When it comes to Vung Tau, many people immediately think of familiar landmarks such as Front Beach, Back Beach, Thuy Van Beach, etc., but forget the province also has a dreamlike place called Long Hai Beach. With a distance not too far from the city, the beach has been chosing by many people for holidays or weekends. The article below will provide information and experiences to explore this beautiful beach. 

Long Hai Beach – Where is it?

Long Hai town belongs to Ba Ria Vung Tau province, with a distance of only 12km northeast of Vung Tau city, and the total distance from Saigon is about 100km. Long Hai beach is very large, especially without big waves, so those who like swimming will absolutely love this place.

Long Hai beach

This is a favorite destination for many young people or families who want to explore best beaches near Saigon for short trips.

How to get here?

Going from Saigon to Long Hai is just over 100km, so you have many transportation options depending on your conditions and abilities. If you plan to travel by self-driving, you can take the Cat Lai ferry to Dong Nai, following Highway 51 to Vung Tau is the fastest route. However, if you’re traveling with a group or with your family members, booking a private car to Long Hai with a driver is the best way to get there as the driver can come and pick you up from your place, easy for sightseeing and relax on the way.

private car to Long Hai

A model 7 seater car to Long Hai

If you take a bus, you should depart from the Eastern bus station with a 30-minute trip running continuously from morning to night and the ticket price is only from 100,000 VND – 150,000 VND/ticket/way to go straight to Long Hai bus station.

What is the best time to visit Long Hai?

With a special location that provides a cool climate with moderate warm sunshine all year round, Long Hai beach is a place you can visit at any time of the year. However, the best time to travel to visit Long Hai is around the end of the year from October to December every year.

Long Hai beach

At this time the climate is cool, there is little rain and it is not the peak tourist season, so you can comfortably travel on vacation without fear of being too crowded. In particular, it is also the cherry blossoms bloom brilliantly, bringing beautiful landscapes that cannot be found everywhere. That way, you can rest and visit, swim, and also freely live virtually.

Things to do in Long Hai beach

Favored by the weather, Long Hai beach welcomes thousands of tourists every year, especially during the weekend and holidays in Vietnam. Coming here, you will experience extremely interesting entertainment activities, such as:

Go to the beach

The beach is a favourite for many people who find it quieter than those in Vung Tau. The water is clear and cool, the waves are stable, very suitable for swimming activities. If you are under pressure from work in the city, swimming is a great way to relax your mind. Enjoy each wave gently crashing against your body, this cool feeling will definitely make you extremely refreshed.

Long Hai beach

Here, the waves are not big but they are also extremely calm, giving visitors a gentle feeling, dispelling all the fatigue from daily work.

Besides, the wild beauty here is also what makes visitors excited. Cool green rows of poplars on both sides of the shore with the whispering wind are the perfect location for tourist to rest in the shade after fun activities on the beach and enjoy food.

Enjoy local dishes

Cuisine is an experience not to be missed on any trip, the same goes for Long Hai beach. If you go to the seaside and don’t enjoy seafood, you will regret it. Seafood in Long Hai beach is fresh, so any dish is delicious. Coming to Long Hai beach, you can experience trying seafood right at the beach at coastal street vendors or local restaurants.

seafood in Long Hai

And not a very strange dish, but Long Hai pancakes have a completely different flavor that many tourists will remember for the rest of their lives. The pancakes are golden yellow and the crust is so crispy that it melts in your mouth.

pancake in Long Hai

The cake inside is filled with all kinds of fresh seafood, mushrooms and bean sprouts, each person can eat one and it will last until the afternoon.

Tourist attractions nearby

If you have made the effort to go to Long Hai and only swim in the sea, it seems not enough for a vacation. Here are some attractions near Long Hai beach that are highly praised by tourists.

Hot bath in Binh Chau tourist area

Binh Chau tourist area scores points in the hearts of tourists with a very relaxing natural hot water pool experience. The hot water pools here draw water from open-air hot water pools, the water in the pool usually fluctuates at 37 degrees Celsius, and is located in a campus full of cool green trees.

Binh Chau hot springs

With a close-to-nature setting and rising hot steam, the hot water lake in Binh Chau surprises many tourists with its fairy-like beauty.

Long Hai fishing village

Visiting Long Hai fishing village, you will be able to observe firsthand the lives of coastal people with very simple daily activities, along with lively conversations when boats carry fish arrive.

fishing village in Long Hai

The scenery of Long Hai fishing village will make you much more excited if you go in the morning! Because, you will witness the bustling trading scene of the people here, the loud sound of sales mixed with the sound of the sea breeze helps you clearly feel the familiarity and simplicity of this village.

Truc Lam Chan Nguyen Zen Monastery

Truc Lam Chan Nguyen Zen Monastery also known as Monkey Pagoda is located in Phuoc Hai town, Long Dat district, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, right at the foot of Ky Van mountain. The original name of the pagoda is Truc Lam Chan Nguyen Zen Monastery, but many people still call it Monkey Pagoda, because this place is home to nearly 200 monkeys.

Monkey pagoda in Long Hai

The pagoda attracts tourists with its unique location facing the sea in front and leaning against the mountain in the back with a quietness that makes people feel at peace.

Source: collected by An

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