Cua Dai and An Bang Beaches
Relax by the sea
What we say:
Though Hoi An doesn't really market itself as a beach getaway, there are some pleasant stretches of sand located just a hop away.
The main beach is Cua Dai, located at the end of predictably named Cua Dai Road. Some of the beach is given over to high-end resorts, but the public section is the first part you see where the road meets the beach.
There are plenty of seafood places so you can eat and drink yourself silly in between swimming and basking in the sun. Avoid the places off the beach, which offer lower prices but lacklustre food, and try the places on the sand — Mama Ly's comes highly recommended.
Also seek out Zero Seamile at the north of the public beach, where you can swim in their pool for free if you drink there.
Don't neglect Hoi An's "other" beach, An Bang, which is to the north at the end of Hai Ba Trung Street, about 6km from Tran Hung Dao. It's a more Vietnamese scene, a bit more laid back, and just as good as Cua Dai. The two beaches are only 3km apart via the new beach road.
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