Photo: Near white sand and clear waters.

Thuan An Beach

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About 14 kilometres from Hue is the nearest beach, Thuan An—a brilliant stretch of white to off-yellow sand, ideal for a swim in the sea.

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Though it’s one of Central Vietnam’s most beautiful beaches (far prettier than those around Hoi An for example), the beach is ridiculously undeveloped with just a scattering of shacks in various stages of decline.

Take a walk by the sea. Photo taken in or around Thuan An Beach, Hue, Vietnam by Stuart McDonald.

Take a walk by the sea. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The addition of Beach Bar Hue moved the scene ever so slightly more mid market, and this shabby chic spot is one of the most popular day trips from Hue for those in need of escaping the stifling city heat from May through till September. The bar comprises a really cool fishing boat bar, beach cabanas and a basic restaurant, plus there are some dorms and a couple of private rooms. Entrance is 100,000 VND, which is fully refundable with food and drink purchases (you might also think of it as a minimum ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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