Why visit Quy Nhon Beach?
Over half a dozen deserted, white sand beaches in close proximity to the relics of the ancient Kingdom of Champa.
What is Quy Nhon Beach?
Few travelers think of Quy Nhon as a Vietnam beach destination. Maybe they should. Quy Nhon town itself sits on a sheltered beach, a strip of sand with a boardwalk running along the town frontage. The water and sand here aren’t particularly clean, but the town is a convenient base for visits to some of the best, most secluded and deserted sandy beaches on Vietnam’s south-central “Beach” coast.
Qui Hoa (entered via the grounds of a working leprosarium), Cat Hai, Bai Bau, Bai Dai and Queens beach are all a few kilometers south of town. These are all well known locally and becoming more popular with the few travelers who do make it to Quy Nhon.
Less well-known and even more deserted beaches are north of Quy Nhon town, up around Vinh Hoi village. These beaches stretch almost the entire length of the peninsular on the seaward side of the lagoon.
Where is Quy Nhon Beach?
Quy Nhon is located at the northern end of Vietnam’s approximately 350km long “Beach Coast”. The town is approximately 238km north of Nha Trang and 303km south of Danang.
When to visit Quy Nhon Beach?
June to September is the best time to visit the beaches around Quy Nhon. This coincides with the best beach weather.
How to get to Quy Nhon Beach?
Vietnam Airlines flies Hanoi (Noi Bay Airport) to Quy Nhon (Phu Cat) 5 days per week. Return tickets cost approximately VND 1.5million (US$85) before taxes and charges. Vietnam Airlines flights depart daily from/to HCMC (Tan Son Nhat) and Quy Nhon (Phu Cat). Return tickets cost approximately VND 620,000 (US$35) before taxes and charges.
The Reunification Express, Vietnam’s only national rail service, stops at Dieu Tri station, 10km from Quy Nhon town. Ticket prices for the approximately 19-23 hour journey south from Hanoi start at VND 455,000 (US$25.55). The 10-13 hour journey north from HCMC will set you back approximately VND 262,000 (US$14.75). Taxis and xe ôm riders (about VND 60,000/US$3.37) are the best option to get to/from Quy Nhon and Dieu Tri station.
Not recommended, unless you live in Vietnam and have the time to spare.