The beaches of Quy Nhon are undeniably the main draw for visitors to this beautiful, unspoiled seaside city. In contrast to its neighboring cities of Nha Trang and Hoi An, where tourism has exploded, you can frequently find yourself with an entire beach to yourself. From the beautiful and well-kept beach in the heart of the city to lesser-known beaches tucked into fishing villages and stunning golden-sand coasts against dramatic cliffscapes, every Quy Nhon beach has something for everyone!
Here are our top 6 Quy Nhon travel beaches in Quy Nhon, along with directions to get there.
Beach of Bai Xep
Bai Xep is a small bustling fishing village 13 kilometers south of Quy Nhon town center, located along the winding coastal road and teeming with life.
Bai Xep Beach is a stunning golden bay surrounded by dramatic jagged rocks on either end. The water is crystal clear, and the crescent-shaped bay provides ample shade for swimming. There’s an authentic, local feel to the area, which is littered with traditional Vietnamese basket boats. While you may find yourself sharing the seaside with a few others, it is never crowded, and there are plenty of places to sit.
A charming little guesthouse called ‘Life’s a Beach’ is right on the beach. It is run by an English couple who first visited the area in 2013 and fell in love with it, and it has increased tourism for this tiny fishing village while also providing a variety of opportunities for the locals. If you’re only going to the beach for the day, you can still park and enjoy the views while sipping a beer or cocktail.
Hon Ngang and Hon Dat territories can be seen just across the water. If you stay here for a while, the guesthouse can arrange a 3-hour boat tour of the islands, which includes snorkeling and a BBQ on board.
With a minimum of four people, it will cost you approximately 100,000 vnd ($4.30 USD) per person.
If you arrive by taxi, they will have to drop you off at the top of the hill because the alleys are too narrow. Nevertheless, it is only a two-minute walk from the village entrance to the beach.
Quy Hoa Beach
Quy Hoa Beach, located on the coastal road to the south of Quy Nhon, is a long, sandy beach shielded by trees along the side. This beautiful beach stretches for over a kilometer and is frequently deserted during the week. It’s the ideal peaceable way of escaping from Quy Nhon city, while still keeping an eye on the cityscape.
While the beach is certainly worth seeing, what distinguishes it from the other beaches on Quy Nhon is the village’s quiet, shady streets. A stroll around the area will reveal a number of shops, cafes, and small colorful houses.
A memorial park with dozens of busts has been established near the northern end of Quy Hoa beach to honor socialist party leaders, scientists, social activists, and humanitarians who helped leprosy patients. There are also statues of well-known religious figures surrounding the Catholic church. The beachfront is neatly lined with trees, and there are a couple of viewing platforms and benches to stop and enjoy the view.
The village and beach are about 10 kilometers south of the city center of Quy Nhon. The village’s streets are clearly marked with signs directing visitors to important landmarks, and the beach is easily accessible via multiple roads.
Queen Beach named after the last Vietnamese Emperor’s wife, Queen Nam Phuong, who used to visit the beach as a getaway from her royal duties. Because of their similarity to giant eggs, the beach is also known as ‘Bai Trung’ or ‘Stone Egg Beach.’
While this is not a swimming beach, it is a beautiful place to relax and take in the dramatic coastal views. There may also be a few fishermen out on the rocks, patiently waiting with their rods in the water.
The entrance to Ghenh Rang Landscape Park leads to Queen’s Beach. Follow the road up the hill from the park entrance, passing a few cafes and restaurants before reaching the stone steps that lead down to the beach. The gardens in this park are also worth exploring, with numerous pathways leading to hidden terraces. Work is currently being done to improve and restore the gardens to their former glory.
If you have time, stop for a drink at Cafe Giai Khat. The open courtyard provides breathtaking views of Quy Nhon Beach and the city.
Eo Gio is located about 20 kilometers northeast of Quy Nhon city, across the ThiNai bridge. Eo Gio offers a dramatic rocky coastline with well-made tracks to explore the hills and caves, making it ideal for those looking for something other than white sandy beaches.
A concrete walkway hugs the cliffs along the coast, providing stunning views of the rugged coastline. This eventually leads to a small rocky cove, from which you can boulder-hop further down the beach. The landscape is rugged and fascinating, and there are many goats roaming the hillside.
Ky Co, nestled between steep rocky cliffs with golden sand and turquoise water, is without a doubt the most spectacular beach in Quy Nhon, if not Vietnam. The beach is popular with locals and is quickly gaining popularity among international visitors. It is pristine and unspoiled.
There’s plenty of space for the few visitors to settle in, go for a swim, and enjoy their own space with a wide stretch of sand and palm frond shelters scattered along the beach. If you want to go deeper into the wilderness and get away from the crowds, head south to find lots of secluded coves and rock pools.
Entrance to Ky Co beach is difficult, which is likely one of the factors that keeps the beach isolated and less crowded. During the summer, a speedboat from Nhon Ly Village costs 150,000 vnd ($6.40 USD) per person. It’s a 10-minute ride that’s a great way to take in the scenery. However, the waves are too high during the winter months, and the boats are not permitted to operate. Instead, you have a couple of alternatives.
Quy Nhon Beach
Another lovely golden sand beach stretches the length of the city’s main coastline. Quy Nhon beach is often overlooked in favor of more secluded beaches nearby, but it is very accessible, beautifully maintained, and mostly empty during the day. There is also a 5-kilometer promenade that runs alongside the beach and is ideal for a nice walk or bike ride.
The southern half of the beach promenade is lined with parks that feature palm trees and traditional-style statues. There are designated swimming areas along the beach, and a lifeguard is on duty during the day. There’s also plenty of bathrooms dotted along the beach for your convenience.
Come along in the late afternoon to see it come to life as the locals play volleyball and work out. Surf Bar (1 & 2), located on the north end of the beach, is the ideal spot to enjoy a drink of your choice while watching the sunset.