10 Beautiful Beaches In Ha Long City To Go Swimming

Besides Bai Chay Beach – one of the famous destinations in Ha Long City, many other beautiful beaches are waiting for you.

Vietnamdrive will introduce you to the top 10 most well-known Ha Long beaches. Let’s go!

1. Tuan Chau Beach

tuan chau beach quang ninh
©Tuan Chau Island

Tuan Chau Beach is on Tuan Chau Island, more than 10km from the center of Bai Chay. The beach serves mainly tourists who stay on the island. This small beach has nearly no waves, a clean coast, and good services at suitable prices.

You can do the popular activities here, including swimming in the sea, relaxing with your family, and exploring colorful streets along Tuan Chau International Port.


  • You should ask prices before using any service, such as freshwater to wash again, renting floats, lounge chairs, or dining. This action helps you avoid a surprise rate after using it.
  • The afternoon is good for swimming. In the morning, the tide and water are often low.

2. Bai Chay beach is the largest in Ha Long

bai chay beach halong

The new beach in the Bai Chay area is the largest one in Ha Long, built on the old Bai Chay beach.

The new beach has been expanded nearly 1km compared to the last one. The white and clean artificial sand covers all of the coast.

Popular activities for you to do here:

  • Go swimming; it is good for families with children because fewer waves.
  • Take a walk on the beach to watch the sunrise and the Bai Chay lighthouse.
  • Organize team-building activities and company parties.
  • Join thrilling games with water canoe and paragliding.
  • Take a rest at a beach bar with beer and drinks.

Coming here, you may note the extra services, such as bathing freshwater and changing clothes room. They may charge 20,000 VND one time. This rate can be changed.

3. New Marina Beach near Marina Square in the Bai Chay area

  • Address: X222+VR Hung Thang, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
  • The beach is also a free public area.

You can experience Marina Beach on the same Hoang Quoc Viet road, running from Tuan Chau to the center of Bai Chay.

Many beautiful resorts and hotels are near this beach, such as Royal Lotus Resort, Central Luxury Hotel, and Greenbay’s apartments, including Greenbay Village – Greenbay Garden. So it is very convenient for you to stay in this region for your holidays in Halong City.

Relaxing on the beach, enjoying the sunrise, taking pictures of the sunset, and organizing team-building games have become popular activities here.

However, please note that the beach has no lifeguard.

4. Titop beach

  • Address: TiTop Island, Ha Long Bay
  • To reach Titop Beach, you rent a boat or buy a tour to get to this site.
titop beach halong
Titop Beach is right at the foot of this small island.

The Titop beach is one of the unique Ha Long beaches that offers the peaceful beauty of this bay.

At the foot of Titop Island is a moon-shaped beach embracing the mountain. Although the beach is small but very airy, the water is clear and blue in four seasons.

Most tourists travel to Titop Island by booking a tour to explore Halong Bay on Route 2. Titop Beach is so well-known, so most cruises often stop here for their guests to come ashore to swim, climb to the top of the mountain, and kayak.

5. Hon Gai Beach

  • Address: Along Tran Quoc Nghien Street
  • Also free to swim.

Tran Quoc Nghien Street along the sea is a beautiful destination for travelers who want to explore a different side of Ha Long. This street is spacious, creating convenience for traffic purposes, sightseeing, and the rest of the locals and visitors.

At the end of this street is a public beach – Hon Gai Beach. It has a length of 900m and a width of up to 90m, which can serve swimming needs, typically in the summer.

6. Soi Sim Beach

  • Location: Soi Sim island, Halong Bay
  • Renting a private boat or canoe is good to come to this beach.

Soi Sim Island has an area of ​​​​nearly 9 hectares, situated in the west of Ha Long Bay, about 12km from Bai Chay tourist port.

This beach is a rare one in Ha Long Bay when it has golden sand. This region is quiet and secluded, so it’s good for escaping from the noise of a bustling city and exploring wildlife protection areas.

At present, the beach is out of the group tour itinerary, so you can go to Soi Sim Island by canoe or rent a private boat to visit the bay. It takes about 30 minutes to arrive.

7. Reu private beach on the island of Vinpearl Ha Long resort

  • Location: Reu Island
  • Ticket: 300,000 VND per adult; 150,000 VND per child.

This private beach belongs to Reu Island, where Vinpearl Resort is located, so you have to buy a ticket to come here if you do not have a booking for this accommodation.

Many tourists come to enjoy luxury feelings at this resort by relaxing and having a meal – lunch or dinner here.

A meal served at the restaurant on this island costs from 530,000 VND per person.

Above are 7 well-known beaches in Halong to spend time in. In which, Bai Chay and Tiptop beaches are the top choices.

Besides, near Halong City, there are other wild and beautiful beaches, where tourism activities have not touched much.

Here are 3 beaches to check: Quan Lan, Ngoc Vung, and Van Don Beaches.

8. Van Don Long Beach

  • Location: Van Don Long Beach, Ha Long City, Van Don District, Quang Ninh Province, on the google map
  • This beach is a free site for the public.
van don port in quang ninh

Van Don Long Beach is located over an hour from Ha Long City. The Bai Dai or Long Beach is a wild region, where backpackers often come to explore.

If you want to travel with packing style, you should prepare tents and sleeping bags to stay overnight when camping at the beach. This activity should be done with the local guide to get better and safer. And, it’s also great to swim in the warm afternoon days and watch the romantic sunset.

The road to Van Don is beautiful and easy to go. You can move to this beach by car, motorbike, or local bus. My favorite means of transportation to get here is a motorbike, but I do not recommend you ride a motorcycle as an international tourist.

9. Quan Lan beaches

  • Location: Quan Lan Island
  • Travel to Quan Lan Island by speedboat from Hon Gai Port or Cai Rong Port.

Quan Lan Island, also known as Canh Cuoc Island by the locals, is situated in the bay of Bai Tu Long. From Ha Long, you can travel to Quan Lan Island by speedboat from Hon Gai port. Two boats go at 8:15 am and 3:15 pm with around 45 minutes to move.

Quan Lan Island is well-known for owning plenty of unspoiled beaches. You can spend time at these 3 famous beaches:

  • Quan Lan beach: The beach is shallow, with clear water and a clean coastline. However, big waves often come to this beach.
  • Son Hao Beach: The beach has long white sand, and has not been developed much. You can catch crabs in the rock crevices and go camping. A restaurant serves local food and seafood on the beach, but you should check the price before using any service.
  • Minh Chau Beach: This beach, with gentle and fine sand, is the most beautiful among the three beaches in Quan Lan. It’s very suitable for swimming, organizing team building, and campfires. The tourist services here are simple.

10. Ngoc Vung Beach

Ngoc Vung Beach, on the 12km island of Ngoc Vung, is situated far away from Halong City, which is small but good for those who want to explore a new wildland. The fine sand beach has not been developed for tourism much.

The services on the island are nearly nothing to serve foreign tourists, so keep your food and drink when you have a chance to come here.

You can join the activities, such as swimming (but no lifeguard), making your BBQ (it’s good when doing it with a local guide), camping overnight, and riding around the island to explore local life.

With the information about the 10 most beautiful beaches in Ha Long, Vietnamdrive hopes you can get useful information to plan your trips in Ha Long Bay.

If you are a foreign tourist, it is good for you to stop at Bai Chay, Tuan Chau, and Titop Beaches.

Which beaches have you been to or want to come to?

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