Photo: Surf is up for very small people.

My Khe Beach

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Low-key and mostly undeveloped, My Khe is a fine beach to spend a lazy afternoon at. It’s just 15 km from Quang Ngai and the pitstop makes sense if you are visiting Son My Museum, however dark the irony of it all may be. They are 2.5 km apart, both are along the Mai Linh company bus line from Quang Ngai.





My Khe (not to be confused with Da Nang’s My Khe beach) is a kilometre-long stretch of light beige sand. It’s busier on weekends and public holidays in the dry season (May to September) with Vietnamese escaping for a break on the coast, but there’s plenty of space to spread out, the north and south end are deserted. On off-days, expect it to be very quiet. There are no facilities. This beach is for those who just want to chill out, swim and relax alone.

What did you expect? Photo taken in or around My Khe Beach, Quang Ngai, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

What did you expect? Photo: Cindy Fan

We had previously recommended staying at My Khe instead of rather soulless Quang Ngai city. Oh my, how things have changed as most of My Khe’s accommodation is now down in the dumps. There is a overall feeling of decline in the town, an optimistic push for development now gone bust. The brick footpath has literally gone to seed. Empty seafood restaurants intensely pack the strip—we’ve never seen anything like it at any other beach town in Vietnam. It’s sign after sign after sign and the restaurant owners can be fairly aggressive in trying to get you to choose their place.

If you are determined to stay, then My Khe Hotel is the only acceptable joint remaining and this puts you in an easy position to see Son My and/or get to Sa Ky port for Ly Son island. The good news for those relying on public transport, they are all ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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My Khe Beach
Around 15km from Quang Ngai
Admission: Free

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