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Tu Nham Beach: Visit One of Vietnam’s Hidden Beaches

March 10, 2024
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A birds-eye view of Tu Nham beach in Vietnam
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Tu Nham Beach: Visit One of Vietnam’s Hidden Beaches
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March 31, 2024
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Vietnam is, with a coastline spanning 3,000 kilometers, home to countless pristine beaches, many of which remain hidden gems, untouched by crowds of tourists.

Recently, we stumbled upon one such gem nestled in Song Cau, which quickly became one of our favorites. Tu Nham Beach, tucked away in the tranquil borders of Song Cau, invites with its unspoiled stretch of sandy shores, promising calmness, and a haven away from the tourist traps.

Read along as we share our experience of discovering this hidden paradise and why it should be on your itinerary when visiting Vietnam. We will also help you plan your trip, including how to get to Tu Nham Beach, where to stay and more!

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Arriving at Tu Nham Beach

From the main road, a narrow and bumpy road leads you to Tu Nham Beach, located in Song Cau Town, Phu Yen Province. As you get closer to the beach, traffic thins out and makes way for local shops and activities.

Finally, the sound of crashing waves and the salty sea breeze welcome you. The stunning view of the beach and crystal-clear ocean is revealed.

Welcome to Tu Nham Beach, a serene coastal escape and one of the best beaches of Vietnam!

A peninsula with the ocean on one side and a bay on the other side.

What Sets Tu Nham Beach Apart

Tu Nham's appeal lies not only in its pristine shores but also in its unassuming charm. Unlike bustling tourist hubs, this hidden gem remains undeveloped, with only a handful of accommodations and dining options. Here, the beach stays untouched by the traces of mass tourism.

A landscape with rice-fields, mountains and the ocean in Vietnam

Additionally, the beach offers both convenience and seclusion, making it easily accessible yet still secluded from overtourism found in other popular destinations, such as the island of Phu Quoc or the famous Mui Ne beach in the south.

The peaceful atmosphere and lack of crowds at Tu Nham Beach make it a hidden gem for those willing to venture off the beaten path.

Read: Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Vietnam

A man rolls his coracle fishing boat into the ocean

Things to Do

Tu Nham Beach boasts lush greenery and breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. Along with its 8-kilometer stretch of sand comes a variety of activities.

Here's your guide to the top experiences awaiting you at this idyllic beach destination:

  1. The lack of crowds and peaceful atmosphere at Tu Nham Beach make it an ideal place to relax and soak up the sun. If you enjoy long walks on the beach, this is the perfect spot for you!
  1. As you stroll along the northern tip of the beach, you will come across Tu Nham Fishing Village, where local fishermen's houses and boats dot the coastline.
  1. Tu Nham Beach is a great spot to watch the sunrise. Get up early and watch the fishermen head out to the ocean in their coracle boats, complete with fishing nets and buckets to fill with catch. Take in the changing hues of the sky as the sun rises.

A man carries fishing nets to his boat in Vietnam

  1. Indulge yourself in the crystal-clear blue waters and gentle waves of Tu Nham Beach, creating an ideal setting for a refreshing swim. If you prefer other water activities, you can rent stand-up paddleboards at your accommodation.
  1. There's no better way to enjoy the flavors of freshly caught seafood than to sit by the beach, overlooking the ocean.

Fishing boats and a beach in Vietnam seen from above

Where to Stay

One of the best things about Tu Nham Beach is that there are limited accommodation options right by the beach. This makes the place more secluded.

During our stay, we found comfort at Lucky Spot Bungalow, a tranquil retreat that exceeded our expectations. From clean, beach-facing rooms to delectable meals served with a smile, every moment at Lucky Spot felt like a dream. Book your stay at Lucky Spot Bungalow here!

A small hotel on the beach in Vietnam

Review of Lucky Spot Bungalow

**Disclaimer: We were not paid to stay at the hotel or use any promotional offers. Our review is based on our own experience and reflects our opinions.

Staying at Lucky Spot Bungalow feels like entering a peaceful oasis of comfort and convenience. You can wake up, step outside your room, and find yourself right at the beach. Or you can enjoy the sunrise without leaving your room by simply opening your blinds and admiring its beauty while lying in bed.

A gazebo with chairs and tables at the beach in Vietnam

Due to its small size, the bungalow creates a cozy atmosphere that is perfect for spending quality time with friends or family. Though the rooms are small, they have everything you need: comfortable beds, a hot shower, and air conditioning.

Surrounded by lush palm trees, the gazebo at the bungalow's entrance attracts guests with its welcoming atmosphere. We spent most of our time just sitting here, enjoying delicious coconut coffees.

The restaurant provides a diverse selection of dishes and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For some items, however, you will need to preorder one day in advance, which is understandable since it's a small restaurant, and at least you’ll know it's fresh. However, there’s a local seafood restaurant just next door as an alternative.

The English-speaking staff at the reception ensured seamless communication. They were able to assist us with all of our inquiries and were very accommodating.

While you may hear occasional karaoke sounds from the neighboring area, they serve as a gentle reminder of the vibrant local culture. Moreover, the karaoke sounds do not continue throughout the night, allowing for uninterrupted rest and relaxation. Though it didn't greatly disturb us, it could be bothersome for others, as we've noticed in other online reviews.

In essence, Tu Nham Beach and Lucky Spot Bungalow offer a glimpse of paradise, where time slows down and every moment is filled with a feeling of tranquility.

Do you want to truly experience Vietnamese culture? Read about our experience at an ethnic minority homestay in Tu Le, Yen Bai Province.

A small hotel on the beach in Vietnam seen from above

How to Reach Tu Nham Beach

Whether you’re coming from the bustling city of Hanoi or the old town of Hoi An, getting to Tu Nham Beach is straightforward. The most convenient way to reach the beach is to fly to Phu Cat Airport (UIH) and from there, you can take a taxi, which takes around 2.5 hours.

Book your flight to Phu Cat Airport here!

There are plenty of taxi companies lining up outside the airport. For convenience, we recommend arranging a car transfer in advance with your accommodation.

Fishing boats with palm trees in the foreground and mountains in the background

Best Time to Visit

While Tu Nham Beach is open year-round, the best time to visit is between February and April for the best weather. During these months, there will be no rain, and you'll experience moderate temperatures. The evenings are cool, while the days are warm but mild.

Read: Best Time to Visit Vietnam

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We hope this guide has helped you envision your perfect getaway to one of Vietnam’s most beautiful beaches.

Whether you seek relaxation or simply need a break from the crowds, this hidden gem awaits your discovery. Plan your visit now and experience the serenity for yourself.

If you're looking for more off-the-beaten-path beach destinations, check out our guide to Con Dao Island, located off the southern coast of Vietnam.

Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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