Welcome to Doc Let Beach
This giant bay can be divided into three sections. The northern part is where most of the tourism action is, with a cluster of beachfront hotels and cheaper guesthouses inland. Looming over the central section is the giant Hyundai shipyard and port, an important local employer but a real blight on the landscape.
The isolated southern part is backed by a wooded promontory and has the best stretch of sand. This part (famously known as Jungle Beach after the now-closed hotel) was totally tranquil until late 2017. It's now changing fast: developers have moved in and a huge restaurant to cater for Chinese tour buses was under construction at the time of research.