Because it’s such a popular historical destination, few people actually know that Hue also offers non-historical recreational attractions such as swimming in hot springs, pools and beaches. That’s right: you can actually go swimming in Hue, and if you’re up to it, in the neighboring cities with their tantalizing beach waters.
Below are some of the most popular beaches in Hue you can check out for a good swimming and for a few days of relaxation.
The Thuan An Beach is roughly 13 kilometers from downtown Hue. It is reachable by motorbikes and even bicycles. It is a popular beach among Vietnamese locals and can get crowded on weekends and holidays. A quieter part of the sea can be found in the South side in what used to be the main beach. This original beach once experienced a powerful surge from the sea because of a huge storm. Nowadays, few locals venture in the area in the belief that the beach is unlucky and brings misfortune to anyone who visits it. So if you think the main part of the beach is a bit loud for your taste, you can always head Southwards where the beach is lovely and the surroundings quiet. In the noisier part of the beach, you’ll find lots of restaurants and stalls selling foods and drinks.
2. The Lang Co Beach.
Nicknamed the “Forgotten Paradise”, the Lang Co Beach is reminiscent of a paradise beach destination. Lying 60 kilometers South of Hue, the beach is one of the four national tourism destinations in the whole central region. It is popular with foreign tourists and is known for its local myths and rich history.
In the beach, you can enjoy several outdoor activities such as diving, mountain climbing, fishing and many others.
3. The Canh Duong Beach.
Stretching eight kilometers long, the Canh Duong Beach is one of the best beaches in Hue. It is roughly 60 kilometers away from Hue and is situated between two mountains. The mountainous surroundings and the serene environment are perfect for those looking for quiet moments away from the noise of the city.
Aside from swimming, you can also go scuba diving and do other water and sports activities such as beach volleyball.
4. The Binh An Beach.
A recent discovery, the Binh An Beach is not yet included in many Hue tourists’ guidebooks. It is located in a small sleepy village that offers not just clear blue waters and fine sand beach amidst a profusion of pine trees, but also great seafood cooked to perfection!
With an almost deserted beach, the Binh An is perfect for families with little kids and couples looking for a quiet and romantic getaway.
But whatever it is you’re looking for in a beach, whether it is a fun-filled destination with lots of tourists like you, or a quiet sea that’s ideal for your life introspections, you can try the waters and go swimming in Hue and the beaches around it.