrowded.
- Cham island in Hoi An
The most suitable time to go to Cham Island is from March to August, because the weather is warm and favorable.
You can come to Cham island by canoe, it will only take about 20 minute which costs around $7 / person suitable for those who like adventure, strong feeling. Canoes have many trips during the day and depart from Cua Dai wharf. Tickets can be purchased from the pier or from travel agents in the old town.
Wooden boat would be another mean to get you to the island as well, which cost around $5, the boat is slower but the feeling of floating in the sea is quite adventurous. However, if you have seasick, it is better that you go on a canoe.
Wooden ships depart from Bach Dang wharf at 8am (you should arrive earlier to get seats), $5/ person, and 30k / motorbike to the island. Afternoon train comes from Cu Lao Cham back to Da Nang wharf pier at 13h. The ship owner: 0985686465 (Uncle Bon).
Wooden ship comes from Cua Dai depart at 11:00 AM.
The island has beautiful beaches, with fine white sand, crystal clear water and palm trees shaded with green. Actually, Cu Lao Cham Island has many more beautiful beaches in Hoi An center. This is also one of the most ideal dive sites in Vietnam
There are many activities related to the beach:
Sea- trek- fish feeding and coral reef observation
1 / If you come to Cham island then you can contact Sea Trek, they will take you to Sea trekking point, the price will be 850k / adult.
2 / The most convenient is that you buy full tour always, including shuttle at the hotel, can to go out, eat and drink, go to the island, swim and watch coral and of course Sea trekking. Price for full tour is 1,350k / adult. The price is a bit high but worth the money. If you want to experience this tour, you can consult details at Sea Trek Vietnam website.