Municipal Beach

Top choice in Quy Nhon

The long sweep of Quy Nhon’s beachfront extends from the port in the northeast to distant wooded hills in the south. It’s a beautiful stretch of sand and has been given a major facelift in recent years. There's little rubbish in evidence and good swimming at the southern end.

Towards the northern section, the nicest part is near the Saigon Quy Nhon Hotel, where a grove of coconut trees lines the road. At dawn and in the evenings this area is packed with locals practising t’ai chi.

South along the shore, the waterfront opens up to a park-like promenade, punctuated by large hotels. Here the beach gets more beautiful and secluded, away from the bustle of town. At night the bright lights of offshore squid boats give the illusion of a floating village far out to sea.

In the distance you can see a giant statue of Tran Hung Dao, the hugely revered Tan dynasty general who defeated two Mongol invasions, warding off the Chinese on the far headland. Continuing south, a striking socialist-realist war memorial dominates a small square.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Quy Nhon attractions

1. Binh Dinh Museum


This small museum concentrates on regional history and has some superb Cham sculpture. The entry hall focuses on local communism, while the room to the…

2. Long Khanh Pagoda

0.58 MILES

It’s hard to miss the 17m-high Buddha (built in 1972) heralding Quy Nhon’s main pagoda, set back from the road by 143 Ð Tran Cao Van. The pagoda was…

3. Thap Doi Cham Towers

2.06 MILES

This pair of Cham towers sits within the city limits in a pretty park. Steep steps lead up to the temples, which are open to the sky. Atypically for Cham…

4. Queen’s Beach

2.43 MILES

This little stony beach at the foot of Ganh Rang was once a favourite holiday spot of Queen Nam Phuong. There's a cafe and great views back over Quy Nhon…

5. Quy Hoa Beach & Leper Hospital

3.72 MILES

Leprosy may not conjure up images of fun in the sun, but this really is a lovely shoreside spot. A former leper hospital, today it's more of a dermatology…

6. Ky Co Beach


Backed by coastal cliffs, this drop-dead-gorgeous cove beach is 23km east of Quy Nhon. Ky Co's turquoise waters and fine pale sands have not gone…

7. Bai Bau

7.26 MILES

Bai Bau is a beautiful white-sand crescent no more than 150m wide, sheltered by rocky headlands and with a mountainous backdrop. It can get busy on the…

8. Banh It Cham Towers

9.56 MILES

This group of four towers sits atop a wooded hilltop 16km northwest of Quy Nhon, just east of Hwy 1, with sweeping riverine views towards the distant…