Among over 3,000KM long coastline of Vietnam, Quy Nhon is yet an undiscovered true gem for the most pristine beaches. Quy Nhon beaches offer the top beaches in Vietnam without the overwhelming crowds in Nha Trang, Da Nang and other famous coastal cities.
Prior to my trip to Quy Nhon, An Bang beach in Hoi An was my number 1 beach in Vietnam. But I found my new favourite here in Quy Nhon as well as two other fantastic beaches. So check out this list of three best beaches in Quy Nhon!
Quy Hoa Beach
Quy Hoa beach is located about 8KM down south from Quy Nhon city. It is only about 15 minutes drive on very well paved roads past mountains. I drove here with a motorbike with the help of Google Map. I found the way pretty straightforward and easy until the Science centre (International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education). From the Science centre, you can turn left and enter the peaceful Quy Hoa village. Then you’ll be welcomed to the breathtaking long stretch of Quy Hoa beach from where you can see Quy Nhon city afar.
I saw no shower facility here, but there are some shops selling cold drinks. I only stopped by before heading down to another beach down south. But I enjoyed a little ice cream from a motorbike vendor and had an absolutely peaceful break under the palm trees from the heat. If you don’t mind heading straight back to your hotel for shower, this beach is an absolute gem.
Address: Bãi biển Quy Hòa, Qui Nhơn, Binh Dinh Province
Note that Quy Hoa Beach in English doesn’t show up on Google Map, so you can find it by typing “Bai Bien Quy Hoa.”
Bai Xep Beach
20 minutes from Quy Nhon city is this superb beach by a local village called Bai Xep beach. It is about 4KM down south from Quy Hoa beach. So I stopped by at Quy Hoa beach for a short break taking in all the beauty of Quy Hoa. Then I enjoyed the picturesque coastal drive from Quy Hoa to Bai Xep. From the road on mountain hill, you enter the village from where Confetti Guest House is located.
There are Front beach and After beach here. The front beach is the fishing port and the After beach is where you can swim and enjoy the beautiful beach as well as cold beer and food at several restaurants on the beach. During the day, the beach is completely free from crowd as locals do not like to swim under the harsh sun. But domestic travellers and villagers come out in the afternoon for beach football and swim. I loved this beach because I enjoyed the seclusion during the day as well as lively scene from around sunset.
Address: To 2, Khu Vuc 1, Bai Xep, Phuong Ghenh Rang, Thanh Pho, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Ghềnh Ráng, Thành phố Qui Nhơn, Bình Định 590000, Vietnam
Best to search Life’s A Beach hotel on Google Map to reach Bai Xep beach.
Ky Co Beach, Best in Quy Nhon
Ky Co beach is about an hour drive from Quy Nhon city. In the past, it was so remote that the only access to the beach was with a boat. But now there’s a newly paved super steep ride down from the mountain. So I drove here with a motorbike and took the shuttle bus down from the top of the hill to this true gem. The drive up to the hill top shuttle station was partly steep, but absolutely scenic.
Although it is now more easily accessible via the road, it is still secluded and perfectly well preserved of its untouched beauties. Yet you can find the comforts and luxuries such as sunbeds under huts and restaurants. The water is crystal clear and the sand is soft like a hotel pillow. I could not have loved this beach more! Definitely a top beach in Quy Nhon and in Vietnam!
Ky Co beach is now my favourite beach in all of Vietnam and I’m already Ky Co-sick.
Address: Ky Co Beach, Quang Trung, Thành phố Qui Nhơn, Binh Dinh Province 591300, Vietnam
I hope you’ll choose Quy Nhon for your travel destination in Vietnam. And I also hope that you’ll have a heavenly beach time in Quy Nhon.
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Top attractions and things to do in Quy Nhon city!